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IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2012-03-28

Campaign finance scandal gets closer to Sarkozy

There are more revelations about Mohamed Merah in today's French papers - but who edited his gruesome video and sent it to Al Jazeera? Police are looking for collaborators. We also look at the campaign finance scandal that is getting closer to Sarkozy.

Le Parisien looks at who else could have posted that memory stick to Al Jazeera - while Le Figaro has revelaions about Mohamed Merah's father.

Le Monde reveals that investigators in the Bettencourt case are getting closer to directly implicating Nicolas Sarkozy in illegal campaign finance.

The opinion polls, meanwhile, continue to disagree - Le Figaro has Sarkozy doing better, Liberation quite the opposite.

By Elena CASAS

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2016-07-25 Democrats (USA)

As Democrats gather, Russian subplot sparks intrigue

IN THE INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Monday, July 25th: The German attacker who blew himself up in Ansbach was a 27-year-old Syrian asylum seeker with a history of mental problems....

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2016-07-25 Bernard Cazeneuve

Bernard Cazeneuve, the political punching bag

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Monday, 25th July: Did the government fail to ensure proper security on July 14th? The plot thickens as Le Figaro says French Interior Minister Bernard...

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2016-07-22 Donald Trump

'Donald Trump's speech was just another scam'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 22.07.16: Stateside, papers react to Donald Trump's much-anticipated speech to the nation at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. He...

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2016-07-22 Truck attack in Nice

Cazeneuve at the heart of Nice security controversy

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 22.07.16: Papers are continuing to react to the aftermath of last week’s Nice attack. Yesterday, left-leaning daily Libération alleged numerous security...

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2016-07-21 Donald Trump

Can 'generic Republican' Mike Pence save the party?

IN THE INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thursday, July 21: The US reacts to Mike Pence's nomination as Donald Trump's running mate. Vox calls him a replacement-level Republican whose...

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