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Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

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Latest update : 2012-04-02

'Suu Kyi is right to take a risk'

In today's papers - has Aung San Suu Kyi taken too much of a risk in getting involved in an election that's far from free and fair, and is there any hope of a diplomatic solution for Syria?

The Guardian says there are still big question marks over whether Aung San Suu Kyi's decision to participate in the Burmese election isn't just legitimising the junta - but The Independent says if she's assessed the risk and decided it's worth it, we have to support the process.

The Independent also reports almost no-one still has faith that a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis can be found - but what should regional powers do? Al-Ahram says Turkey finds itself stuck in the middle.

There's also a complex leadership race going on in China - Foreign Policy sheds some light.

By Elena CASAS

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2014-08-20 French economy

A bellwether for what not to do

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2014-08-20 Syria

'The world’s dictators love the unrest in Ferguson'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 20.08.14: According to Slate, the world’s dictators love the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Egypt, Iran, China and Russia have all expressed their...

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2014-08-19 Turkey

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2014-08-19 French politics

Police investigate Paris ring road robbers

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2014-08-18 athletics

French economy: 'And if Hollande was wrong?'

The right-wing papers L'Opinion and Le Figaro hammer François Hollande for his economic failures. The latest figures show growth flatlining for a second quarter and budget...

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