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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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IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2012-04-03

The antisocial president

Today's papers focus on Nicolas Sarkozy's handling of the economy - this as his attacks on the unions have infuriated them. We also look at where Mélenchon and Le Pen's voters might turn in the election's second round.

Libération calls Nicolas Sarkozy the antisocial president - taking him to task for his attacks on unions - while Les Echos points out he once had quite a good relationship with organised labour, but things have gone badly downhill.

Le Parisien has done some number crunching with those voters picking Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Marine Le Pen or François Bayrou trying to work out who they'd vote for in the run-off, and coming up with a good result for François Hollande.

By Elena CASAS

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2014-09-15 Nicolas Sarkozy

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2014-09-12 North Korea

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