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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 : 2012-04-05

The war of the manifestoes

The papers go head to head on the policy programmes of Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande - arguing over who has the most unannounced tax rises hidden inside their manifesto.

Le Figaro accuses François Hollande of hiding 40 billion euros worth of unannounced tax rises - while Libération says Sarkozy's plans don't add up either.

That paper headlines on the dangerous relationship between Sarkozy and Islam - which they think he's exploiting to get right-wing votes.

And La Croix challenges the candidates to do something about poverty and homelessness.

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