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IN THE PAPERS

An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-04-10

The final countdown

There's just 12 days to go before D-Day, the first round of the French presidential election - but the papers think it could still go either way, as all sorts of questions remain about what the French will do when they get in to the voting booth.

Liberation says there are five questions still to be asked over the election - what will turnout be, will Sarkozy come in first, what about the centrist voters, will Mélenchon beat Marine Le Pen into third place, and are there enough voices on the left to win it?

La Croix says low turnout is the biggest worry - and the reasons is that the candidates are too boring.

Le Figaro is stll inspired by their candidate, of course - headlining on Sarkozy's advantages against Hollande.

By Elena CASAS

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2017-12-15 Yemen

US decides to 'let corporate greed run the internet'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Friday, Dec. 15, 2017: The American media is up in arms over a government agency's decision to scrap "net neutrality", which required internet service...

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2017-12-15 accident

Marine Le Pen's former right-hand man plans his political rebirth

FRENCH PAPERS - Friday, Dec. 15, 2017: "Horror" is on the front pages of many local papers after a train crashed into a school bus in southwestern France, killing four young...

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2017-12-14 Jerusalem

Turkey's push to be the 'champion of Palestine'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. Dec. 14, 2017: Turkish papers herald a "historic declaration" after Muslim countries meeting in Istanbul recognise East Jerusalem as the capital of...

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2017-12-14 cycling

'The sky falls in on Froome'

FRENCH PRESS - Thurs. Dec. 14, 2017: French papers wonder about the future of British cyclist Chris Froome after revelations that he failed a drug test. Le Figaro wonders if the...

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2017-12-13 Senate (USA)

'Alabama sent a message to women'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. Dec. 13, 2017: In Alabama, papers celebrate their state's choice to elect Democrat Doug Jones to the Senate, "rejecting" Republican Roy Moore,...

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