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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.

IN THE PAPERS

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Latest update : 2012-04-30

Who owns Labour Day?

Nicolas Sarkozy is set to pit himself against France's powerful unions with rival demonstrations on May Day - a move calculated to stir the ire of the left.

Liberation is furious at Sarkozy's plan to host a counter-rally aimed directly at the annual unions' march - and point out that many on the right see this as an unnecessary provocation.

Le Figaro puts someone who's meant to be far away from this presidential race on the front page - Dominique Strauss Kahn - as frallegations of a stitch-up mean he makes the news again, much to the socialists' discomfort.

By Elena CASAS

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2014-08-29 Ukraine

Canada and Russia exchange snarky Tweets

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 29.08.14: Papers across th world focus on the crisis in Ukraine as Kiev accused Moscow of defacto invasion. Amidst this threat of a serious escalation...

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2014-08-29 Emmanuel Macron

Socialist Party summer conference kicks off in an explosive atmosphere

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 29.08.14: Papers react to an interview the new Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron gave to the right-wing magazine Le Point. He suggested scrapping the 35 hour...

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2014-08-28 French politics

Valls ♥ Business

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 28.08.14: Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared his love for companies during a speech at the French employers' association yesterday. He received rapturous...

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2014-08-27 French economy

'Macron Economics'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 27.08.14: The leading story in the French press today is yesterday's cabinet reshuffle. According to a poll in Le Parisien, most French people welcome the...

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2014-08-27 tourism

'The capital of sex, drugs, alcohol, trash and trashy tourism'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 27.08.14: Papers across the world focus on a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. Also, the...

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