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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.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2012-05-02

Is Obama milking Bin Laden's death too much?

A year on from the death of Osama Bin Laden - has Obama gone too far in trying to gain political benefit from it? And does al Qaeda still pose a threat to the West?

The New York Times says Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan is really an attempt to maximise the political opportunity of the anniversary of Bin Laden's death - but Foreign Policy says he's being widely accused of milking it.

The Atlantic takes a look at the state of al Qaeda a year on from his death - while The Independent asks if they're playing a role in Syria.

Of course we're also looking at that critical parlimentary report on Rupert Murdoch - The Guardian says he's bound to decide soon that British newspapers are more trouble than they're worth.

By Elena CASAS

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