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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.

Latest update : 2012-05-03

Has the US betrayed Chen Guangcheng?

The international press pitches in on Sarkozy and Hollande's debate - surprised by just how much they laid into each other. We also look at the case of Chen Guangcheng - could the US government have done anything differently?

The Guardian says this was the most bruising attack seen between French presidential candidates in 30 years - while The Independent says the winner will have his work cut out trying to mend the divisions the campaign has created in a polarised France.

The Atlantic asks whether the US betrayed Chen Guangcheng - saying they may have had no other options.

By Elena CASAS

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