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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 : 2012-05-09

Austerity kicked into touch?

With François Hollande about to take power here in France then, and the radical left trying to form a government in Greece - is this the end for pan-European austerity? We also look at the upcoming parliamentary elections - and the possible collapse of the UMP.

Liberation says François Hollande should take credit for opposing austerity policy across the continent - and he's about to be proved right.

Communist paper l'Humanité says austerity has finally had its day - and le Parisien says it begins at home, where Hollande has promised to cut his own salary - and that of France's highest paid public sector CEOs.

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2017-08-17 Donald Trump

Lebanon repeals 'rape law', but activists say more is needed to protect women

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs.17.08.17: Donald Trump's comments on the violence in Charlottesville continue to draw criticism. The New York Times says the US president has failed...

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2017-08-17 smoking

'Why do French people smoke so much?'

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs.17.08.17: Fresh figures show that tobacco consumption in France has remained stable over the past year, despite efforts by the government to reduce smoking....

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2017-08-16 USA

Trump again blames both sides for Charlottesville violence

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 16.08.17: US President Donald Trump has sparked outrage across party lines for once again blaming both sides for the violence in Charlottesville, in...

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2017-08-16 Emmanuel Macron

'Macron: The shadow of a doubt'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 16.08.17: Papers across France focus on Emmanuel Macron’s first 100 days in office. It’s been a complicated summer for Macron. After riding on a wave of...

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2017-08-15 India

Has the horror of partition overshadowed independence?

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 15.08.2017: As India marks its 70th anniversary of independence, Indian and Pakistani papers do some soul-searching about the violent legacy of...

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