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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 : 2012-05-28

'The children of Houla will be forgotten'

Is the Houla massacre Syria's Srebrenica? And what, if anything, can the international community do about the situation now? We also look at the Irish town where they have gone back to spending punts.

The Guardian has got hold of a cache of emails linking Bashar al-Assad to massacres more directly than ever before - while The Independent says the country is on the verge of a civil war.

The New York Times says the current US hope is that Russia can persuade Assad to leave, in exchange for a promise of immunity - but the Times says the West will do nothing and leave more Syrians to die.

The Guardian is also looking at the Irish town when you can spend punts again - and The Independent looks at how the euro crisis might have influenced Eurovision voting.

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2017-08-18 Spain

Terror in Barcelona

PRESS REVIEW - Fri. 18.08.17: Papers in Spain and around the world react to yesterday's deadly terrorist attack on Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona. El Mundo calls for 'unity...

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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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