FRENCH PAPERS, Weds. 29/05/13: France will celebrate its first gay wedding today. Le Parisien looks at the mini administrative revolution it has sparked. Also, new developments in the Bernard Tapie scandal: the government is going to file a civil suit in a bid to cancel a 400-million-euro payoff the businessman was granted in 2008.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Tues. 28/05/13: International papers explore divisions within the EU over lifting an arms embargo on Syria, Iran’s role in a potential diplomatic solution, Germany’s most expensive construction site, cow theft in India and vandalism in Egypt that leads to naming and shaming in China.
FRENCH PAPERS, Tues. 28/05/13: French papers focus on prison directors demonstrating against the overpopulation of French jails, the place of religion in the workplace, a possible end to the bitter leadership struggle at the head of the opposition UMP party and a smartphone that makes it onto the court at Roland Garros.
The world papers – particularly in Britain – are immersed in a growing debate about the ramifications of last week’s murder of a British soldier in London. Plus, Le Monde has an exclusive on chemical weapons being used in Syria.
Monday’s French papers are dominated – yet again – by same-sex marriage. Sunday’s massive demos against the gay marriage law are on the front pages. But so is the on-screen, same-sex couple of Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos. They star in the film "Blue is the Warmest Colour", which won Cannes’ biggest prize on Sunday, as though bringing a long and heated debate to a climax.