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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

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Latest update : 2012-07-04

The Bettencourt scandal is back, and how to describe austerity without saying it...

In the French papers today, an investigating judge orders police to search former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s residence and offices for possible evidence that L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt made illicit donations to his 2007 election campaign. The rest of the papers are mesmerized by Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault’s linguistic gymnastics.

Nicolas Sarkozy came to be known as the "bling-bling" president for hanging out with the rich and famous. Now police are searching his properties to see whether there is any evidence to back up claims that France’s wealthiest woman made illicit contributions to his 2007 election campaign.

But the French papers are having more fun examining Prime Minister Ayrault’s budget speech to the National Assembly yesterday, in which he did everything in his linguistic power to avoid using words like ‘austerity’, and ‘rigour.’ Instead, he spoke of straight roads and steep climbs.

By Kyle G. Brown

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2016-05-31 labour law

'What does the social unrest say about France?'

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 31.05.16: French papers continue to focus on the country’s ongoing social unrest. France is bracing itself for a fresh wave of strikes as unions protest the...

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2016-05-31 Chad

Social media turns ugly in response to 'Cincinnati zoo episode'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 31.05.16: Papers across the world react to the trial of chad’s former leader. In its verdict, the court in Senegal found Hissène Habré guilty of...

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2016-05-27 France

Salon's message to Republicans: 'You are stuck with him now!'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 27.05.16: Papers around the world focus on the social unrest in France, US President Barack Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima, Donald Trump's more...

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2016-05-27 labour law

'Time Out': Le Parisien calls for calm amid social unrest

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 27.05.16: Papers are still dominated by the continued social unrest against the government’s contested labour reform. Le Parisien calls for calm before...

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2016-05-26 Israel

Netanyahu's coalition: 'Israel's dark hour'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thursday, May 26: There are a lot of opinion pieces on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new coalition. Meanwhile, Amnesty International accuses...

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