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French educational system 'as mediocre as always'

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Southern India bids farewell to 'Amma'

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IN THE PAPERS

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 : 2012-07-04

From Toxic Banking to Asbestos

From toxic banking to the asbestos industry – which one is getting a lifeline this time? Also, we focus on World Heritage sites being destroyed in Mali, with the expectation that more is to come.

No sooner has Barclays come under the harsh light of public scrutiny, than the Telegraph is saying enough already – Stop the Banker Bashing!

The Guardian takes issue with this, saying now is the chance to investigate the banking sector as a whole and make up for the missed opportunity we had to do so in 2008.

Also, the painful irony of an Islamic group in Mali destroying ancient mosques that have been classified as World Heritage sites. Ansar Dine, the break-away group, says tourism must stop in Mali, for “it fosters debauchery.”

And Canada is known for environmental protection, right? Quebec’s Premier has just extended a $58 million loan to an asbestos producer, in the hope that it can boost exports to developing countries. 

By Kyle G. Brown

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2016-12-07 education

French educational system 'as mediocre as always'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: France ranks 26th on the OECD's most recent study of student assessment - neither worse nor better than its 2013 score. Right-wing daily Le Figaro...

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2016-12-07 Angela Merkel

Southern India bids farewell to 'Amma'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: India's Tamil Nadu province marks the end of an era with thousands attending the funeral of political icon Jayalalithaa. Her legacy will...

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2016-12-06 Syria

US President-elect Donald Trump sparks controversy with his 'improvised diplomacy'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: Papers around the world focus on the situation in eastern Aleppo where the Syrian regime continues to gain ground against rebel fighters....

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2016-12-06 Manuel Valls

Can Valls 'reconcile' the divided left?

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: After much speculation, Manuel Valls makes it official: he's throwing his hat into the crowded ring for the left-wing presidential primary. But...

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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

French presidential election: ‘Valls's Moment’

FRENCH PAPERS 05.12.16: For Catholic paper La Croix, this is “Valls's moment" - the prime minister is the hot ticket to win the the centre-left presidential nomination, providing...

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