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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.

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Latest update : 2012-08-01

Trouble for fasting in one country, and for breaking it in another

Muslims get into trouble for breaking their fast in Algeria – and for maintaining it in France. Plus, it’s almost summer time for France’s politicians, so the newspapers are grading the class of 2012, the government of Jean-Marc Ayrault - and guess who comes out on top?

There are a couple of very different stories about fasting during Ramadan in today’s papers. L’Humanité reports on a 36-year-old man in Algeria who was eating bread and drinking water,when he was surprised by police, and, according to the French daily, beaten and imprisoned.

Quite a different story north of Paris in Le Figaro: A regional manager visited one of the summer camps in his charge two weeks ago, and noticed during breakfast, that two of the camp leaders were not eating. The two workers were suspended for endangering the lives of the youngsters in their charge because they risked being hungry, tired and fainting. But a media storm brewed as a result. Want to know what happened next ? Watch the video!

In the class of 2012 Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac is among those getting good marks from the Parisien for finding a way to trim billions. But Le Figaro castigates the government for raising 7 billion euros in tax rises while failing to make any significant cuts in expenditure until 2013.

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