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Davos 2017: 'I believe in the power of entrepreneurs to change the world'

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Equality in the boardroom: French law requires large firms to have 40% women on boards

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DAVOS 2017: Has the bubble burst?

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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 : 2012-08-06

Syria's past and present

The French newspapers focus on international news today – particularly Syria. Libération reports on Aleppo, suspended between survival and a final assault. Le Parisien reports on the latest major defection from the Syrian forces – it’s the country’s first astronaut to travel in space. Staying in the Middle East, we look at a report on a less violent but longer-standing conflict in the West Bank.

Syrians have managed to brave the continuing fighting in and around Aleppo for long enough to shout brief slogans condemning President Bashar al-Assad, before they flee to safety. Libération reports on the ill-equipped rebels and their need for more help from the West.

Military pilot Mohamed Ahmed Faris defected over the weekend, and joined the Free Syrian Army. According to Le Parisien, he is one of 20 generals to leave the forces in recent months.

L’Humanité leads with a Palestinian family who watches helplessley as Jewish settlers occupy hilltops and damage farmland. A Palestinian woman went to investigate stolen animals, but returned with injuries and Israeli soldiers accompanied settlers to deliver a warning that they were not to meddle again.

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2017-01-20 Gambia

'On Inauguration Day, respect for the office and hope for the nation'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 20.01.17: The volatile situation in Gambia is in the spotlight today. But the real story dominating the press is the upcoming inauguration of Donald...

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2017-01-20 Donald Trump

French papers before Trump's inauguration: 'Here we go!'

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 20.01.17: All eyes are on the US today as the country gets ready to inaugurate its 45th president: Donald J. Trump. French papers are alarmed by the...

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2017-01-19 François Hollande

Is Hollande eyeing 'European Council president' post after he steps down?

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Thursday, January 19: The seven candidates hoping to be the French left's presidential pick go head-to-head in the final debate before the primaries this...

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2017-01-19 climate change

11th hour: Scientists say primates facing 'imminent extinction'

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Thursday, January 19: 2016 was the hottest year on record, a phenomenon that is being blamed on human activity. Also endangered: primates who are facing...

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2017-01-18 Brexit

French papers: A small slap for Valls, a major PR blow for his campaign

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 18.01.17: French papers react with alarm to the British prime minister's highly anticipated speech in which Theresa May clarified her government's "hard...

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