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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

Jamaica marks its 50th anniversary of independence with a Bolt

Syria’s past – as well as its present - is being threatened, says Robert Fisk in The Independent. We also discover pictures of a long-awaited Mars landing. And what better way to celebrate Jamaican independence than to see Usain Bolt win a gold medal at the Olympics – even if Jamaicans had to worry about a tropical storm interrupting TV coverage.

The death toll in Syria is reported to be nearing 20,000. The papers report on the ongoing carnage. But the Independent’s Robert Fisk also asks how the more than 1,000 years of heritage will be affected – crusader castles, the citadel of al Mudiq, and the Roman mosaics of Apamea. The past must be protected, he says, so future generations may learn to avoid such bloodshed in the future.

It has landed! Mars Science Laboratory, known as Curiosity, took eight months to travel 567 million kms to Mars. The Atlantic says the dune buggy with tools,’ including two cameras – one that fires lasers into rocks to find out what they’re made of.

Today is the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence. Global Post reports on the tropical storm that made it tricky for Jamaicans to watch Usain Bolt win the Olympic gold in the 100-metre race.

And Time magazine interviews Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, who explains why she thinks it’s time to become a republic, and see off the Queen.

By Kyle G. Brown

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2017-12-08 Johnny Hallyday

Johnny Hallyday: 'Why we loved him so much'

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 08.12.17: French papers focus on the 30th anniversary of the Téléthon, a TV charity event that raises money for rare genetic diseases. This year’s Téléthon...

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2017-12-07 Donald Trump

Trump's Jerusalem decision a 'disaster for Arab world - and US'

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Thursday, December 7: We look at reactions from the Arab, Israeli and American papers after US President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of...

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2017-12-07 France

A legend, national treasure and France’s last rock icon: French papers pay tribute to 'Johnny'

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Thursday, December 7: It's all about one man - Johnny Hallyday! The French press has dedicated several tens of pages to the iconic French rocker who passed...

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2017-12-06 France

A myth, a legend, an icon: 'French Elvis' Johnny Hallyday

IN THE PAPERS - Wednesday, December 6: In this special edition, we bring you social media and newspaper reactions from France and around the world following the death of iconic...

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2017-12-05 France

French schoolchildren the 'dunce's hat' of European literacy

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Tuesday, December 5: French childhood literacy is among the lowest in Europe according to a new study. Are years of chaotic education reforms to blame? La...

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