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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.

Latest update : 2012-08-08

Roma people in France, and Sharia law in Mali

Roma communities are moved on from one place to another – with little sign of the "rupture" signalled by the new French government. We also get a glimpse into why Ivorian soldiers are being attacked, and the latest on the increasingly bizarre situation in the north of Mali, where authorities are applying Sharia law – or trying to.

Liberation leads with a story on a group of Roma – 200 people, most of them children – who are moved from one area of Paris’ outlying suburbs to another. Support groups say the new government is pursuing the same hostile policies as its predecessor.

We get some insight from Libération into the latest violence in Ivory Coast, where soldiers were shot dead – it’s thought by forces loyal to former president Laurent Gbagbo. And further north, L'Humanité reports on Islamist militants in control of the north of Mali - they're rebuffed as they try to implement Sharia law. 

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2017-02-21 North Korea

'The Evolution of the Presidential Portrait'

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2017-02-21 Champions League

A sweeter pill to swallow: Fillon unveils revamped healthcare policies

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2017-02-20 Donald Trump

No mood to party: Some Brazilian cities are cancelling carnival

IN THE INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Monday, February 20: Donald Trump clarifies his Sweden "terror" comments that sent the nation into mass confusion. Meanwhile, the battle for Mosul...

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2017-02-20 Benoit Hamon

'Thanks but no thanks': French left-wing candidates bury idea of alliance

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Monday, February 20: It's election fever in France and the candidates are hitting the campaign trail hard. But the left has definitively "buried" any hope...

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2017-02-17 Donald Trump

'Journalists Whisper at Trump's Crazy Press Conference: 'This Is Insane''

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 17.02.17: The Washington Post has fresh revelations in the Michael Flynn scandal. Papers also react to Donald Trump's "surreal" press conference and...

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