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Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

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Latest update : 2012-08-30

What happens in an election when no one cares about the facts?

Conrad Black hopes for an end to US stupidity, and the Atlantic magazine unpacks the political manifesto: never let the facts get in the way of a vicious political campaign!

Newspaper baron and historian Conrad Black writes in the Financial Times that the idiocy of US policy has cost lives in foreign adventures and trillions in bad debt. The presidential campaign seemed mired in vagueness until VP candidate Paul Ryan was brought on board. 

But the Atlantic says it's hard to know the truth behind the accusations between the two parties, and harder still to fathom how fact-checking makes little difference. 

Fans and scribes following the Paralympic games read in The Independent that they are not to worry about using the most politically terms, rather follow the inspiring stories behind the feats being carried out by people who are somehow not disabled by their disabilities. 

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2014-10-24 Manuel Valls

Manuel Valls and the 'art of putting one's foot in one's mouth'

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 24.10.14: Yesterday, in a TV interview, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said he thought a single work contract was "an interesting idea". This has drawn...

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2014-10-24 Canada

'Canada's Coverage of the Ottawa Shootings Put American Cable News to Shame'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 24.10.14: Canadian papers continue to focus on Wednesday’s attack on Parliament Hill. Meanwhile, the media in Canada has drawn praise for its coverage...

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2014-10-22 Total

French papers pay tribute to Christophe de Margerie

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 22.10.14: There's lots of emotion in the French press as papers pay tribute to former Total CEO Christophe de Margerie following his death in a plane crash....

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2014-10-22 Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius and the lone walk to prison

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 22.10.14: Papers across the world focus on the sentencing of South African Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius. Opinions are split over the fairness...

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2014-10-21 Indonesia

Jokowi: 'A new hope' for Indonesia

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 21.10.14: In Indonesia, Joko Widodo's arrival in the presidential palace after a peaceful transition is celebrated as a confirmation of the country's...

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