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'Why does Italy refuse to see the seismic risk?'

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Latest update : 2012-09-12

Peugeot plant to close; 8, 000 jobs will go with it

The French papers focus on the future of the country’s economy, from factory closures to ratifying a European fiscal treaty. Same-sex marriage is also a cause for debate, and a creeping Islamic influence in Tunisia grabs headlines in L'Humanité.

Le Figaro reports François Hollande has accepted that the Aulnay Peugeot plant has to close, after a government-commissioned report says 8,000 jobs will have to be slashed.

 
The paper also takes a look at conditions for Roms living in Romania, as French interior minister Manuel Valls visits the country.
 
The front page of the Catholic paper La Croix is – for a second day running – focusing on a draft law to legalize same-sex marriage, as well as the debate surrounding adoption and artificial insemination.
 
L’Humanité, the Communist paper, is headlining on the situation in Tunisia and how Islamists are wielding their influence in both society and government.

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear

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2016-08-26 Italy

'Why does Italy refuse to see the seismic risk?'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 26.08.16: As the death toll rises in the wake of Wednesday's deadly earthquake, Italy is starting to question why it was so UNDER prepared. Also, what...

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2016-08-26 France

"The burkini trap"

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 26.08.16: It's still all about the so-called "burkini scandal" in today's papers. L'Opinion says the burkini "trap" has reached a fever pitch and is getting...

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2016-08-25 France

British professor says 'no shame' in reading romance novels

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thursday, August 25: World papers have derided France over its burkini ban, warning that it could lead to a 'Rosa Parks' moment. The other big story is...

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2016-08-25 France

Libération:'STOP hunting for burkinis!'

FRENCH PAPERS - Thursday, August 25: The burkini brouhaha is making front page news as France's highest administrative court will decide whether or not to uphold the ban. The...

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2016-08-24 Turkey

'Sexism is over, according to most men'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 24.08.16: Papers in the US and Turkey focus on today's meeting between Vice-President Joe Biden and Turkish authorities. Also, are Trump and Clinton...

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