The "pigeons" protest movement of entrepreneurs has got the government to consider back-tracking on a proposed hike in capital gains taxes for people selling a company. That's seen as a PR blow for Hollande's team. Attention, too, is on Hugo Chavez' bid for re-election in Venezuela. His rival, Henrique Capriles, is forecast to have a brilliant career whatever the outcome. That's the focus for the French papers on Friday 5th October, 2012.
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.
FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 11.03.14: French papers continue to react to what has been dubbed "Sarkozygate". Also making headlines: young people fleeing France, and Japan three years after...
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 11.03.14: International papers largely focus on Japan, three years after the deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.
French lawyers decry the tapping of Nicolas Sarkozy's phone by investigating judges, while Le Figaro and L'Opinion point the finger at François Hollande's government.
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FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 07.03.14: The French press focuses on tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine, and upcoming municipal elections.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 07.03.14: International papers focus on what's driving Vladimir Putin in the Ukraine crisis, the US's energy leverage and a Bollywood movie about a women's...