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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 : 2012-10-08

Fundamentalist terrorism in France: a home-grown threat

French newspapers are dominated by the aftermath of a series of arrests of terrorist suspects this weekend. Also, France's first lady is back in the papers.

Le Figaro and Libération are in agreement on the terrorist threat: it’s a home-grown phenomenon. Le Parisien evoked a drift towards terrorism among French youth, and Libération touches on a growing anxiety within the Jewish community.

President François Hollande’s partner is back in the press, showing her support for Florence Cassez, the French woman serving a 60 year sentence in a Mexican jail. Valérie Trierweiler’s sent her a care package, and could bring the issue up with Mexico’s new president.

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear

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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

French presidential election: ‘Vall's Moment’

FRENCH PAPERS 05.12.16: For Catholic paper La Croix, this is “Valls's moment" - the prime minister is the hot ticket to win the the centre-left presidential nomination, providing...

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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

Italy's Referendum: "Confronted With a Wave of 'NO' Votes, Renzi Resigns"

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS 05.12.16 For leftwing Italian daily La Repubblica Matteo Renzi is dealt a crushing blow as 'the NO vote wins'. La Corriere della Sera meanwhile insists that...

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2016-12-02 François Hollande

'Hollande's protégé steps forward after palace coup'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, 02.12.16: British paper The Times describes President Hollande's decision not to run for a second term as a "palace coup" by none other than his former...

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2016-12-02 François Hollande

French papers react after Hollande bows out: 'The End'

The press is unanimous this Friday: France's phenomenally unpopular President François Hollande was right to announce he won't be seeking re-election in 2017. But while left-wing...

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2016-12-01 Syria

'The West's Grim Failure': Papers Mourn West's Impotence as East Aleppo Crumbles

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, 01.12.16: A Guardian editorial decries Western tunnel vision in Syria - it argues that governments are more interested in fighting the Islamic State group...

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