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Unwanted children: 3,800 babies abandoned in South Africa every year

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IN THE PAPERS

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

Venezuela at the crossroads

The world’s international press spent the weekend speculating about the outcome of the Venezuelan election and weighing up the consequences for the country, the region and the global appetite for crude oil.

The Wall Street Journal called the election a “crossroads” moment, trying to guess which direction Venezuela would take. 

Argentinian daily La Nacion ran an editorial criticising Chavez’s rule so far, while the UK daily The Guardian looked into the possible consequences of the vote for the oil markets.
 
Russians celebrated Vladimir Putin’s 60th birthday on Sunday, although The Moscow Times was swift to point out that many anti-Putin protestors also took to the streets. They were calling attention to other, sadder anniversaries: the death of journalist Anna Politkovskaya and the Moscow theatre siege in 2002.
 
Finally, a Mark Rothko painting in the Tate Modern in London received a little extra embellishment this weekend, when a visitor took a pen to the canvas! The Independent has the story.

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear

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2017-07-21 Donald Trump

'Too sexy for Malaysia': Hit single 'Despacito' stirs controversy

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS -Fri.21.07.17: The New York Times accuses Donald Trump of showing "contempt for the rule of law", after he publicly criticised attorney-general Jeff Sessions...

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2017-07-21 Emmanuel Macron

Is this the end of Emmanuel Macron's honeymoon period?

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS, Fri. 21.07.17: Emmanuel Macron faces criticism after the resignation of France's top general. Right-wing daily Le Figaro says the French president appears...

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2017-07-20 OJ Simpson

From footballer to inmate: Will OJ Simpson be released?

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Thursday, July 20: In the United States, OJ Simpson faces a parole board and could be freed as early as October. Also, Donald Trump decides to end a CIA...

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2017-07-20 Emmanuel Macron

Macron and the military: Has power gone to his head?

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Thursday, July 20: We look at reactions to the very public spat between French President Emmanuel Macron and Pierre de Villiers, the head of the military,...

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2017-07-19 Donald Trump

Shopping centre security robot 'commits suicide' out of boredom

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Wednesday, July 19: We look at reactions after the White House reveals that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin met "informally" over dinner at the G20 summit....

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