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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 : 2012-10-09

Time to decide: yes or no to the European budgetary treaty?

It's time for French politicians to choose their camp: for or against the European budgetary treaty. French dailies are weighing up the political consequences for President François Hollande if the treaty isn’t ratified. Also: playing "cops and robbers" in Marseille’s anti-crime unit: corruption and wrongdoing in the police force comes under the magnifying glass.

Le Parisien sees it as a political challenge: they say François Hollande needs to get left-wing politicians on his side over the European budgetary treaty.

Le Figaro underlines just how many MPs could say "no" to Brussels, while Libération interviews one of the refuseniks.

The left-wing daily also features a long report about systemic corruption within a special police unit in Marseille.

And the southern resort of St. Tropez changes its name to match its glitzy image: Le Parisien reveals all!

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear

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2016-12-07 education

French educational system 'as mediocre as always'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: France ranks 26th on the OECD's most recent study of student assessment - neither worse nor better than its 2013 score. Right-wing daily Le Figaro...

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2016-12-07 Angela Merkel

Southern India bids farewell to 'Amma'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: India's Tamil Nadu province marks the end of an era with thousands attending the funeral of political icon Jayalalithaa. Her legacy will...

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2016-12-06 Syria

US President-elect Donald Trump sparks controversy with his 'improvised diplomacy'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: Papers around the world focus on the situation in eastern Aleppo where the Syrian regime continues to gain ground against rebel fighters....

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2016-12-06 Manuel Valls

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FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: After much speculation, Manuel Valls makes it official: he's throwing his hat into the crowded ring for the left-wing presidential primary. But...

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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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