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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.

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IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2012-10-09

Athens braced for a day of rage

Athens is on high alert and Angela Merkel is on the front of every Greek newspaper as her visit to the Greek capital raises tensions. Meanwhile, in the US, reactions to Mitt Romney’s speech on foreign policy are lukewarm, and an elderly couple in the UK discover an unusual plant in their backyard.

English-language daily Katherimini says security has been bolstered in Athens and protests are banned within the perimeter of Angela Merkel’s official visit.

Greek newspaper Demokratia tells Merkel to prepare herself for the anger of the Greek people, who see her as a symbol of the tough austerity measures the country has had to endure.

Politico takes a look at Mitt Romney’s foreign policy, saying he’s vague on a number of issues, while The Guardian suggests the two candidates share many similar positions on international relations.

Finally, an elderly couple plant a sapling in their garden, only to find a huge cannabis plant a few months later! The Telegraph has the story.

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear

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2015-06-01 Nicolas Sarkozy

Sarkozy: 'A new era'

Politics dominates with the UMP name buried following a conference by Nicolas Sarkozy's party on Saturday. The new-look Republicans party is, papers say, a vehicle for Sarkozy to...

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2015-05-29 FIFA

Sepp Blatter: Love him or loathe him

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 29.05.15: The FIFA corruption scandal continues to dominate the press. Papers look at how FIFA President Sepp Blatter is fighting off pressure to step...

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2015-05-29 FIFA

'Platini bites back, but Blatter holds on'

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 29.05.15: French papers continue to focus on the FIFA corruption scandal. Former French football star and current UEFA President Michel Platini leads the...

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2015-05-28 FIFA

'FIFA Nostra'

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 28.05.15: French papers react to the two sweeping probes into alleged corruption at FIFA. Many blame FIFA President Sepp Blatter and call for him to step...

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2015-05-28 FIFA

'The shame game'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 28.05.15: Papers around the world react to the two sweeping probes into alleged corruption at FIFA. "The shame game", on the front page of British...

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