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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.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2012-10-11

Cycling's golden boy falls from grace

International headlines pick up on the congressional hearing in the US, which seeks to uncover the truth about how the US ambassador died in Libya in September. And are EU nationals throwing themselves into the fray in Syria? UK authorities are investigating a possible jihadist link with an NHS doctor. Finally, Lance Armstrong is named and shamed: the champion cyclist falls from grace in the US media.

The Wall Street journal reports that security was reduced in Benghazi just before the attack that resulted in the death of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

The Daily Beast looks at the political blame game, as the Republicans use this opportunity to criticise the state department’s handling of the affair. An editorial in The Independent says it's just the latest in a history of failures from the Obama administration concerning this case.

And Lance Armstrong is on the front of the New York Times, as an anti-doping agency names and shames him for drug use. Even his lawyer can’t stem the barrage of negative press about the champion cyclist.

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear

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2014-09-01 Syria

'It's a War, Stupid!'

We look at coverage of the Ukraine crisis. Former world chess champ Garry Kasparov has a comment piece condemning "the vocabulary of cowardice in Berlin and Washington" and...

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2014-09-01 media

'I love the Socialists'

France's Socialist Prime Minister Manuel Valls tells the party faithful he "loves the Socialists" just days after he told business leaders "I love business". The heckling from...

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2014-08-29 French politics

Socialist Party summer conference kicks off in explosive atmosphere

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 29.08.14: Papers react to an interview the new Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron gave to the right-wing magazine Le Point. He suggested scrapping the 35-hour...

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2014-08-29 Twitter

Canada and Russia exchange snarky tweets

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 29.08.14: Papers across the world focus on the crisis in Ukraine after Kiev accused Moscow of de facto invasion. Amidst this threat of a serious...

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2014-08-28 French politics

Valls ♥ Business

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 28.08.14: Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared his love for companies during a speech at the French employers' association yesterday. He received rapturous...

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