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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 : 2012-10-24

Drop the weight and your taxes will plummet, too!

French papers are outraged by an Italian court's decision to jail scientists for failing to predict an earthquake. Also, a report on the police handling of the "Merah" case makes waves, and the European Central Bank is trying to redress the balance when it comes to gender equality in the workplace.

The Catholic daily, La Croix, is headlining on the decision in L’Aquila to jail seismologists. Le Figaro says fostering a litigation culture could see scientists silenced.

Meanwhile, police investigation on the “Merah” case in France has revealed there were institutional failures in the handling of the case. Le Parisien suggests the police slipped up on a number of occasions, while Libération says the whole anti-terror unit needs an overhaul.

And business daily La Tribune says that the European Central banks being rocked by a battle of the sexes, while Libération admits gender equality has a long way to go in every sector. And a German MP says he’ll reduce social security payments for obese people who manage to shift the pounds! La Tribune has the story.

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear

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2014-09-19 UK

'It's No Go' as Scotland rejects independence

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 19.09.14: Papers around the world and social media react to Scotland’s historic vote, after 55% of voters rejected independence in a referendum.

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2014-09-18 Scotland

France looks on as Scotland votes

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 18.09.14: French papers react to the Scottish independence referendum. Also, where are Hollande's dwindling supporters? And Nicolas Sarkozy makes new...

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2014-09-17 Scotland

Salmond's 'emotional eve-of poll plea to Scots to seize their historic opportunity'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 17.09.14: All eyes turn to Scotland today. With just 24 hours before the hotly anticipated independence referendum, the gloves are coming off. Also,...

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2014-09-17 Socialist Party (France)

'Valls is starting to act like Hollande'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 17.09.14: Manuel Valls and his narrow vote of confidence are in the spotlight today. Up until the last minute, the French Prime Minister tried to sway...

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2014-09-16 French economy

Is Valls crying wolf?

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 16.09.14: Prime Minister Manuel Valls is in the spotlight today. For the second time in five months he’s going to ask lawmakers to give him a vote of...

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