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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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Latest update : 2012-10-25

An end to the 35-hour working week?

Could French employees lose the 35-hour working week? A new report on competitiveness has prompted fears that working hours could be lengthened. Also, France’s Prime Minister makes a blunder, and a new study says women aren’t the only multi-taskers in the human race.

 

Le Parisien headlines with some controversial news: could we be waving goodbye to the 35-hour working week? An editorial inside the paper suggests it might not be so likely.
 
France’s Prime Minister came under fire in an editorial in Libération, for making a political blunder. Le Parisien deemed his error so embarrassing, they called it “Ayrault’s Black Wednesday”. Le Figaro went on to list all the gaffes the Socialist cabinet has made since they came to power in May.
 
And finally, a new report says that men actually do better than women when it comes to multi-tasking! Le Figaro tells us more.

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear

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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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2014-08-27 French economy

'Macron Economics'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 27.08.14: The leading story in the French press today is yesterday's cabinet reshuffle. According to a poll in Le Parisien, most French people welcome the...

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2014-08-27 tourism

'The capital of sex, drugs, alcohol, trash and trashy tourism'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 27.08.14: Papers across the world focus on a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. Also, the...

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2014-08-26 French economy

'Irreconcilable differences'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 26.08.14: The French government is dissolved and a full reshuffle announced. Papers across the world react to this political upheaval. Who is...

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2014-08-26 French economy

'Crisis in the ranks'

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 26.08.14: The current political crisis is gripping the French press today. Papers focus on the major rift between President François Hollande and outgoing...

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