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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 : 2012-10-25

A fragile truce for Syria

The international press is doubtful as to whether a ceasefire in Syria will hold. Also, concerns grow over Sharia law in the north of Mali and the consequences that it will have for the country’s musicians, while a French poll says attitudes towards Islam are growing increasingly hostile.

Lebanese daily L’Orient Le Jour says it is not sure that the ceasefire will hold in Syria; these doubts are echoed by the International Herald Tribune. The Guardian’s editorial calls the scenario “depressingly familiar”.

In Mali, Sharia law has outlawed music and dance - The Guardian reports on the country’s rich musical history. Also, Le Figaro publishes the results of a poll that says French people are growing increasingly hostile towards Islam, and Mitt Romney may have found an electronic advantage to winning the election in the US.

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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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

French presidential election: ‘Valls's Moment’

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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