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Political violence flares up in Turkey

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Gender equality in politics? Yeah, right!

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The rise of Hindu far-right groups

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Historic day for Nigeria and day of hope for Africa

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Nigeria's Historic Election: The Return of Muhammadu Buhari (part 2)

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Nigeria's Historic Election: The Return of Muhammadu Buhari (part 1)

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Video: San Cristobal, Venezuela's tinderbox

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Rebuilding attacked churches in Niger, and illegal fishing in Iran

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The extraordinary tale of the Egyptian mother who lived as a man

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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 : 2012-11-05

A professional 'cuddler' for Obama-Romney?

Commentators are looking beyond the US election on Tuesday to the next big thing in American politics: the fiscal cliff. We look, too, at the worst political TV ads of the campaign and at a solution for Romney and Obama worn off their feet: a professional cuddler they can snuggle up to. That's the focus for this look at the world press Monday 5th November, 2012.

The Daily Telegraph in Sydney says “Romney’s campaign is now a car crash”. He is under attack for falsely claiming US car jobs are heading for China. And this, the paper says, has become the defining story of the final days of the campaign.

A cartoon in the China Daily is arguing there is a car crash to come, in the form of a presidential limousine falling off America's fiscal cliff.

USA Today's international edition looks at the five worst political ads in this campaign, directing harsh criticism at Obama for being divisive.
 
 

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2015-04-02 Turkey

Political violence flares up in Turkey

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 02.04.15: Political violence flares up in Turkey. Over the past two days, three armed attacks have rocked Istanbul. All this raises fears of...

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2015-04-02 French politics

Gender equality in politics? Yeah, right!

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 02.04.15: Today, local departmental councils are going to elect their Presidents…and there aren’t going to be a lot of women. Libération focuses on gender...

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2015-04-01 Nigerian presidential elections

'Nigeria is the winner!'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 01.04.15: Papers focus on the result of the Presidential election in Nigeria. It's a historic victory for Muhammadu Buhari. He’s the first Nigerian...

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2015-04-01 Manuel Valls

Is there a surveillance device in your smoke detector?

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 01.04.15: Prime Minister Manuel Valls is in damage control mode after the Socialist Party's electoral defeat in recent local elections. Papers also focus on...

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2015-03-31 Nigerian presidential elections

'My enemy's enemy?'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 31.03.15: The top story in the news today is those intense nuclear talks in Switzerland which have entered their final day. The deadline for a...

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