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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 : 2012-11-21

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We focus on the Congo crisis as seen by papers in Burkina Faso, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo itself and Rwanda. Also, we look at how papers are covering the Israel-Gaza conflict. Plus, what would you do if you found US$900,000 and were in a position to return it to the people who lost it? That's the focus for this edition of the world press review Wednesday 21st November, 2012.

The Burkina Faso newspaper Le Pays is asking: how far the M23 rebels will go?

South Africa’s The Times leads on “Fears for SA troops”.

DRC’s L’Observateur says the M23 rebels are Rwanda-backed and what’s required is dialogue with Kigali.

A comment piece by Oscar Kabatende in Rwanda’s New Times decries Congolese army shelling on the Rwandan town of Gisenyi next to Goma.

On Israel-Gaza, a cartoon in The International Herald Tribune says it remains “An eye for an eye for an eye …”

Egypt’s Al-Ahram reports that Egypt’s Foreign Minister has visited the Gaza Strip.

The Abu Dhabi paper The National argues that Israel’s strategy on security is only heightening dangers for Israel itself.

And The Huffington Post reports on a Singapore cabbie who returned 900,000 US dollars to a Thai couple after they left the money in his taxi.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2015-01-30 Paris

'Why was an 8-year-old boy questioned by police?'

We look at the French newspapers as the debate rages over the rights and wrongs of police questioning an 8-year-old child over his comments defending terrorism. Also, in the wake...

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2015-01-29 Greece

'Who will follow in Charlie Hebdo's footsteps?'

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 29.01.15: French papers focus on what Syriza’s victory means for Greek politics, political unity in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack and the annual...

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2015-01-29 Israel

Searching for a 'blizzard buddy'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 29.01.15: Papers across the world focus on tensions in the Middle East after deadly clashes between Israel and Hezbollah along the Lebanese border....

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2015-01-28 French economy

'There have never been so many jobseekers in France'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 28.01.15: French papers focus on bad news on the economic front with a new rise in unemployment figures in December. Business paper Les Echos points out...

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2015-01-27 Greece

Auschwitz commemorations: 'We must never forget'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 27.01.15: International papers continue to focus on political change in Greece and what lies ahead for the new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Also,...

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