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Raqqa, Kirkuk, Xi Jinping

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Kurdish referendum a ‘colossal mistake’, says son of late president Talabani

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The Dictator's Games: A rare look inside Turkmenistan

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Teaching maths with holograms

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Is China exporting its pollution?

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Are female empowerment adverts actually good for the cause?

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The mixed legacy of 'Abenomics' in Japan

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Contemporary art takes over the French capital and the countryside

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'China's Silicon Valley' symbolises high tech, prosperity and social inequality

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IN THE PAPERS

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 : 2012-12-14

'Egypt's soul on the verge of being shredded'

We look at coverage in the Arab press about Egypt's referendum on a new constitution. Morsi is criticised for being as bad as Mubarak. Also, the Greek press reports on the sigh of relief in Athens after EU leaders cleared much-needed funds. And is the end of the world nigh? You'd think so in one part of China where there's been panic-buying and stockpiling ahead of December 21st. Join us for this press review while you still can!

The Age (Australia): "Egypt's soul on the verge of being shredded"

Asharq-Alawsat: "The Egyptian opposition - a smart move"

Al Hayat: "The Islamists ruined it"

Kathimerini editorial: "The end of uncertainty"

South China Morning Post: "Run on candles in time for the apocaplypse'"

L'Osservatore Romano: "The end is not nigh - at least for now"

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2017-10-20 Catalonia

Lulu the labrador flunks out of CIA K-9 academy, becomes internet sensation

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 20.10.17: Catalonia continues to be in the spotlight. Spain says it will begin the process of imposing direct rule on Saturday by activating Article...

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2017-10-20 Canada

'The fall of the comedy king': Canada hit by sexual harassment scandal

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 20.10.17: Papers in France focus on a growing sexual harassment scandal in Canada. Quebec entertainment giant Gilbert Rozon has been accused of abuse by...

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2017-10-19 Xi Jinping

Russia's 'Paris Hilton' launches 2018 presidential bid

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Thursday, October 19: We take a look at reactions to Xi Jinping's speech at the Communist Party's congress. Also, Donald Trump is embroiled in a scandal...

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2017-10-19 France

Space kitty: Should Félicette, the first cat in space, get her own statue?

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Thursday, October 19: France braces for a new day of protests as the country's main union leads demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron's labour and tax...

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2017-10-18 photography

Wildlife Photographer awards highlight effects of poaching, plastic pollution

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Weds. October 18: The Chinese papers are giddy with excitement over the 19th Communist Party congress. Also, the Islamic State group loses control of its...

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