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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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IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2013-02-15

A fallen hero

Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius dominates international front pages as he appears in court over the shooting of his girlfriend. The horsemeat scandal continues, as the International Herald Tribune looks into the murky underworld of illegal equine meat, and fish could be ingesting human psychiatric drugs through contaminated water systems.

 

The Times of South Africa overturns the "golden boy narrative" that accompanied Oscar Pistorius, in a searing profile. The UK Telegraph follows suit, painting a darker picture of the celebrated athlete. And the Guardian takes a look at the climate of fear, domestic violence and gun ownership in South Africa.
 
Fears over drugs found in horsemeat are on the front page of the International Herald Tribune, and an article in The Independent raises concerns over the slaughter of horses in the UK.
 
And fish under the influence: a new study observes the effects of prescription psychiatric drugs on fish.

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear

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2014-08-29 French politics

Socialist Party summer conference kicks off in explosive atmosphere

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 29.08.14: Papers react to an interview the new Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron gave to the right-wing magazine Le Point. He suggested scrapping the 35-hour...

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2014-08-29 Twitter

Canada and Russia exchange snarky tweets

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 29.08.14: Papers across the world focus on the crisis in Ukraine after Kiev accused Moscow of de facto invasion. Amidst this threat of a serious...

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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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