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Latest update : 2013-02-27

'Crisis in Italy, malaise in Europe'

FRENCH PAPERS, Weds. 27/02/13: French papers largely focus on the Italian election and how Europe is reacting. La Croix says the result sends a message to Italian politicians to clean up their act and is a warning for austerity-driven Brussels. Le Figaro takes a closer look at Egyptian tourism after the fatal hot air balloon accident. And Libération profiles a steamy kiss-and-tell about former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

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Some articles from today’s French press review:

LA CROIX: Italian-style earthquake

LIBERATION: Never-ending austerity

LE FIGARO: Italian warning

LE FIGARO: Egyptian tourism falls apart

LIBERATION: Beautiful and stupid

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