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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 : 2013-03-29

'I don't know 'bout deir feet ... budda my 'ans never looka so squeaky clean!'

We look at heightened tension between Pyongyang and Washington. One paper reports that the US is engaged in "subtle-messaging" by flying stealth bombers over the Korean peninsula. Pope Francis, meanwhile, is embarking on his first Easter weekend as Pontiff: is his washing of feet more to do with washing his hands? And, in the throes of the Cyprus crisis, can IMF boss Christine Lagarde fix Europe?

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The articles in today’s international press review:

Global Times (China): "Show of strength"

Huffington Post: "North Korea Missile Activity: South Korea Reportedly Detects Increased Movement At Rocket Sites"

Christian Science Monitor: "US stealth bomber as messenger: what it says to China, North Korea"

La Stampa's Vatican Insider: "Among us the one who is highest up must be at the service of others"

The Independent's Friday cartoon: "I don't know 'bout deir feet ... budda my 'ans never looka so squeaky clean'

The International Herald Tribune: "Avoiding the next Cyprus"

TIME: "Can this woman fix Europe?"

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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