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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 : 2013-04-11

'Adieu Iron Lady' and 'Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead'

Papers continue to analyse Margaret Thatcher's legacy in spades. We look too at reactions in China and Japan to the continued tension on the Korean peninsula. And, at coverage of President Hollande's raft of measures aimed at 'moralising' French political life. One paper says his move to abolish tax havens is an 'oldie'. Another paper says he's seeking to be an 'apostle of virtue' by getting his ministers to engage in a 'financial striptease'.

 

Get the France 24 press review on your iPhone or become a fan on Facebook. Some articles from today’s international press review:

 

THE INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE cartoon shows a man called China trundling a supermarket trolley with a screaming toddler called N. Korea in it. The US, South Korea and Japan put their hands to their ears in dismay at the cacophony

THE CHINA DAILY has an editorial ‘Defusing peninsula tension’. The quote there is that ‘the magnitude of the tension is hair-raising’

THE JAPAN TIMES has a comment piece: ‘Pyongyang-Tehran military ties test nuclear non-proliferation regime’

DER SPIEGEL says French President François Hollande is seeking to be ‘an apostle of virtue’ with his bid to free the world of tax havens

Still with offshore accounts THE WALL STREET JOURNAL has a comment piece ‘An Oldie – the Offshore Witch Hunt’

And coverage of Margaret Thatcher’s death and legacy is unrelenting. THE HUFFINGTON POST reports ‘Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead’ is on course to be number one in the charts in the UK

And THE AUSTRALIAN has a story about a sandcastle built in Puri in India in tribute to Margaret Thatcher which says ‘Adieu Iron Lady’

 

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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