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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 : 2013-04-19

Most Senators who opposed Gun Control were 'Paid by Gun Lobby'

Our journalistic gaze remains fixed on the United States – and it is not a pretty picture. It’s easy, it seems, to make bombs but hard to draft legislation, particularly gun control laws.

The Telegraph describes how worryingly easy it is to look up the instructions online to make a home-made bomb, then purchase cheap ingredients like a pressure-cooker. That’s what the Boston bombers did, using the cooker because its thick mettle inflicts maximum damage – in this case, causing several amputations.

At the other end of the spectrum, Slate examines the ramifications of a terrorist attack and the delicate balance American society must seek between providing security while respecting the liberties of individuals. Slate reminds us of key terrorist attacks – and the growing list of security measures we have had to endure ever since.

For all the violence on America’s streets – particularly from guns – it’s not getting any easier to draft gun control measures in Washington. The Economist writes of the latest failed effort to expand background checks to stop criminals and the mentally ill from buying a firearm. A Guardian investigation reveals that 42 of the 45 Senators that voted against the gun bill have received funds from gun-rights lobby groups such as the powerful National Rifle Association.

By Kyle G. Brown

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2014-10-17 Ebola

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2014-10-17 Ebola

Ebola: The virus of fear

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2014-10-16 Budget

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2014-10-16 Hong Kong

'Ebola racism reaches a new low'

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2014-10-15 Budget

Libération: 'Sarkozy sounds like a broken record'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 15.10.14: According to left-leaning Libération, former President Nicolas Sarkozy sounds like a broken record at his campaign meetings, telling the same...

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