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Street party, not a wake: Croatian football fans welcome home team

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IN THE PRESS

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 : 2013-05-02

Claude Guéant in the firing line for 'amateur' art deals

Former Interior Minister Claude Guéant is back in the headlines: he’s accused of laundering money for Nicolas Sarkozy’s presidential campaign. Le Figaro has an interview from the man who escaped the Taliban - the former French hostage tells his story. And Uruguayan scientists develop a genetically modified breed of sheep that glows in the dark.

Libération delves into the rumours surrounding suspicious payments into Claude Guéant’s bank account, while Le Parisien focuses on the cash envelopes he’s said to have received as part of his salary.

Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is in a tricky position, as his son is questioned over his lavish apartment. Le Parisien points out that despite his 7 million euro pied-à-terre, Thomas Fabius doesn’t seem to pay any income tax.

Le Figaro has an exclusive interview with Pierre Borghi, the French aid worker who managed to escape the Taliban after being held captive for four months.

And the sheep that glow in the dark: Uruguayan scientists push the boundaries of genetically modified livestock.

By Olivia SALAZAR-WINSPEAR

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2018-07-17 Dheepthika LAURENT

Street party, not a wake: Croatian football fans welcome home team

IN THE PAPERS - Tuesday, July 17: We look at celebrations from both France and Croatia as their respective footballers come home to a hero's welcome. And outrage and scorn after...

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2018-07-16 Dheepthika LAURENT

Les Bleus 2018: The new 'tsars' of world football

IN THE PAPERS - Monday, July 16: Many French football fans are still partying hard after Les Bleus became World Champions yesterday, beating Croatia 4-2. We take you through the...

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2018-07-13 Solange MOUGIN

Donald Trump's 'verbal grenade' to Theresa May

IN THE PAPERS - Friday, July 13: We take a look at the explosive interview that Donald Trump gave to British tabloid The Sun. We also see how the “special relationship” between...

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2018-07-12 Dheepthika LAURENT

From France '98 to Generation Mbappé: Les Bleus give new hope

IN THE PAPERS - Thursday, July 12: It's been twenty years to the day since France won their first World Cup and the papers are full of nostalgia! They're also full of comparisons...

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2018-07-11 Dheepthika LAURENT

'On est en finale!' French papers ecstatic as Les Bleus reach World Cup final

IN THE PAPERS - Wednesday, July 11: The French papers are ecstatic (commiserations to the Belgians) after Les Bleus book their spot in the World Cup final. We take a closer look...

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