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IN THE PAPERS

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

Obama must move on Guantanamo

International editorials all have advice for Obama and his hopes to close Guantanamo, this as many of its inmates go on hunger strike. In the wake of the collapse of a textile factory in Bangladesh, the pope condemns "slave labour" working conditions and called for more job stability. And as the UK goes to the polls in local elections, the Eurosceptic UKIP party makes a tasteless joke, with a little help from Photoshop.

The New York Times shows its support for Obama and his efforts to close Guantanamo up until now; the Washington Post is more strident in its criticism of his handling of the issue.

The Manila Times reports on the Pope’s unusually political commentary on working conditions in Bangladesh’s textile industry, while the UK Indepedent asks whether Western consumers can still shop at Primark with a clear conscience.

The Guardian flags up a photograph posted on Twitter by Eurosceptic party UKIP – the candidate in question said he was making a joke about the ruling Conservative party. 

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear

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