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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.

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IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2013-05-03

The lady Pirates of Penzance: Women's Institute group makes gaffe

What role for the US in Syria? Columnists weigh up Obama’s options for intervention, with many commentators advising him to proceed with caution. Afghanistan’s state coffers might be dry, but illegal enterprise is booming: the international papers reflect upon the financial challenges faced by the country. And there are tales of adventure from the high seas for a Women’s Institute group, who got carried away with their fancy dress.

The New York Times tells Barack Obama to proceed with caution when it comes to Syria, a position reiterated by Foreign Policy magazine, who highlight the lessons to be learned from Iraq.

Afghanistan’s government funds could be running dry due to widespread corruption. An editorial in the New York Times says CIA payments to the country are indefensible. Meanwhile, The Independent says the poppy fields are thriving.

And a women’s institute group in Devon gets carried away with their pirate costumes and ends up a little red-faced.

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear

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