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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 : 2013-05-03

Not a very happy anniversary for Hollande

French papers mark François Hollande’s first year in office with a less-than-glowing report card, highlighting the president’s plummeting popularity. Elsewhere, the fate of Syrians living in Aleppo is on the front page, two years after the city was engulfed by sectarian violence. And an arms cache uncovered... in a bin in Paris! One homeless man discovered a curious collection of weapons.

French daily Le Figaro is not wishing François Hollande a happy aniversary, with an editorial on his failure not only in France, but also in Europe.

Les Echoes goes through his shortcomings with a fine-tooth comb, providing the facts and figures that have dented his popularity and the big issues that have dominated his first year in office.

Libération takes a closer look at life in Aleppo, where they say residents have been abandoned by the international community.

And a man uncovers an unexpected collection of weapons - in a bin! Le Parisien has the story.

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear

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2017-08-21 Spain

Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart during total solar eclipse

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Monday, August 21: We look at the investigation in to the Spanish terror cell behind Barcelona's attack and tributes to the victims. The US and South Korea...

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2017-08-21 France

Fighting back: How can Europe protect citizens from 'soft target' terrorism?

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Monday, August 21: It's 'back to work' week for Emmanuel Macron after a 10-day break. He's laying the ground for debates around the hot topic of reforming...

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2017-08-18 Spain

Terror in Barcelona

PRESS REVIEW - Fri. 18.08.17: Papers in Spain and around the world react to yesterday's deadly terrorist attack on Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona. El Mundo calls for 'unity...

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2017-08-17 Donald Trump

Lebanon repeals 'rape law', but activists say more is needed to protect women

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs.17.08.17: Donald Trump's comments on the violence in Charlottesville continue to draw criticism. The New York Times says the US president has failed...

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2017-08-17 smoking

'Why do French people smoke so much?'

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs.17.08.17: Fresh figures show that tobacco consumption in France has remained stable over the past year, despite efforts by the government to reduce smoking....

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