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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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Latest update : 2013-06-03

Bradley Manning's court martial begins, surrounding biggest ever leak of US classified information

Few US papers talk about the court martial of Private Bradley Manning, which begins today. But two UK lefties point out the divergence between American democratic values and what they say is a culture of ever-increasing state secrecy. Also, Turkey’s protests have spread from Istanbul to numerous cities, but do they amount to a Turkish Spring?

The Washington Post covers the protests in support of Bradley Manning in Fort Meade, Maryland, saying the man charged with espionage and aiding the enemy is a divisive figure – heroic whistleblower to some, traitor spilling state secrets to others.

The Guardian and the Independent argue it’s the US government that should be in the dock for clamping down on the right to free speech.

And the English-speaking Turkish paper Hurriyet Daily News tells us why the protests in Turkey are not turning into a Turkish Spring.

By Kyle G. Brown

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2014-08-20 French politics

A bellwether for what not to do

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 20.08.14: French papers focus on the government and the first cabinet meeting since the summer recess. Right-leaning paper Le Figaro has harsh words for the...

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2014-08-20 Syria

'The world’s dictators love the unrest in Ferguson'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 20.08.14: According to Slate, the world’s dictators love the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Egypt, Iran, China and Russia have all expressed their...

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2014-08-19 Turkey

Irish officials probe teen's abortion refusal

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 19.08.14: International papers focus on the continued unrest in Ferguson. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has called in the National Guard. Will this...

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2014-08-19 French politics

Police investigate Paris ring road robbers

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 19.08.14: French papers focus on the government ahead of tomorrow’s cabinet meeting, the first since the summer recess. Also, police investigate the...

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2014-08-18 athletics

French economy: 'And if Hollande was wrong?'

The right-wing papers L'Opinion and Le Figaro hammer François Hollande for his economic failures. The latest figures show growth flatlining for a second quarter and budget...

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