Syrian President Bashar al-Assad grants an exclusive interview to Le Figaro, a day before French MPs debate the Syria crisis and what response to make. He warns France not to strike. That story is front page news across the board, with Libération looking at a French intelligence report outlining 'massive use of chemical agents' in Syria on August 21st. Also in this look at the French papers: a Sarkozy comeback in 2015? And renovation begins of the 'Winged Victory' statue in the Louvre.
Some articles from today’s International press review: