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.
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.
French lawyers decry the tapping of Nicolas Sarkozy's phone by investigating judges, while Le Figaro and L'Opinion point the finger at François Hollande's government.
2014-03-07 Vladimir Putin
FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 07.03.14: The French press focuses on tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine, and upcoming municipal elections.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 07.03.14: International papers focus on what's driving Vladimir Putin in the Ukraine crisis, the US's energy leverage and a Bollywood movie about a women's...
2014-03-06 US military
INTERNATIONAL PRESS - Thurs. 06.03.14: International papers focus on the National People’s Congress which kicked off in Beijing yesterday. Prime Minister Li Keqiang announced a sweeping...
FRENCH PRESS - Thurs. 06.03.14: French papers react to the European Commission’s decision to put France on a watch list over its trade deficit. Business daily Les Echos likens it...