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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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IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2013-09-03

'The Emperor with no clothes'

Le Figaro's exclusive interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is picked up by many papers worldwide. The editorial in the Syrian government paper Al Thawra reports on Assad's comments saying that Western allies are in disarray and likely to confront each other. Hezbollah paper Al Akhbar, in Lebanon, meanwhile, describes François Hollande as the Emperor with no clothes. We also look at Russian, British and American papers.

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2014-09-15 Nicolas Sarkozy

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2014-09-15 Scottish independence

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2014-09-12 North Korea

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2014-09-11 Scottish independence

'A Man With a Plan'

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2014-09-11 eurozone

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