François Hollande's performance in a nationally-televised interview draws criticism in the press, ranging from him being didactic like a professor to defensive like a besieged general. The French president defended his position on Syria and also on domestic issues such as unemployment, the budget and the environment. But when all was said and done, backers seemed to be primarily in his Socialist camp, while it was easy to find critics across France's political spectrum.
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Germans rejoice in the National Mannschaft's fourth World Cup win while Argentines despair. In the Middle East, is Israel out to crush Hamas?
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François Hollande is hoping to use Bastille Day celebrations to defend his plan for economic recovery, under fire from his own party. Meanwhile, France's diplomatic failings on...
As a one-off this Friday, the international and French press reviews are merged. Coverage of the Israel-Hamas conflict dominates. We look at two Israeli papers: one urging a...
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 10.07.14: International papers focus on tensions in the Middle East, elections in Indonesia and illegal immigration in the United States.
FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 10.07.14: French papers focus on government spending cuts, former President Nicolas Sarkozy's potential political return and the opposition UMP's shady...