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An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2013-09-16

A victory for Assad, a loss for Obama?

Many critics say the US-Russia plan to secure Syria's chemical arsenal unfairly lets Bashar al-Assad off the hook. On the ground there are thought to be some 100,000 rebels fighting the regime, and about half are thought to align themselves with jihadists or hardline Islamists. Meanwhile, a female vigilante in Mexico is thought to be responsible for rape-revenge killings. Finally, South Korea's dangerous and rampant growth of fried chicken restaurants could hurt its economy.

The Wall Street Journal: “Obama lost in the bazaar

Bloomberg: “Victory for Assad

The Sydney Morning Herald: “Let us treat patients in Syria

The Wall Street Journal: “South Korea’s chicken bubble could pop

By William HILDERBRANDT

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2016-12-08 Paris

Paris pollution: 'What are we waiting for?'

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 08.12.16: France is facing its worst pollution spike in years, as Paris and other cities are cloaked in smog. La Croix asks "What are we waiting for?" amid...

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2016-12-08 Donald Trump

Donald Trump named Time magazine's Person of the Year

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 08.12.16: Donald Trump has been named "Person of the Year" by Time magazine. It's a controversial pick, but The Independent reminds us that far more...

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2016-12-07 education

French educational system 'as mediocre as always'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: France ranks 26th on the OECD's most recent study of student assessment - neither worse nor better than its 2013 score. Right-wing daily Le Figaro...

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2016-12-07 Angela Merkel

Southern India bids farewell to 'Amma'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: India's Tamil Nadu province marks the end of an era with thousands attending the funeral of political icon Jayalalithaa. Her legacy will...

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2016-12-06 Syria

US President-elect Donald Trump sparks controversy with his 'improvised diplomacy'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: Papers around the world focus on the situation in eastern Aleppo where the Syrian regime continues to gain ground against rebel fighters....

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