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A piece of history: Five former US presidents gather for hurricanes fundraiser

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Chic hotels and horse races: Calais tries to shed its 'Jungle' image

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Kenyatta and Odinga call for peace before Kenya's election rerun

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Kurdish referendum a ‘colossal mistake’, says son of late president Talabani

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The new 30s club: NZ's Jacinda Ardern joins list of maverick leaders

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After Raqqa; Xi's the boss; and Spain enters unchartered waters

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IN THE PAPERS

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 : 2013-09-30

US Government Could 'Shut Down'

As Republicans demand key concessions on Obamacare, Washington could be shut down with no budget in place for the next fiscal year, and a suspension of non-essential services.

The normally sobre New York Times accuses the Republicans of being "delirious with ideology" as they demand the government postpone key healthcare legislation to get its agreement to pass what is normally a routine budget bill.

The Atlantic agrees, saying the Republicans don't even have the mandate to make such demands, as it charts their loss in the presidential elections, their loss of more seats in the Democrat-controlled Senate, and even the loss of seats in the House.

Paul Krugman has an even more fearful forecast of what could happen next: failure to raise the debt ceiling could mean falling back into recession and a shock to the global economy.

Meanwhile, in Europe, papers left and right worry that Greece could succumb to rising extremism. The Independent worries banning parties like Golden Dawn could simply suppress groups without addressing the discontent that makes them popular. And The Telegraph says the Neo Nazi group is very much like their forebears in Germany in the 1920s, when Weimar Germany failed to clamp down on a movement that went on to dominate the country... and Europe.

By Kyle G. Brown

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2017-10-23 Catalan independence

A piece of history: Five former US presidents gather for hurricanes fundraiser

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Monday, October 23: The Spanish press are urging unity as the standoff between Madrid and the Catalan regional government continues. In other news, we look...

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2017-10-23 Sexual harassment

Chic hotels and horse races: Calais tries to shed its 'Jungle' image

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Monday, October 23: We look at what's happened to Calais, a year after the so-called "Jungle" migrant camp was dismantled. The city is now hoping to woo...

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2017-10-20 Catalonia

Lulu the labrador flunks out of CIA K-9 academy, becomes internet sensation

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 20.10.17: Catalonia continues to be in the spotlight. Spain says it will begin the process of imposing direct rule on Saturday by activating Article...

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2017-10-20 Canada

'The fall of the comedy king': Canada hit by sexual harassment scandal

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 20.10.17: Papers in France focus on a growing sexual harassment scandal in Canada. Quebec entertainment giant Gilbert Rozon has been accused of abuse by...

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2017-10-19 Xi Jinping

Russia's 'Paris Hilton' launches 2018 presidential bid

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Thursday, October 19: We take a look at reactions to Xi Jinping's speech at the Communist Party's congress. Also, Donald Trump is embroiled in a scandal...

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