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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.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

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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2014-12-19 Cuba

'Castro's hipster apologists want to keep Cuba authentically poor'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 19.12.14: International papers continue to focus on the historic move between the US and Cuba to restore full diplomatic relations. The Daily Beast...

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2014-12-19 Cuba

Cuban Diaspora divided along generational lines

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 19.12.14: French papers are still focusing on that historic move between the US and Cuba to restore full diplomatic relations. Communist paper L'Humanité is...

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2014-12-18 Cuba

Cuba-USA: 'A roll of the dice'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 18.12.14: Papers in the US and Cuba react to that historic move to restore full diplomatic relations. The New York Times applauds this decision to...

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2014-12-18 Cuba

The 'Caribbean Wall' is starting to crumble

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 18.12.14: The leading story in France today is the historic move between the US and Cuba to restore full diplomatic relations. Will the economic embargo be...

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2014-12-17 Pakistan

Russians take economic crisis in stride with black humour

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 17.12.14: The leading story in the French papers, as it is around the world, is yesterday's deadly Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar in north-western...

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