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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 : 2013-12-30

And the winner is... the Pope... again

Russia's Winter Games begin in just over a month and a terrorist threat looms large after two attacks in southern Russia in just 24 hours. We look at press reaction to the prospect that Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov might carry out his threat to target Sochi. We look, too, at coverage of political turmoil in Turkey and at a new award for Pope Francis. Yes, another one. He is Esquire's Best-Dressed Man of 2013.

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Some articles from today’s French press review:

The Guardian editorial: 'Terrorism in Russia - the road to Sochi'

Le Figaro reports on security for Sochi


Hurriyet Daily comment piece on Erdogan's difficulties in aftermath of corruption scandal

The Christian Science Monitor profiles the Gulen movement now posing major challenge to Erdogan

New York Times comment piece argues Erdogan should push for a foreign policy success

And the Daily Mail reports on yet more success for stylish Pontiff

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2017-12-15 Yemen

US decides to 'let corporate greed run the internet'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Friday, Dec. 15, 2017: The American media is up in arms over a government agency's decision to scrap "net neutrality", which required internet service...

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2017-12-15 accident

Marine Le Pen's former right-hand man plans his political rebirth

FRENCH PAPERS - Friday, Dec. 15, 2017: "Horror" is on the front pages of many local papers after a train crashed into a school bus in southwestern France, killing four young...

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2017-12-14 Jerusalem

Turkey's push to be the 'champion of Palestine'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. Dec. 14, 2017: Turkish papers herald a "historic declaration" after Muslim countries meeting in Istanbul recognise East Jerusalem as the capital of...

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2017-12-14 cycling

'The sky falls in on Froome'

FRENCH PRESS - Thurs. Dec. 14, 2017: French papers wonder about the future of British cyclist Chris Froome after revelations that he failed a drug test. Le Figaro wonders if the...

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2017-12-13 Senate (USA)

'Alabama sent a message to women'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. Dec. 13, 2017: In Alabama, papers celebrate their state's choice to elect Democrat Doug Jones to the Senate, "rejecting" Republican Roy Moore,...

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