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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.

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IN THE PAPERS

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

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2016-09-29 Syria

Between darkness and fear: Bombs rain down in Aleppo

IN THE INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thursday, September 29: The press is looking at the situation in Aleppo after two hospitals were reduced to rubble. This as the standoff between the...

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2016-09-29 Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres: From Hawk to Dove

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Thursday, September 29: Was Shimon Peres a man of peace or war? French papers dedicate their front pages to the death of the Israeli statesman, while...

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2016-09-28 Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres’ Quixotic battle for Israeli-Palestinian peace

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 28.09.16: Israeli papers pay tribute to former president and prime minister Shimon Peres. According to the Jerusalem Post, "in his 93 years, Shimon...

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2016-09-28 Nicolas Sarkozy

Sarkozy's friends, ongoing cases, bothers

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 28.09.16: Former President Nicolas Sarkozy is in the spotlight. One of his former advisors, Patrick Buisson, is set to publish a tell-all book and seems to...

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2016-09-27 Hillary Clinton

'The first debate featured an unprepared man repeatedly shouting over a highly prepared woman'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 27.09.16: US papers focus on who won the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Most analysts tend to think Clinton won...

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