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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 : 2013-12-30

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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2016-12-09 Boris Johnson

Is Boris Johnson Britain's most undiplomatic chief diplomat?

IN THE INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Friday, December 9: Boris Johnson finds himself in hot water after criticizing British ally Saudi Arabia. There's also a lot of criticism over the...

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2016-12-09 France

Paris pollution: 'Tomorrow we stop breathing'

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Friday, December 9: What can France do to combat a crippling pollution problem? Traffic in Paris is restricted for a fourth day as the city and other parts...

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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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