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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.

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IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2014-01-20

French parliament speaker Bartolone 'behaving like godfather'

FRENCH PAPERS, 20/01/14. Domestic politics dominate. Parliament is debating a law that will prevent politicians from holding both national and local posts. Three out of four MPs and senators currently double up. One paper profiles House Speaker Claude Bartolone, attacking him for behaving like a "godfather". Meanwhile, Le Parisien-Aujourd'hui-en-France foresees a halving of petrol prices at the pump by 2017. Join us for this review of the French press.

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Some articles from today’s French press review:

Le Figaro reports on legislation before parliament to outlaw politicians from holding office at both the national and local level
 
 
Le Parisien-Aujourd’hui-en-France reports on a possible summer reshuffle, saying Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault wants to stay in the job and could do so until 2015
 
There is little coverage about the ongoing 'President and Actress' scandal. However, Le Figaro reports that Hollande’s partner Valérie Trierweiler is out of hospital and now at La Lanterne, a presidential residence near the Château de Versailles just outside Paris.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2014-10-17 Ebola

'Fresh nightmare for the land of Ebola: Famine'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 17.10.14: Ebola is the leading topic in the press today. The Independent reports that "hot on the heels of the spreading plague, famine is approaching...

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2014-10-17 Ebola

Ebola: The virus of fear

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 17.10.14: French papers focus on the spread of the Ebola virus and fears of a global pandemic. Le Figaro lashes out against the international community for...

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2014-10-16 Budget

Emmanuel Macron once again criticised for being a snob

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 16.10.14: Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron draws fresh criticism for comments about "the poor". Also, the world-famous Val-de-Grâce military hospital is to...

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2014-10-16 Hong Kong

'Ebola racism reaches a new low'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 16.10.14: Hong Kong's police gets bad press as a graphic video of a protester allegedly getting beaten up goes viral. Also, a there's a real sense...

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2014-10-15 Budget

Libération: 'Sarkozy sounds like a broken record'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 15.10.14: According to left-leaning Libération, former President Nicolas Sarkozy sounds like a broken record at his campaign meetings, telling the same...

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