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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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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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2014-12-24 Christmas

François Hollande's Christmas wish list

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 24.12.14: French papers focus on the traditional Christmas scandal: should nativity scenes be allowed in public spaces in secular France? Also, Slate...

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2014-12-23 terrorism

10 'ambush gifts' NOT to give your children this Christmas

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 23.12.14: French papers focus the city of Nantes. Last night, a van ran into Christmas shoppers injuring several people. This comes after a similar incident...

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2014-12-23 North Korea

Would a (hypothetical) US cyber attack on North Korea be legal?

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 23.12.14: The Wall Street Journal reports that the White House is considering an array of options against North Korea in response to that alleged...

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2014-12-22 Tunisia

The 'world’s unluckiest man' turns misfortune into a golden opportunity

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS: Mon. 22.12.14: Papers focus on Tunisia’s first free Presidential election, the fatal shooting of two police officers in New York City on Saturday and a tale...

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2014-12-22 Socialist Party (France)

Better not get sick this Christmas!

FRENCH PAPERS - Mon. 22.12.14: A major Doctor’s strike is kicking off today and set to last until December 31st. Le Parisien warns readers not to get sick during the Christmas...

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