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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 : 2014-04-21

Freed French Hostages: Celebration and speculation on how it all happened

The French papers are awash in speculation as to what role the French government played in securing the release of the four French journalists who were held by extremists in Syria for 10 months.

Le Figaro reports on the chaotic scenes from whence the four French journalists were rescued. The French papers - including Libération - speculate on what measures the French government took to secure the release of its citizens. 

And Le Parisien celebrates the 70th anniversary of French women's right to vote. It was announced by General de Gaulle in 1944, a decade and a half later than Canada, the UK and the US.

By Kyle G. BROWN

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2017-01-23 left wing

French left-wing primary: 'Two lefts' to face off in round two

FRENCH PAPERS - Mon. 23.01.17: French papers focus on round one of the left-wing presidential primary which took place on Sunday. Benoit Hamon finished first, ahead of former...

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2017-01-20 Gambia

'On Inauguration Day, respect for the office and hope for the nation'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 20.01.17: The volatile situation in Gambia is in the spotlight today. But the real story dominating the press is the upcoming inauguration of Donald...

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2017-01-20 Donald Trump

French papers before Trump's inauguration: 'Here we go!'

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 20.01.17: All eyes are on the US today as the country gets ready to inaugurate its 45th president: Donald J. Trump. French papers are alarmed by the...

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2017-01-19 François Hollande

Is Hollande eyeing 'European Council president' post after he steps down?

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Thursday, January 19: The seven candidates hoping to be the French left's presidential pick go head-to-head in the final debate before the primaries this...

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2017-01-19 climate change

11th hour: Scientists say primates facing 'imminent extinction'

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Thursday, January 19: 2016 was the hottest year on record, a phenomenon that is being blamed on human activity. Also endangered: primates who are facing...

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