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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 : 2018-01-11

Backlash after French female celebrities criticise #MeToo

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Wednesday, January 10: The international backlash continues after French female celebrities condemn the #MeToo movement as puritanism. Also, Benjamin Netanyahu's son is embroiled in a scandal some are calling "Strippergate". And sales soar of a Canadian author's book about the Second World War, "Fire and Fury", after people mistakenly purchase it instead of Michael Wolff's tell-all blockbuster about Donald Trump!

Le Monde's piece has got everyone talking today. In an open letter, a group of prominent French women - including actress Catherine Deneuve - condemn the #MeToo movement as "puritanism" that has essentially blurred the lines between sexual harassment and flirty behaviour. In their opinion, "a woman can, in the same day, manage a team of people and enjoy being the sexual object of a man, with being qualified as a 'whore' nor as a vile accomplice of the patriarchy". They go on to say "a woman can fight for an equal salary, but not feel traumatised by someone who brushes up against her in the metro, even if that is a crime".

Also, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is embroiled in a new scandal - this time involving his eldest son Yair, an audio tape recording, a debaucherous night on the town and his friend's super-rich father, with whom Benjamin Netanyahu did business deals. Haaretz has a great explainer here.

And people looking to pick up a copy of Michael Wolff's salacious Donald Trump tell-all have been buying the wrong book! Vice reports that Canadian author Randall Hansen has seen sales soar of "Fire and Fury" - his one, though, is about the Allied bombing of Germany during the Second World War!

By Dheepthika LAURENT

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2018-04-20 United Kingdom

A reflection of our times: More women, more young people in Time 100 list for 2018

IN THE PAPERS - Friday, April 20: The British papers put pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the Windrush scandal, affecting children of Caribbean...

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2018-04-19 Donald Trump

'Badass': Accolades pour in for Southwest pilot who landed plane after engine failure

IN THE PAPERS - Thursday, April 19: We look at reactions to an expected meeting in the coming months between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. There's much scepticism, though, about...

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2018-04-19 France

Emmanuel Macron in Berlin: Will Europe's superhero succeed?

IN THE PAPERS - Thursday, April 19: In France, ongoing strikes continue to create chaos as students, health professionals and civil servants join the movement to air their...

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2018-04-18 Malta

'Who really killed Daphne Caruana Galizia?'

Wednesday, April 18, 2018: Six months after the Maltese investigative reporter was killed in a car bomb, a team of international journalists vow to uncover the mastermind behind...

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2018-04-18 Cuba

Cuba's power handover: 'End of the Castro era' or 'political theatre'?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018: After nearly 60 years under the Castros, a new president will be taking the reins in Cuba. But is it really a new era? As one Cuban exile writes in the...

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