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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 : 2018-01-30

Is this our future? Cape Town faces prospect of no more water

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Tuesday, January 30: US First Lady Melania Trump is attending Donald Trump's inaugural State of the Union speech, her first appearance since his porn star sex scandal. Also, the water crisis worsens in South Africa as Cape Town faces the prospect of having to turn off city taps. Chile signs an agreement preserving an unprecedented amount of forest land. Finally, a young Australian explorer gets sweet revenge on her naysayers!

For more on our stories, check out the links below:

Melania Trump makes her first appearance since Donald Trump's porn star sex scandal. The US first lady plays a key role in Trump's presidency, as the New York Times explains. Is it time, though, to scrap the State of the Union address? That's what one former White House official argues in Fox News.

Meanwhile, Twitter has fun after the White House invitations featured a MAJOR type, as the Huffington Post reports.

Cape Town is facing a serious water crisis. Could this be the future of our wars over resources?

Also, an Australian teenager who's successfully skiied the North and South Poles and the Greenland ice sheet gets sweet revenge on her trolls.

By Dheepthika LAURENT


2018-05-25 Ireland

Coming #hometovote to end the era of abortions abroad

Friday, May 25, 2018: The Irish Times welcomes the end of a "divisive campaign" as voters in Ireland head to the polls in a historic abortion referendum. Irish expats in favour...

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2018-05-25 North Korea

'The art of the fail'? Papers react to cancelled US-North Korea summit

Friday, May 25, 2018: For many papers, Donald Trump's abrupt decision to cancel his meeting with Kim Jong-un is the story of a bromance gone sour. US website The Daily Beast...

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2018-05-24 Ireland

Does the NFL's new ultimatum on kneeling pander to Donald Trump?

IN THE PAPERS - Thursday, May 24: The Irish papers weigh in ahead of Friday's referendum on making abortion more accessible. In New Zealand, a university comes under fire for...

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2018-05-24 Italian politics

What's in a name? France moves to protect regional term for chocolate croissant

IN THE PAPERS - Thursday, May 24: We look at reactions to the appointment of Italy’s new prime minister. Giuseppe Conte is called the “tightrope walker”. Also, Yulia Skripal...

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2018-05-23 North Korea

Philip Roth: Polarising, prolific, provocative

IN THE PAPERS - Wednesday, May 23: Obituaries pour in for Philip Roth, one of America's most polarising and prolific writers. We also look ahead to North Korea dismantling a...

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