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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 : 2018-02-06

From Suffragettes to #MeToo: The feminist battle lives on

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Tuesday, February 6: US lawmakers vote to release the Democratic memo, a rebuttal of the Nunes memo alleging FBI and DoJ wiretaps on a former Trump campaign aide. Also, Kenyan papers condemn the government's infringement on press freedom after pulling four TV stations off air (but putting two of them back on air). Finally, we look at the Suffragette movement, which celebrates its centennial today.

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The Kenyan government has put two TV stations back on air after taking them down for planning to broadcast a mock inauguration ceremony by opposition leader Raila Odinga. But one paper argues the shutdown should never have taken place.

Also, the British Suffragette movement celebrates its centennial today. Find out how its legacy lives on today through the #MeToo movement.

Finally, on that theme, Formula One organisers have announced they'll be replacing grid girls with grid kids - but the grid girls aren't happy about it.

By Dheepthika LAURENT



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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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