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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 : 2018-02-26

India mourns death of Sridevi, Bollywood's first female star

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Monday, February 26: Will China's decision to remove presidential term limits mean Xi Jinping stays in power? We look at reactions to the constitutional change. Also, students who survived the mass shooting in Florida return to their high school for the first time. India mourns the untimely death of Bollywood's first female superstar. Finally, an Australian town holds the first festival dedicated to... the mullet!

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is removing presidential term limits. Is this for better leadership, as the pro-communist paper Global Times says, or is it an ominous sign of things to come?

In the US, Parkland students return to their high school, nearly a fortnight after the shooting. It's an emotional trip, as the New York Times reports. Also, the New York Post looks at Dana Loesch, the new face of the NRA.

Sridevi, Bollywood's first female superstar, has passed away at the age of 54. For many, she was a feminist trailblazer in India.

Finally, it's not a hairstyle, but a lifestyle. We look at the first mullet festival held this weekend in Australia.

By Dheepthika LAURENT



2018-03-20 Prince Salman of Saudia Arabia

Smile! It's International Happiness Day!

IN THE WORLD PAPERS – Tuesday, March 20: We look at reactions from the US and Arab press as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman embarks on a three-week trip. Meanwhile, a...

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2018-03-19 Vladimir Putin

'Soviet-era enthusiasm' delivers Putin landslide

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Monday, March 19, 2018: Russian papers hail the victory of Vladimir Putin in an election the Nezavisimaya Gazeta says "recalled the enthusiasm of the...

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2018-03-16 Vladimir Putin

'Putin the Pariah'

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Fri. 16.03.18: We take a look at how the British press is covering the growing rift between Russia and the UK after London, Washington, Paris and Berlin...

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2018-03-15 Syria

Seven years on: Syrian kids growing up without ever having known peace

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Thursday, March 15: Today marks seven years since the Syrian war began. How has it lasted this long and why is the international community so helpless to...

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2018-03-15 Russia

Family battle begins for late French rocker Johnny Hallyday's millions

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Thursday, March 15: The first legal battle begins over the will of late French rocker Johnny Hallyday. His two eldest children are seeking to change the...

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