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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 : 2018-02-28

No more Winnie the Pooh or the letter 'N': China extends list of banned words

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Wednesday, February 28: We look at the political uncertainty ahead of Italy's elections. Also, there's backlash from the Arab world over the closing and reopening of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Israel over proposed property taxes. Also, Chinese President Xi Jinping bans a whole list of words, books and even a letter of the alphabet! Finally, scientists have some good news for late risers!

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As political uncertainty grips Italy, has the country become the new sick man of Europe, as the Wall Street Journal attests?

There's censorship in China as the government decides to ban the letter 'N', plus Winnie the Pooh and several of George Orwell's books in a crackdown on dissent.

Finally, find out why late risers shouldn't get a bad rap - according to scientists.

By Dheepthika LAURENT

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2018-06-20 Dheepthika LAURENT

Australian female comedian's murder sparks soul-searching about women's safety

IN THE PAPERS - Wednesday, June 20: We look at reactions from the papers after the US pulls out of the UN human rights body. Also, is Turkey suffering from Erdogan exhaustion?...

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2018-06-19 Dheepthika LAURENT

'The frozen heart of America': Condemnation as migrant families torn apart in US

IN THE PAPERS - Tuesday, June 19: There's outrage from both sides of the political spectrum over Donald Trump's migration policy that's seen children separated from their...

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2018-06-18 Dheepthika LAURENT

Celebrations after Mexico's win against Germany prompts 'fan-made' earthquake

IN THE PAPERS - Monday, June 18: We look at reactions in Colombia after the country elects conservative Ivan Duque as its new president. In the US, criticism grows from...

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2018-06-15 Alison SARGENT

'As Saudis go to war, the crown prince attends a soccer match'

Friday, June 15, 2018: As Saudi paper Arab News celebrates military gains in Yemen, others condemn Saudi Arabia for creating a humanitarian disaster. The New York Times reminds...

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2018-06-14 Dheepthika LAURENT

World Cup: Why footballers' haircuts show France has real chance of winning

IN THE PAPERS - Thursday, June 14: As the World Cup kicks off, we look at what the Russian papers are saying and the sports pages around the world. France and Italy's diplomatic...

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