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The French are so rude! Or is it just a misunderstanding?

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After key battle, Syrian town of Kobane looks to the future

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'War is not an option,' says former FARC guerrilla leader

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Madagascar political crisis: top court orders formation of unity government

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Ireland's abortion referendum

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Weinstein in court; Ireland abortion vote; Italy's populist takeover

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Sugar and spice: The flavours of the French Caribbean

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The writing's on the wall: Revolutionary posters from May 68

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'We heard there might be a civil war': May 68 seen from abroad

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IN THE PRESS

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 : 2018-01-17

Actor Aziz Ansari accused of sexual assault, but is it just 'revenge porn'?

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Wednesday, January 17: We look at reaction to the repatriation deal that sees Bangladesh sending Rohingya people back to Burma. Also, after Aziz Ansari is accused of sexual assault, some wonder if the #MeToo movement has reached a tipping point. Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife is accused of being a Chinese spy - in a publication that Murdoch owns. A famous French tapestry is being loaned to the UK and a 4,000-year-old family scandal reveals two mummies with different daddies!

For more on today's stories, check out these links:

Aziz Ansari and #MeToo: Should there be dialogue on what does and doesn't constitute sexual misconduct? That's what the Washington Examiner argues here. The Daily Beast, meanwhile, says this latest allegation of sexual assault against Ansari has derailed the #MeToo movement.

Wendi Deng: Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife is accused of being a Chinese spy, according to US officials who warned Jared Kushner about his family's friendship with the Chinese-born Deng. The story was broken by the Wall Street Journal - which is owned by Murdoch.

Finally, a 4,000-year-old family scandal is brewing in Egypt as the Telegraph reports that two mummies, believed to be brothers, actually have different fathers!

By Dheepthika LAURENT

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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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