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Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2014-05-12

France in hot water for selling warships to Russia

The French papers are observing international affairs today, the ongoing tensions in Ukraine in particular. Le Monde reports on US frustration with France as it goes ahead with a major defence contract with Russia, and Libération decries the "masquerade" of a referendum in the east of Ukraine.

Le Monde reports on the French contracts with Russia, which will go ahead - in spite of the West's attempts to pressure Russia with sanctions. 

Liberation says the referendum in the east of Ukraine was a charade. 

Back in France, Liberation looks at how French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is trying to please the left of his party while cutting taxes, by exempting the country's poorest families from income tax.

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'How can you say that Charlie Hebdo is racist if you don’t speak French?'

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2015-04-30 Central African Republic

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