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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.

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Latest update : 2014-07-23

Was the UN chief’s speech in Tel Aviv really a 'shameful message'?

A call for the Israeli army to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and in Europe the Daily Mail blames France and Germany for not reining in Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Strong stuff in today’s press review:

Jerusalem Post: UN Shameful

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon pressed Israel and Hamas to put an end to an increasingly bloody conflict in Gaza. The Jerusalem Post calls his speech, “A Shameful Message.”

Jordan Times

The Jordan Times says Israel is quietly preparing to reoccupy Gaza – for good.

Peace Prize

On the contrary, argues Israel’s ambassador to the US. The Times of Israel reports on his view that Israeli forces have been so restrained and humane, that they should be up for the Nobel Peace Prize.

EU fails to agree on sanctions against Russia...but line is increasingly hawkish

In Europe, the Financial Times reports that foreign ministers have yet to impose tougher sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

France & Germany fail to bring Russia into line

Simon Heffer in the Daily Mail says that’s because countries like France and Germany are putting their own economies ahead of human lives.

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2014-10-22 Total

French papers pay tribute to Christophe de Margerie

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 22.10.14: There's lots of emotion in the French press as papers pay tribute to former Total CEO Christophe de Margerie following his death in a plane crash....

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2014-10-22 Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius and the lone walk to prison

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 22.10.14: Papers across the world focus on the sentencing of South African Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius. Opinions are split over the fairness...

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2014-10-21 Indonesia

Jokowi: 'A new hope' for Indonesia

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 21.10.14: In Indonesia, Joko Widodo's arrival in the presidential palace after a peaceful transition is celebrated as a confirmation of the country's...

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2014-10-21 Total

Christophe de Margerie, a jovial and strategic boss

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 21.10.14: Papers focus on the sudden death of Total’s CEO Christophe de Margerie after his private plane crashed in Moscow yesterday. Le Monde pays tribute...

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2014-10-20 France

Aubry adds to Hollande's woes

There’s more division within the ruling Socialist Party. This time Lille Mayor Martine Aubry has said party rebels are right about the direction the party should go in, Hollande...

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