In the press

All I want for Christmas ...

Stock-taking time for Hollande as he holds his last cabinet meeting of the year. The French papers focus on his pledge to reverse the rise in unemployment. Will that promise be realised? One cartoon shows him with a Christmas present saying that is all he wants. Also, Hollande expresses 'sincere regrets' after a gaffe on Algeria. And we look at Libé's coverage of Mikhail Khodorkovsky's release.

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Get the France 24 press review on your iPhone or become a fan on Facebook. Some articles from today’s French press review:

Le Parisien:  "Will Hollande win his jobs gamble?"
Les Echos: "Hollande in an impasse"
Le Parisien: "The little joke that has angered Algiers"
And Libération describes Khodorkovsky’s release as something out of a Cold War thriller

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