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Emmanuel Macron's 'change-reluctant Gauls' comment sparks outcry

IN THE PAPERS - Friday, August 31: Emmanuel Macron faces a backlash at home for branding the French "Gauls who are resistant to change". Le Parisien denounces "a major communication blunder". Meanwhile in the US, John McCain "delivers a final rebuke to Donald Trump", writes The Washington Post. The president has not been invited to McCain's funeral. We end in New Zealand, where a village is trying to ban cats. The aim is to protect native bird and rodent species. What a cat-astrophe!