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French press review 15 December 2014

Former US president George W Bush and former vice president Dick Cheney are described as “Torturers”.

French weekly magazines review 14 December 2014

What’s wrong with France’s schools? Why is Europe’s own GPS satellite so slow to take off? Can a computer program predict the future?

French press review 13 December 2014

Should politicians be outed? Is French artistic production under threat? How do France’s letters get delivered? And is homework good for school students?

After the suicide attack on the French Lycée Istiqlal in Kabul
11/12/2014 - Afghanistan - France

Suicide bomber hits French school in Kabul

Several people have been killed and a number of others injured in a suicide bombing in a French-sponsored school in Kabul that also houses a French cultural centre.

Cameroon disabled fight for education rights
11/12/2014 - International report

Cameroon disabled fight for education rights

In Cameroon living with a physical disability makes attending school particularly difficult. Very few provisions are made by the education authorities for the physically impaired.

French press review 10 December 2014

Does France have a shadow president? Will the Socialists be split asunder by the “Macron law”? Will the growing rich-poor gap harm the world economy?
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (3rd R) greets young women activists whom she invited to the Nobel award ceremony
10/12/2014 - Report: Nobel award ceremony

Malala, Kailash in Oslo for Nobel prize award along with Modiano, Tirole

Nobel Peace Prize laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were in the Norwegian capital Oslo on Wednesday for the official Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony.

French press review 9 December 2014

There are lots of numbers on this morning's French front pages . . .

French company fights illiteracy
12/11/2014 - On-the-spot France

French company fights illiteracy

School is mandatory in France until the age of 16 and everyone presumably has been taught to read, write and do basic maths. But an estimated one in 15 people is functionally illiterate.