Major news items in leading French newspapers

PARIS, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- The following are major news items in leading French newspapers on Thursday.

Le Figaro

Growth: Hollande to the wall

Faced with a sharp slowdown in the economy and the risk of deflation, the government must review its forecasts downward. Hollande could be forced to pass up the deficits and request a new deadline from Brussels.



Queen Bacall passes away

American actress Lauren Bacall, inseparable from Humphrey Bogart, died Tuesday at 89.


Les Echos

Real estate: why low rates change all

At 2.70 percent in July, the mortgage rate has reached a historical low. Good news for borrowers, but not for the banks.


Le Parisien

Ribery leaves national team

At 31, Franck Ribery announced retirement from his international career. This marks the end of a complicated history with the Bleus.