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