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Major news items in leading French newspapers

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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.

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Liberation

Queen Bacall passes away

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

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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.

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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.

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