The French papers say tension is high in Washington this week as the US Congress weighs up whether to authorise strikes in Syria or not. US President Barack Obama and his French counterpart François Hollande have cooled their positions, a move that has won support but also earned them criticism for lacking the influence to press on. Meanwhile, Pope Francis objects to an intervention and looks to build support for a pacifist solution.
Le Figaro: Hamlet in the White House
Libération: The reluctant Warrior
Libération: Pope Francis condemns war http://www.france24.com/en/press-review
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