El Pais (Spain)
Zapatero anuncia "batalla" para estar en la cumbre financiera mundial
Zapatero launches battle to scale heights of world finance
The Spanish daily reports on domestic credibility woes for PM José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. With Spain belonging to neither the G8 group of leading economies, nor the G5 group of emerging ones, he’s been left out in the cold as major powers debate the future of world finance.
Le Figaro (France)
Grenelle : union nationale derrière Borloo
Grenelle: national unity behind Borloo
The centre-right daily reports on the French parliament’s resounding endorsement for a series of green measures known as the “Grenelle for the environment.” Ecology minister Jean-Louis Borloo hopes the plans will spur Europe towards meeting its target of cutting harmful emissions by 20% by 2020.
Corriere della Sera (Italy)
Clima, da Sarkozy stop al Italia: 'irresponsabile fermare'
Sarkozy warns 'irresponsible' Italy against blocking climate plan
The Italian paper reports on French President Nicolas Sarkozy's anger over Italy’s bid to block the EU-wide emissions target. Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi says it could harm the economy and that he refuses to be bound by decisions made by a previous government.
The Independent (UK)
Goods traded through Kashmir pass after 60 years
The UK daily reports on easing relations between India and Pakistan, with the symbolic passage of goods lorries across the ‘Line of Control' in Kashmir.
The Guardian (UK)
Arriving soon: atheist bus campaign gets off to a flying start
The UK daily reports on the overnight success of an atheist publicity campaign, backed by scientist Richard Dawkins, on London's buses. The move was the response of one of the paper's columnists to a growth in religious advertising on the city's public transport network.