Reaction to the G20 deal is on all the front covers this morning - the consensus seems to be it was a success.
Le Figaro (France)
Accord mondial pour un nouveau capitalisme
A global agreement for a new capitalism: they show a wide shot family photo of the leaders.
Le Parisien (France)
L’incroyable success du sommet du G20
An incredible success, they’ve closed in on Obama, Berlusconi and Medvedev…. But cutting out Nicolas Sarkozy.
Un G20 pas vain
A G20 not in vain. It’s actually Liberation that homes in on a prized glance between Sarkozy and Obama.
The money shot seems to be a private moment with Obama
Die Welt (Germany)
Catches Merkel and Obama together.
Moving on to the next big pow wow. The NATO summit begins today , and President Sarkozy has an opportunity to make up for his absence in the key frame of the G20 family shot .
The Anniston Star (Canada)
NATO’s guiding hand
The article asks whether there is “a possible European future for this historic organisation”
They say that four decades after France left NATO it is rejoining the organistation, while the US is becoming more distant. And it suggests Obama is giving Sarkozy a chance to spearhead NATO reform. The US no longer has the time or energy to lead NATO.
Another NATO story out of Canada: Afghan president Hamid Karzai is under pressure to scrap a controversial new Shia family law that critics says violates womens rights. It stipulates that women can’t refuse sex with their husbands, and that they must seek permission to leave the house.
Now the Canadians are chiming in.
The Sudbury Star (Canada)
Proposed shia law cannot be tolerated
They say Canada is up in arms. “Canada has spent more than its fair share in blood and treasure in Afghanistan” - 116 Canadian soldiers are dead, and the government has spent 10 billion dollars on the mission. The editorial says this shia family law threatens to undermine support for the NATO mission. Canadians are fighting “to make all Afghans free” , a mission contradicted by the existence of such a law.