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Colombia's next president: Duque defeats left-wing Petro in runoff

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Music show: Chiara Civello, Jay-Z and Beyoncé & Solidays festival

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How corruption has damaged Armenia's environment

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THE INTERVIEW

'Changing FARC peace deal would be a huge historical error for Colombia'

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TALKING EUROPE

EU ombudsman: 'Just raising an issue can be sufficient to change things'

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TALKING EUROPE

Trouble in the eurozone: New Italian government puts pressure on establishment

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IN THE PRESS

Celebrations after Mexico's win against Germany prompts 'fan-made' earthquake

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IN THE PRESS

An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2009-11-17

Is Steve Jobs trying to force us to watch adverts?

The Independent reports on a new patent application in the US which reveals that Apple is in the process of copyrighting software which would force consumers to watch or listen to adverts on its products.

The paper reports that many bloggers are furious about the news. One described it as “the most invasive, demeaning, anti-utopian and downright horrible piece of cross-platform software technology that anybody’s ever thought of.”

Should the patent come into use, iPods carrying the feature would be offered at a cut down price.

Other stories in today’s international papers:

China Daily
There’s room for both of us: Obama

South China Morning Post
Cartoon: “Ask not what your country can do for you…ask what it can do for US,” Obama

LA Times
Editorial on Obama’s visit to China

The Washington Post
Editorial on Obama’s visit to China

The Guardian
One man, four frauds…and the mystery of the missing £8m

The Guardian
Not retreating, just reloading: Palin sets sights on new push for the White House

The Irish Times
Irish all report fit for showdown in Paris

The Irish Times
Doyle insists ‘everyone is up for it’


 

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2018-06-18 Colombia

Celebrations after Mexico's win against Germany prompts 'fan-made' earthquake

IN THE PAPERS - Monday, June 18: We look at reactions in Colombia after the country elects conservative Ivan Duque as its new president. In the US, criticism grows from...

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2018-06-15 Yemen

'As Saudis go to war, the crown prince attends a soccer match'

Friday, June 15, 2018: As Saudi paper Arab News celebrates military gains in Yemen, others condemn Saudi Arabia for creating a humanitarian disaster. The New York Times reminds...

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2018-06-14 Russia

World Cup: Why footballers' haircuts show France has real chance of winning

IN THE PAPERS - Thursday, June 14: As the World Cup kicks off, we look at what the Russian papers are saying and the sports pages around the world. France and Italy's diplomatic...

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2018-06-13 Brexit

Social climber: Minnesota raccoon climbs skyscraper, becomes national hero

IN THE PAPERS - Wednesday, June 13: A war of words escalates between France and Italy after Rome refuses to take in a migrant rescue boat carrying over 600 people. In the UK,...

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2018-06-12 Donald Trump

Trump-Kim summit: Smiles, handshakes and a bromance

IN THE PAPERS - Tuesday, June 12: We bring you coverage of the historic summit in Singapore between North Korea's Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump. We look at reactions...

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