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ACROSS AFRICA

Displaced people in South Sudan suffer from untreated mental disorders

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EYE ON AFRICA

Somalian President asks Al Shabaab to lay down their weapons

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THE DEBATE

Borderline Politics: US-Mexico relations hit a wall (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Borderline Politics: US-Mexico relations hit a wall (part 2)

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FOCUS

Arms race: Delegations eye lucrative deals at Abu Dhabi military fair

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FRENCH CONNECTIONS

France's Salon de l'Agriculture: Celebrating a struggling sector

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Brazil: Carnival in a time of crisis

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ENCORE!

A long way from home: 'Lion' stars Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel hit the red carpet

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IN THE PAPERS

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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