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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 : 2010-01-05

The US wants to create a better no-fly list

Amid the recent terrorist scare, the United States is developing a better no-fly list, which currently includes members of Congress, and even babies. Also, the Herald Sun reports, smacking your child might make it become more successful.

New US security guidelines require a closer look at people from 14 countries, including Pakistan, Nigeria and Yemen. Other countries have jumped on the band wagon, accepting these guidelines as well.
But, officials from some of these countries said the list was offensive…
At the same time…”The Washington Post” reports, that the US is developing a better no-fly list. What is a no-fly list? It’s a list of names of people that are not allowed to fly. To generate the list, authorities use racial and religious profiling…
The problem is that if a person on that list has the same name as you, you are not allowed to take the plane either. That’s the case for members of Congress and even babies.
The article says authorities want a way for travelers to check if they’re on that list to avoid unpleasant surprises at the airport.
The author doesn’t mean a website but that people should be able to go to embassies or airport security offices, saying actually dangerous people would probably avoid those places

The election battle in the British parliament has begun.
"The Independent" reports that the two main parties spent Monday insulting each other.
Taxes and public spending are causing much debate, and the paper says neither Labour nor the Tories are being upfront with the public.
Actually, neither really have a plan to reduce the deficit. So they are trying to avoid the topic.
The author says, it’s a bit sad that neither party is really taking a stand because election time is when you should be able to talk about important issues.
They have four month to come up with a better answer, then it’s election time.

She was called the Widow of the Resistance
Freya von Moltke has died at age 98 from a viral infection.
She was fighting against the Nazis during World War II. Her Husband Helmut James von Moltke was the co-founder of the anti-Nazi Kreisau Circle.He was executed for being part of the resistance…she wasn’t arrested until 1944 on false pretenses.
The couple would hold the meeting on their estate.
An estate that after the war…was where Poland and Germany held their reconciliation

This is an interesting article in the "Herald Sun" saying children smacked by their parents become more successful. The article quotes a survey from Michigan. It found that out of 2600, the 75 percent that were smacked between the ages of 2 and 6 were more successful.
But careful, the article does say that if you spank your kids after the age of 12 it can have more negative effect
And the Australian Childhood Foundation says hitting is NEVER acceptable.

By Carla WESTERHEIDE

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