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Latest update : 2010-03-05

Ban Ki Moon at the Oscars

This morning, we have a look at two books: Blair's memoirs due out next September and a new edition of the notoriously difficult James Joyce work, Finnegan's Wake. Also, same-sex marriage in Washington D.C. and Ban Ki Moon's scheduled appearance at the Oscars! FRIDAY, 5th MARCH, 2010

In today's international papers, we look at Ban Ki Moon who is attending the Oscars! The UN Secretary General will be schmoozing with the stars, we read in this morning's The Independent. Why? He wants Hollywood directors and scriptwriters to depict the UN in a more positive ligh. UN staff are tired of seeing the organisation depicted as an ineffectual, out of touch bureacracy.

 

Hollywood cameras were banned from the UN until 2005, when Syndey Pollock managed to persuade the UN to open its doors for his film "The Interpretor" which was the first adn so far the only film to be made at UN headquarters in New York.

 

Other stories in today's international papers:

 

The Independent: "The £4.6m question: Is Tony Blair's 'Journey' worth the advance?"

The Washington Post: Same-sex marriage comes to Washington D.C.

The Irish Times: "9,000 changes in amended 'Finnegan's Wake'"

By James CREEDON

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