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Latest update : 2010-03-08

"US: Happy end for Iraq?"

In today’s international press review, we focus on the parliamentary elections in Iraq.

The Parliamentary elections in Iraq have made the front page of many international newspapers today, including The Wall Street Journal, the Independent and Le Figaro.

Despite the wave of violence that killed dozens of people on Sunday, turn out was high...That’s mostly because Sunnis didn’t boycott the elections, unlike in the last Parliamentary elections in 2005.

USA Today gives us two different views about the situation in Iraq. The first opinion piece says Iraq will have a “happy ending, bind together Iraqi people, resolve differences and clear the way for the US to leave in an orderly manner, after a torturous seven year venture.”

On the other hand, the second opinion piece says that Iraq will only achieve peace and stability once US troops get out of the country.

Meanwhile, The International Herald Tribune writes about a new American technique to win the trust of the local population. 40 young women will be deployed next month to accompany men on patrol in the Helmand province. Their mission: assess the population’s need for aid and gather intelligence.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. The China Daily talks about the so-called “work widows”, who are thought to be the poorest people in the country.




And finally, USA Today wonders why “The Hurt Locker” won best picture at the Oscars.

 

By Aurore Cloe DUPUIS

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