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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 : 2010-05-19

Brazil and Turkey’s deal with Iran fails to convince big powers

The New York Times’ editorial welcomes news that the US, Europe, Russia and China will press ahead with sanctions against Iran, saying “we are sure there is no chance of reining in Iran’s nuclear ambitions without sustained unified pressure by the major powers.” This and other articles in today’s international press review: WEDNESDAY, 19th MAY 2010

Articles in today’s international press review:

New York Times: The paper’s editorial says Brazil and Turkey were “played by Iran”, like everyone else and that it is to be welcomed that the ‘big powers’ are pressing ahead with sanctions.

Financial Times: The British daily says “history suggests emerging powers are often diplomatic failures”, this in reference to Turkey and Brazil’s nuclear deal with Teheran.

Teheran Times: “Response to Teheran nuclear deal”

Bangkok Post: Its outdated headline reads “Peace talks offer put on the table”. This morning, the Thai Army stepped up its efforts against the Red Shirts.

Le Figaro: “The duel of the Miliband brothers to lead Labour”

The Independent: “Matthew Norman: Brothers at war – it's a Jewish thing”

 

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