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Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

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Latest update : 2010-05-21

Synthetic cells: “the implications are so huge as to be scarcely believed”

Papers around the world lead this morning with the first test-tube example of artificial life, developed by American scientist Craig Venter. The implications are huge but ethical questions have been raised. We also look at the latest showdown between the Koreas, the sentencing of a gay couple to 14 years in prison in Malawi and Britain’s decision to investigate torture and rendition. FRIDAY, 21 MAY 2010

 

Articles in today’s international papers:
 
Dong-a Ilbo (South Korea): “Times for resolute action” (editorial)
 
New York Times: "Gay Couple in Malawi Get Maximum Sentence of 14 Years in Prison"
 
The Independent: "Synthetic cell is a giant leap for science, and could be bigger still for mankind"
 
The Guardian: “Torture claims investigation ordered by William Hague”

 

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