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Latest update : 2010-05-27

CIA planned gay sex tape of Saddam Hussein

The Guardian and the Washington Post report that CIA officials planned to shoot a fake video of the Saddam Hussein “cavorting with an adolescent boy” in a bid to destabilise his regime. This and other stories in today’s international press review: THURSDAY, 27th MAY 2010

Articles in today’s international press review:
 
Dong-a Ilbo (South Korea): Editorial: “Response to ‘Tension Risk’”
 
New York Times: “U.S. Stands With an Ally, Eager for China to Join the Line”
 
Wall Street Journal: “How we created the first synthetic cell”
 
China Daily: “Kung Fu needs ideas to fly into the future”
 
The Guardian: "CIA's secret Iraq weapon revealed: a Saddam gay sex tape"

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2016-07-25 Democrats (USA)

As Democrats gather, Russian subplot sparks intrigue

IN THE INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Monday, July 25th: The German attacker who blew himself up in Ansbach was a 27-year-old Syrian asylum seeker with a history of mental problems....

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2016-07-25 Bernard Cazeneuve

Bernard Cazeneuve, the political punching bag

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Monday, 25th July: Did the government fail to ensure proper security on July 14th? The plot thickens as Le Figaro says French Interior Minister Bernard...

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2016-07-22 Donald Trump

'Donald Trump's speech was just another scam'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 22.07.16: Stateside, papers react to Donald Trump's much-anticipated speech to the nation at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. He...

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2016-07-22 Truck attack in Nice

Cazeneuve at the heart of Nice security controversy

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 22.07.16: Papers are continuing to react to the aftermath of last week’s Nice attack. Yesterday, left-leaning daily Libération alleged numerous security...

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2016-07-21 Donald Trump

Can 'generic Republican' Mike Pence save the party?

IN THE INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thursday, July 21: The US reacts to Mike Pence's nomination as Donald Trump's running mate. Vox calls him a replacement-level Republican whose...

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