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Latest update : 2010-06-22

US indirectly paying Afghan warlords

As usual, we take a look at newspaper coverage of the World Cup on the day that France meets South Africa in what will likely be the last match in the competition for both countries. Elsewhere we look at the Washington Post which covers an emerging scandal in the US over indirect payments to Afghan warlords by the American military. TUESDAY, 22nd JUNE 2010

Articles in today’s international press review:
 
Washington Post: “U.S. indirectly paying Afghan warlords as part of security contract”
 
Christian Science Monitor: “Supreme Court ruling barring aid to terrorist groups: why some lament it”
 
Times (South Africa): “Back Bafana to the end, back the World Cup all the way”
 
Marca (Spain): “Don’t say goal
 
O Jogo (Portugal):
 
Tribune de Génève (Switzerland): “Between anger and disappointment, Switzerland hasn’t yet lost everything”

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