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“The international community is losing the war in Afghanistan”

In an exclusive interview with Le Monde, Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari claims the international community is losing the war in Afghanistan. We take a look at this interview as well as a report in The Guardian on London-based PR firms who are increasingly giving advice to dubious regimes around the world and a report in the New York Times on the exhumation of Simon Bolivar in Venezuela. WEDNESDAY, 4th AUGUST 2010

Articles in today’s international press review:
 
Le Monde : “The international community is losing the war in Afghanistan”
 
New York Times: “Building a New History by Exhuming Bolívar”
 
The Guardian: “PR firms make London world capital of reputation laundering”
 
Daily Telegraph: “Irish gorilla Kesho drafted in as 'surrogate' husband and father at London Zoo”
 
The Independent: “Can she handle a new gorilla in her midst?”  

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