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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 : 2010-08-24

Release of Spanish hostages by AQMI “a lesson for French secret services”

In this morning’s El Pais, an interview with the mediator who oversaw the release of two Spanish hostages held by Al Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQMI). He says France’s approach in a raid targeting AQMI last month put the lives of all the hostages in danger and could have led to the death of the two Spaniards as well as Frenchman Michel Germaneau who perished at the hands of the terrorist group. This and other stories in today’s international press review: TUESDAY, 24th AUGUST 2010

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Articles in today’s international press review:
 
El Pais: Interview with the mediator who helped free two Spanish hostages. He is critical of France’s secret services.
 
Aftonbladet (Sweden): Interview with Sweden’s Chief Prosecutor over the withdrawn rape charges concerning Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange.
 
Wall Street Journal: eden's Chief Prosecutor to Probe Allegation Against WikiLeaks Founder
 
The New York Times: Translation problems between Swedish and English.
 
International Herald Tribune: “Swedes mount the barricades, civilly”
 
Daily Mail: The death of “thank you””
 

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