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Latest update : 2010-09-07

Obama on campaign trail

American papers are looking at the campaign for the mid-term elections on 2nd November. The Washington Post highlights Obama’s bid to promote himself as pro-business and a commentator in The International Herald Tribune draws parallels with Franklin D. Roosevelt’s mid-term campaign in 1938. These and other stories in today’s international press review: TUESDAY, 7TH SEPTEMBER 2010

 

Articles in today’s international press review:
 
The Washington Post:  “Obama to call for business tax credit” Report on $100 billion tax credit to boost research and development. Republicans say President is “flailing” around on the economy.
 
USA Today: “Party in Power Could Be in Peril” Profiles voter disaffection ahead of mid-terms.
 
International Herald Tribune: “1938 in 2010” Op-ed writer Paul Krugman draws parallels with the FDR campaign in 1938 and the dilemma Obama now faces, with Americans not willing to believe the government machine can deliver on jobs.
 
Sydney Morning Herald: “Abbott in final bid to cut deal” Australian coalition government negotiations went down to the last hour with Julia Gillard, not Tony Abbott, gaining the support of key independent MPs.
 
Sydney Morning Herald: “Trio to get their wishes on changes to Parliament” Concessions included a reduced question time in parliament, down to 45 minutes.
 
New Zealand Herald: “Heartbreak in the rubble” Shop owners see their businesses demolished as after shocks hit Christchurch.
 
New Zealand Herald: “All Black coach likely to lose his family home” All Blacks deputy coach is picking up the pieces after his home is hit by quake.
 
The Independent: “Investigation on Honour Killings by Robert Fisk” In-depth four-page investigation into honour killings worldwide by one of the world’s most-respected journalists.
 
 
Il Mattino: “Incubo sakineh, lapidata venderdi” Sakineh case draws attention worldwide. The Iranian woman could be stoned on Friday. Italy’s Foreign Minister is quoted as saying that no decision in Tehran has been taken on her fate.

 

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