Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

REPORTERS

Argentina: The Kirchner era

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Tunisia presidential elections: Final day of campaigning ahead of Sunday's vote

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Holiday season: celebrating a secular Christmas

Read more

#THE 51%

Are toys really us?

Read more

ENCORE!

Child brides, the people of Syria and New York’s homeless

Read more

FOCUS

Video: Pakistan in mourning after school massacre

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Kenya: Security law approved despite disruptions in Parliament

Read more

DEBATE

Wrecked Rouble: Putin Defiant as Currency Tumbles (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Wrecked Rouble: Putin Defiant as Currency Tumbles (part 1)

Read more

Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

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.

 

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2014-12-19 Cuba

'Castro's hipster apologists want to keep Cuba authentically poor'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 19.12.14: International papers continue to focus on the historic move between the US and Cuba to restore full diplomatic relations. The Daily Beast...

Read more

2014-12-19 Cuba

Cuban Diaspora divided along generational lines

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 19.12.14: French papers are still focusing on that historic move between the US and Cuba to restore full diplomatic relations. Communist paper L'Humanité is...

Read more

2014-12-18 Cuba

Cuba-USA: 'A roll of the dice'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 18.12.14: Papers in the US and Cuba react to that historic move to restore full diplomatic relations. The New York Times applauds this decision to...

Read more

2014-12-18 Cuba

The 'Caribbean Wall' is starting to crumble

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 18.12.14: The leading story in France today is the historic move between the US and Cuba to restore full diplomatic relations. Will the economic embargo be...

Read more

2014-12-17 Pakistan

Russians take economic crisis in stride with black humour

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 17.12.14: The leading story in the French papers, as it is around the world, is yesterday's deadly Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar in north-western...

Read more