François Fillon likely to stay on as Prime Minister for next 2 years
FRENCH PRESS REVIEW: The satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaîné says the upcoming Government reshuffle in France is unlikely to see a change of Prime Minister. The current Environment Minister, Jean-Louis Borloo had been tipped as the favourite for the top job but the paper claims Sarkozy has now decided to stick with François Fillon. This and other front pages in review of the French papers.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Mon. 10/05/13: Bangladeshi papers react to a deadly fire in a factory that comes soon after the country’s worst industrial accident. Also, the International Herald Tribune reports on Syria’s lost generation in refugee camps, a controversial opera gets banned and a twist in Turkey's "lipstick gate".
FRENCH PAPERS, Fri. 10/05/13: French papers react to François Fillon’s announcement that he plans to run in the 2017 presidential election "no matter what". Also, Libération investigates the use of chemical weapons in Syria and L’Humanité takes a closer look at Chairman Mao’s controversial granddaughter.
IN THE WORLD PAPERS, Thurs. 09/05/13: International papers focus on the upcoming elections in Pakistan, rumours a controversial arms deal is underway between Russia and Syria, the other Cleveland hero and the retirement of Manchester United manager Sir. Alex Ferguson.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Weds. 08/05/13: International papers focus oh the three young women found alive after vanishing about a decade ago in Cleveland and the neighbour who helped save them. Slate says it’s a shame his heroism is being overshadowed by the public’s desire to laugh at his "colorful" interview. Also, a war of words between China and the US over cyber-espionage, and the resistance begins against Google Glasses, months before their release.
FRENCH PAPERS, Weds. 08/05/13: François Hollande has given an interview to Paris Match where he alludes to the possibility of a government reshuffle. Aujourd'hui en France says this is a message to the French people that he hears their concern, and a warning to ministers to shape up. Although Hollande claims no minister is immune, Le Figaro says several ministers are "untouchable" and unlikely to get the boot.