British media “in full hysteria mode” over royal engagement
INTERNATONAL PAPERS, Wednesday, 17.11.2010 : It’s William and Kate, Kate and William all over the front pages of the British press this morning on the day after the second in line to the British throne announced his engagement. This and Ireland’s woes as well as confusion over a mosque that turned out to be a church in the US…in today’s international press review.
The Washington Post has published the second and third parts in a three-part investigation into the out-of-control sprawl of security and intelligence agencies in the US since 9/11. Part Two focuses on the excessive reliance on private contractors for some of the government’s most sensitive activities. The third part details how intelligence operations are spread across the US in the greatest secrecy. This and other stories in today’s international press review: WEDNESDAY, 21st JULY 2010
According to the satirical weekly The Canard Enchaîné, Liliane Bettencourt’s former accountant who claims that the L’Oréal heiress gave illegal donations to politicians was given €400,000 by Bettencourt’s estranged daughter. The revelations continue in a drama that has gripped France. WEDNESDAY, 21st JULY 2010
The Washington Post has conducted a two-year investigation into the growth of the US security and intelligence industry. According to this probe, over 800,000 people now have top security clearance across the United States! But the paper concludes that the intelligence services are not any more efficient, since there is simply too much information out there. This and other stories in today’s international press review: TUESDAY, 20th JULY 2010
The Tour de France was abuzz with controversy yesterday as Andy Schleck of Luxembourg lost the yellow jersey to Alberto Contador of Spain. Contador snuck ahead, taking advantage of a moment of bad luck for Schleck when the chain came off his bike. Papers say it doesn’t respect the spirit of “fair play”. This and other stories in today’s French press review: TUESDAY, 20th JULY 2010