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.
International editorials all have advice for Obama and his hopes to close Guantanamo, this as many of its inmates go on hunger strike. In the wake of the collapse of a textile factory in Bangladesh, the pope condemns "slave labour" working conditions and called for more job stability. And as the UK goes to the polls in local elections, the Eurosceptic UKIP party makes a tasteless joke, with a little help from Photoshop.
Former Interior Minister Claude Guéant is back in the headlines: he’s accused of laundering money for Nicolas Sarkozy’s presidential campaign. Le Figaro has an interview from the man who escaped the Taliban - the former French hostage tells his story. And Uruguayan scientists develop a genetically modified breed of sheep that glows in the dark.
WORLD PAPERS, Wednesday 1 May 2013: Obama is ready to provide "lethal arms" to Syria, according to The Washington Post; Bangladesh’s Daily Star says this May 1st Labour Day is a chance to reflect on how the country can improve working conditions; and the UK’s Independent cries "fowl" as artists propose putting a giant blue cockerel in London’s Trafalgar Square.
FRENCH PAPERS, Wednesday 1 May 2013: International Workers’ Day is a common theme among most French and world headlines this Wednesday. Le Croix talks about the divide between France’s two biggest labour unions; the Huffington Post says this split is one of the reasons that this May 1st will be Marine Le Pen’s "Day of Glory"; and Bangladesh’s Daily Star asks: have working conditions improved there over the past century? The answer: an unequivocal NO.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Tues. 30/04/13: US papers react to Jason Collins’ coming out on the front page of Sports Illustrated. He’s the first openly gay male athlete who is still active in a major American sports team. Also, Dutch papers react to Queen Beatrix’s abdication and it's a victorious day for bee activists in the European Union.