INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Thursday, 25.11.2010: Yesterday, Paddy Power bookmakers passed out Ireland's big banks to become the country's largest financial institution - a fitting metaphor for the gambling that has brought the country's economy to its knees. The Irish Independent has calculated each household will be nearly €4,600 a year worse off by the end of the Government’s rescue plan.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Fri. 07/06/13: The Guardian and Washington Post reveal an undercover operation codenamed "Prism", whereby the US has secretly been collecting private data from internet giants like AOL, Google and Facebook. Does this mean an end to privacy as we know it? Or is it a necessary sacrifice for a more convenient, efficient and safe life?
FRENCH PAPERS, Fri. 07/06/13: The death of 18-year-old left-wing activist Clément Méric dominates the French papers today. He was killed after a fight with a skinhead gang in the centre of Paris. Was this a fight that went badly wrong, or is it proof of a rise in far-right violence France should be concerned about? Papers are divided on the issue. Also, the Huffington Post explores why Fred Perry is a brand popular with extremist groups on both left and right.
IN THE PAPERS INTERNATIONAL - Thurs. 06/06/13: A victory for Bashar al-Assad in Syria could give him a boost in morale that may scupper planned peace talks. The papers also look at a major reshuffle in Obama's national security team and the woman behind a symbolic, viral photo in Turkey.
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 06/06/13: French papers focus on chemical weapons in Syria, an explosive reform of the state pension system in the works, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, François Fillon's presidential ambitions, feminism in Tunisia and sexism in Japan.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Weds. 05/06/13: Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan is facing massive street protests...but what about his supporters? The Guardian interviews people in a conservative neighborhood of Istanbul where some say Turkey owes everything to Erdogan. Meanwhile, Slate says tear gas is the unifying force of the opposition. And China marks the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown in silence.