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.
French papers all lead with issues surrounding the regional elections in advance of this weekend’s second round of voting. Under the spotlight is the extremely low voter turnout. 53% of the electorate stayed at home. TUESDAY, 16th MARCH, 2010
Washington is upping the tone against Israel over last week’s announcement of 1,600 Jewish housing units in East Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Post leads with the story as does left-leaning daily Haaretz. MONDAY, 15th MARCH, 2010.
The first round of the regional elections delivered a “warning” to the UMP Party, says Le Parisien/Aujourd’hui en France. Meanwhile, the left-leaning paper Libération celebrates the Socialist Party’s result: “Phew!” reads its somewhat biased front-page headline. MONDAY, 15th MARCH, 2010
Hate has no place in the house of God, says Archbishop Desmond Tutu in this morning’s Washington Post. The South African bishop speaks out against a recent wave of anti-homosexual measures in Africa. FRIDAY, 12th MARCH, 2010
This morning’s papers have widespread coverage of the French regional elections which take place this weekend. We also take a a look at a bizarre claim in a new book – did the CIA conduct covertly test the effects of LSD on a southern French village in 1951? FRIDAY, 12th MARCH, 2010