FRENCH PAPERS, Weds. 17/04/13: French papers continue to react to the deadly bombings at the Boston marathon, the first attack on US soil since 9/11. Slate and L’Equipe focus on why sporting events are a prime target for terrorists. Meanwhile, The Huffington Post explores how some internet users are trying to profit from the tragedy.
Papers across the world react to the double bombing at the Boston Marathon. It's unclear for now who is behind the deadly attack but papers point the finger at terrorism. The Boston Globe says "it's a tough blow for a tough town". Meanwhile, social media focus on the more positive things to come out of the tragedy - from blood donors to an outpouring of sympathy from across the country.
French papers this Monday focus on ministerial disclosure of their personal finances. President François Hollande has demanded transparency from his team in the aftermath of the Cahuzac scandal. Jérôme Cahuzac is the former Budget Minister charged with cracking down on tax evasion who spent weeks denying he had a Swiss bank account only to confess and outrage public opinion.
Venezuela is about to elect a new post-Chavez leader. Barring a major upset it will be his heir apparent Nicolas Maduro. On Korea, an analysis in the Jakarta Post argues Beijing has been getting it wrong in its relationship with Pyongyang. Still with Asia, we look at bird flu concerns in China itself. And, The Economist hails the late UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as a 'freedom fighter'.
Le Figaro says Hollande has not done enough to put out the fire of the Cahuzac tax evasion scandal. Some MPs - on left and right - are baulking at one measure: greater disclosure of financial assets. Le Parisien, meanwhile, looks at political lies past and present. And there's street warfare in Paris: one right-wing elected official wants a street named after Margaret Thatcher, a Communist counterpart says 'Non'. He wants one named after Irish Republican hunger striker Bobby Sands.