FRENCH PAPERS, Tues. 09 /04/13: Controversial in life, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher continues to provoke mixed reactions after her death. French papers are divided over her legacy. Left-leaning Libération says "Thatcherism" is responsible for today’s economic woes. Right-leaning Figaro says France needs a leader like Thatcher.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Weds. 08/04/13: International papers focus on sectarian clashes in Egypt between Muslims and Copts, the risk of an outbreak of bird flu in China, a "compliment" Obama made that critics say was sexist, and Beyonce and Jay Z’s controversial anniversary trip to Cuba.
FRENCH PAPERS, Weds. 08/04/13: Left-leaning Libération causes a stir by claiming the Elysée Palace is in a panic over rumours that another minister could have a secret bank account in Switzerland...and that would be Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. Fabius has strongly denied these claims. It’s unclear why Libération would decide to put an unconfirmed rumour on its front page.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Friday 5 April. It's involved 80 journalists from across the globe and a year-long investigation into the opaque world of tax havens. The result: more than 100,000 names linked to offshore bank accounts. In this special International Press Review we speak to the one of the people leading the investigation, the Guardian's Investigations Editor, David Leigh.
FRENCH PAPERS, Friday 05/04/13. There are plenty of scandals for the French press to chew over this Friday. The left-leaning Libération calls the French president "a man under siege" following a series of tax haven scandals; Le Figaro judges that François Hollande is at a "dead end" and must act to stem the tide of public anger; and Le Monde reveals the world’s 96 tax havens that could be concealing more than 20 trillion euros...tax free.