FRENCH PAPERS, Tuesday, 30.11.2010: Le Monde was one of the five papers around the world that got their hands on the latest release of Wikileaks documents. We look at the French flagship paper's analysis of American diplomacy based on the leaks. Also, Ségolène Royal has announced she will seek the Socialist Party's nomination for the 2012 Presidential election. Finally, will Indonesia move its capital city now that Jakarta is so overcrowed?
WORLD PAPERS, Friday 24 May: British papers continue their coverage of the brutal murder of a soldier in London; the New York Times looks at opposition to a new ruling that will allow openly gay youths to join the US Boy Scouts; and it's a big news day for "Olive Oil Times", with new olive oil rules on the EU agenda.
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS, Friday 24 May; Libération questions how security forces can guard against "lone wolf" terrorists; Le Figaro criticises the French president for "waxing lyrical" at a Social Democratic Party convention in Germany; and Aujourd'hui en France has an exclusive interview with businessman Bernard Tapie, who claims "I only have 100 million euros left!"
IN THE WORLD PAPERS, Thursday 23 May: British papers are dominated by the brutal murder of a man in south-east London. The Telegraph interviews one passer-by who tried to get the suspects to put down their weapons. Also, The New York Times looks at declining drone strikes over the past 3 years and The Guardian looks at why French TV programmes are a gamble for UK broadcasters.
FRENCH PAPERS, Thurs. 23 May: One lady graces the front pages of most papers this Thursday: IMF chief Christine Lagarde. Libération carries a profile of her on the day she answers questions on alleged involvement in fraud; The Huffington Post has all the details of the case itself. Meanwhile, Aujourd’hui en France looks at the role of French jihadi fighters in Syria; and could your child identify an artichoke? According to the same paper, not enough French kids can!
International papers are speculating on the upcoming elections in Iran, after former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is excluded from the vote. Columnists in the US are still up in arms over attacks on press freedoms, in the wake of a wiretapping scandal involving the Department of Justice and the Associated Press. And a high-altitude phone call lands one mountaineer in big trouble in Nepal.