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An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2010-12-08

Wikileaks: A ripped condom and a world info war

In today’s international press review, we focus on the two Swedish women who accuse Julian Assange of sexual assault. The Wikileaks founder wrote an article in The Australian, saying “Don’t shoot the messenger for revealing uncomfortable truths”. Also in the show: divorce soars in Iran and the most pampered baby in Britain.

Julian Assange is on the front page of several Australian newspapers including The Daily Telepgrah. The Wikileaks founder faces sex charges and risks extradition. He wrote an article in The Australian, insisting the media’s role was to reveal the truth and keep governments honest.
 
Assange has spent the night behind bars in London. He is on the front page of The Independent and The Guardian: “How rape claims sparked the first world info war”.
 
In other news, Haaretz reports about the United States dropping its demands on settlement freeze, that was until now considered a key issue to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
 
Meanwhile in Iran, the number of divorces has tripled in ten years. Read more on this story in The International Herald Tribune.
 
And finally, The Daily Mail wonders if Nicole Davis is Britain’s most pampered baby. Her mother Lisa recovered from a brain tumour and says she was scared of not being able to have a family. So far, she has spent £30,000 on her daughter.
 
NB: Lisa Davis is not a designer, as mentioned in the press review.

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2017-08-17 Donald Trump

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2017-08-16 USA

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2017-08-16 Emmanuel Macron

'Macron: The shadow of a doubt'

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