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Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

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Latest update : 2011-03-14

Japan: a nuclear time bomb

In today’s international press review, we focus on the crisis in Japan. The country was hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake followed by a tsunami on Friday. The death toll could exceed 10,000. Moreover, many fear an atomic leak after two explosions occurred at a nuclear power plant...

 

The crisis in Japan is on the front page of most newspapers this morning, including the International Herald Tribune, The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal (Europe).
Meanwhile, the Japanese newspaper Asahi focuses on the town of Onagawa which has been completely cut off from the rest of the world.
 
The Japan Times reports about a rumor spreading on the internet.
 
This morning, another explosion occurred in a second reactor at Fukushima plant and many fear a radioactive leak. Le Soir, Abendzeitung and The Hindu all report about the nuclear threat.
 
According to the China Daily, the crisis comes as the nuclear industry is growing.
 
And finally, The Time talkand The Daily Telegraph (Australia) focus on safety regulations.

 

By Aurore Cloe DUPUIS

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2014-08-21 Journalism

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