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Latest update : 2011-12-21

"Women of Egypt are a red line"

Today's international press roundup focuses on Egypt, after thousands of women took to the streets to march against police brutality. We also look at rising sectarianism in Iraq, and the US row over payroll tax.

Al-Masry Al-Youm says the nascent Egyptian feminist movement should take heart from yesterday's turnout - while al-Ahram says the victims of police brutality are still fighting a propaganda war against the state media.

The New York Times editorial calls on Barack Obama to cancel the 2 billion euro annual subsidy the US gives to Egypt if the army does not leave power. But a controversial Foreign Policy piece argues protesters are as much responsible for violence as the army.

The Guardian says the arrest warrant issued for Iraq's vice president shows that the country is falling into sectarianism - and could soon break up.

The Huffington Post reports on the breakdown of payroll tax talks between Democrats and Republicans - and the bankers who think they have received enough of the blame.

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2017-02-20 Benoit Hamon

'Thanks but no Thanks': French Left candidates bury idea of alliance

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2017-02-17 Donald Trump

'Journalists Whisper at Trump's Crazy Press Conference: 'This Is Insane''

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2017-02-17 Emmanuel Macron

France's Macron causes uproar by calling colonisation 'crime against humanity'

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2017-02-16 Kim Jong-un

London Bankers' Booze Ban: No more day drinking in the City

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Thursday, February 16: The South Korean press point the finger at North Korea after Kim Jong-Nam, the leader's half-brother, is poisoned to death in...

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2017-02-16 François Fillon

Sarkozy advises Fillon: 'Don't isolate yourself'

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Thursday, February 16: Papers focus on scandal-hit conservative presidential candidate François Fillon's lunch with Nicolas Sarkozy. Was Fillon trying to...

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