INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 05/12/13: International papers focus on plans to push back the retirement age in the UK, Brazil's security plans for the World Cup, relations between Washington and Beijing and China's panda diplomacy.
FRENCH PAPERS, Thurs. 05/12/13: French papers focus on unrest in the Central African Republic as France waits for the green light to send soldiers there. Also, where do you draw the line between transparency and the right for the French President to be private about his or her health?
INTERNATIONAL PRESS – Weds. 04/12/13: Unrest in Ukraine continues to grab headlines across the world. What options do Ukrainians have? Also, papers explore deep structural problems in Thailand, fears of a second civil war in Syria and an unlikely finalist in the TV show "Arabs got Talent".
FRENCH PRESS – Weds. 04/12/13: French papers largely focus on France’s poor score in the OECD’s latest education report. French students are doing worse in maths now than they were 10 years ago. The big question of the day is: why is France flunking?
We look at newspaper coverage on the situation in Syria after the UN says it has "massive evidence" implicating Bashar al-Assad in war crimes. And at the Ukraine, where the English-language paper The Kyiv Post is saying that President Viktor Yanukovich has little way out of the crisis he sparked in rejecting an EU trade pact. Meanwhile, Bob Dylan is not "Blowin' in the wind" in France, he's causing a hurricane.