In today's French newspapers- celebrities launch an appeal against the stoning of an Iranian woman, President Sarkozy's security policy comes under fire on both left and right, and France's swimmers clean up at the European Championship.
The Independent in the UK asks why the response to Pakistan’s plight is slower to that of Haiti’s after the devastating earthquake there. We also look at Pakistani reaction to the international aid effort. This and other stories in today’s international press review: FRIDAY, 13th AUGUST 2010
In today's French press review, we look at Le Monde which reports on UN criticism of France for rising racism. Also, left-leaning Libération and right-leaning Le Figaro disagree on whether drug-consumption clinics should be opened in France, this after the Prime Minister François Fillon voiced his opposition to the idea. FRIDAY, 13th AUGUST 2010
Drained peat bogs caught up in Russia’s fires could burn for ten times as long as regular forest fires, says this morning’s International Herald Tribune. China Daily leads with the risk of further rains in regions affected by mudslides. Other stories: marauding “monks” in Inner Mongolia, prehistoric Lucy’s diet and how not to spell “school”! THURSDAY, 12th AUGUST 2010
Despite France’s latest footballing failure in a friendly against Norway, the papers remain upbeat. We look at the headlines and some analysis. Also on the front pages, natural catastrophes from Russia to India…These and other stories in today’s French press review: THURSDAY, 12th AUGUST 2010