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Latest update : 2012-07-27

The face of Syria's future?

The ongoing crisis in Syria is dominating most of the international headlines; with no diplomatic solution on the horizon, many are looking to an opposition-based alternative. Meanwhile, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is on a state visit to the UK, where British tabloids have wasted no time in flagging up his gaffes.

French daily LE MONDE has an interview with Syrian exile Ayman Abdel Nour, a former member of the Baath party. He says that Bashar al-Assad is ready to destroy Damascus to save his own skin. 

The British paper THE INDEPENDENT is already looking towards a post-Assad future, with an article about the "former golden boy" of the regime, Manaf Tlass.
 
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL is also tipping Tlass as a possible leader, although they underline his links to the Assad dynasty as a possible obstacle.
 
THE TELEGRAPH reveals that Mitt Romney’s visit to the UK included a briefing from the head of the Intelligence services, a rare privilege for someone who is not a head of state.
 
And THE DAILY MAIL revels in Romney’s gaffes, saying that even Conservative MPs found the Republican leader "charmless".

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear

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2017-03-01 Donald Trump

'Don't be fooled by 'Optimistic Trump''

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 01.03.17: Join us as we take a look at reactions in the press and online to Donald Trump's first major address to Congress. Trump called for unity...

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2017-02-28 Syria

'We are Deniz'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 28.02.17: Arabic language papers focus on the latest UN-backed Syrian peace talks in Geneva. Many are pessimistic and say this fourth round is...

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2017-02-28 François Fillon

Fillon and Copé bury the hatchet over some cheese

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 28.02.17: With the presidential election less than two months away, conservative candidate François Fillon buries the hatchet with one of his former...

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2017-02-27 Oscars (Academy Awards)

White House silence over Kansas bar shooting angers India

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Thursday, February 27: Politicised, anticlimactic and finally, inclusive, this year's Academy Awards ceremony was anything but ordinary. And in India,...

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2017-02-27 Oscars (Academy Awards)

Oscars: Not so white anymore, but very political

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Monday, February 27: There's a lot of focus on the ongoing legal headaches for two of the French presidential candidates: François Fillon and Marine le...

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