FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 22.10.13: Le Monde claims the US has been spying on France. It’s the first chapter of the paper’s collaboration with journalist Glen Greenwald, who originally revealed the NSA’s spying program for The Guardian. Also, Brittany struggles economically and Le Parisien reveals that businesses are hiring cheap temp workers from Eastern Europe in shady circumstances.
Britain is about to build its first nuclear reactor in 20 years, but with the help of France and China. The Daily Telegraph bemoans the loss of Britain's nuclear pre-eminence but sees a bright future for nuclear power. Meanwhile, lobbyists in Washinton vie for pole position as the race to get a slice of the next federal budget starts, The New York Times reports. Twenty retired British servicemen could also face charges of murder for the killing of 14 civilians in Derry on Bloody Sunday in 1972.
French president François Hollande comes under attack from both left and right after he intervenes in the case of Leonarda Dibrani, the Roma schoolgirl deported to Kosovo. Hollande said Leonarda could return to France but not with her family. Elsewhere, Le Figaro visits France's asylum courts, and Green MEP and activist José Bové denounces a free-trade agreement that he says will put Canadian hormone-fed beef on French supermarket shelves.
INTERNATIONAL PRESS – Fri. 18/10/13: The US shutdown debacle continues to dominate the world papers today. China Daily is critical of the “unthankful” deal which is only temporary but fails to address the root causes of the country’s fiscal trouble. Also, in Chile four men have been found guilty of a brutal murder that lead to an anti-discrimination law, Kenya to use microchips to fight poachers and the tiniest town in the US is sold and renamed.
FRENCH PRESS – Fri. 18/10/13: French papers continue to focus on the deportation of a 15-year-old Roma schoolgirl named Leonarda. President François Hollande has drawn criticism for his silence on the matter. Both left and right are calling on him to weigh in on the issue.