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Latest update : 2013-02-08

Tunisia: pall bearers carry 'coffin of democracy'

A cartoon in the Tunisian paper La Presse shows a coffin with the word "Democracy" written on it. The left-wing opposition leader Shokri Belaid is buried this Friday amid political turmoil and tension on the streets. Also, the Chinese Year of the Snake begins this Sunday. We look at what the South China Morning Post and Bangkok Post are saying. And it's-s-s not s-s-s-so encouraging.

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Some articles from today’s international press review:

LA PRESSE (TUNISIA): Cartoon shows pall bearers carrying coffin marked 'democracy'

ASSABA (TUNISIA): Nationalist political activist Raef Ben Hamida calls for Tunisian army to step in

THE INDEPENDENT: 'This is no time to write off the Tunisian revolution'

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST: 'We're on our way home'

BANGKOK POST: 'Snake Year may bring disaster' 

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2016-12-07 education

French educational system 'as mediocre as always'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: France ranks 26th on the OECD's most recent study of student assessment - neither worse nor better than its 2013 score. Right-wing daily Le Figaro...

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2016-12-07 Angela Merkel

Southern India bids farewell to 'Amma'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: India's Tamil Nadu province marks the end of an era with thousands attending the funeral of political icon Jayalalithaa. Her legacy will...

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2016-12-06 Syria

US President-elect Donald Trump sparks controversy with his 'improvised diplomacy'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: Papers around the world focus on the situation in eastern Aleppo where the Syrian regime continues to gain ground against rebel fighters....

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2016-12-06 Manuel Valls

Can Valls 'reconcile' the divided left?

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: After much speculation, Manuel Valls makes it official: he's throwing his hat into the crowded ring for the left-wing presidential primary. But...

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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

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FRENCH PAPERS 05.12.16: For Catholic paper La Croix, this is “Valls's moment" - the prime minister is the hot ticket to win the the centre-left presidential nomination, providing...

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