The lower house of the French parliament, the National Assembly, has approved a law imposing a €1,500 fine on those caught paying for sexual services. The bill is expected to go before the upper house for consideration in early 2014.
Latest update: 20/03/2013
'Why Obama’s trip to Israel is one big mistake'
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Weds. 20/03/13: International papers react to the ongoing economic crisis in Cyprus as well as Barack Obama’s visit to Israel. Few papers are enthusiastic about the latter and Slate goes so far as to say it’s "one big mistake". Meanwhile, Gulf News wonders if the United States has learned the lessons from the Iraq war on the 10-year anniversary of the beginning of the US-led invasion.
Some articles from today’s international press review:
HAARETZ: “He came to say goodbye”
WALL STREET JOURNAL (Europe): “Ten years ago, an honorable war began”