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Latest update : 2013-06-03

Bradley Manning's court martial begins, surrounding biggest ever leak of US classified information

Few US papers talk about the court martial of Private Bradley Manning, which begins today. But two UK lefties point out the divergence between American democratic values and what they say is a culture of ever-increasing state secrecy. Also, Turkey’s protests have spread from Istanbul to numerous cities, but do they amount to a Turkish Spring?

The Washington Post covers the protests in support of Bradley Manning in Fort Meade, Maryland, saying the man charged with espionage and aiding the enemy is a divisive figure – heroic whistleblower to some, traitor spilling state secrets to others.

The Guardian and the Independent argue it’s the US government that should be in the dock for clamping down on the right to free speech.

And the English-speaking Turkish paper Hurriyet Daily News tells us why the protests in Turkey are not turning into a Turkish Spring.

By Kyle G. Brown

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2015-08-31 Japan

Grassroots and new faces in Japan's protests

INTERNATIONAL PRESS - Mon. 31.08.15: The Japanese press examines what may be the largest demonstration in the country since World War II. Meanwhile, the i newspaper looks at how...

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2015-08-31 Socialist Party (France)

Hollande’s Socialist Party is ‘tearing itself apart’

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Mon. 31.08.15: The Socialist's Party summer meeting in La Rochelle is overshadowed by infighting. And one of the French journalists accused of trying to...

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2015-08-28 migrants

Refugee drama: 'A truck full of corpses'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 28.08.15: Papers across the world focus on grim news coming out of Austria: an abandoned truck was discovered containing dozens of decomposing...

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2015-08-28 Morocco

Two French journalists arrested for 'attempted blackmail of Moroccan king'

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 28.08.15: Two French investigative journalists were arrested in Paris yesterday on suspicion of trying to blackmail the king of Morocco. French papers take a...

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2015-08-27 USA

Shock and horror after two journalists shot dead on-air

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 27.08.15: There's lots of shock and horror in the US press today following the deadly shooting of two TV journalists during a live interview. Papers...

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