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Latest update : 2013-09-30

US Government Could 'Shut Down'

As Republicans demand key concessions on Obamacare, Washington could be shut down with no budget in place for the next fiscal year, and a suspension of non-essential services.

The normally sobre New York Times accuses the Republicans of being "delirious with ideology" as they demand the government postpone key healthcare legislation to get its agreement to pass what is normally a routine budget bill.

The Atlantic agrees, saying the Republicans don't even have the mandate to make such demands, as it charts their loss in the presidential elections, their loss of more seats in the Democrat-controlled Senate, and even the loss of seats in the House.

Paul Krugman has an even more fearful forecast of what could happen next: failure to raise the debt ceiling could mean falling back into recession and a shock to the global economy.

Meanwhile, in Europe, papers left and right worry that Greece could succumb to rising extremism. The Independent worries banning parties like Golden Dawn could simply suppress groups without addressing the discontent that makes them popular. And The Telegraph says the Neo Nazi group is very much like their forebears in Germany in the 1920s, when Weimar Germany failed to clamp down on a movement that went on to dominate the country... and Europe.

By Kyle G. Brown

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2017-02-20 Benoit Hamon

'Thanks but no Thanks': French Left candidates bury idea of alliance

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Monday, February 20: It's election fever and the candidates are hitting the campaign trail hard. The left has definitively "buried" any hopes of an...

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2017-02-17 Donald Trump

'Journalists Whisper at Trump's Crazy Press Conference: 'This Is Insane''

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 17.02.17: The Washington Post has fresh revelations in the Michael Flynn scandal. Papers also react to Donald Trump's "surreal" press conference and...

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2017-02-17 Emmanuel Macron

France's Macron causes uproar by calling colonisation 'crime against humanity'

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 17.02.17: Centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron draws ire from conservatives after saying colonisation was a "crime against humanity". Meanwhile,...

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2017-02-16 Kim Jong-un

London Bankers' Booze Ban: No more day drinking in the City

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Thursday, February 16: The South Korean press point the finger at North Korea after Kim Jong-Nam, the leader's half-brother, is poisoned to death in...

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2017-02-16 François Fillon

Sarkozy advises Fillon: 'Don't isolate yourself'

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Thursday, February 16: Papers focus on scandal-hit conservative presidential candidate François Fillon's lunch with Nicolas Sarkozy. Was Fillon trying to...

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