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Latest update : 2017-04-07

'Global Gamble': Papers weigh risks after US strikes Syria

The world’s media reacted strongly to reports overnight of a US missile strike against Syria in retaliation for Tuesday’s suspected gas attack on a rebel-held town. While some papers commended the decision of US President Donald Trump, others warned of a possible escalation.

The Wall Street Journal heralded the US strikes on Syria as "an important first step" to "enforce global order." But many papers are asking: what next? The Middle East Eye expressed concern that an escalation could turn Syria into "Libya on steroids".

Meanwhile, Vox has reported that the decision actually infuriated many of US President Trump's loyal supporters. As for the Syrian regime, its state media has decried the strikes as part of "a terrorist war on Syria".

By Alison SARGENT

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2017-07-28 Donald Trump

A presidential fairy 'tail': Meet Tory, South Korea's new 'First Dog'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Fri. 28.07.17: The US Congress "defies" Donald Trump by voting to impose new sanctions on Russia, The New York Times writes. It's now up to the president to...

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2017-07-28 nationalisation

'From Jupiter to Colbert': France's nationalisation of shipyard draws criticism

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS, Fri. 28.07.17: Emmanuel Macron's decision to nationalise France's biggest shipyard receives mixed reactions. Catholic paper La Croix says the move will help...

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2017-07-27 Donald Trump

'Socks and selfies deep': Canadians slam Rolling Stone's Trudeau tribute

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Thursday, July 27: Commentators from all sides of the political spectrum react fervently to Donald Trump's ban on transgender troops. Across the world,...

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2017-07-27 French Parliament

Panda-monium! French zoo awaiting rare panda birth

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Thursday, July 27: French MPs begin discussing a controversial ethics bill that could strip them of a €5,000 monthly stipend, among other proposals....

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2017-07-26 healthcare reform

Western men 'less fertile' due to modern living, scientists warn

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Wednesday, July 26: We take a look at reactions after Senate Republicans finally push through a vote on discussing Trumpcare. Also, Hezbollah says it has...

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