INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Mon. 24/09/12: As world leaders meet in New York for the UN General Assembly, a lot of papers are focusing on changes that have taken place in the Middle East since the Arab Spring; especially in the wake of anti-American violence there last week.
French authorities raided the Paris headquarters of Swiss bank UBS as well as its offices in Strasbourg, Bordeaux and Lyon on Wednesday as part of a probe launched last year into suspicions of tax evasion.
The Palestinians on Wednesday welcomed the news that three French magistrates were to visit Ramallah as part of their probe into Yasser Arafat’s death, following claims he was poisoned by the radioactive substance polonium.
Experts from the Lausanne University Hospital Centre are set to collect samples from Yasser Arafat’s corpse in Ramallah to test the late Palestinian leader’s remains for polonium poisoning, the Swiss lab said on Friday.
The European Organization for Nuclear Research has never been as close to discovering the long-sought Higgs boson, or so-called "God Particle". A major page in the history of science could soon be turned.
The scientific world heralded Wednesday the announcement that researchers have found a new particle “consistent” with the Higgs Boson, or ‘God particle’, believed to give matter its mass. However, they stopped short of claiming an official discovery.
World powers meet Saturday in Geneva to discuss the Syrian crisis, a day after talks between US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stalled over Russia's opposition to forming an interim Syrian government.
NATO special forces rescued two foreign and two Afghan aid workers for the Swiss charity Medair in an overnight raid in Afghanistan's remote Badakhshan province, military sources said Saturday. The aid workers were kidnapped on May 22.
Belgium "weeps for its children". The country is holding a National Day of Mourning for the victims of Tuesday's bus crash in Switzerland. And on Syria, we look at how the British papers are following up on The Guardian's publication of leaked Assad e-mails. That's the focus for the this press review, Friday 16th March 2012.
Belgium observed a minute of silence during a national day of mourning on Friday for the 28 victims, including 22 children, killed in a Tuesday night bus crash as they returned from a skiing trip in the Swiss Alps.