USA Today (United States)
The wife of Captain Richard Philips talks about her husband’s ordeal, in USA TODAY.
Philips was captured by pirates off the coast of Somalia. In the article, his wife Andrea Philips and 19-year-old daughter say the most difficult part was “not knowing what he was enduring”.
After days of captivity, the captain was rescued by a team of American snipers, known as SEAL snipers. They operate on sea, air and land.
USA Today interviewed Chris Sajnog, a former SEAL instructor. He says snipers are trained six days a week, sometimes only sleeping two hours a day. There are 2,600 SEAL snipers trained in the United States.
'La réalité des bandes' (The truth about gangs)
French daily Libération features a report about gangs in Paris after a teenager was stabbed to death on Wednesday night, near the Gare de Lyon train station.
The article sets out to explain the rivalries between two Paris gangs, one from a suburb in the north of Paris and the other from the capital's south.
Libération interviewed a seventeen year old boy called Kayo, who belongs to one of the gangs. Kayo says that if in trouble, youths would rather call their friends, rather than the police. “It’s a question of solidarity”, he says.
Le Figaro (France)
'Les Allemands pourraient avoir disparu dans douze générations' (Germans could disappear within two generations)
According to French daily Le Figaro, German women don’t make enough babies. As a result, the German population could disappear within the next twelve generations, says the article.
Ursula Von Der Leyen, the German family minister, is the exception. She has seven children and wants German couples to follow.
Le Figaro says the state offers to give a German parent up to 80% of his or her salary, every month for fourteen months, to encourage people to have children.