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Latest update : 2014-05-05

Putin Paints Himself into a Corner

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams may have been released after police questioning into a decades-old murder investigation, but the case has opened up old wounds. Russian leader Vladimir Putin may have painted himself into a corner in Ukraine. And more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls are still missing, three weeks after they were kidnapped.

Northern Ireland's problems are bigger than Gerry Adams, a former US Security adviser warns in the Financial Times. Meanwhile, the families of Nigeria's missing schoolgirls have been waiting for a message of reassurance from the president, we read in the country's largest daily, Punch. But as the National Mirror reports, Goodluck Jonathan's weekend speech was probably not it.

Finally, now that Russian leader Vladimir Putin has gained influence in Russian-speaking parts of Ukraine, what next? He may be trapped by his own strategy, argues a Chatham House analyst in the Moscow Times

By Kyle G. BROWN

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2014-08-20 French politics

A bellwether for what not to do

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 20.08.14: French papers focus on the government and the first cabinet meeting since the summer recess. Right-leaning paper Le Figaro has harsh words for the...

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2014-08-20 Syria

'The world’s dictators love the unrest in Ferguson'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 20.08.14: According to Slate, the world’s dictators love the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Egypt, Iran, China and Russia have all expressed their...

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2014-08-19 Turkey

Irish officials probe teen's abortion refusal

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 19.08.14: International papers focus on the continued unrest in Ferguson. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has called in the National Guard. Will this...

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2014-08-19 French politics

Police investigate Paris ring road robbers

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 19.08.14: French papers focus on the government ahead of tomorrow’s cabinet meeting, the first since the summer recess. Also, police investigate the...

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2014-08-18 athletics

French economy: 'And if Hollande was wrong?'

The right-wing papers L'Opinion and Le Figaro hammer François Hollande for his economic failures. The latest figures show growth flatlining for a second quarter and budget...

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