In the press

White House: US money drop to Iran not 'ransom payment'

IN THE INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thursday, August 4: The Wall Street Journal reveals that the US government paid Iran $400 million in January at the same time that four American detainees were released. The papers are also commenting on the battle for Aleppo as a Western failure. Germany mulls over changing its post-war legacy to deal with domestic terrorism and two sports are not happy about being added to the 2020 Olympics.