Thursday, 9 October 2008

Newspapers : 9th October

Russia completes troop withdrawal. Adrian Blomfield, The Telegraph (en)
" ... The frenzied activity raised hopes that Russia would finally abide by a promise to withdraw its troops from Georgia proper after reneging on several earlier pledges made after the end of August's five-day war. But observers warned that the crisis in the Caucasus was far from over. While Russia may have surrendered the buffer zones it seized during the first days of peace, the Kremlin says it will retain combat troops in South Ossetia and Abkhazia ..."

Flying down the Champs Elysées. Charles Bremner, The Times (en)
" ... The occasion is the centenary of the creation by Louis Blériot, Louis Bréguet and other pioneers of the first aviation industry organisation. France in 1908 was the home of the fledgling flying game. That was the year that the Wright brothers came from a sceptical America to show that they really had invented a workable flying machine. Blériot and company were highly impressed ..."

Sarkozy welcomes Russia plan for security. John Thornhill, Quentin Peel and Charles Clover, The FT (en)
" ... Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s president, had outlined his vision for a unified security system respecting countries’ sovereignty, re-affirming the principles of the United Nations charter and renouncing the use of force ... “The Warsaw pact has been dead for 20 years but, unfortunately, Nato enlargement is taking place with the same impassioned fervour,” ...
... Mr Sarkozy ... insisted that any security pact stretching from Vladivostok to Vancouver would have to involve our “American colleagues”. “The safety of the European continent relies on a strong trans-Atlantic relationship,” he said ..."

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