Pentagon leaks, Good Friday agreement jitters and a bank heist granny
10 April 2023 | 3:18 pm
We take a look at the fallout from a leak of secret Pentagon documents and how it differs from previous intelligence dumps. The press is also expressing praise and concern on the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday peace accords. We then look into reactions to French President Emmanuel Macron's comment that Europe needs "strategic autonomy" from the US. Finally, we find out about an elderly bank robber and a slumdog billionaire art project.
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