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14 Jan
The press discusses the pressure being placed on French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer as teachers go on strike over confusing Covid-19 rules. We also discuss the outrage of the British papers towards PM Boris Johnson's Partygate mea culpa. We then discover how marijuana could help combat Covid-19 infections. Finally, the papers tell us of a blind date that went viral when a couple in China had to struggle through a sudden lockdown together.
1 Nov 2020
The French Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer reacts after the beheading of a teacher in the Yvelines, reportedly targeted for showing cartoons of Mohammed to his students. Blanquer says that "a teacher is perfectly entitled to show these cartoons".
29 Dec 2019
President Michel Aoun has announced that former Education Minister Hassan Diab will become Lebanon's next prime minister. As the country is rocked by violent protests, Diab has vowed to quickly form a new government.

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