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New terror shocks US

The bloody bomb attack in Boston has shaken public life in the US like no other event since 9/11. Once again, the attackers' motive is said to be Islamist ideology. How will the US meet this new terror at home?

Delfi - Lithuania | Wednesday, 1. May 2013

Boston legitimises Putin's Caucasus policy

US investigators have arrested further suspects in connection with the bombings in Boston, it came out on Wednesday. The main beneficiaries of the attacks are Russia's leader Vladimir Putin and the President of the constituent republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, the portal Delfi criticises: » more

Sme - Slovakia | Tuesday, 23. April 2013

Boston bombers harm Chechens

The presumed authors of the attack in Boston, who are of Chechen descent, have done a disservice to the land of their forefathers, the liberal daily Sme writes: » more

Jyllands-Posten - Denmark | Tuesday, 23. April 2013

US bombing helps Putin's anti-terror fight

The fact that the two Boston bombing suspects have Chechen roots plays right into the hands of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in his fight against terror, the liberal-conservative daily Jyllands-Posten notes: » more

Wiener Zeitung - Austria | Friday, 19. April 2013

Madness as a motive would be easier to bear

One of the presumed Boston Marathon bombers was arrested on Friday, four days after the incident. The US citizen of Chechen descent was injured during the spectacular manhunt. His brother, who is also suspected of carrying out the attack, was fatally wounded. The state-run liberal daily Wiener Zeitung hopes that madness, and not ideology, was the motive for the attack: » more

Lidové noviny - Czech Republic | Monday, 22. April 2013

Bomb suspects also have rights

The seriously injured alleged Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has regained consciousness and begun to answer investigators' questions in writing. According to a decision by the US Department of Justice, for the time being he will be denied the right to refuse testimony and will not have recourse to a lawyer. The conservative daily Lidové noviny considers this the wrong approach: » more

Sme - Slovakia | Friday, 19. April 2013

Fear is a bad advisor

The widespread sense of fear after the explosion at a fertiliser plant in Texas says a lot about why Obama failed with his initiative for tighter gun laws, the liberal daily Sme believes: » more

Magyar Nemzet - Hungary | Thursday, 18. April 2013

The West's double standards on terrorism

In view of the bomb attacks in Boston, the conservative daily Magyar Nemzet concludes that the West applies a double standard when it comes to terrorism: » more

ABC - Spain | Wednesday, 17. April 2013

Exemplary unity among US citizens

The US is demonstrating admirable unity in the aftermath of the Boston terrorist attack, the conservative daily ABC comments: » more

Dagens Nyheter - Sweden | Wednesday, 17. April 2013

Obama does enough against terror

Even if the US was once again subject to an attack on Monday - this time in Boston -, President Obama can't be accused of doing too little to combat terrorism, the liberal daily Dagens Nyheter contends: » more

Večer - Slovenia | Wednesday, 17. April 2013

United States must keep its cool

President Obama hesitated for hours before using the word "terrorism" in connection with the Boston attack. With good reason, the conservative daily Večer observes: » more

De Morgen - Belgium | Wednesday, 17. April 2013

Danger from right puts Obama to test

The possibility that right-wing extremists were behind the attack in Boston is not being ruled out. The danger from the right in the US must be taken seriously, the left-liberal daily De Morgen warns: » more

Mladá fronta dnes - Czech Republic | Wednesday, 17. April 2013

Security comes at the price of freedom

The fight against terror is a marathon in itself , the liberal daily Mladá fronta Dnes writes on the attacks in Boston, commenting that if necessary civil liberties should be curtailed: » more

La Repubblica - Italy | Tuesday, 16. April 2013

Fear of terrorism returns to US

At least three people have been killed and over a hundred injured by explosions at the famous Boston Marathon. Those behind the attack have succeeded in spreading the fear of terrorism in US society, the left-liberal daily La Repubblica comments: » more


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