The second anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear accident is the main story in three of this morning's French dailies.
It's been said that economic and political strife have a tendency to stimulate artistic expression.
France is to make five billion euros-worth of cuts in 2014 in a continuing austerity cure that saw 12.5 billion euros slashed from budgets and 36.9 billion in tax increases this year.
With few professional opportunities at hand, many Portuguese have taken the decision to leave the country. 2011 saw an increase in emigration of 85 per cent.
French unemployment hit a 14-year high at 10.6 per cent of the working population in the last quarter of 2012. Youth unemployment stood at 25.7 per cent.
It’s a country that hardly ever makes international headlines but in recent years Portugal has been in the news a lot.
The economic crisis has pushed some Europeans to leave their country looking for work. But, unlike the Spanish or even the Italians, French people used not to venture far from home.
The French government has backed a labour flexibility bill Wednesday, despite thousands joining demonstrations against the proposals on Tuesday.
Yesterday's protest against proposed changes to French employment laws is a big story in the papers today....
South Africa's budget, the run up to Kenya's elections and iPads for Ugandan parliamentarians are all topics in today's African newspapers...