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Hammond is Eeyore no more

Hammond is Eeyore no more
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November 23

Satirical political artist Kaya Mar with his painting of British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond and Prime Minister Theresa May | Andy Rain/EPA

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Hammond is Eeyore no more
Also on today’s front pages: the ‘Butcher of Bosnia,’ Silvio Berlusconi goes to court and more delays for Berlin airport.

Judith Mischke

11/23/17, 9:11 AM CET

British press focused mainly on Chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget, released Wednesday. The Times led with “Hammond eases off austerity.” It also featured a story on Russians “suspected of hacking Uber user’s accounts.” The Guardian led with “Hammond struggles to lift the gloom” and also featured a story on former Bosnian-Serb commander Ratko Mladić’s conviction for genocide. The tabloid Daily Mail, which previously nicknamed Hammond “Eeyore” — after the glum donkey in Winnie-the-Pooh — declared the chancellor was “Eeyore no more!”

TAZ’s front page was dominated by the Mladić verdict, with the headline: “Lifelong,” referring to his sentence. Der Tagesspiegel focused on delays to the opening of the Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport, which was originally set to begin operating in 2011 but cost overruns and construction errors have caused repeated delays. “2,000 days since the non-opening,” Tagesspiegel noted. The paper also featured a story on the Mladić verdict. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported the six Syrians arrested earlier this week on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack on a Christmas market were released.

Le Monde led with “Corsica: the push of the nationalists,” reporting on a regional election on the island in December. The paper also covered Zimbabweans celebrating “the end of Mugabe’s era.

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