The German press focused on a government plan to give €340 million in aid to drought-struck farmers. “Rain at last,” exclaimed Die Tageszeitung, featuring a picture of hundred-euro bills raining down on a cow. Frankfurter Allgemeine featured a front-page image of cattle grazing on dry fields. Die Welt, meanwhile, focused on President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who waded into the country’s immigration debate. “There are no Germans-on-probation,” he said, emphasizing that Germans were Germans, regardless of where they hail from.
The Daily Telegraph and the Guardian trailed a speech to be delivered Thursday by Labour Party chief Jeremy Corbyn. The Telegraph focused on Corbyn’s call for the BBC to publish statistics on the class background of its employees. The Guardian led with his plan to tax U.S. tech firms like Facebook and Netflix to fund the public broadcaster. The Daily Express led with an investigation into the U.K.’s prospects after Brexit, with the paper claiming it would “thrive” outside the EU — even without a divorce deal. The British papers also looked across the Atlantic, running stories about a plea deal made by President Donald Trump’s one-time lawyer Michael Cohen.
Like their counterparts across the Channel, the French papers also led with Trump. The U.S. president is in a “Difficult situation,” surmised Libération, noting he’s dealing with the fallout from the crimes committed by his ex-aides as the midterm elections approach. “Donald Trump shaken,” wrote Le Monde. Le Figaro opted for more poetic prose: “Trump plunges back into torment.” Le Figaro also featured coverage of the Syrian civil war.
El País led with coverage of Trump’s predicament, which “puts his mandate to the test.” La Razón led with a story on Ceuta, the Spanish autonomous city on the north coast of Africa. “Only 60 guards to prevent the assault of 1,500 sub-Saharans,” the paper wrote, calling for additional security measures.