Italian front pages were dominated by coverage of Tuesday’s bridge collapse in Genoa, which papers blamed on unheeded early warning signs. La Repubblica compared the scene of the collapsed bridge, which used to “unite Genoa,” to a warzone. Il Tempo’s headline: “Shame Italy.” Il Gazzettino referred to scenes of “terror and death.”
Tagesspiegel and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung also led with the catastrophe in Genoa, with the former referring to the bridge over the Morandi highway as “the main vein” of Genoa. Die Tageszeitung led with the lira crisis in Turkey, noting that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was blaming the West for the plummeting currency. The paper featured a photo of a 100 lira note, mocked up with a picture of Erdoğan’s face, and the headline: “Bad loss.”
Most British papers focused on Tuesday’s suspected terrorist incident outside of parliament in London. The Daily Express called on readers to honor the “fearless police” who risked their lives to arrest the suspected attacker. The Daily Mirror declared that terrorists “will never win.” The other big story in the U.K. was about a backlash over rising rail fares.
CITY AM: Backlash over rail fare hike #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/wWBq3DCBNv
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) August 14, 2018