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Le Parisien, June 10

"It's time to party!" reads the front page of French daily Le Parisien Friday, which features a photograph of supporters celebrating the opening ceremony of the 2016 UEFA European soccer championship at the Eiffel Tower.

The tournament kicks off on Friday with Romania facing France. The latter could do with a bit of cheer: The country has been crippled by strikes aimed at its oil refineries and transport services.

Moreover, the location of the first game, the Stade de France, was one of the places attacked by militants on Nov. 13, 2015, prompting questions on the safety of the tournament. Such security fears are visible on international front pages Friday.

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Al Akhbar, June 10

Egyptian daily Al Akbhar shows two French soldiers patroling the area around the Eiffel Tower, lit up in the colors of the French national flag. "A glimmer of light in the darkness of France," notes the headline.

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Público, June 10

The front page of the Portuguese paper Público features a photograph of French soldiers doing the rounds at a "fan zone" in the French city of Nice. Experts say that these zones, which are designated spots for thousands of fans to gather at to watch the tournament, are a security nightmare. Portugal is participating in the tournament despite the safety risks.

About 90,000 French police and army personnel are deployed to secure the Euro championship, which will end on July 10, 2016.

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Why Ghosts Of Hitler Keep Appearing In Colombia

Colombia's police chiefs must be dismally ignorant if they think it was "instructive" to expose young cadets bereft of historical education to Nazi symbols.

Nazi symbols were displayed in public at the Tuluá Police Academy

Reinaldo Spitaletta

-OpEd-

BOGOTÁ — Adolf Hitler was seen in 1954, wandering around the chilly town of Tunja, northeast of the Colombian capital. The führer was, they said, all cloaked up like a peasant — they even took a picture of him. Later, he was spotted nearby at the baths in the spa town of Paipa, no doubt there for his fragile health.

A former president and notorious arch-conservative of 20th century Colombian politics, Laureano Gómez used to pay him homage. A fascist at heart, Gómez had to submit to the United States as the victor of World War II. He wasn't the only fascist sympathizer in Colombia then. Other conservatives, writers and intellectuals were fascinated by Nazism.

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