Donald Trump, International Media Darling-Devil
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As he rewrites America's political and media playbook, Donald Trump has also now moved swiftly to the center of the worldwide stage. Wins this week in seven of the 11 states holding primaries put the flamboyant billionaire one big step closer to the Republican nomination — and the world's newspapers and magazines are dedicating ample ink to The Donald.

This German daily on Thursday asked: "What if?"

Rheinische Post (Germany)

But a baffled world had plenty of other questions ...

What inspires Americans to vote for Trump? — Het Nieuwsblad (Belgium)

Why this man has put a spell on America —Panorama (Italy)

This leftist French daily has not lost hope ...


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What could make Trump stumble — Libération (France)

And The Economist tries to keep up its British good humor:

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The Economist (UK)

Following the Super Tuesday results, newspapers focused on the probable showdown in November with Hillary Clinton:

The Age (Australia)

Hillary and Trump take away Super Tuesday — El Heraldo (Honduras)

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Towards a Trump-Clinton battle — Le Journal de Montréal (Canada)

DNES (Czech Republic)

E Kathimerini (Greece)

Khorasan (Iran)

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World champions — L'Unita (Italy)

Hindustan Times (India)

Some top international news outlets openly expressed fears about what a Trump-led future might bring:

How dangerous is this man? — Kleine Zeitung (Austria)

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It can always get worse — Die Tageszeitung (Germany)

And alas, the world could not ignore what stands on top:

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The Independent (UK)

New York Post (U.S.)

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Out of Cash, Iran Puts Dream Of Shia Empire On Pause

Under sanctions and deprived of funds, Iran's clerical regime has placed its dreams of regional supremacy on hold, at least until it can reach a multilateral pact on its nuclear program.

A woman in chador walks past Saman bank ATM in a sidewalk on Valiasr Street in Tehran, Iran.

Ahmad Ra'fat

-Analysis-

It has been two years since a U.S. drone strike on a convoy in Iraq killed the Iranian Revolutionary guards commander Qasem Soleimani and 10 others, including Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, one of the heads of the Iran-backed militia, Hashd al-shaabi.

In spite of his efforts and backing from his government, Soleimani's successor as head of the Revolutionary guards' Quds force, Ismail Qaani, has failed to prevent the depletion of the Axis of Resistance.

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