A Palestinian man reads a newspaper with a headline condemning U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 7 | Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images

Euro press review

Also on Europe’s front pages: May’s 48 hours to tackle Irish border issue, and France bids adieu to Johnny Hallyday.

UK

Most British papers led with U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Guardian reported on “Anger as Trump declares Jerusalem Israel’s capital.” It also featured a story on British Prime Minister Theresa May being given a new deadline to sort out the Irish border issue, with the headline: “May given 48 hours to seal Brexit deal over Ireland.” The Daily Telegraph wrote: “May will fall without deal, warns EU.” The Financial Times led with “Warnings mount as Trump recognizes divided city as Israel capital.” The FT also wrote: “Irish premier raises prospect of Brexit divorce talks stretching into new year.”

The Guardian

The Daily Telegraph

The Financial Times

Germany

Die Tageszeitung wrote that Trump was “playing with fire,” alongside a striking image of protestors burning an American flag. The paper also questioned whether Germany’s Social Democrat’s (SPD) should enter another grand coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives. Die Welt featured Trump’s decision on Jerusalem and also wrote about European Parliament’s climate change plans. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung wrote about the SPD’s three-day party congress, which kicks off Thursday, asking: “will SPD’s party congress bring clarity?” FAZ featured a story on former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili calling for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to be sacked, following Saakashvili’s dramatic arrest and escape Tuesday.

Portada de Die Tageszeitung (Alemania)

Portada de Die Welt (Alemania)

Portada de Frankfurter Allgemeine (Alemania)

France

The French press paid tribute to French rocker Johnny Hallyday, who died aged 74 due to lung cancer. Le Figaro featured a full-page shot of Hallyday bowing with the headline: “Adieu Johnny.” La Dépèche, which ran a 10-page tribute to the rocker, published a portrait of a young Hallyday with the headline “Generation Johnny.” Le Monde led with “Johnny Hallyday, a French idol.” The paper also featured a story on Trump’s plans to move the American embassy to Jerusalem and another on Russia being banned from the Winter Olympic Games.

Portada de Le Figaro (Francia)

Portada de Le Monde (Francia)

Portada de La Dépêche du Midi (Francia)

Belgium

Dutch-speaking De Morgen’s front page headline was “Trump opens door to hell.” The paper also featured a story on Belgian national Catherine De Bolle being put forward as the new head of Europol. French-speaking Le Soir led with Johnny Hallyday’s death, calling him an “immortal idol.” It also featured a story on Trump “attacking the Middle East.”

Spain

ABC featured a story on Spain’s Wednesday constitutional anniversary, with a photograph of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy with Ana Pastor, the speaker of the Congress of Deputies. “Reform it but don’t liquidate it,” the paper wrote, referring to Spain’s constitution, ratified December 6, 1978. El Mundo also reported on the anniversary of the constitution and featured a story on Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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