Le Monde, one of France’s leading newspapers, recently launched an English-language digital edition. Many other international newspapers also have English editions you can read online. And with Google Translate, you can get an English version of any newspaper.
Listed below are some top international newspapers that you can read online for free or with a low-priced digital subscription.
Most allow you to read a few articles with no subscription (typically 5 articles per month). They also offer trial deals on a digital subscription that give you unlimited, sometimes ad-free access to the newspaper website, plus a mobile app. Some also offer extras like crossword puzzles (in particular, The London Times).
Listed below are some of the top international newspapers, in alphabetical order. Before you subscribe, you may want to browse the online paper to see if you can get enough content for free.
If you’re interested in a U.S. newspaper subscription, see our companion article, Digital Deals on NY Times, WSJ, London Times
China Daily $8 / Month
he China Daily, established in 1981, is an English-language newspaper headquartered in Beijing. China Daily says it serves more than 330 million readers all over the world and is the number 1 choice for people who read about China in English.
The China Daily Global Edition, launched in 2019, is an English language digital edition published from Monday to Friday. The paper comes as a digital 16-page broadsheet printed in full color that you read on a PC. You can get a one-month subscription for $8 or 12 months for $81. You can begin reading at:
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Corriere della Sera: Free
Italy’s largest newspaper, Corriere della Sera, has an English edition that is free to browse, with no limits on the number of articles you can read. You can begin reading at:
Financial Times Subscription Deal: $187 / Year
The Financial Times has a digital subscription for half price. Get the FT for $187 per year; regular price is $375. For more details or to subscribe visit:
If you want to get a 4-week trial subscription for $1, visit:
After the four-week trial you’ll be charged $69 per month unless you cancel.
The Guardian: Free
One of Britain’s largest newspapers, The Guardian, is free to browse, with no limits on the number of articles you can read. The Guardian will prompt you to subscribe but a subscription is totally voluntary. You can begin reading at:
If you do want to subscribe, visit:
Jerusalem Post Premium Subscription: $5 / Month
The Jerusalem Post has this deal available all year: $5 a month for ad-free access to the online Jerusalem Post. Plus you’ll get access to premium content from the Post’s biweekly magazine, The Jerusalem Report, and to the Jerusalem Post Ivrit with spoken Hebrew. You’ll also get access to the Jerusalem Post Apps.
You can begin reading at:
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Kenya Daily Nation Subscription Deal: £2.49 / Month
The Kenya Daily Nation is Africa’s largest newspaper. You can get a digital subscription to a the Kenya Daily Nation for just $16.99 per year. You can begin reading at:
For more details or to subscribe visit:
You can also get a one-month trial subscription for $2.99.
Le Monde Subscription Deal: £2.49 / Month
Le Monde, one of France’s leading newspapers, recently launched an English-language digital edition. You can begin reading at:
You can get a digital subscription to the English edition of Le Monde for just £2.49 a month for your first 12 months. For more details or to subscribe visit:
London Times Subscription Deal: £1 for 6 Months
The Times of London has been published daily since 1785, and under its current name since 1788. It is largely regarded as Britain’s newspaper of record. The Times also has a world-renowned crossword puzzle (subscription required). You can begin reading at:
The London Times has this flash sale on subscriptions: Pay just £1 for your first 6 months. After your first 6 months you’ll be billed £10 a month. For more details or to subscribe visit:
This subscription gives you unlimited access to the London Times website, the tablet edition and apps for iPhone and Android. The subscription also gives you access to the London Times Crossword Puzzles and Crossword Club.
Sydney Morning Herald
The Sydney Morning Herald is Australia’s most read newspaper, with an online and print audience of 8.6 million readers. You can begin reading at:
You can subscribe the the starter digital edition for $3.95 per week. If you want the daily crosswords, Sodoku, and a digital version of the printed Herald, you need the Premium Digital Edition, which is $5.80 / week. To subscribe, visit:
Times of India Subscription Deal: $9.99 / Year
The Times of India (also known by its abbreviation TOI) is an Indian English-language daily newspaper and digital news media owned and managed by The Times Group. It is the third-largest newspaper in India by circulation and largest selling English-language daily in the world. It is the oldest English-language newspaper in India, and the second-oldest Indian newspaper still in circulation, with its first edition published in 1838. Near the beginning of the 20th century, Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India, called The Times of India “the leading paper in Asia”. In 1991, the BBC ranked The Times of India among the world’s six best newspapers.[Wikipedia]
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The English-language Times of India has their annual digital subscription on sale for $9.99 a year. For more details or to subscribe visit:
Toronto Globe and Mail Subscription Deal: $1.99 / week
The Toronto Globe and Mail is the number 1 newspaper in Canada*. You can begin reading at:
You’ll be prompted to create a free account to continue reading. You have free access to a few articles, after which you’ll need to subscribe to read more.
The Globe and Mail has this digital subscription deal: $1.99 a week for your first 24 weeks. The regular rate is $6.99 a week. For more details or to subscribe visit:
More International Newspaper Deals
Many international newspapers do not offer English editions, but with Google Translate you can read any of them in English.
For example, here are a few non-English newspapers. Click on one of these then look for the Google Translate popup. Click English to see Google’s English translation.
Yomiuri Shimbun (Tokyo)
Dainik Bhaskar (Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India)
For a list of the 100 largest newspapers in the world visit:
How to Keep Low Subscription Rates
Before you buy a subscription, be aware that these introductory deals are good only for your first year (or whatever the special is for), and after that you’ll be billed at the regular rate unless you act. Here’s what you should do:
After purchasing your subscription, set yourself a reminder to contact the newspaper at least a few days before the end of your special subscription. Ask what you are going to be billed for renewal. Unless you are offered another special rate, say you cannot afford it and need to cancel. You will often be offered the same special rate, or another good deal.
Subscription terms change frequently and some of the deals shown above may have expired. Also, some deals are limited to certain users. Senior Daily is not affiliated with and does not represent any of the organizations above.