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Au Revoir Sarkozy: Hollande wins French presidency

Francois Hollande has ousted Nicolas Sarkozy from the French presidency – to become the country’s first Socialist president in 17 years. It was a close call – winning 51 per cent of votes to his rival’s 49. Our correspondent Tesa Arcilla has been witnessing the wild celebrations at Socialist Party headquarters in Paris. RT on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com RT on Facebook ...

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Activists move on presidential debate | WNN

A Greenpeace stunt has seen a paraglider drop smoke bombs on the Bugey nuclear power plant in France. It comes hours before a televised debate between President Nicolas Sarkozy and election rival Francois Hollande in which nuclear power will be discussed. Shortly before 8am this morning a paraglider carrying one man circled over the Bugey plant, dropping a smoke bomb ...

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Syrian president warned to allow deployment of UN observers | guardian.co.uk

Bashar al-Assad accused of wanting to ‘wipe Homs off the map’ as activists report 17 people killed by security forces UN observers must be swiftly deployed to Syria or “other options” will be considered, President Bashar al-Assad was warned as western countries kept up pressure on him to maintain a shaky ceasefire and comply with an internationally backed peace plan ...

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Election ahead, Sarkozy rethinks Afghan role | The Guardian

PARIS (AP) — An unpopular leader entangled in an unpopular war that he once staunchly defended, President Nicolas Sarkozy is suddenly considering a pullout of French troops from Afghanistan as another kind of campaign approaches: For his own re-election. The killing Friday of four French troops by one of their Afghan trainees upended Sarkozy’s counterterrorism strategy, leading him to immediately ...

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Cameron and Sarkozy’s Coy Victory Lap in Tripoli: To the victors go the spOILs | Counterpunch

… Whatever happens in Libya, it is difficult to see a strong government emerging. It will continue, to a greater or lesser degree, to be reliant on NATO powers. Gaddafi prevented the development of independent political and social groups so it is difficult to see how an elected “National Congress”, as is provisionally planned, will be able to assert its ...

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Libya: Nicolas Sarkozy reignites row over NATO military role | The Guardian

Nicolas Sarkozy has belittled Nato’s role in the military operations against Muammar Gaddafi, re-igniting the row over who replaces the Americans in charge of the campaign in Libya. Senior Nato officials said the alliance would decide within days whether to take over the bombing campaign against Gaddafi’s forces and David Cameron announced that Nato would “shortly be providing the command ...

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Assad in Paris: Israel is not a partner for peace

Israel is not a partner for peace, Syrian President Bashar Assad said on Thursday after a meeting in Paris with French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Assad criticized the Israeli Knesset’s recent passage of a law that would require a referendum to be held before any decision to withdraw from sovereign Israeli territory. Read: Assad in Paris: Israel is not a partner for ...

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French politics will not be swayed by Bin Laden tape: Sarkozy

The French government will not be swayed by a threatening message apparently recorded by Osama Bin Laden, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Friday. “It goes without saying that France does not let its politics be dictated by anyone, and certainly not by terrorists,” Sarkozy said while attending the European Union summit in Brussels Friday. Read:  French politics will not be ...

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Sarkozy, Blair discuss Mideast peace process

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Tony Blair, the special envoy of Middle East Quartet, talked about re-launching the peace process in the disputes-fulfilled region, the Elysee Palace said Monday. via Sarkozy, Blair discuss Mideast peace process – People’s Daily Online.

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