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As part of a police crackdown backed by the country’s president, about 700 people have been removed from more than 40 illegal Roma (Gypsy) camps in France. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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After ordering 30,000 more US troops to Afghanistan, US president Barack Obama warned that his country would begin to withdraw its military forces by 2011. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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Israel’s foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, said there is “no humanitarian crisis” in the Gaza Strip, and again rejected a French proposal for a ceasefire to allow aid there. (more…)

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French president Nicolas Sarkozy has met the Dalai Lama in the Polish city of Gdansk, during a gathering of Nobel laureates.

The planned meeting angered Beijing, which has retaliated by cancelling a forthcoming China-EU summit in France. (more…)

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Mikhail Saakashvili, Georgian president, said that his country has been cut in half by Russian forces, who control the key town of Gori, just 76km from Tbilisi, the country’s capital.(photo , from dailymail.co.uk) (more…)

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To discuss how to proceed after the Irish rejection of the Libon Treaty, French president Nicolas Sarkozy is starting an official visit to Ireland. During the trip, expected to last less than six hours, he will meet Taoiseach (prime minister) Brian Cowen (photo, from lepost.fr). (more…)

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French president (photo) remarks that the Republic of Ireland should hold a new referendum on the Lisbon Treaty made Irish ministers react robustly. Michael Martin, Ireland foreign minister said that his country would not be bullied. (more…)

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