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France sends troops into Central African Republic

France has sent 350 troops to counter the Seleka (rebel) forces that have taken control of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic.

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Demand for inquiry into France's role in assassination of African leader

On Feb. 13, a member of the French Chamber of Deputies tabled a motion to begin a parliamentary investigation of the assassination of Captain Thomas Sankara, President of Burkina Faso, in 1987.

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Obama and Europe’s meltdown

Things are a little rocky in Europe these days.

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Cyprus feeling the effects of world economic crisis

As is widely known, the present financial crisis, a crisis of the system itself, has hit parts of Europe particularly hard.

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Murder of Tunisian leftist causes uproar

Tunisia was the site of the first blooming of the "Arab Spring." The assassination of Tunisian leftist politician Chokri Belaid by unknown gunmen has thrown this North African country into turmoil.

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Mali: What does the future hold?

Troops from Mali, France and other African nations have captured the cities of Gao, Kidal and Timbuktu in Mali's arid Northeast.

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Mali and chickens

The vision that Conrad's character Marlow describes is of a French frigate firing broadsides into a vast African jungle, in essence, bombarding a continent.

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France bombs Mali, complicates mess long in making

French military units, including aviation and infantry, have attacked Islamist rebels in Mali since last week.

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French president recognizes 1961 massacre of Algerians, right cries “Lie!”

A traumatic event in the life of a friend of mine occurred in October 1961, when she was visiting Paris.

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French elections increase European crisis drama

The French elections June 17 produced a decisive victory for President Francois Hollande's Socialist Party.

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