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Sidelined France still determined to go after Assad

Sidelined from the US-Russia negotiations on chemical weapons, France is determined that demands for President Bashar al-Assad to be tried for war crimes do not drop off the rapidly shifting international agenda. Publicly, France hailed Saturday’s deal in Geneva to eliminate Assad’s deadly chemical arsenal by mid-2014. But privately there…

France rules out withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2012

PARIS — Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said Tuesday that France would not give in to “panic” and pull its troops out of Afghanistan this year after four of its soldiers were killed there last week. “When I hear talk of an immediate withdrawal, such as at the end of 2012,…

More than 1,000 people create live Impressionist painting

ROUEN, France — Some 1,250 people held enlarged fragments of a reproduction of a Claude Monet masterpiece above their heads Saturday in a bid to create the world’s biggest live Impressionist painting. The creation of a 600-square-metre (6,450-square-feet) version of a painting Monet made of Rouen’s landmark Gothic cathedral kicked…

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