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US secretly helped France develop nuclear weapons, documents reveal

WASHINGTON — The United States secretly helped France develop advanced nuclear weapons in the 1970s as part of a bid by the Nixon administration to sow divisions in Europe, declassified US documents showed. Henry Kissinger, the senior aide to President Richard Nixon and apostle of realpolitik, is quoted as saying…

Yemeni president agrees to step down in exchange for immunity

SANAA (Reuters) – Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has agreed to step down within weeks in return for immunity from prosecution, putting him on course to become the third veteran Arab leader toppled this year by street unrest. Protesters, who have taken to the streets in their tens of thousands…