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Arafat’s widow calls for body to be exhumed

Gregg Carlstrom Al Jazeera It was a scene that riveted the world for weeks: The ailing Yasser Arafat, first besieged by Israeli tanks in his Ramallah compound, then shuttled to Paris, where he spent his final days undergoing a barrage … Continue reading

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IMF chief warns over 1930s-style threats

Source: FT The managing director of the International Monetary Fund has warned that the global economy faces the prospect of “economic retraction, rising protectionism, isolation and . . . what happened in the 30s [Depression]”, as European tensions again flared … Continue reading

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WATCH: Sarkozy Takes Off His $70,000 Watch So His Own Supporters Don’t Steal It

Adam Taylor Business Insider Nicolas Sarkozy was out on the campaign trail at the weekend, shaking hands with some of the 100,000 people gathered in Paris to see him, Le Figaro reports. Unfortunately, he was also caught on camera subtly … Continue reading

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OECD: Greeks work more than Germans

EU Observer The Paris-based economic think tank, the OECD in a labour productivity report out on Tuesday said Greeks worked on average 2,017 hours each in 2010 compared to Germans, who worked 1,408 hours. The results go against the German … Continue reading

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Sarkozy accused of using ‘extras’ to pose as supporters

Henry Samuel The Telegraph The accusations against the French president come ahead of elections he is polled to lose. Mr Sarkozy, 57, received a warm response from workers when he visited the social housing construction site in Mennecy, Essonne, near … Continue reading

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Implant outcry mounts

Source: SMH PARIS: They call themselves the ”pipettes”, a group of 30 French women who, like hundreds of thousands of others caught up in a global health scare, are walking around with a potential timebomb in the shape of defective … Continue reading

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn linked to French prostitution scandal

Source: Guardian Former IMF chief implicated in investigation into alleged pimping at luxury hotels in northern France. He is keeping a low profile in Paris, has grown a white beard, and polls show he is the least popular politician in … Continue reading

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Dictators by Nature: ‘EU enters death agony’

Source: RT And with the fate of the Eurozone, and perhaps even the EU, now squarely in the hands of Italy and Greece – concerns are growing. But John Laughland, the Director of studies at the Paris Institute of democracy … Continue reading

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