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« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2007, 12:21:15 AM »

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/11/27/europe/riots.php?page=1
Paris Suburb Riots  A Lot Worse Than 2005
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« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2007, 10:15:52 PM »

Belgium looks still more likely to be split into more than one country
after the man expected to be the next prime minister resigned. Flemish
Christian Democrat leader Yves Leterme had spent almost six months
since the country's last election trying to form a coalition
government. (Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,2220544,00.html

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« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2007, 11:27:35 PM »

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/12/07/germany.scientology.ap/index.html
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« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2007, 03:10:28 AM »

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/?filmID=197&categoryID=4
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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2008, 02:43:48 PM »

February wedding for Sarkozy and Bruni

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/index.php?news=people&issueID=545&itemID=11766

Do you suppose they will invite all the Bushes whom Nick has impressed with his nononsense anti-Socialism(Not to mention, giving up his Muslim girl-friends among his co-workers in the administration where of course he is boss; all for the sake of marriage and a normal family life again).
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« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2008, 05:05:42 PM »

Penguins invade England turning sections into no go areas;

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« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2008, 06:35:34 PM »

Nicolas Sarkozy filed a hair and beauty bill for his presidential campaign that was "manifestly excessive", according to the French commission for electoral funding. (Observer)

See, Celebreality for accompanying sillyness....
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« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2008, 12:27:38 AM »

The marriage has taken place in Paris, Pres. and Mme Sarkozy having tied the knot.  I am not placing a link at this point because when I encountered the news, the reactions in commentary posted were in such poor taste. The lack of civility in this country,the US, has reached an all time low that became obvious somewhere between the Heath Ledger obituaries and the Sarkozy wedding.  Americans have  become acrimoniously hateful people without any reticence about being ignorant and rude.
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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2008, 01:39:48 PM »

Just what is going on in Denmark? Three mujadeen are caught planning to murder a 75 year old cartoonist for houris in space but two are set free and sent home to Tunisia.
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« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2008, 03:04:59 PM »

UK ? I'm OK

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/people,696,germans-say-nein-to-president-blair,18055

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/people,623,blairs-new-job-takes-earnings-to-7m-a-year,15126

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/people,558,tony-blair-gets-a-bank-job,12125
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« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2008, 11:59:19 PM »

Letters to the editor, from The New York Times
The Many Loves of Nicolas Sarkozy
March 2, 2008

 Re “Sex in the Cities” (column, New York Times on the Web, Feb. 25):

Roger Cohen points to the seeming reversal in the way that Americans and the French regard their leaders’ love lives, concluding: “So, for a dose of uptight God-fearing morality, try the Rive Gauche. But if you want to get a little loose and louche, take to the Potomac. “

To describe the thrice-married Nicolas Sarkozy as representing “uptight God-fearing morality” seems a bit of a stretch.

Likewise, having watched the American presidential candidates, particularly the Republican ones, stumbling over themselves in the debates to outdo the others in the strength of their belief in God and the Bible, their loyal spouses standing dutifully by, I don’t think that “loose and louche” are the adjectives that come immediately to mind.

Charles W. Magill
Pornic, France, Feb. 26, 2008



To the Editor:

Roger Cohen suggests that the French are upset by President Nicolas Sarkozy’s recent marriage to Carla Bruni because “Sarkozy has devalued an institution they respect — marriage — by bouncing from one wife to another.”

It seems more likely, however, that what most upset the French about this affair is how it has devalued a different institution — the presidency — which the French respect even more.

Common to all of Mr. Sarkozy’s controversial acts since he became ”président de la République,” as the French say with no little awe, is a pattern of consistently vulgar behavior: cheapening an institution that since it was created by Charles de Gaulle has been imbued with a quasi-mystical quality once associated with the French monarchy.

It would be ironic indeed if Mr. Sarkozy, avatar of the French right, were to prove responsible for eliminating once and for all the shreds of the monarchist legacy still lingering in French political culture.

François Furstenberg
Montreal, Feb. 25, 2008
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« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2008, 02:53:14 PM »

Sarko's pre-Windsor makeover
http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/people,778,sarkozy-takes-etiquette-lessons-to-meet-queen,21722

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/people,714,sarkozy-cuts-short-visit-to-queen,18662

Sarko loses cool with ‘dumb ass’ voter
http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/people,710,sarkos-farm-show-slanging-match,18503
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http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/?storyID=19674


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« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2008, 07:59:18 PM »

"A leaked Home Office report reveals that hundreds of illegal immigrants, some of them criminals or suspected criminals, are working in care homes in Britain. In some homes, more than half the care staff entered the UK illegally. The report was compiled two years ago, but has been not been prioritised for action in the interest of costs, according to un-named officials. Shadow Home Secretary David Davis accused the Home Office of turning a "blind eye" to the situation." (Sunday Times)

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Sarkozy said to be ‘considering’ Olympic boycott
The French minister of culture, Rama Yade, has been quoted as saying that President Nicolas Sarkozy is considering boycotting the opening of the Beijing Olympic Games, unless China agrees to release political prisoners and talk to the Dalai Lama. She later said she was misquoted, but the debate is thought to be a sign of differences amongst Western governments in their attitude to the Games. 

Artist and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has persuaded French president Nicolas Sarkozy to sit for a solo portrait. (Sunday Telegraph)
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« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2008, 07:50:17 PM »

Chaos as petrol supplies run dry
Petrol stations have been rationing fuel, and some have run out altogether, after the Grangemouth refinery in Scotland closed down due to industrial action. Panic buying across Scotland, the north of England and parts of Wales led to queues and shortages. Seven tankers carrying 65,000 tonnes of fuel are heading for the UK to ease the shortage, but oil and gas industry leaders have urged the Government to intervene in the dispute.
(Independent on Sunday)

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