France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (L), Budget Minister ...
Jan 12th, 2012
(Reuters) - France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (L), Budget Minister Valerie Pecresse (C) and Ecology Minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet (R) visit the birthplace of former French president Charles De Gaulle, January 12, 2012 in Lille, northern France. Sarkozy is in the northern French city of Lille to deliver his New Year wishes to civil servants. REUTERS/Philippe Huguen (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS) -
PARIS (AP) - France has long served as Africa's policeman, sending troops in regularly - and often meddling behind the scenes - to keep the peace and secure its interests on a continent where it was once a major colonial power. In more recent years, as it comes to terms with that colonial past, France has tried to forge a different, more equal... [Full Article]
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