France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, seen in this still image ...
Jan 29th, 2012
(Reuters) - France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, seen in this still image taken from video, as he appears on French national TV in Paris, January 29, 2012 . Sarkozy was expected to announce new economic reforms to create more jobs, improve business competitiveness and convince voters he is the right leader to revive France's sputtering economy. French newspaper Le Monde reported on Saturday that Sarkozy would also announce a German-inspired "Social VAT" , raising French VAT by 1.6 percentage points from 19.6 to 21.2 percent. REUTERS/France Television (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) -
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BEIJING (AP) - A top North Korean envoy delivered a letter from leader Kim Jong Un to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday and told him Pyongyang would take steps to rejoin stalled nuclear disarmament talks, in an apparent victory for Beijing's efforts to coax its unruly ally into lowering tensions. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
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JERUSALEM (AP) - A new Israeli report into the death of a Palestinian boy during a fierce gunbattle in the Gaza Strip more than a dozen years ago has reignited an emotional debate over who killed him - and how the incident has shaped perspectives of the Mideast conflict. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]