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Sarkozy to meet with Libya’s possible new leaders

The French government was the first to recognize Libya’s rebel National Transitional Council as Gadhafi’s legitimate replacement–now Sarkozy is going one step further. The Wall Street Journal reports that the French President is set to meet with Libya’s rebel forces. “Foreign Affairs Minister … Continue reading

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French writer Lévy flexes diplomatic muscles with Israel

French writer Bernard Henri Lévy, one of the architects behind France’s superquick recognition of Libya’s rebel authority, claims he has started diplomatic talks between the fledgling National Transitional Council and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The AFP reports that Lévy, who … Continue reading

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Sarkozy’s play

The New York Times ran an interesting piece about France’s actions in Libya.  “Mr. Sarkozy, motivated by French failures to respond quickly to the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt and pressed by a new foreign minister and vocal public figures like the … Continue reading

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France recognizes National Libyan Council

France has become the very first country to recognize Libya’s interim National Libyan Council as a legitimate government. “It come as Nato is set to discuss military options in the Libyan conflict including a possible no-fly zone,” according to the BBC. … Continue reading

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