Nicolas Sarkozy says "all options are open" in terms of a possible boycott of the opening ceremonies of Beijing's Olympics. While his aides say that France would oppose a full boycott of the games, the French prez is signaling his discontent with China's recent crackdown in Tibet. "I want a dialogue to start and I will step up my response according to the response given by the Chinese authorities," said Sarkozy.
Western nations are pressing China to enter into a dialogue with the Dalai Lama, the BBC reports, whose Tibetan government-in-exile claims 130 people have been killed by Chinese troops in the crackdown. Other world leaders, including George Bush and Gordon Brown, are still planning to attend the opening ceremonies.