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French Frigate Foils Attack, Captures Pirates

Nabs dastardly robbers

(Newser) - A French warship nabbed a boat full of pirates in the Gulf of Aden today, responding to a distress call from a Panamanian vessel, Reuters reports. The pirates fled when they saw the French ship approach, but they later returned to try their luck with the ship again, and the... More »

Charges Loom for Former French PM

De Villepin linked to dirty campaign against rival Sarkozy

(Newser) - Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin is expected to face criminal conspiracy charges following the discovery of new evidence linking him to a dirty tricks campaign against President Nicolas Sarkozy, the Times of London reports. Police yesterday searched his Paris home after investigators found computer data suggesting he directed... More »

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