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Sarko Moves to Defuse Haiti Row With US 'Occupiers'

French miffed over aid bumping

(Newser) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy moved to calm a transatlantic spat yesterday by praising America's role in the Haiti aid effort and pledging to unite French and American relief efforts. Some French officials had accused the US of sidelining the French effort, including a minister who angrily accused the US of... More »

US Troops Land at Haiti's Presidential Palace

(Newser) - Six US Navy helicopters touched down on the grounds of Haiti's damaged presidential palace today, bringing some 100 reinforcements in the struggle to secure Port-au-Prince and provide food and water to survivors. Haitians jammed the fence of the palace grounds to gawk, some cheering as the soldiers emerged. "If... More »

Anger Erupts at US Takeover of Haiti Airport

France, Brazil, Red Cross furious at flight diversions

(Newser) - The global relief effort in Haiti has devolved into a nasty power struggle, with countries and aid agencies furious at the US takeover of emergency operations. France, Brazil, which runs the UN peacekeeping operation in Haiti, Doctors Without Borders, and the Red Cross all lodged complaints after their aid shipments... More »

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