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Is Cécilia Breaking His Heart—Encore?

Sarko's mercurial wife skips out on visit to freed Bulgarian nurses

(Newser) - The Bulgarian government honored French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Cécilia, for their recent efforts in helping to free five Bulgarian nurses held in Libya. But the president attended the ceremony alone. Despite weeks of planning, the first lady backed out. She hasn't made an official appearance since... More »

Libya Admits to Torturing Medics

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi's son burnished his pro-Western image yesterday by admitting that Libya had tortured 5 nurses and a doctor once accused of spreading HIV among children, the AP reports. Seif al-Islam Gadhafi conceded that the "Benghazi six" were electrocuted and threatened after their 1999 imprisonment, but he did not... More »

Libya Clinches European Arms Deal

Sarkozy yields to probe of ties to Gadhafi, Belgian nurses

(Newser) - Nicolas Sarkozy submitted yesterday to calls for an inquiry over the weapons and  nuclear technology deal just finalized with Libya, says the Financial Times. Sarkozy flew to Tripoli to shake on the deal last week, just days after Libya's release of six Bulgarian nurses. Under the agreement, Libya will buy... More »

Freed Doctor Recounts Libyan Torture

“My wounds are still bleeding,” says Palestinian

(Newser) - In the wake of last week's jubilant homecoming of the Bulgarian nurses released from a Libyan prison, it's their Palestinian cellmate who’s first to go public with his story. Dr. Ashraf al-Hazouz’s joy at release after 8 years is “turning into a hunger for justice,” he... More »

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