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France Urges Liberia Peace Force

French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin has called for the deployment of a multinational peacekeeping force in Liberia. Mr De Villepin, visiting neighbouring Ghana, also added to calls for intervention by the United States. His comments came as a ceasefire in the West African nation appeared to be holding. The main rebel force, Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (Lurd), halted its attacks on the capital, Monrovia, on Friday after two days of heavy bombardment. Mr de Villepin, quoted by French news agency AFP, said: “The most pressing things are the ceasefire and the deployment of an international force.” Full Story

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