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New French Prime Minister Faces Strike

France’s new prime minister tried to form a government Wednesday to tackle the country’s top priority of unemployment, but he faced the immediate challenge of an impending national rail strike in his first day on the job. The appointment of Dominique de Villepin — a globe-trotting, silver-haired statesman who seems to epitomize France’s privileged class — was criticized as a move by a leadership playing ”musical chairs” in a bid for survival, rather than a courageous choice to deal with the country’s problems. Full Story

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