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France urges Colombian rebels to accept prisoner swap

France urged Colombian Marxist rebels on Wednesday to seize the chance offered by a European-proposed prisoner swap, accepted by Bogota, and free dozens it has held for up to seven years. Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said it was up to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, to show they were serious about releasing former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and other detainees. Full Story

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