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Suspect Arrested, Released in Argentina Tourist Murders

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Argentina have arrested and released a suspect in connection with the shooting deaths last week of two young French women in northern Salta province. The investigating judge released the suspect due to lack of evidence. Investigators say the man was taken into custody early Monday. He was detained three days after the bodies […]

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Suspect Arrested in Argentina Tourist Murders

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Argentina have arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting deaths last week of two young French women in northern Salta province. Investigators say the man, who was identified in the news media as 43-year-old Francisco Ariel Tejada, was taken into custody early Monday. He was detained three days after the bodies of […]

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Suspect Arrested in Argentina Tourist Murders

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Argentina have arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting deaths last week of two French women in northern Salta province. Investigators say the man was taken into custody early Monday, three days after the women’s bodies were discovered in a tourist area. The suspect’s identity was not made public. News reports say […]

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Argentine Police Investigate Death of French Tourists

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Argentine police are investigating the shooting death of two French tourists. The two female victims, both 30 years old, were found Friday in a tourist area in northern Argentina’s Salta province. Officials told the state-run Telam news agency that one of the women may have been sexually assaulted. A Salta official said the pair were […]

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Pilot Errors Outlined in 2009 Air France Crash

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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French investigators probing the 2009 crash of an Air France jet over the Atlantic have released a report linking pilot errors to the deadly accident and calling for better pilot training to cope with an emergency. The report from the French air accident investigation agency says the pilots of Air France 447 did not realize […]

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Australian Cadel Evans Wins Tour de France

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Cadel Evans made cycling history Sunday, becoming the first Australian to win the Tour de France and the oldest winner in 63 years. The victorious 34 year-old crossed the finish line along Paris’ Champ-Elysees wearing the traditional leader’s yellow jersey and immediately hugged his fellow cyclists. He says winning cycling’s most prestigious title has been […]

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Sarkozy: French Troops Killed in Afghanistan Fought Taliban’s ‘Tyranny’

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy has paid tribute to seven French soldiers killed last week in Afghanistan, saying they fought in a just war against what he called the “tyranny” of the Taliban movement. Speaking at a funeral ceremony in Paris Tuesday, Mr. Sarkozy said Taliban militants imprisoned the Afghan people, oppressed women, kept children in […]

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Sarkozy Honors French Dead from Afghanistan

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy is paying homage to seven French soldiers killed last week in Afghanistan. A somber ceremony held in Paris Tuesday was also attended by French military leaders. Last week was one of the deadliest for French troops during their involvement in the Afghan conflict. The French government will begin a troop drawdown […]

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France’s Fillon on Africa Tour, Boosting Ties

Posted July 16th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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The French Prime Minister is in Ghana, the second stop in a West African tour designed to boost ties with the region. Francois Fillon traveled to Ghana late Friday from Ivory Coast, where he met with President Alassane Ouattara and Prime Minister Guillaume Soro. Speaking alongside Mr. Ouattara in Abidjan, Friday, Mr. Fillon pledged France […]

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Sarkozy Sends Army Chief to Afghanistan

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy is sending his army chief to Afghanistan to study ways to enhance the safety of French soldiers as they begin withdrawal from the country. French Defense Minister Gerard Longuet made the announcement after Mr. Sarkozy called an emergency meeting Thursday, following the deaths of six French soldiers in Afghanistan in the […]

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