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US Secretary of State Clinton in Paris Sep 1 to discuss Libya

This just in from the US State Department…

Press Statement
Victoria Nuland

Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 29, 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Paris, France September 1 to participate in a senior-level meeting of the Contact Group on Libya. The Paris meeting will build on the productive Libya Contact Group meeting in Istanbul on August 25 and will provide the international community with an opportunity to further coordinate our financial and political support for the TNC. The days and weeks ahead will be critical for the Libyan people, and the United States and its partners will continue to move quickly and decisively to help the TNC and address the needs of the Libyan people. Libya’s transition to democracy is and should be Libyan-led, with close coordination and support between the TNC and its international partners. The United States stands with the Libyan people as they continue their journey toward genuine democracy.

PRN: 2011/1379

Bonjour Paris article: French politics, Libya, Burqa ban..

I write for Bonjour Paris, a valuable resource, with summaries of French news. This week I focus on French politics, NATO intervention in Libya, regime change in Côte d’Ivoire and the debate on Islam in France.

French fighter jets enter Libyan air space

After the UN passed a resolution to protect the Libyan civilian population from government attacks (Libya background), with support for military intervention, French military jets are currently flying over Libya, near Benghazi. According to Figaro, there are five fighter jets preventing Libyan government forces from using airplanes to bomb civilians. Footage below from French news BFM TV. We will see how this develops.

UPDATE: 20 French aircraft are now participating, along with US and UK forces.

Bonjour Paris: Libya, French elections, tsunami, Chirac

This week’s Bonjour Paris features many interesting articles. I have one that covers a variety of subjects (Chirac trial, French elections, Libyan crisis, Japanese tsunami) you can read here.

CNN International profiles INTERPOL in Lyon

INTERPOL, whose General Secretariat is headquartered in the beautiful city of Lyon, France that I know and love so well, was recently featured in a behind-the-scenes look by Richard Quest on CNN International.

You can read more about this report here on the INTERPOL site with pictures from the filming. Richard Quest profiles the organization, its history, future and interviews figures such as Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.

The video can be watched on the CNN International site. It is a series, so I’ve put the several links below:

Part 1 Intro: Rare look inside INTERPOL
Part 2: INTERPOL – the Business of Fighting Crime
Part 3: INTERPOL Fights Human Trafficking
Part 4: INTERPOL Looks to the Future

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