27 Feb '11, 9pm

Arab revolts claim French minister, as Sarkozy changes tack: PARIS: President Nicolas Sarkozy tried on Sunday to...

Arab revolts claim French minister, as Sarkozy changes tack: PARIS: President Nicolas Sarkozy tried on Sunday to...

PARIS: President Nicolas Sarkozy tried on Sunday to rescue France's rudderless foreign policy, axing his scandal-hit foreign minister, who was left floundering in the wake of uprisings in the Arab world. Foreign minister Michele Alliot-Marie, 64, resigned, still insisting she had broken no laws in accepting flights and hospitality from an ally of the Tunisian strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali just before he was overthrown. Sarkozy moved quickly to replace her with former prime minister and outdoing defence minister Alain Juppe, striving to restore France's reputation with the North African peoples revolting against their leaders. "On the other side of the Mediterranean, an immense upheaval is underway," Sarkozy declared, in a brief televised address. "By setting democracy and freedom against all forms of dictatorship, these revolutions open a new era. This change is an his...

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