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Movie review: Snowpiercer is a futuristic dud (with video)

Snowpiercer
Two stars out of five
Starring: Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer
Directed by: Joon-ho Bong
Running time: 126 minutes… 596 more words

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Sarkozy Faces Charges in French Corruption Probe

(PARIS) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, his lawyer and a magistrate are facing preliminary charges in a corruption investigation linked to allegations that he took 50 million euros ($67 million) in illegal campaign funds from Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi, after a night of questioning by judicial officials. 263 more words

Ex-French president Sarkozy under formal investigation

PARIS - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed in formal custody, charged with influence peddling, the BBC reports.

News of the formal investigation into the ex-French president came Tuesday evening after Sarkozy, 59, was questioned for 15 hours by French authorities in relation to allegations that he took 50 million euros ($67 million) in illegal campaign funds from Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi. 303 more words

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Amid Turmoil, Libya Holds Parliament Elections

CAIRO (AP) — Libyans voted Wednesday for a new parliament in an election they hope can turn a corner and bring some stability after three years of dizzying chaos in the North African nation, which has hardly had a functioning government and has been plagued by rampant militias and Islamic extremists since the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi. 975 more words

George F. Will: George W. Bush's ruinous war, Barack Obama's policy of retreat

  WASHINGTON — Two hundred and nine years after Marines visited “the shores of Tripoli,” dispatched by President Jefferson to punish Barbary pirates for attacking U.S. vessels in the Mediterranean, Marines are again in that sea, poised to return. 710 more words

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