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A French warplane has fired the first shots over Libya under a U.N.-enforced no-fly zone that began on Saturday. The plane reportedly targeted a Libyan military vehicle during an attack by pro-Gadhafi forces against rebels in the city of Benghazi.

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his camp are trying to keep their cool and push on with a vote on pension reform that would change France's official retirement age, but the opposition isn't backing down In fact, labor unions have set aside (continued).

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France's highest court has upheld a law banning facial veils in public, with supporters claiming it will protect women's rights while critics say it abridges religious freedom.

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It's not entirely clear what, besides a love of linguistics and an apparently compelling documentary, spurred young Guillaume Leduey to launch a one-man campaign to resuscitate an Alaskan language, Eyak (continued).

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Electoral victories for Dutch-speaking separatists in Belgium have further shaken the fragile unity of the European country. Nationalist movements there continue to gain momentum, and this, analysts say, has pushed Belgium "close to the abyss" of permanent national division.

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Here's yet another object lesson underscoring the need to pick really hard-to-guess passwords and online account information, courtesy of our nation's president. Barack Obama's Twitter account was hacked by a 25-year-old Frenchman who simply managed to figure out the answers to Obama's password reminder prompts.

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