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'I believe my attendance could divert attention from the purpose of the occasion, which is to focus on the life and service of Diana.'
CAMILLA PARKER BOWLES, Duchess of Cornwall and wife of Prince Charles, stating that she will not be attending a memorial service for Diana, Princess of Wales, on Aug. 31

'History proved France right.'
NICOLAS SARKOZY, French President, reaffirming the country's decision not to enter the war in Iraq in his first foreign-policy address

'Our country is so...

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