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'We are ready to resume the human-rights dialogue.'
YANG JIECHI, Chinese Foreign Minister, agreeing to restart talks with the U.S. on China's rights record that had been suspended since 2004

'Then get out of here, you total jerk.'
NICOLAS SARKOZY, President of France, to a man who accused the increasingly unpopular leader of "dirtying" him while greeting constituents at a Paris trade fair. A video of the outburst posted the next day by the newspaper Le Parisien tallied more than half a...

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