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Chunnel Vision
FRANCE: Before he left for London to celebrate the Entente Cordiale, France's 100-year-old diplomatic alliance with Britain , French President Jacques Chirac called the relationship between the two countries "l'amour violent" — a tempestuous affair. But when he and Prime Minister Tony Blair gave a press conference, they acted like an old married couple, content to downplay their differences for the sake of the children. Chirac insisted that the Iraq war was "the one and only issue" on which they had fought. "What matters really is all that we have in common in the present...

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