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France to recognize Palestinian state at UN

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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says France plans to vote in favor of recognition of a Palestinian state at the U.N. General Assembly this week, the first major European country to come out in favor.

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France announced Tuesday that it plans to vote in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state at the U.N. General Assembly this week. With the announcement, France becomes the first major European country to come out in favor, dealing a setback to Israel. The timing of the announcement appears aimed at swaying other European nations.
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