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2005-09-03 09:30:35

By Sophie Louet and Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac will be hospitalized for a week with a blood vessel problem that has affected his vision, officials said on Saturday. The 72-year-old French leader was admitted to a Paris military hospital late on Friday and all his appointments for the coming week have been canceled at his request, a spokeswoman for Chirac's office said. There was no mention of any temporary handover of authority. Prime Minister...

2005-09-03 07:56:44

By Sophie Louet PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac was admitted to hospital for a week with eye trouble following a blood vessel problem, officials said on Saturday. The 72-year-old French leader was admitted to a Paris military hospital late on Friday and all his appointments for the coming week have been cancelled at his request, a spokeswoman for Chirac's office said. There was no mention of any temporary handover of authority. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin...

2005-09-03 07:11:28

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac was admitted to hospital for a week with eye trouble following a blood vessel problem, officials said on Saturday. The 72-year-old French leader was admitted to a Paris hospital late on Friday and all his appointments for the coming week have been canceled at his request, a spokeswoman for Chirac's office said. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin told reporters in southwest France he had spoken to Chirac on Saturday morning and...

2005-07-14 15:21:22

By Timothy Heritage PARIS (Reuters) - President Jacques Chirac called on Thursday for national unity and a new start after a string of morale-sapping setbacks for France, but offered nothing new to lift the gloom or boost his own fading fortunes. Chirac defiantly declined to rule out seeking a third term as president in 2007, reiterated pledges to reduce unemployment and said France still had influence in the world despite its rejection of the European Union constitution on May 29. But...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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