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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 107

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Miss Universe 2007

M.K. Narayanan

France: Sarkozy prepares shock therapy

The new French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, wants to use the momentum of his election success to rush through a number of reactionary measures this summer. This was the message given last week by Sarkozy’s new Prime Minister, François Fillon, to the TV channel Europe 1. Fillon did not beat about the bush. France, he said, needs not just a “break” (Sarkozy’s election slogan), but an “electric shock”. He went on to compare the country with a Formula 1 racing car: “One has to drive it at its limits in order to land in first place against the international competition.”

Breaking News: India favors coordinated patrolling with Lanka

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

NarayananIndia’s National Security Advisor M K Narayanan Tuesday ruled out joint patrolling with Sri Lanka in the Palk Straits but favored coordinated patrolling between the navies of the two countries to ward off trouble to fishermen from the LTTE. He also said that the opinion of the Lanka was also required to put in place for coordinated patrolling. “I do not think there is any problem from our side”. Mr. Naryanan met the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi, who is here to attend the National Development Council (NDC) meeting and discussed with him steps to protect fishermen on high seas off the TN coast.