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Plane terror suspect charged

BOSTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A suspected suicide bomber who allegedly attempted to ignite explosives hidden in his shoes aboard an American Airlines trans-Atlantic flight from Paris to Miami made an initial appearance Monday in federal court in Boston. Federal authorities said Richar
DAVE HASKELL

Of Human Interest: News-lite

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2001 with 39 to follow.
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Engines have history of inflight breakups

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The jet engines in use aboard the Airbus A300 that crashed into a quiet New York neighborhood Monday are among the most flown engines in commercial aviation tod
FRANK SIETZEN, JR., UPI Science News

Euro? What Euro?

SAVIGNAC-DE-MIREMONT, France, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Anyone who thought that the French are going to find the currency changeover from the time-honored franc to the euro a piece of cake on Jan. 1, should think aga
MICHAEL MILLS

Living Today: Issues of modern living

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By United Press International

Executive Business Briefing

Here is a look at more of Monday's top business stories:
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PAP64111701 - 17 NOVEMBER 1964 - PARIS, FRANCE: France's President Charles de Gaulle greets Jordan's King Hussein at the Elysee Palace, November 17, 1964 with Princess Mouna (right) and Mrs. De Gaulle. Hussein was 30-years-old. iw/jd/file UPI
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Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle (English: /ˈtʃɑrlz/ or /ˈʃɑrl dəˈɡɔːl/; French:  ( listen); 1890–1970) was a French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II. He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first President from 1959 to 1969.

A veteran of World War I, in the 1920s and 1930s de Gaulle came to the fore as a proponent of mobile armoured divisions, which he considered would become central in modern warfare. During World War II, he reached the temporary rank of Brigadier General, leading one of the few successful armoured counter-attacks during the 1940 Battle of France, and then briefly served in the French government as France was falling.

He escaped to Britain and gave a famous radio address, broadcast by the BBC on 18 June 1940, exhorting the French people to resist Nazi Germany and organised the Free French Forces with exiled French officers in Britain. As the war progressed de Gaulle gradually gained control of all French colonies except Indochina most of which had at first been controlled by the pro-German Vichy regime. Despite earning a reputation for being a difficult man to do business with, by the time of the Allied invasion of France in 1944 he was heading what amounted to a French government in exile, but although he insisted that France be treated as a great independent power by the other Allies, the Americans in particular remained deeply suspicious of his motives. De Gaulle became prime minister in the French Provisional Government, resigning in 1946 due to political conflicts.

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