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France plans new financial crisis world summit

France says it will host a January summit of world leaders and experts to seek solutions to the global financial crisis, in a follow-up to last weekend's summit.

 

The office of President Nicolas Sarkozy says former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is helping prepare the Paris meeting for Jan. 8-9. French officials view the summit, announced Tuesday, as a complement to last weekend's summit in Washington on the financial crisis. (AP)