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France indicates support for Palestinian UN vote
France on Thursday indicated it would support efforts by the Palestinians to secure a diplomatic upgrade at the United Nations, a decision likely to boost Palestinian efforts as it seeks greater international recognition.

 

Frustrated that their bid for full UN membership last year failed amid U.S. opposition in the U.N. Security Council, Palestinians have launched a watered-down bid for recognition as a non-member state, similar to the Vatican's UN status.(Reuters)