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)