Shoulder Patting in Paris The West Celebrates Victory over Gadhafi

In diplomatic terms, it was the final stroke of the Gadhafi era: At the Libya conference in Paris on Thursday, Western leaders and Libya's new rulers set the course for establishing democracy in Tripoli. Europe and the United States are keen to provide aid, but they are also eyeing business opportunities.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy (right) greets British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday at the Elysee Palace.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy (right) greets British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday at the Elysee Palace.

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