French PM: "We Must Be Lucid: The Republic Is At A Moment Of Truth"...

Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said Tuesday that France faces a "moment of truth" in fighting racial discrimination that has inflamed tempers in suburbs with large immigrant populations.

Villepin mixed tough talk about fighting rioting with plans to curb discrimination that has fueled anger among many French-born youths born of immigrant parents, many from former African colonies.

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