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French President Leaves Hospital


French President Jacques Chirac has left a military hospital, where he has spent the past week being treated for a blood vessel problem.

Mr. Chirac was admitted to the Val-de-Grace hospital in Paris last Friday following what aides described as a "vascular incident" that slightly affected his vision.

Earlier, hospital officials described the 72-year-old president's condition as "very satisfactory," and French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said Mr. Chirac was in "good form."

It is unclear if Mr. Chirac still plans to attend the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York next week.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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