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Panama's Noriega extradition order signed by US
The US has cleared the way for former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega to be extradited to France, say US officials.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed the warrant allowing the extradition to go ahead, they said.
Noriega finished a US jail sentence for drugs offences two years ago but has stayed in a Florida prison while fighting his extradition.
France convicted the former dictator on money-laundering charges in his absence in 1999.
Noriega had wanted to be sent back to Panama after finishing his 17-year jail sentence, but in April a US court ruled he could be extradited to France.