France wins latest Battle of Waterloo


Following pressure from France, Belgium has withdrawn its plan to issue a new 2-euro coin depicting Napoleon's 1815 defeat at Waterloo.

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It was to have been a commemoration that would have placed France’s humiliation at the Battle of Waterloo in every European’s purse or pocket. Instead, it turned into a tussle of a different kind, redolent of history’s long shadow, in which France finally emerged triumphant, reports The New York Times.