Monthly Archives: October 2021

What the Jews of the World owe Napoleon

A portrait of Napoleon. Photo: Wiki Commons. It has been 200 years since French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte died, at the age of 51, on the British island of Saint Helena, where he was held captive for six years. In many countries he is remembered as a tyrant. An exception, however, is the Jewish world, where his image has remained positive ...

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New purchasing aid system for “green” vehicles in Ile-de-France

A new purchasing aid system has opened up for Ile-de-France residents wishing to buy an electric or hydrogen vehicle. One of the devices is aimed at individuals and the other at vehicles for professional use. Who are eligible? People meeting the following criteria are eligible for assistance of up to € 6,000. Residents of Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines, Essonne and Val-d’Oise And ...

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Taliban assess threat from tenacious IS-K

Islamabad (AFP) The Taliban’s efforts to bring stability to Afghanistan have been hampered by a series of bloody attacks by operatives of the Islamic State of Khorasan (IS-K). The latest attack saw a suicide bomber slaughter dozens of Shia Muslims during Friday afternoon prayers in the northern city of Kunduz, with the apparent aim of sowing sectarian hatred and rendering ...

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Abia seeks a partnership with the French government on agriculture and the economy

From Okey Sampson, Umuahia The governor of the state of Abia, Okezie Ikpeazu, sought greater cooperation between the state and the French government to help develop the agricultural sector, micro-small and medium-sized enterprises as well as the economic city project of ‘Enyimba. Governor Ikpeazu, speaking in Paris, at a meeting with French Minister of Trade and Commerce Franck Riester, Ikpeazu ...

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The French region the Cornish refugees named after their home

It is almost impossible to ignore how much Cornwall and the French region of Brittany have in common. The two share a beautiful coastline dotted with remote villages, a strong Celtic culture, a fierce independent streak … and a healthy love of cider. In fact, Cornouailles – Cornouailles, in French – shares so much with Brittany that it gave its ...

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Who is Christopher Nkunku, the RB Leipzig star now wanted by Real Madrid?

His career at Paris Saint-Germain may have failed, but Christopher Nkunku has taken the Bundesliga by storm. Nkunku was the bright spark in the middle of RB Leipzig’s dismal start to the season. The playmaker has shone for the Bundesliga as he used sensational performances to kick off his 2021-22 season. But its highlight so far has undoubtedly come in ...

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French Embassy announces English language assistants program

Views : 8 Posted: Saturday, October 9, 2021. 11:23 a.m. CST. By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Embassy of France has announced the recruitment for the 2022-2023 program of English assistants for Belizean university students who wish to teach English while learning French. “This program allows young university students to help teach the English language in a school in France, while ...

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Xi Jinping says reunification with Taiwan “will be achieved”

Published on: 09/10/2021 – 07:20 Beijing (AFP) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday said “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan “will and can be achieved,” days after Chinese warplanes made record incursions into the democratically ruled island’s air defense zone . Autonomous Taiwan, which has never officially declared independence, lives under constant threat of invasion by China, which considers the island its ...

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Call Taiwan a country, the French senator said, angering China

Alain Richard, head of the Taiwan Friendship Group of the French Senate and former French Minister of Defense, and other members of the French delegation attend a press conference in Taipei, Taiwan on October 8, 2021. REUTERS / Yimou Lee TAIPEI, Oct. 8 (Reuters) – Taiwan should be considered a country, a senior French senator said on Friday during a ...

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Straymaker and The Abbey Theater In association with Extended Mirrors and Once Off Productions present ‘Elsewhere’ A new opera by Michael Gallen

Straymaker and The Abbey Theater in association with Extended Mirrors and Once Off Productions present ‘Elsewhere’, a new opera by Michael Gallen. Elsewhere ‘premieres at the Abbey Theater on November 15 with performances November 15-20. “Elsewhere” is based on the true story of the radical “Monaghan Asylum Soviet” from 1919. Addressing the themes of freedom, care and mental illness, Ailleurs ...

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