Monthly Archives: October 2021

France eases travel restrictions in New Caledonia

France has lifted some of the restrictions for travelers to New Caledonia. From today, it is no longer necessary to prove urgent personal circumstances to be authorized to enter the territory. Aircalin’s first Airbus A330-900neo. Photo: Airbus In a letter to the New Caledonian government, French High Commissioner Patrice Faure said the risk of contamination is higher in New Caledonia ...

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Al Ula provides superb backdrop for French Ambassador’s talks on Saudi initiative

The French ambassador to Saudi Arabia on Sunday hailed “great prospects for cooperation” between the countries during a visit to the Dadan archaeological site in Al Ula, in the north-west of the kingdom. Ludovic Pouille posted photos and videos of his trip on social media, claiming to have had a “fruitful meeting” with archaeologist Dr Abdulrahman Alsuhaibani, co-director of the ...

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The rise of the far right puts the Dreyfus affair in the spotlight in the race for the French elections | Emmanuel Macron

More than a century after being exonerated, Alfred Dreyfus, the Jewish army officer whose false conviction for treason sparked heated controversy, burst into the French presidential race amid far-right attempts to question his innocence. Emmanuel Macron personally inaugurated last week the first museum dedicated to the Dreyfus affair, a historical collection on display in the house of Émile Zola, the ...

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Brunei hospitality warms the outgoing French envoy

James kon Outgoing French Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Christian Ramage is due to leave the Sultanate today, taking with him a suitcase of fond memories after a successful four-year tenure promoting bilateral and diplomatic relations between the two countries. Ramage said: “France and Brunei Darussalam have enjoyed good relations since the start of diplomatic relations in 1984. We opened our ...

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Biden tells Macron US is ‘awkward’ in Australian submarine deal – NBC10 Philadelphia

Working to work things out with a former ally, President Joe Biden told French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday that the United States had been “awkward” in handling a secret US-UK submarine deal with the United States. Australia, an agreement which left France in a bind. and shaken Europe’s faith in American loyalty. Biden and Macron greeted each other with ...

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Launch of Buzzworthy from The Citizenry, Commune’s collaboration with Kufri, and more

Product Preview is a weekly series highlighting the latest and greatest in the market. Check back every Friday for news and highlights. Fresh out of High Point, the gorgeous fall collections keep coming. From handcrafted table linens to outdoor-friendly side tables wrapped in whimsical (and weather-resistant) silicone cord fringes, here are some highlights from the latest set of releases. From ...

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Air France-KLM sees positive benefits on the transatlantic rebound

Basic earnings forecast for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year Third Quarter Core Profit Turns Into Profit Prompt handling of reservations when reopening in the United States Reduce your debt PARIS, October 29 (Reuters) – Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA) is expected to return to underlying profits this year, the Franco-Dutch airline group said on Friday, after a rebound in passenger ...

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The rise in the price of baguettes is fueling public unrest in France. As history shows, the government can’t just ask people to eat cake

In the current public unrest in France over the rising price of the baguette echoes what happened 232 years ago. At the time, the fact that a staple was sold out of reach of the masses led to the French Revolution and the dramatic and bloody collapse of the Ancien Régime. The situation is not so bad at the moment ...

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Reunion Island’s legacy still lives on in Dallas today

In the spring of 1855, a group of French, Swiss and Belgian settlers arrived on a piece of land west of the Trinity River in Dallas. These European immigrants had escaped the political revolutions of their country of origin and led by the writer Victor Considerant, intended to create a utopian socialist commune. This colony, called Reunion Island, lasted less ...

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Israel accepts 3,000 additional housing units for settlers

Israel accepts 3,000 additional housing units for settlers JERUSALEM – Israel on Wednesday approved about 3,000 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a day after the United States issued its toughest rebuke to date against such construction. This was the biggest announcement of settlement plans during the Biden administration. The plans were approved by a Defense Ministry committee, ...

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France seizes British fishing vessel without a license

France seized a British trawler fishing in its territorial waters without a license and issued a verbal warning to a second vessel amid a bitter dispute over access to fishing grounds after Brexit. The French Minister of the Navy Annick Girardin indicated on Twitter that the trawler had been diverted to the port of Le Havre under escort of the ...

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Two tiaras with a possible link to Empress Josephine of France could fetch $ 690,000 at Sotheby’s

Carnelian, enamel and gold tiara, circa 1808, estimate, £ 200,000-300,000 ($ 274,670 – $ 412,000) Sotheby’s Sotheby’s will offer two tiaras that would have belonged to Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763-1814), wife of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and Empress of France. Although there is no definitive proof that these jewels belonged to Joséphine, the jewelery specialists at Sotheby’s and the auction house ...

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American pilgrimage through France in honor of unknown soldier of World War I ends in Paris

A member of the American Legion in France attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on October 26, 2021. The event marked a series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States grave in Arlington National Cemetery. (Alexander W. Riedel / Stars and Stripes) PARIS – ...

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Spanish rail operator seeks to provide Channel tunnel service

Spain’s state-owned railway company Renfe plans to operate a new high-speed rail link between London and Paris, a move that would place it in direct competition with Eurostar. Renfe said he believed a competing channel tunnel service would be both “viable and profitable”, and added that he received early support from Channel Tunnel operator Getlink and of HS1, the British ...

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Five illuminated ecotourism spots for Bokor

Companies investing in the town of Bokor are currently limited to a single development not exceeding 5 ha. FACEBOOK The government has given the green light to five small-scale ecotourism projects in Prek Tnort commune, southwestern Bokor town, Kampot province, in Preah Monivong Bokor National Park. The move is designed to create employment opportunities and create considerable force behind tourism ...

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Palo Alto Players fundraising stage, revolution

Palo Alto Players will join thousands of theater organizations around the world from November 13-14, each offering their own local production of “All Together Now!” A global event celebrating local theater. MTI created this musical for the local theater to use as a fundraiser. The show features songs from a wide range of Broadway musicals including “Rent”, “Into the Woods”, ...

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After 30 years, a promise of democracy still broken

On October 23, Cambodia commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords (PPA), which marked the official conclusion of the Cambodian-Vietnamese war. The deal has also been touted as the official end of Cambodia’s long civil war, although some have disputed the idea. On the eve of the anniversary, twenty women married to imprisoned politicians demonstrated in front of ...

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Two writers with local connections nominated for National Book Awards

Two writers with local connections are finalists for the National Book Prize – one of them for the third time. Novelist and short story writer Lauren Groff, a 2001 graduate of Amherst College, was nominated for her novel “The Matrix”, a story set in 12th-century Europe and based in part on an actual but mysterious medieval author, Marie from France, ...

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School immersion programs could help save the French language in northern Maine

Everyone spoke French in Madawaska. But not anymore. Northern Maine has long been the epicenter of Acadian French, a variation brought to the region by French immigrants in the 17th and 18th centuries. Now few Acadian children learn their ancestral language at home, and the dialect is on the way out in its last American stronghold. Bilingual French immersion programs ...

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Did a “werewolf” really terrorize France in the 1700s?

On June 19, 1767, local hunter Jean Chastel shot dead a large animal. From then on, the attacks ceased. Witnesses described the fallen creature as a wolf, but strange: it had a “monstrous” head and a red, white and gray coat that hunters had never seen on wolves before. Mystery monsters Over the following centuries, different explanations were studied as ...

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Independence Seaport Museum celebrates significant anniversary

Sign up for our daily email newsletter to stay up to date with the latest local news across Philadelphia. What is the story for you? It’s an interesting question and one that sets the stage for an assortment of answers, but what is undeniable is that history is undoubtedly important in understanding how we got to our present. At the ...

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Plant food? Does it really work? The famous chef explains

Matthew Kenney – American chef, herbal lifestyle guru, restaurateur and author Image Credit: Provided Switching to a plant-based lifestyle may seem more intimidating than it looks, but in reality, sometimes you can’t even tell the difference, 57-year-old American celebrity chef Matthew Kenney told Food. by Gulf News. You may have heard of cuisines from different cultures, countries and traditions. However, ...

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France launches state-of-the-art military communications satellite – world

France has successfully launched a state-of-the-art satellite into orbit, designed to allow all French armed forces around the world to communicate quickly and safely. Paris created a space force command in July 2019, fearing that rival countries would invest heavily in space technology, seen as a new military frontier. The satellite “is designed to withstand military attacks from the ground ...

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Rare Coin News – 1943 Bronze Lincoln penny sold for $ 1.7 million in 50-cent nickels and Buffalo found for THOUSANDS

An incredibly rare Lincoln penny sold for an astonishing $ 1.7 million, with an obscure reason behind its sky-high price. The rare 1943 piece was sold in 2010, with an anonymous businessman adding it to his collection for a hefty price, according to Certified Coin Consultants. The penny was worth so many coins because it was “accidentally struck into copper ...

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straw houses are the new ecological trend in France

Straw houses are THE NEW ECOLOGICAL TREND IN FRANCE ecological and economical par excellence, “straw houses” are now arousing the interest of many future owners in France. growing shortages of resources such as wood push residents to use straw as an alternative building base. found in abundance in local agricultural crops every year, this rather incognito material is now making ...

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Deadly clashes as banned Pakistani party continues to protest

A radical Islamist party said on Saturday that five of its supporters died in clashes with authorities in Lahore, eastern Pakistan, after two police officers were killed in the unrest. On Friday, more than 1,000 people from Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) gathered after prayers to demand the release of their detained leader, blocking roads and firing projectiles. The protests continued on ...

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A very informative dollar bill | Rogersville

If you look at the dollar bill in your pocket or purse, you’ll see an engraving of George Washington on the front. Turn it over and you will see some very interesting words and symbols on the back. On the right, you will see a circle with the Great Seal of the United States. In the middle you see the ...

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France’s high rate of femicides pushes activists to urge change

PARIS – On the morning of September 6, a 38-year-old mother of four left her apartment in Montélimar, in south-eastern France, to go to work. A few minutes later, his neighbors, hearing screams, came out of their apartments to find his lifeless body in the hallway. In that brief interval, the woman’s ex-husband stabbed her around 30 times in the ...

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Homage to Marc Bourhis, shot as a hostage in Châteaubriant on October 22, 1941, militant of the Fourth International – International point of view

Born in 1907 in Lézardrieux, in what is now Côtes d’Armor, Marc Bourhis was 34 years old. He and his wife Alice were both teachers in Trégunc, a town in Finistère located about ten kilometers south of Concarneau. As soon as he left the Quimper Normal School in 1926, Marc Bourhis joined the Unitary Federation of Education. It is in ...

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Blinken meets Colombian embassy staff affected by “Havana syndrome”

Published on: 22/10/2021 – 00:10Amended: 10/22/2021 – 00:09 Bogota (AFP) During a visit to the embassy in Bogota, Blinken discussed what are officially known as “abnormal health incidents” in a meeting with staff and then met privately with those affected, said an official from the State Department. “He heard from their experiences and reiterated that the issue and their care ...

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France offers motorists cash assistance to help pay for fuel

PARIS (AP) – French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Thursday announced that millions of low- and middle-income motorists will each receive 100 euros ($ 116) in one-time financial aid to help them cope with the rising prices of gasoline. Castex declared on TF1 that it was “an exceptional response to an exceptional situation”. The measure will affect around 36 million ...

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Reviews | Asylum for Haitians is not optional

Just before the murder of Haitian President Jovenel Moise last July, I was reading the definitive story of the country’s great revolution: “The Black Jacobins” by CLR James. James’ work as an accomplished historian and as a radical inspired many anti-colonial movements of the mid-twentieth century, and his famous subject has not lost its relevance. The appalling treatment of Haitian ...

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Arcade Beauty expands Socoplan site with improved facilities for cosmetic product sampling solutions

By Austyn King 21-Oct-2021 Packaging The French company created packaging solutions for L’Oréal Paris and Givenchy French packaging manufacturer Arcade Beauty has expanded its Socoplan site to better deliver cosmetic samples to its customers as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Located in the town of Saint-Jean-de-Thouars in the west of France, the Socoplan site produces skincare and make-up samples dedicated ...

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Former ‘400 Mawozo’ hostages describe ordeal as Haitian gang demands $ 17 million ransom for kidnapped missionaries

Survivors of a previous kidnapping by the notorious Haitian 400 Mawozo gang have revealed details of the life of a hostage, with the group currently demanding a $ 17 million ransom to free 16 captive Americans and one Canadian. The group of missionaries affiliated with Christian Aid Ministries were kidnapped at a checkpoint in the capital of Port-au-Prince on Saturday, ...

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This French daily sold as NFT. Is this the future of media?

The winds of change are blowing through the media landscape. The French daily “20 Minutes” sold its own non-fungible token (NFT) at a charity auction on October 19. The sale of this six-page supplement entitled “The Crazy Years 2020” was organized by the Piasa art gallery in Paris. The successful buyer won the auction for € 3,000. The copy is ...

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Haiti gang demands $ 17 million ransom for kidnapped missionaries and children, World News

An armed gang demands a ransom of $ 17 million for a group of American and Canadian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti last week. According to the Haitian Minister of Justice Liszt Quitel, the 400 renowned gangs of Mawozo are demanding $ 1 million for each captive. Watch: Haitian Prime Minister kicked out of official ceremony after armed gangs fired in ...

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France returns the marble angels stolen from the Church of Italy in 89

ROME – A British art collector who bought a pair of 17th century marble angels from a Neapolitan antique store two decades ago returned the winged ‘putti’ to the Italian art police after learning that they had been stolen from a church. Italian Carabinieri Art Police said the anonymous collector attempted to resell the angels at an antique store in ...

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France gives Britain until November 1 to grant more licenses to its fishing fleet on pain of reprisals

France heats up fishing cold war giving Britain until November 1 to grant more licenses to its fishing fleet or face retaliation with threats to cut cross-Channel power lines Paris Maritime Minister Annick Girardin told the EU the UK has until November 1 France has tacitly threatened to cut power supply to UK and Jersey French boats were free to ...

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Srinivas Krishnan: Is the new Citroën Ami a future classic?

The spirit of the legendary Citroën 2CV lives on in the new Ami. Is this the 21st century equivalent of the Deux Cheavaux? And is this a classic future? Srini certainly thinks so. Once upon a time there was an ugly duckling. When people first saw him, at the Paris Salon in 1948, they laughed and insulted him. It was ...

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NewsAlert: Pfizer officially seeks Health Canada approval for COVID-19 vaccine for children

OTTAWA – New Democrats are calling on the federal government to crack down on social media giants following recent disclosures from a Facebook executive that have reignited questions about how to regulate big tech. NDP MP Charlie Angus called on Ottawa to establish an independent watchdog to tackle disinformation, hate messages and algorithm transparency on digital platforms. Facebook whistleblower Frances ...

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A charity supports relatives facing a crisis abroad

When Esther Dingley’s remains were found in August, more than eight months after she went missing on a solo hike in the Pyrenees, her family in Britain were supported by LBT Global. Chief Executive Officer Matthew Searle said he receives about 3,000 missing person inquiries a year. “Most can be resolved quickly. For example, a mother contacted us because she ...

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The French disruptor: the rise of Eric Zemmour shakes up the presidential election

Since Emmanuel Macron was elected French president in 2017, opinion polls predict that he will meet again with far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the second round of voting next year. But the emergence of an insurgent newcomer suddenly opened the race. Just six months away from the April elections, another far-right figure – anti-immigration polemicist Eric Zemmour – repeated ...

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Belarus expels French ambassador – report | News | DW

French Ambassador to Belarus Nicolas de Lacoste left Minsk after Belarusian authorities ordered his exit by Monday, French news agency AFP reported on Sunday, citing the French embassy in Minsk. Lacoste had avoided presenting his credentials to President Alexander Lukashenko, 67, and instead presented them to the regime’s foreign minister, Vladimir Makei, an act that Lukashenko saw as a snub. ...

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Spies nearby? American suburban couple accused of espionage | West Virginia

WWhen accused spies Jonathan and Diana Toebbe were escorted to a West Virginia court to be brought to justice on espionage charges, they looked like any middle-aged suburban couple: struck by a dramatic turn in the circumstances that arise when placed in an orange jumpsuit and restrained by handcuffs. But the story of the Toebbes, 42 and 45, is now ...

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Comfort on the plot as the year slows down | Gardening tips

Up through the mist-shrouded hills, past the crows-strewn rubbish, the young reefer-smoking worker taking a last breath in front of the subway, the anxious fog of the grass. At the door, 6:30 a.m. in the fall housing estate, the days of heat fading away chased by heavy rains. I love this site. Looking up and seeing someone weeding. Leaving the ...

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Queen’s Green Summit will bring in billions for UK

Queen’s Green Summit will bring UK billions: Royals spearhead the mission to attract the titans of world affairs – and steal the march of the French Ministers hope Her Majesty’s presence will help secure huge set of deals at World Investment Summit Billions of pounds of green energy investment are expected to be announced to show Britain’s determination to reach ...

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18th century Daniel T. Church estate for sale in Tiverton

TIVERTON – Picture this: the year is 1789. John Adams is the first vice president of the United States. Fletcher Christian has just led the mutiny on HMS Bounty against Captain William Bligh. The French Revolution began with the storming of the Bastille. If history is your vibe, there’s a house in Tiverton with your name on it. The Daniel ...

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Biden government to ask Supreme Court to block Texas abortion ban

Published on: 10/15/2021 – 19:02 Washington (AFP) President Joe Biden’s administration said on Friday it would ask the Supreme Court to block a ban on most abortions in Texas, in the latest stage in a national battle over reproductive rights. Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court raised procedural issues when it ruled by a 5-4 vote against the intervention to ...

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Matrix review: In Lauren Groff’s novel, nuns build a feminist utopia

The Vox Book Club is linked to Librairie.org to support local and independent booksellers. Two years ago I saw a book in a library that once belonged to a medieval convent. It was a big, old tome on the history of the popes that looked unspeakably boring, and it was open in its display case at the entrance to Pope ...

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Tunisian Saied revokes his predecessor’s passport following French request

Tunisian President Kais Saied on Thursday called one of his predecessors, Moncef Marzouki, an enemy of the country and withdrew his diplomatic passport after demanding that France end its support for Tunisia under his leadership. Saied is coming under strong international pressure, especially from Western powers, to announce a clear roadmap for a return to constitutional politics after seizing a ...

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Cambodian PM wants law changed to close the door on opponents

PHNOM PENH – Hun Sen, Cambodian Prime Minister for more than three decades, will make it even more difficult for some of his longtime opponents to seek to replace him ahead of the 2022 and 2023 elections by banning top positions for binationals. Agitated by a now corrected mistake in a British newspaper, Hun Sen’s government is set to change ...

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Australian insurer explains disaster of French submarine deal

Last month, the Australian government’s decision to drop a $ 90 billion French submarine deal sparked an uproar. Paris called the debacle a “stab in the back” and withdrew Ambassador Thebault. With diplomatic relations still very delicate, IB turned to someone who can help explain possible problems. Australian insurer Simon Garske (pictured) is construction manager for Agile Underwriting Services. He ...

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Coronavirus: What’s Happening in Canada and Around the World Thursday

The last: The World Health Organization says the number of coronavirus cases around the world has fallen over the past week, continuing a downward trend that began in late August. In its latest weekly pandemic assessment released on Wednesday, the United Nations health agency said there were: More than 2.8 million new cases, a decrease of 7% from the previous ...

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VIDEO – “Eiffel” at the cinema: we tell you the little story of a big tower

In theaters October 13, Eiffel by Martin Bourboulon, with Romain Duris and Emma Mackey, takes the viewer behind the scenes of the genesis of the Eiffel Tower. Built in 1889 in just two years, the Iron Lady hardly ever saw the light of day … It all began in 1884, Jules Ferry, then President of the Council, decided that France ...

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Australian marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel breaks record for number of successful Channel crossings

Melbourne Marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel set a new Channel swim record after completing her 44th crossing on Wednesday. Key points: Chloe McCardel broke British Alison Streeter’s world record for 43 crossings The English Channel is 33 km in diameter, but swimming is often much longer due to the tides McCardel said she was unlikely to swim in the English Channel ...

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Former Crimean prosecutor and manga star appointed Russian ambassador

Published on: 13/10/2021 – 13:40Amended: 10/13/2021 – 13:38 Moscow (AFP) Russia on Wednesday appointed a staunch supporter of Moscow’s annexation of Crimea as ambassador to the Cape Verde Islands, a move according to observers that shows its fall from Kremlin favor. Natalya Poklonskaya became the main prosecutor of Crimea after breaking with the Kiev authorities following Moscow’s takeover of the ...

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Australian government spends $ 250,000 to cover Naval Group quote

The Franco-Australian nuclear submarine program has been shrouded in controversy since Scott Morrison abruptly canceled the deal in September. Photo: Adam Taylor / PMO A quarter of a million dollars of taxpayer dollars has been spent by the Australian government trying to keep the original price of the country’s submarine project with France hidden from public view. The Department of ...

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Trump slams RINO Charlie Baker and could come to Massachusetts

Boy, does President Trump have Governor Charlie Baker’s number. I had POTUS on my radio show on Monday and he generally seemed in a pretty sweet mood – he just laughed when I played the Dementia Joe Biden soundtrack to him last week falsely bragging that “I started the vaccination program “. But when it comes to Baker – and ...

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Envoy praises Qatar-France relations and launches 6th edition of ‘Good France’

Envoy praises Qatar-France relations and launches 6th edition of ‘Good France’ Oct 12, 2021 – 8:30 AM Ambassador Jean-Baptiste Faivre speaking at the event. The French Ambassador to Qatar HE Jean-Baptiste Faivre praised the solidity of relations between the two countries. Speaking at a press conference yesterday at the launch of the 6th edition of Goût de France / Good ...

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Clear differences remain between France and the United States, according to the French minister

PARIS – As world finance leaders gather this week in Washington for the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund, Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of Finance, made it clear that effective Franco-American cooperation on an overhaul of the system international tax could not hide marked differences on China and other issues. “The United States wants to face China. The ...

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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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Rtl today – French cross-border workers: Pressure on the government to extend telework to 47 days

From 2022, Belgian border workers will be entitled to 34 days of teleworking. Now, 19 elected officials from the Grand Est region are pushing to add 18 additional days for employees working at home. As it stands, Belgian cross-border workers employed in the Grand Duchy will be entitled to ten additional days of teleworking in 2022 while being taxed in ...

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Lizzie Sweeney played with a shaky unbeaten

Despite its origin as a tale of rural Ireland in 1964, the only nostalgic moment in this Patrick Talbot production of a famous play is when the curtain falls. This smooth closing of a story in which the emotional potential of silence is so significantly articulated is in itself an act of memory. If there is any suspicion that the ...

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Best ski hotels for 2021

After 20 years in Paris, Sandrine (lawyer) and Xavier Lecharny (who worked in advertising before training as a chef) arrived in the Hautes Alpes in 2007 to create their first guest room, La Maison du Guil, concocting an evening tasting menu in the Queyras valley. In 2012, they moved to Nantes, where they launched the creative and healthy restaurant César ...

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The French government awards the distinctions Chevalier in the National Order of the Legion of Honor and Chevalier in the Order of Agricultural Merit to Mr. Peter Borer

HONG KONG, Oct. 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) is delighted to announce that the French government has awarded the distinction of Chevalier in the National Order of the Legion of Honor and Chevalier in the Order of Agricultural Merit on MSM Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Pierre Borer, during a private ceremony held ...

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French senators meet Taiwan’s Tsai amid Chinese tensions

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – A group of French senators visiting Taiwan as part of a regular parliamentary exchange met President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday morning during a trip that comes at a particularly tense time between China and the autonomous island. Tsai spoke briefly before their meeting, presenting former French Defense Minister Alain Richard with the Order of Auspicious Clouds, ...

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NATO bans spying on 8 Russian mission members

Published on: 06/10/2021 – 20:10 Brussels (AFP) NATO announced Wednesday that it had withdrawn their accreditation from eight members of the Russian mission to the Alliance, calling them “undeclared Russian intelligence officers”, that is to say spies. A NATO official said that “we can also confirm that we have reduced the number of positions the Russian Federation can accredit to ...

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The French ambassador returns to Australia to “redefine the terms of the relationship”

Paris: France will return its ambassador to Australia in Canberra following a bitter dispute over a new defense pact that sank a $ 90 billion submarine contract. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who last month accused the Morrison government of stabbing Paris in the back over the AUKUS deal, made the announcement while being questioned by lawmakers French Wednesday ...

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Watch: Expo 2020 Dubai opens a portal to travel through time to watch the construction of Notre Dame Cathedral, at the France Pavilion

Visitors visit the France pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Image Credit: Virendra Saklani / Gulf News Dubai: the weather is not linear inside the France Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. On the one hand, authentic volumes of the almost three-hundred-year-old Encyclopedia, and on the other, a prototype of what the future of air freight could be. A common point that ...

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How an Afghan girl found a home for her bird after escaping the Taliban

In a touching account on Twitter, the French ambassador to the United Arab Emirates recounted how he helped save the pet bird of an Afghan girl who fled Kabul during the Taliban takeover. Perched in a cage that now sits in the garden of the French Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Juji – the name given to the black and white ...

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French cafes and restaurants colonize Kings Cross in Sydney

Damn it ! Our nationwide relationship may well be frozen with the French, but that hasn’t stopped them from launching a searing assault on Australia’s nightlife capital. While we might not want their subs, Sydney’s Kings Cross is suddenly overwhelmed in return for snails, steak fries and creme brulee with a deluge of French restaurants, cafes, bistros and retail outlets. ...

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A great Burgundy vintage on a low budget: wines to buy now

EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS happens so frequently these days that when a vintage is called ‘dramatic’ it almost seems trivial. Fortunately, in the case of the 2019 Burgundy vintage, the word “dramatic” is coupled with the word “great”. The weather in Burgundy that year ranged from frost and rain to intense sunshine and prolonged dry spells. But everything was fine in ...

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Vice-President of the European Commission visits the new Maspero metro station in Cairo

Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, and Franciscus Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, visited the new Maspero metro station as part of the third phase of line 3 of the Cairo metro. Among the visitors were also Christian Berger, Ambassador of the European Union in Egypt; Alfredo Abad, head of regional representation at the European Investment Bank (EIB); ...

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How Haiti Was Forced To Pay Reparations For Freedom: Planet Money: NPR

Baron de Mackau of France presenting demands to Jean-Pierre Boyer, President of Haiti, in 1825 Wikipedia hide caption toggle legend Wikipedia Baron de Mackau of France presenting demands to Jean-Pierre Boyer, President of Haiti, in 1825 Wikipedia In recent weeks, thousands of refugees from Haiti have arrived at the US-Mexico border, desperate for a better life. Most left Haiti years ...

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The Top 10 Bottles of French Grand Cru Wine

The first Grand Cru d’Alsace was the Schlossberg de Kaysersberg, a sort of test balloon for the category which began in 1975. Since then, 50 other Grands Crus have been created. jacques de lait take a closer look at the top 10 bottles of Grand Cru wine. When it comes to French wines, the term Grand Cru has a magical ...

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Ours is bigger! France mocks size of British warship visiting Vietnam – radio free Asia

A British frigate ended a visit to Vietnam on Monday and left some turbulence in its wake – an unlikely social media feud between Britain and France. The acrimony between Britain and France was fueled by Brexit and the new AUKUS (Australia-UK-US) security pact that led Australia to cancel a large submarine contract with France in favor of American and ...

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For Mediapro and French football, a crisis with several fathers

Roures, in an interview with The New York Times shortly before his hearing with lawmakers, doubled down on his belief that his plan would have worked if the pandemic hadn’t changed everything. For this to work, however, Mediapro’s new channel, Telefoot, would have had to attract three million subscribers, far more than the 300,000 it had managed to attract when ...

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The Munising bookstore will offer a book signing on Saturday

MUNISING, Michigan (WLUC) – The Falling Rock Café & Bookstore in Munising will host another series of signing events this Saturday, October 9 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. According to a press release released on Monday, this event will feature a trio of authors including Daphne Thompson, Suzanne Locascio and Roger D. Hess. Writers will be on hand to ...

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Launch of the first industrial production of hydrogen in France –

French renewable energy company Lhyfe has started producing industrial quantities of hydrogen from an electrolyser powered directly by wind turbines. Its first production site is located a few meters from the ocean in Port-du-Bec in Bouin, a town in the Vendée department and the Pays de la Loire region in western France. Lhyfe has secured € 50 million in Series ...

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The former capital of Senegal on the front line against rising waters

Saint-Louis (Senegal) (AFP) In the city of Saint-Louis, in northern Senegal, excavators tear up the beach to deposit giant blocks of basalt, in a last-minute effort to keep the sea at bay. Once the work is completed, a dike will stretch for kilometers along the coastline of the former capital of this West African country, famous for its colonial-era architecture. ...

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French government funds higher education in France for 6 Singaporeans, Latest news from Singapore

Miss Xenia Chan is considering a career in international diplomacy and she is now one step closer to her goal after being awarded a no-obligation scholarship from the French government. Miss Chan, 23, is one of six Singaporean women to obtain funding for a master’s degree under the France Excellence program. She graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) ...

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The Flash: 10 best comic book numbers of the 2000s

The Flash has been one of the most enduring characters in the DC Comics universe. The 2000s were a significant time for the development of the character’s third incarnation, Wally West. Aside from the limited editions and one-shots, the scarlet speedster had a great run on the flash vol 2 which was primarily written by Geoff Johns and drawn by ...

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Saudi and French foreign ministers discuss trade relations in Riyadh

The Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs met his French counterpart in Riyadh on Sunday. Adel Al Jubeir and Jean-Yves Le Drian reviewed bilateral relations and discussed ways to further develop them, the official press reported. Before the global Covid-19 pandemic, Saudi exports to France were worth more than $ 6 billion a year, while France exported $ 3.5 ...

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Eclectic French tycoon Tapie has died aged 78

Former president of the Olympique de Marseille football club Also former government minister Professional career hit by legal problems Sentenced to prison in 1995 for match-fixing PARIS, October 3 (Reuters) – Bernard Tapie tells the life story of a failed pop singer-turned-mogul who entered politics, bought a prominent football club, and made a stint in prison has pierced France for ...

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Parisian protesters call on EU to ban products linked to Uyghur forced labor

Published on: 02/10/2021 – 16:00 Protesters gathered in Paris on Saturday to demand a European ban on products linked to the forced labor of Uyghur minorities in China’s Xinjiang province. Speaking to FRANCE 24, Raphaël Glucksman, Member of the European Parliament, accused European companies with interests in China of trying to block EU efforts to ban the products of forced ...

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Can a right-wing French TV personality take on Macron and win?

Anyone familiar with the horse racing tracks will know the unpredictable impact of a stalking horse. The beast is not engaged to win but to target the challenge of rival teams and compensate for the chances of victory. The French presidential election is still a long way off in mid-2022, but a stalking-horse challenge is already setting up a reshuffle ...

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Khashoggi’s widow urges US to hold Saudis to account 3 years later

Published on: 02/10/2021 – 04:10Amended: 02/10/2021 – 04:09 Washington (AFP) The widow of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi on Friday questioned US President Joe Biden’s pledge to hold the kingdom accountable three years after the writer’s brutal murder. On the occasion of the anniversary, Hatice Cengiz traveled to Washington for a protest in front of the Saudi Embassy and a night ...

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Opposition quits Senate to protest “gasoline bomb” – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Amid warnings against ignoring the critical consequences of ever higher price hikes, the Senate opposition held a walkout from the house on Friday to protest the government’s act of “dropping a Molotov cocktail »Twice in a month and the absence of the Minister of Finance to answer questions related to the unprecedented rise in the prices of petroleum products. ...

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Former police officer identified as serial killer and rapist

After a 35-year hunt, a former police officer has been identified as the cause of a series of murders, rapes and kidnappings, French officials said Thursday. The man committed suicide earlier this week. In a statement seen by CNN, Paris Attorney General Laure Beccuau said DNA tests had “established a link between the genetic profile found at several crime scenes ...

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US, Europe Announce New Trade Cooperation, But Disputes Persist

WASHINGTON – The United States and the European Union took a step this week towards a closer alliance by announcing a new partnership for trade and technology, but tensions over various strategic and economic issues still linger in the background. The creation of the Trade and Technology Council, which aims to establish a united front on sophisticated business practices and ...

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This painting of Saint Francis was seized during the “Spanish confiscation”

Less well known than the English Reformation or the French Revolution, it was an equally disastrous time for the Catholic Church. As the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi approaches, here is a trace of the impression he left on the arts. His love of animals is a common feature of modern imagery, but his love of Christ is actually ...

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Former French police officer identified as serial killer and rapist, ending 35 years of hunting

The man committed suicide earlier this week. In a statement seen by CNN, Paris prosecutor Laure Beccuau said DNA tests had “established a link between the genetic profile found at several crime scenes and that of the dead man.” Authorities were looking for the perpetrator of five crimes committed between 1986 and 1994, including “rape of a 15-year-old minor, murders, ...

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Fears rebuff by Australian submarines in France could sever economic ties with the EU | Aukus

The postponement of trade talks between the European Union and Australia has raised fears in Canberra that a split with France over the abandoned submarine contract could slow the pressure for closer economic ties. The EU confirmed on Friday reports that the 12th round of negotiations – originally scheduled for October – had been postponed until November. The opposition Labor ...

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