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embassy marks a series of Vietnamese events in France | Politics

At the event (Photo: VNA) Paris (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in France on September 15, a ceremony was held to mark the 76th anniversary of the August revolution in Vietnam (August 19), the national holiday (September 2) and the creation of the diplomatic sector. Speaking at the event, Vietnam’s Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang stressed that Vietnam is ...

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French abortion film wins Women’s Night at Venice Film Festival

A topical film about illegal abortions in the 1960s, France won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, closing a strong evening for women including Penelope Cruz and Jane Campion. Audrey Diwan’s “Happening” comes as the abortion debate rages once again over new restrictions in Texas and its decriminalization in Mexico. “I made this film with anger, ...

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After Afghanistan, Europe wonders if France was right about America

Sep 4, 2021 TIT ANNUAL The July 14 ritual is an opportunity for the French to display banners, drink champagne and celebrate the founding myths of the republic. On July 14, however, when the French Ambassador to Kabul, David Martinon, recorded a message to his fellow citizens, gravity crushed the party. “My dear compatriots“, he began, “the situation in Afghanistan ...

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Gunman kills four in attack near French embassy in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, Aug 25 (Reuters) – A gunman killed three police officers and a private security guard on Wednesday in a ransacking of a diplomatic quarter in Tanzania’s main city, Dar es Salaam, before being shot while that he was locked in a guard post at the Porte de l’Ambassy de France. Internet videos, apparently filmed by spectators from ...

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France, Germany to join London call to extend Afghanistan withdrawal – report – world

NEW YORK, August 23. / TASS /. France and Germany intend to fight to extend the deadline for the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan at the G7 online meeting, CNN reported Monday citing its sources. Earlier reports suggested that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson would personally ask US President Joe Biden to extend the withdrawal deadline beyond August 31. ...

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What is the Civil Reserve Air Fleet and why it was activated for the third time in 70 years

The U.S. military has turned to a little-used deal with commercial airlines and charter companies, whereby it can force them to supply planes to meet various operational requirements in a crisis, to support evacuations in courses outside Afghanistan. Some two dozen companies are part of this civilian reserve air fleet and agree to provide planes and crews in less than ...

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WWII veteran Wesley Hart receives France’s most prestigious honor

By D. Lars Dolder, Chatham News + Record Staff Wesley Hart did not speak at the ceremony last Thursday during which he received the French Legion of Honor. He didn’t have to. The 102-year-old Chathamite’s service in WWII spoke volumes. More than 100 people gathered at New Salem Church on Old Graham Road in Pittsboro to see the Chapel Ridge ...

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US claims UK judge who blocked Assange’s extradition was misled

Published on: 08/11/2021 – 15:34Amended: 08/11/2021 – 15:32 London (AFP) U.S. government lawyers on Wednesday criticized a British judge for blocking the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, questioning evidence about his mental health and accusing an expert witness of misleading the court. Judge Vanessa Baraitser refused in January to grant Washington’s request for Assange to stand trial in the ...

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Germany and Norway among 7 countries added to the green list from Monday

Seven countries have been added to the green travel list to give UK holidaymakers a boost. Germany, Austria, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Latvia have been added to the list of countries without quarantine, joining popular destinations such as Croatia and Malta. France has been taken off the orange-plus list, meaning double-vaccinated passengers will no longer need to self-isolate upon ...

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“Stop being afraid”, dissident athlete tells Belarusians

Published on: 08/09/2021 – 17:16Amended: 08/09/2021 – 17:14 Warsaw (AFP) A Belarusian sprinter whose Cold War-style defection during the Olympics gripped the world on Monday urged her fellow citizens to follow her example and speak out against the regime. In an interview with AFP on the occasion of the first anniversary of a contested presidential election in Belarus, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya ...

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