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France secures interest in peace and stability in Indo-Pacific region amid territorial dispute – Manila Bulletin

New / national / France ensures interest in peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region amid a territorial dispute France ensures interest in peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region amid a territorial dispute The French government has ensured its interest in peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region amid continued tension in the South China Sea involving the Philippines, ...

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French senator calls on CM and shows interest in attracting more French investors to Pondicherry – The New Indian Express

Through Express news service PUDUCHERRY: Senator Damien Regnard, representative of French people living abroad, as well as the Consul General of France in Pondicherry and Chennai Lise Talbot Barré, visited the Prime Minister of Pondicherry N Rangasamy in his hemicycle and held talks. Regnard, who is on a two-day visit to Pondicherry, also visited Interior Minister A Namassivayam, who also ...

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Senegal calls on China to get involved in war-torn Sahel region

Published on: 11/28/2021 – 10:02 PM Senegalese Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall said on Sunday that she hoped China would support the fight against insecurity in the conflict-ridden Sahel region at the start of a China-Africa summit. Speaking to reporters in the capital Dakar after meeting her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, Sall said she hoped China would be a “strong ...

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Everything revolves around France in Kandy! – The Island

This is a funny incident that took place several years ago. One evening we, then school children, were playing softball cricket on the grounds of Mahinda College, when someone rushed over and told us that a young maid from a certain household had climbed a huge tree in protesting a wrong done to her, and refused to come down. All ...

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War-stricken Ethiopia berates US over security warnings

Published on: 11/25/2021 – 4:28 PMAmended: 11/25/2021 – 4:27 PM Addis Ababa (AFP) – Ethiopia on Thursday accused the United States of spreading false information about security conditions in the war-affected country, warning that such statements could damage relations. Crowds of government supporters demonstrated outside the US and UK embassies in the capital Addis Ababa, waving Ethiopian flags and chanting ...

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Russia, France seek to strengthen ties with Indonesia and ASEAN states – Radio Free Asia

Russia and France are wooing Southeast Asian countries after the two world powers were excluded from the AUKUS defense pact and the Quad Strategic Dialogue Group – a pair of state-led multilateral security agreements – United in the heart of the Indo-Pacific. On Tuesday, the Russian Embassy and Indonesian Navy announced that Moscow and several members of the ASEAN bloc ...

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China says 5 citizens kidnapped from Congo mining

BEIJING – China claims five of its citizens were kidnapped from a mining operation in eastern Congo. The Chinese embassy in Kinshasa posted on the WeChat online messaging service that the five men were abducted Sunday morning from the site in South Kivu province, bordering Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. He called on all Chinese citizens to leave South Kivu and ...

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Reviews | The UK and France, once again in the breach

WASHINGTON – When I received the invitation from the Ambassador of France for a black tie gala called “Amethyst”, I wondered what the name meant. Was it a promotional night for a French jewelry company or maybe a new fragrance? I didn’t go to the Thursday party, because I’m studying for an MA at Columbia University and had to read ...

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The giant panda twins at the French zoo are called Huan Lili and Yuan Dudu

Xinhua Little pandas Huan Lili and Yuan Dudu appear during the baptism ceremony at Beauval Zoo in France on November 17, 2021. Chinese Olympic gold medalist Zhang Jiaqi and French football star Kylian Mbappe on Thursday revealed the names of the newborn giant pandas at Beauval Zoo in central France. More than 120,000 French netizens voted to choose Huan Lili ...

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Limassol court dismisses case against terrorist suspect, KNEWS

A Lebanese man in Cyprus, who faced serious terrorism charges in connection with a social media post about the country’s president, was released this week after a Limassol court ruled that the allegations against him could not be founded. According to local media, a 37-year-old man from Lebanon was acquitted on Tuesday by a Limassol criminal court of terrorism-related charges, ...

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Tastin ‘France which celebrates French wines and spirits in New Delhi, Mumbai

Tastin ‘France, an event that celebrates French wines and spirits around the world and brings together producers and professionals, is being held in New Delhi and Mumbai from November 15 to 18. The French government agency ‘Business France’, under the aegis of the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the French Embassy in India organized the 5th edition of ...

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Harris meets Macron, proclaims ‘new era’ after submarine spit

Vice President Kamala Harris met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Wednesday to help mend a bitter diplomatic row over the AUKUS submarine pact that excluded France. “I think we share this belief that we are at the start of a new era, which presents us with many challenges, but also many opportunities,” Harris told Macron in a ...

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Medal of the French Legion of Honor awarded to 6 World War II Nisei veterans of the 442nd Combat Team Regiment

Posted: November 8, 2021 / 7:36 PM HST / Update: November 8, 2021 / 7:36 PM HST HONOLULU (KHON2) – Six Nisei veterans of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team were honored with the French Legion of Honor medal at the Pacific National Cemetery on Monday, November 8. They received the insignia of Chevalier in the National Order of the Legion ...

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KLM hopes India will allow it to increase flights to meet growing demand – The New Indian Express

Through PTI NEW DELHI: Air France-KLM’s current Indian services are limited due to air bubble restrictions, but the airline is hoping the Indian government will allow it to increase flights to meet growing demand, said a senior manager of the carrier. As of July 2020, India has allowed limited special international flights with passenger restrictions under formed air bubbles with ...

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Requests for a French health card for Americans are currently suspended. Your trip to France may cost more

Fully vaccinated Americans can visit France for tourism purposes without having to undergo pre-travel testing. But to participate in many activities in France, you will need the French Health Pass. This QR code system verifies that you have been vaccinated. For Americans who have not been vaccinated in the EU, this can be a barrier. Until recently, Americans could apply ...

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Horseshoe Bay veteran Gerald Powell receives French Legion of Honor award

France’s highest and most prestigious decoration, the French Legion of Honor, was awarded to 97-year-old veteran Gerald Powell of Horseshoe Bay for his service in World War II. The medal was presented to him by the 2nd Consul General of France Valérie Baraban during a ceremony Tuesday, November 2, at his home. The French Legion of Honor rewards civilians and ...

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Baghdad pays Kuwait an additional $ 490 million in war reparations

Published on: 02/11/2021 – 4:36 PM Kuwait received nearly $ 500 million in additional reparations for the invasion of Iraq in 1990, the Iraqi embassy in Kuwait said. “On October 26, Iraq paid Kuwait $ 490 million, and it will endeavor to reimburse what remains of the reparations due for the year 2022, or approximately $ 629 million,” the embassy ...

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Pakistan, Islamists reach agreement to end violent rally

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani government and a banned radical Islamist party on Sunday reached agreement to end 10-day – and sometimes deadly violent – rally calling for the closure of the French embassy and the release of the party leader . Neither Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi nor religious leader Mufti Muneebur Rehman, who took part in the talks, gave details ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Russia to host first royal wedding in more than a century in lavish two-day ceremony

Russia is set to celebrate its first royal wedding in a century when the alleged heir to Nicholas II marries in an elaborate ceremony in the former imperial capital of St. Petersburg. On Friday, Grand Duke Georgy Mikhailovich Romanov, hereditary claimant to the Russian throne, will marry Victoria Romanovna Bettarini in front of hundreds of guests at St. Isaac’s Cathedral. ...

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Israeli Foreign Minister lands in Bahrain for historic visit

Published on: 09/30/2021 – 09:06Amended: 09/30/2021 – 09:05 Manama (AFP) Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Thursday began a historic visit to Bahrain, where he will open the Israeli embassy a year after the normalization of relations negotiated by the United States. The senior Israeli diplomat landed at Manama airport, where a Gulf Air plane was due to take off ...

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Reunion Queen crowned over 40 years ago returns to ENMU to participate in 2021 reunion parade, reflects on career in education and as senior diplomat for the US State Department

Greyhound Grad Sherry ‘Gwyn’ (Dean) Buzzell returns to Eastern New Mexico University this week to celebrate the reunion over 40 years after being crowned Reunion Queen in 1980. She will participate in the reunion parade this weekend and will enjoy other festivities. Ms. Buzzell, who received an AA in Business, AA in Religion, and a Bachelor of Education from Eastern ...

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Eclipse of Europe | Columns

For centuries up to and including the 20th century, Europe seemed to be the pivotal point in the history of the world. Then came the Great Civil War in the West, our Thirty Years’ War (1914-1945), where all the great European powers – Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia – along with almost all the others, fought some of the ...

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The Taliban did not keep their promises, according to France

New Delhi [India] September 28 (ANI): France said it was on the same wavelength as India on issues relating to Afghanistan, including potential terrorist threats emanating from the region. In an exclusive interview with ANI, France’s envoy to India Emmanuel Lenain said that the Taliban had so far not fulfilled any conditions set by the international community and “we are ...

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The European eclipse, by Patrick Buchanan

For centuries up to and including the 20th century, Europe seemed to be the pivotal point in the history of the world. Then came the Great Civil War in the West, our Thirty Years’ War (1914-1945), where all the great European powers – Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia – along with almost all the others, fought some of the ...

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Dr Nadine E. Sabbagh, philanthropist and STEM pioneer, 73 years old | community, general news

NEW YORK – Dr Nadine Sabbagh, MD, a strong advocate for the Hellenic professional community as well as the professional women community, women in STEM and young professionals, passed away on July 30. She was 73 years old. Her eldest daughter, Christine E. Salboudis, made the announcement after the 40 days of great mourning, noting that “she and my maternal ...

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Missing Ambassador | Investigator’s opinion

Recently, a number of activities have taken place to mark the 70th anniversary of the Mutual Defense Treaty between the Philippines and the United States. Senior officials from the defense and state departments of both countries gathered in Washington to celebrate the occasion. But amid calls for greater cooperation and a stronger alliance to include a review of the agreement ...

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French alcohol companies attract new drinkers to Kenya

Food and drinks French alcohol companies attract new drinkers to Kenya Saturday 25 September 2021 Champagne Charles Ellner’s commercial director, Stéphane Dubois, serves a drink to a guest during the Tastin ‘France event at the Residence of the French Embassy on September 20, 2021. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NMG By PURITY WANJOHI More from this author Summary Nineteen French ...

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Little Italy to launch new mural celebrating Italian culture and some local icons – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Every September, for several years, Little Italy has hosted the famous Madonnari arts festival. COVID has put the kibosh on it in 2020 and organizers believe it’s still not safe enough to come together. But they celebrate Italian art and culture by ordering a mural, a fresco so stunning you have to see it for yourself. “Carlos ...

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“There is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him”

When the former Trump administration announced that it was moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in December 2017, the reaction in the Muslim world and among Muslim communities in the West was, as expected. wait, furious. In the Friday sermons that followed this announcement, several imams around the world denounced Israel in purely anti-Semitic terms, many of ...

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Franco-German cultural center finds new home in city center and obtains another European grant

The new Franco-German Center opens on The Plaza at Peachtree Center. Photo: Alliance française The last home for Atlantacommon center of French and German language and culture will be located downtown at Fisheries Center, a decision that the two flagship organizations believe paves the way for future growth. Dr Richard Keatley The Alliance Française d’Atlanta and the Goethe-Zentrum have shared ...

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Carlos le Chacal: Paris court confirms third life sentence of terrorist for grenade attack

The convicted terrorist known as “Carlos the Jackal” has lost an appeal against his life sentence in Paris. Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, also known as Carlos, was an “anti-imperialist” who carried out attacks around the world in the 1970s and 1980s. The Venezuelan was sentenced to life in prison for throwing a grenade at a Paris shopping center in 1974, killing ...

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Mexico’s “love-hate” relationship with the former Spanish colonial ruler

Mexico City (AFP) Mexico is celebrating 200 years of independence this month from Spain, the former colonial ruler with whom it now maintains a “love-hate” relationship. Most Mexicans have mixed European and indigenous ancestry and have contrasting feelings about the violence of the conquest, which imposed culture, language, and religion on the country. Spain is thus seen as both the ...

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PHL and France reaffirm their alliance during the 2nd political consultation

The Philippines and France renewed their pledges to deepen bilateral cooperation in various areas, as officials from the two sides virtually met for their second round of political consultations on September 16. The Philippine delegation, headed by the Acting Under-Secretary for Bilateral Relations and ASEAN Affairs, Ma. Theresa P. Lazaro and the French side, represented by the Ministry of Europe-Director ...

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Australian documents showed French submarine project had been under threat for years

SYDNEY, Sept.21 (Reuters) – France should not have been surprised that Australia canceled a submarine contract as major concerns over delays, cost overruns and adequacy were formally expressed and publicly for years, Australian politicians have said. Paris recalled its ambassadors from Canberra and Washington, saying it was caught off guard by Canberra’s decision to build nuclear submarines with the United ...

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Macron faces the United States, a big bet even for a risk taker

In response, France wants “European strategic autonomy” and “European sovereignty”, Mr. Macron’s favorite phrases, to become a reality. The case for a united Europe to chart its own course – after the submarine fiasco, after the Afghan chaos, after President Donald J. Trump’s contempt for Europe, after Brexit and in light of the clear transatlantic differences over China – could ...

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Demonstration against Kosovo’s ban on cars registered in Serbia

Published on: 09/20/2021 – 19:50Amended: 09/20/2021 – 19:48 Jarinje (Kosovo) (AFP) Hundreds of ethnic Serbs on Monday blocked roads in northern Kosovo leading to its only two border crossings with Serbia to protest Pristina’s ban on entering cars with Serbian license plates. The feud has arisen over Kosovo’s use of plates with RKS (Republic of Kosovo) on them, implying its ...

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UKUS snob against France is a stern warning to the rest of Europe

The home of the French Ambassador to the United States, Philippe Etienne, is seen in Washington, DC, United States, on September 17, 2021. / CFP The home of the French Ambassador to the United States, Philippe Etienne, is seen in Washington, DC, United States, on September 17, 2021. / CFP Editor’s Note: Adriel Kasonta is a London-based foreign affairs analyst ...

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Afghanistan, France, India, Japan: learn not to trust the USA

Abhishek Banerjee “If we’re going to attack, I’ll call you ahead. It won’t be a surprise. It would seem that these are the words of General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top official in the US military, in October 2020. He was speaking to General Li, his Chinese counterpart. Who authorized this phone call and ...

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France recalls its ambassadors to the United States and Australia for a sub-agreement

PARIS (AP) – The United States’ longest-serving ally, France, recalled its ambassador to the United States on Friday in an unprecedented outburst of anger that has eclipsed decades of previous divisions. Loading error The relationship conceived in the 18th-century revolutions came at a turning point after the United States, Australia, and Britain avoided France by creating a new Indo-Pacific security ...

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France recalls US, Australian ambassadors over submarine deal

France has taken the extraordinary step of recalling its ambassadors to the United States and Australia after the two countries blinded their French allies with a new military pact and a submarine contract, the French foreign ministry said on Friday. The backstory: While sealing a deal with the US and UK for the acquisition of nuclear submarines, Australia tore up ...

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France lashes out at Australia, US after ‘slashing the backs’ of submarines

Published on September 17, 2021 08:56 France accused Australia of stabbing back and Washington on Thursday of behavior during the Donald Trump era. PARIS (AFP) – France on Thursday accused Australia of stabbing back in the back and Washington of behavior during Donald Trump’s time after Canberra canceled a huge submarine contract with Paris for submarines American-made nuclear weapons. “It’s ...

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France rages against Biden’s snub on US-UK-Australia sub-pact

The French government rants over President Biden’s decision to exclude the NATO ally from a three-country security pact called AUKUS that will provide Australia with nuclear submarines, likening the snub to a coup. knife in the back. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told France Info radio: “It’s really a stab in the back. We have built a relationship of ...

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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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Origin of COVID-19: How Safe is the Wuhan Institute of Virology

The Wuhan Institute of Virology and its lab have been at the heart of the storm of a controversial lab leak theory since the COVID-19 outbreak, although many industry experts have repeatedly endorsed the laboratory safety and the impossibility of the theory of laboratory leaks. The National Biosafety Laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in central China was officially ...

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Two foreigners who got married in India move to Delhi HC and apply for marriage registration

Representative image By Sushil Batra New Delhi [India], Aug 6 (ANI): Two foreign nationals married in the nation’s capital recently asked the Delhi High Court to ask relevant authorities to register their marriage under the “Special Marriage Act, 1954” and issue a certificate for this purpose, in offline mode. Judicial Rekha Palli requested a response from the Delhi government and ...

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Suspicious alien in quarantine tries to enter Indian and other diplomatic missions in Beijing: India Tribune

Beijing, August 5 A French national, who wanted to avoid Covid quarantine after visiting medium-risk areas in China, created unrest in the high-security diplomatic zone here on Thursday when he tried to enter several embassies, including that of the India, while being sued by Chinese health officials in PPE kits. After being refused entry by the French Embassy to Liangma ...

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After the Tour de France, life is getting better for Sepp Kuss – Le Journal

Sepp Kuss of Durango celebrates on the podium after winning the 15th stage of the Tour de France in Andorra on July 11. (AP Photo / Christophe Ena) Christophe Ena The native of Durango had a good performance in the Tour de France The final stage of the Tour de France is different from most cycling races. The day begins ...

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Excellent Vietnamese students in France rewarded | Society

Vietnamese Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang presents certificates of merit to the laureates. (Photo: VNA) Paris (VNA) – Nine excellent Vietnamese students in France were awarded by the Union of Vietnamese Students in France (UEVF) and the Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts (AVSE Global) at a ceremony held recently at the Embassy of Vietnam in Paris. The Outstanding ...

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Eight decades later, Couteau honored by the French government

After more than eight decades, the family of Don J. Couteau, a member of the Sac and Fox tribe, will receive in his name a French government Legion of Honor award at a ceremony on Wednesday near Stroud. Don J. Couteau and his brother Orville were teenagers when they enlisted in the United States Army at the start of World ...

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China denies hacking Microsoft, calls allegations “baseless” and “irresponsible”

Published on: 07/20/2021 – 05:04 Chinese officials on Tuesday denied any massive hacking of key Microsoft servers, calling the claims by US allies “baseless” and “irresponsible.” The United States and several allies have publicly accused China of hacking Microsoft Exchange, an email platform used by businesses around the world. In China’s first official response, the Australian and New Zealand embassies ...

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“Freedom Day” in the UK; Ireland opens up – but changing travel rules and new variations make industry takeover a roller coaster – The Moodie Davitt Report

INTERNATIONAL. Today marks a critical milestone in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK and Ireland with significant travel liberalization underway in both countries. As of today, July 19, adults in the UK who have received a double vaccination no longer have to self-isolate for ten days upon their return from ‘Amber List’ countries. In Ireland (see below ...

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“Covid cases are on the rise – 6,000 miles from Paris.” France baffled by UK quarantine change | France

The government was embroiled in a spiteful diplomatic standoff with France on Saturday night after its surprise decision to continue to impose a 10-day quarantine on fully vaccinated people returning from the country. French officials seemed baffled by the move, suspecting British ministers of having based it on the increase in cases on the French island of Reunion – nearly ...

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French citizens given last chance to leave Afghanistan today

Published on: 07/17/2021 – 09:17 French citizens now have one last chance to leave Afghanistan via official transport. On Tuesday, the French embassy in Kabul urged all its citizens to leave Afghanistan immediately due to the growing security risks. The French Embassy in Kabul has published a message urging “the whole of the French community” in Afghanistan to leave, evoking ...

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Anastasiades: A clear political will to strengthen and extend Franco-Cypriot relations

France has always been a strategic partner of the Republic of Cyprus and there is a clear political will to strengthen and further extend the already excellent relations at bilateral, European and multilateral levels, said President Nicos Anastasiades. Addressing a reception at the French Embassy on the occasion of the National Day on Wednesday evening, the President spoke of an ...

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After opening its borders to Canadian tourists, France wants Canada to do the same

OTTAWA – France, which has opened its borders to Canadian tourists, is eager to see Canada reopen to the French. The Canadian border remains closed to foreigners, with a few exceptions, and will be at least until July 21. Ottawa has extended the shutdown, month after month, since the pandemic began in March 2020. At the French embassy in Ottawa ...

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United States – Visit of Jean-Yves Le Drian to Washington and New York (July 13-17, 2021)

The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian will be in the United States from July 13 to 17, first in Washington and then in New York. In Washington, he will meet with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. It will reaffirm the historic friendship that unites our two countries and our ...

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AP Top News at 2:39 a.m. EDT

Posted on Saturday July 10, 2021 | 9:00 p.m. Updated on Saturday July 10, 2021 | 23:39 “We need help”: Haiti’s interim leader calls for US troops PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Haiti’s interim government has called on the United States and the UN to deploy troops to protect key infrastructure as it attempts to stabilize the country and prepare for ...

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Explained: Why is Cairn attacking Indian assets?

The British Cairn Energy Plc has obtained an order from a French court authorizing the freezing of 20 Indian government properties in Paris valued at more than 20 million euros, the London-based Financial Times reported Thursday. This is the first court order issued against India to enforce a $ 1.2 billion arbitration award that Cairn Energy won against the Indian ...

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United States Reaffirms Transatlantic and NATO Ties with Europe

Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on June 23 in Berlin, Germany. (State Dept. / Ron Przysucha) The United States is working with allies across Europe to fight human rights abuses, preserve democracy and fight climate change. During his trip to Germany, France, Italy and the Vatican, Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlighted the United ...

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The Rajapaksa family strengthens its grip on Sri Lanka in crisis

Published on: 07/08/2021 – 10:26 Colombo (AFP) A brother of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday became finance minister, strengthening the family’s grip on power in the South Asian country facing growing economic problems. Basil Rajapaksa, 70, took over the finance portfolio from another brother, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The 72-year-old president gave Mahinda responsibility for a newly created ...

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Israel razes home of ex-wife of Palestinian suspect

Published on: 07/08/2021 – 10:08 Turmus’ayya (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) The IDF said on Thursday it had demolished the home of a Palestinian American woman whose ex-husband is accused of shooting a Jewish student in the occupied West Bank. “Overnight … the troops demolished the terrorist’s residence [Montasser] Shalabi, in the village of Turmus Ayya, northeast of Ramallah, “said an army ...

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US Embassy base in Iraq targeted by escalating rocket attacks

Published on: 07/08/2021 – 05:07 Three rockets were fired at the US embassy in Iraq early Thursday, the Iraqi military said, after a day marked by rocket and drone attacks on bases hosting US forces in Iraq and Iraq. Syria. The embassy itself was not affected, the army said, but three locations near the heavily fortified Green Zone of Baghdad ...

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UES Mansion Asking $ 80 Million Could Break Manhattan Record: Reports

UPPER EAST SIDE, NY – An extravagant Upper East Side townhouse has been listed for sale last week for $ 80 million – an amount that would break Manhattan’s record for a single-family home if bought at that price. The seven story, 15,000 square foot townhouse at 973 5th Ave. is near the corner of East 79th Street – just ...

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Algeria forms new government with energy and finance ministers unchanged

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday appointed a new government, with the energy and finance ministers of the previous administration both retaining their posts, the presidency said. He indicated that Ramdane Lamamra has been appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, succeeding Sabri Boukadoum. Appointed Prime Minister last week to replace Abdeaziz Djerad, Ayman Benabderrahmane, who was Minister of Finance in the ...

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James the Prophet gets ‘Up & Down’ autobiography

With his first album Unimaginable storms Released on Friday via Sony Music / Rupture, 20-year-old rapper James The Prophet today unveiled a final preview with a moving and autobiographical new single “Up and down. “Against a backdrop of richly colored beats blending jazz, soul, funk and old school hip hop, this new album is eclectic, yet unwavering in its consistency ...

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