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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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