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The French government wants to block burkinis in swimming pools

A woman at the beach wearing a burkini. —AFP The all-in-one swimsuit, worn by some Muslim women, is controversial in France. In the past, restrictions were eventually overturned because they were discriminatory. Burkinis are not banned in French public swimming pools for religious reasons, but for hygienic reasons. PARIS: France‘s interior minister said on Tuesday he would seek to reverse ...

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Australian Prime Minister makes last push for re-election

Published on: 05/15/2022 – 06:40Amended: 05/15/2022 – 06:38 Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s conservative prime minister sounded the gun in the final round of a hard-fought election campaign on Sunday, admitting “not everything went to plan” during the country’s pandemic response. At an official launch of his party’s election campaign ahead of the May 21 vote, Tory Scott Morrison acknowledged missteps ...

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AAIB Special Bulletin: Loss of the Piper Cherokee Arrow II (G-EGVA) about 20 nm West of Le Touquet

G-EGVA was one of seven aircraft taking part in a club fly-out from Wellesbourne Mountford airfield to Le Touquet in France. A line of strongly convective clouds was forecast over the forecast channel track. As they approached the middle of the English Channel, one of the pilots of G-EGVA, who was operating under visual flight rules (VFR), reported to London ...

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Green government would support the University of Sudbury as a French language school

Breadcrumb Links News Local News Party releases plan for Northern Ontario Mike Schreiner, leader of the Green Party of Ontario, unveiled his plan for Northern Ontario on Tuesday. File photo by Mike Hensen/Postmedia Network Content of the article The Green Party of Ontario says it would make the University of Sudbury a French-language school. Advertisement 2 This ad has not ...

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Opinion: All Quebecers are victims of the excesses of Bill 96

French is vulnerable to the global domination of English, says Vanessa Sasson, and efforts will have to be continued to keep it dynamic.Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press Vanessa Sasson is a professor of religious studies at Marianopolis College in Westmount, Quebec. History is repeating itself in Quebec. The repressive measures deployed in Bill 96, the province’s proposed new language law, bring ...

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Frenchman Macron sworn in for a second presidential term | Emmanuel Macron news

Macron says his second term will be “new” and not simply a continuation of the first. Emmanuel Macron was sworn in for his second term as President of France during a ceremony at the Elysee Palace, followed by a cannon shot in the gardens of Les Invalides. In a country where presidents are rarely re-elected, Macron won 58.5% of the ...

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EU citizens could sue countries over polluted air harmful to health, says top court adviser

The Eiffel Tower is shrouded in a haze of small particles hanging over the horizon in Paris, France, December 9, 2016, as the City of Light saw its worst air pollution in a decade. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, May 5 (Reuters) – Citizens of European Union countries could sue their governments for ...

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No winners in this war, says Prime Minister; visit denmark today

Ukraine, bilateral relations on PM Modi’s table in Europe. (Source: Twitter/@PMOIndia) On Sunday, new Foreign Minister Vinay Mohan Kwatra said Prime Minister Modi will “exchange views” on the “Ukrainian issue” and strengthen bilateral partnerships during his three-day visit to three countries in Europe. . Prime Minister Modi’s overseas visit includes around two dozen engagements over about 65 hours, official sources ...

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Violence erupts during May Day protests in Paris, protesters slam re-elected Macron

PARIS, May 1 (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas to repel black-clad anarchists who ransacked business premises in the French capital Paris on Sunday during May Day protests against the policies of newly re-elected President Emmanuel Macron. Thousands of people joined May Day marches across France in which they called for wage increases and Macron’s abandonment of plans to raise ...

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When voters abstain, France notices – UK should learn to do the same | Oliver Haynes

Four distinct political blocs were revealed by the first round of the French election: a radical left, something approaching a centre-right, the extreme right and those who looked at the choices offered and said “nothing all of this “. One of the many remarkable things about this French election was the seriousness with which abstainers were taken. In his victory ...

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Renault in talks to sell its Russian operations for one ruble

PARIS—French automaker Renault HER RNO 1.02% is in talks with the Russian government over selling its 68% stake in Russia’s largest automaker to a state-backed entity, according to a report in Russian state media. The French automaker is expected to sell its stake in AvtoVAZ for the symbolic sum of one ruble to NAMI, a state-backed automotive research and development ...

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Morrison’s visit to a French bakery brings up awkward memories, as Labor tries to claim coalition turf

A gentle hand is needed when handling a macaroon. Press too hard and the small French pastry may crack. “They are very delicate, aren’t they?” Prime Minister Scott Morrison asked as he smashed a lid on a pink macaroon while campaigning in Townsville. “Be careful when you put it down,” a chef offered as Morrison tried to take two. We ...

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Remains of 17 French WWI soldiers buried in Gallipoli | United States government and politics

By MEHMET GUZEL and SUZAN FRASER – Associated Press CANAKKALE, Turkey (AP) — The remains of 17 missing French soldiers who fought in the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I were handed over to French military officials on Sunday and laid to rest alongside other fallen comrades more than a century after their death. The remains were found during ...

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A language bill sends shivers down the spine to some Quebec hospitals

Quebec Premier Francois Legault is pictured during a news conference after meeting with Canada’s provincial premiers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MONTREAL, April 22 (Reuters) – A planned change to French language laws in Quebec could see understaffed hospitals in the Canadian province grapple with hiring ...

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Deliveroo found guilty of abusing passenger rights in France

PARIS, April 19 (Reuters) – Two former bosses of Deliveroo (ROO.L) were given a one-year suspended prison sentence and a fine of 30,000 euros ($32,380) by a French court on Tuesday for abusing the freelance status of runners working for the British takeaway delivery platform. The company was also fined up to 375,000 euros and will have to publish the ...

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Friend of Francis Bacon snubs Tate to donate artwork to Paris instead | Francis Bacon

A vast collection of artwork by Francis Bacon will be donated to France rather than the Tate following a dispute between the gallery and one of the artist’s closest friends. Barry Joule, who was Bacon’s confidant, said he was so frustrated with the Tate’s inability to exhibit an earlier donation of the artist’s work that it canceled plans to donate ...

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Appointment of unilingual NB lieutenant governor violated charter, rules rule

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s appointment of a unilingual lieutenant governor in New Brunswick in 2019 violated language guarantees in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a Court of Queen’s Bench judge has ruled. Chief Justice Tracey DeWare says the Charter protections of New Brunswick’s unique bilingual status mean that a lieutenant governor of this province must be bilingual. Brenda Murphy ...

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Global stocks stumble as investors worry about inflation

Global stocks, government bonds and oil prices fell on Monday as investors worried about the effect of rising interest rates and inflation in Europe and the United States, and coronavirus shutdowns in China. Wall Street’s benchmark, the S&P 500, fell 1.2%, led by technology and energy stocks. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite lost 2.2%. Hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials helped ...

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Orbán, Le Pen…the voters send a chilling message to the embattled center of Europe | will huton

JToday’s Brexit Tories will hate the comparison, but there are awkward parallels between their national agenda and the newly elected and avowed Hungarian apostle of democratic illiberalism, Viktor Orbán, the ultra-nationalist and anti-immigrant Frenchwoman Marine Le Pen and the Obscure Law and Justice of Poland. to party. All claim boastful nationalism and contempt for international law, all aim to create ...

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Can taxes predict the winner of the UEFA Champions League?

Before competing in the UEFA Champions League, European football clubs also compete to attract the best players. After the “Bosman judgment” abolished the limit of foreign players allowed in a team, in 1995, the share of foreign players in European football clubs increased significantly. With the high degree of cross-border mobility in Europe, taxes become a very important factor as ...

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Biden administration imposes new sanctions on Russian banking institutions and Putin’s daughters

The United States is taking further steps to increase economic pressure on Russia and President Vladimir Putin following horrific images of the Ukrainian town of Bucha, announcing new sanctions on Russian financial institutions, as well as certain people on Wednesday. , including Putin’s adult daughters and the wife and daughter of his foreign minister. “Today we are significantly compounding the ...

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France pushes for energy sanctions against Russia | National government and new policies

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN – Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday there was “total determination” by the 27 European Union countries for sanctions against Russia that could target oil and coal. on evidence that his troops deliberately killed Ukrainian civilians. Europe’s reliance on Russian oil, gas and coal means finding unanimity on energy ...

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The French Rendez-Vous Festival kicks off with a bang

The fourth edition means a return to the public square after the disruptions caused by COVID-19 The fourth edition means a return to the public square after the disruptions caused by COVID-19 Giant puppets strutted along the seafront of the Promenade in a show that fused spectacle, street theatre, performance art and music to mark the start of the 2022 ...

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The Brief – Trump language obscures race for Élysée – EURACTIV.com

As the French presidential elections on April 10 and 24 approach, the idea that the ballot could be stolen or rigged is gaining ground, a claim advanced by candidates from all political backgrounds who seek to distract and manipulate or sincerely believe. But stolen by whom? On this point, none of those who cry foul is clear. Jfar-right candidate Éric ...

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Russian-Ukrainian war: Moscow hints at reduction of objectives to focus on the “liberation” of Donbass – live | world news

The announcement [from the Russian defence ministry earlier] seemed to indicate that Moscow might move on to more limited goals after encountering fierce Ukrainian resistance during a month-long war. The senior US official suggested that Russia’s activities on the ground appeared to largely support Moscow’s announcement. “They prioritize it and we agree, our information matches that,” the official, speaking on ...

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Latest war in Ukraine: Google confirms that Russian users are having trouble accessing its news services

Chinese netizens called it a ‘proxy war’: Three weeks ago, two pensioners at a Shanghai park argued over the conflict in Ukraine that left 70-year-old Shen Jianguo backed by Russia , bleeding from the ear and trending on social media. The Chinese government has leaned toward Russia, backing Moscow’s complaints about NATO expansion and refusing to label its actions an ...

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A Paris taxi driver files a complaint against Tesla after a fatal accident

Content of the article We apologize, but this video failed to load. A Paris taxi driver files a complaint against Tesla after a fatal accident Back to video The French government said in the days following the crash that Tesla told it there was no immediate indication of a technical fault. Sarah Saldmann said her client filed a criminal complaint ...

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Escape to France with your British sticker

Simon Calder, also known as The Man Who Pay His Way, has been writing about travel for The Independent since 1994. In his weekly opinion column, he explores a key travel issue – and what it means for you. Do you own a car? Does it have a GB sticker? Heading to continental Europe? If you answered yes, it is ...

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Russian auction house faces boycott by art world figures | Russia

A day after the horrific bombing of a Ukrainian maternity ward, visitors to the Mayfair offices of Russian auction house Phillips couldn’t help but wonder if a preview of the event seemed subdued. “It was quiet,” said one attendee at the preview, where viewers sipped espressos as vintage German-made Lange watches, tagged with six-figure prices in dollars and Swiss francs ...

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Exclusive: US spy agency investigating satellite internet sabotage during Russian invasion, sources say

March 11 (Reuters) – Western intelligence agencies are investigating a cyberattack by unidentified hackers that disrupted high-speed satellite internet access in Ukraine coinciding with the Russian invasion, according to three people with direct knowledge of the attack. incident. Analysts from the United States National Security Agency, ANSSI, the French government organization in charge of cybersecurity, and Ukrainian intelligence services are ...

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Live Updates: Russia invades Ukraine

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova talks to reporters during a press conference in Lviv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 9. (Alyona Nikolaevich/Ukrinform/NurPhoto/AP) A strong and growing chorus calls for an international effort to investigate potential war crimes committed by Russian forces in Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday called the Russian shelling of a maternity and children’s hospital in the southern ...

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British government criticized for its response to Ukrainian refugees

Home Secretary Priti Patel speaking to the media outside the Ukrainian Embassy in London, England on March 6. (Yui Mok/PA Images/Getty Images) The UK government has been criticized for its response to Ukrainian refugees, with its new Ukraine Family Scheme visa being described as complex and time-consuming by people navigating the system. Under this scheme, individuals can apply to join ...

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The United States and Europe assess the plans of the Ukrainian government in exile

US and European officials discussed how the West would support a government-in-exile led by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky if he were to flee Kyiv, Western officials told CNN. Discussions ranged from the support of Zelensky and senior Ukrainian officials in a possible move to Lviv in western Ukraine to the possibility that Zelensky and his associates would be forced to ...

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Ukraine: Foreign fighters and Ukrainian expats take up arms to fight Russia

Wednesday brought a different sight: Groups of young men, laden with heavy bags and military equipment, crossed into Ukraine from Poland as they answered President Volodymyr Zelensky’s call for ‘citizens of the world’ to fight “Russian war criminals”. Among them, Vasyk Didyk, a resident of New York, a 26-year-old carpenter wearing a fluorescent Carhartt beanie and originally from Ukraine. “This ...

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NATO countries dump weapons in Ukraine, risking conflict with Russia

Sweden, which is not a NATO member, announced that it would send Ukraine 5,000 anti-tank weapons, 5,000 helmets, 5,000 body armor and 135,000 field rations, plus around 52 million dollars for the Ukrainian army. Finland, likewise, said it would deliver 2,500 assault rifles and 150,000 cartridges, 1,500 anti-tank weapons and 70,000 combat rations. But NATO has also taken steps to ...

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France moves its embassy from Kiev to Lviv, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv is picking up the pieces after a weekend of heavy fighting. (CNN) Battered by heavy shelling, peppered with gunfire and then…everything calms down. Along Ukraine’s strategic Black Sea coast, Russian forces are playing a strange game, testing defenses, spilling blood and raising tensions, but failing to make any significant gains. The small town of Mykolaiv, ...

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Boris Johnson under pressure to widen sanctions against more oligarchs in London | Russia

New anti-corruption measures to help trace Russian assets in London and confiscate ‘dirty money’ must be accelerated by the government. Ministers plan to strengthen unexplained wealth orders, which can be used to seize illicit assets. The orders have had limited success so far after legal challenges. The government will also shortly announce its proposals for reform of the Economic Crimes ...

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Last war in Ukraine: France threatens “all links” between Russia and the global financial system

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said the country’s armed forces were “heroically” repelling the Russian invasion deeper into the country, warning that “tomorrow the Russians will learn the price of [Russian president Vladimir] Putin’s madness. In a Facebook post late Thursday, Reznikov said, “Ukraine has been pushing back the Russian occupiers for more than 16 hours.” “The armed forces, guards, ...

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Breakdancing? French Olympic planners plot to end English language invasion

But for French officials, this generosity does not extend to the official languages ​​of the Games. “The official languages ​​of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are French and English, in that order,” said the French Academy, the preeminent council for French language matters. The French government has created a college of experts dedicated to promoting the national language, in collaboration ...

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Russia to recognize 2 separatist regions in Ukraine, Kremlin says: Live News

A Ukrainian army frontline position in Krymske, eastern Ukraine.Credit…Tyler Hicks/The New York Times WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. officials said Monday that a Russian invasion of Ukraine remains imminent amid continued troop movements, propaganda and belligerent language from Moscow, suggesting the outlook is bleak for a summit between the president Biden and President Vladimir V. Putin in the coming days. Jake ...

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France says there is a risk of invasion in Ukraine, but no leader knows for sure

A total of 10,356 people crossed from Ukraine’s Donbass region to Russia on Saturday as of 10:00 a.m. local time, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports following the decision of the self-proclaimed Russian-backed republics to organize an evacuation. of civilians. There is no way for CNN to independently verify the number. RIA Novosti said 4,527 citizens of the Russian Federation, ...

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Colombian police interrupt drug lord hearing, cite escape plans

Published on: 02/18/2022 – 05:38 Bogotá (AFP) – Colombian police on Thursday halted a hearing for a notorious drug trafficker arrested late last year, saying they had found plans for a possible escape. According to an official statement, the police have ordered the “temporary suspension” of the hearing of Dairo Antonio Usuga, also known as “Otoniel”, before the Truth Commission, ...

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France sentences Paris police officer for allegedly insulting sexual assault victim | Paris

The French government has condemned the actions of a Parisian police officer who was suspended after he was allegedly recorded saying a Parisian teacher who had filed a sexual assault complaint was a “whore”. Lawyers and rights groups reacted with outrage after a recording of the police officer repeatedly insulting the woman and questioning her case was posted on investigative ...

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Calls grow to release Nicaraguan prisoners after Ortega opponent dies

Published on: 02/14/2022 – 21:26 Managua (AFP) – Calls grew on Monday for dozens of opposition figures jailed in Nicaragua to be released after the death of a potential presidential candidate, fueling fears for the health and safety of others. Hugo Torres, a 73-year-old former guerrilla mate of current President Daniel Ortega, died in custody on Saturday after concerns were ...

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US pulls most diplomats from Kyiv as tension mounts

In a sign of growing anxiety, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has ordered a “temporary” repositioning of 160 National Guard trainers from Ukraine to “elsewhere in Europe”, the Pentagon announced on Saturday. The trainers worked alongside an undisclosed number of Army Green Berets, who will remain in Ukraine for the time being, officials said. Despite warnings, US officials ...

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French convoys protesting virus rules head for Paris

PARIS (AP) — Protesters angry over pandemic restrictions headed for Paris in scattered convoys of motorhomes, cars and trucks on Friday in a bid to blockade the French capital, despite a police ban. Protesters organized online, galvanized in part by truckers who blockaded Canada’s capital and blocked border crossings. But the French action has no clear leader or goal, and ...

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Man admits threatening French couple with fake US government letter while employed by DHS

Washington— A Virginia man has admitted that while employed by the Department of Homeland Security, he and his wife wrote a letter on fake State Department letterhead and posed as a civil servant in order to threaten a French couple who had employed their daughter as an au pair in the south of the country. France. In court on Monday, ...

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The Observer’s view on the upcoming French elections | Observer Editorial

The French presidential election is still two months away and the likeliest winner, according to opinion polls, incumbent President Emmanuel Macron has yet to declare his candidacy. Yet one outcome already seems certain: the vote will be another, possibly terminal, disaster for the once-dominant Socialist Party and, more broadly, for the French left. Important lessons can be learned from this ...

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France to help UAE secure airspace against growing attacks | Military news

The defense minister said France was also involved in aerial surveillance using Rafale jets stationed in Abu Dhabi. France will help the United Arab Emirates’ air defense system after a series of ballistic missile and drone attacks launched from Yemen by Houthi rebels on the Gulf country, its defense minister said on Friday. Paris maintains close economic and political ties ...

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Remaking French immersion a program for all students, say commissioners

New Brunswick’s French immersion program, which now serves less than half of students in English-language schools, should be dismantled and replaced with a program for all students, says a report on second-language training in the province. The report, which is part of a review of the province’s Official Language Act, says the French immersion program has created two tiers in ...

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These are the biggest French startups according to the French government – ​​TechCrunch

Each year, the French government and the government-backed initiative La French Tech share two startup rankings – the Next40 and the French Tech 120. The startups in these lists are supposed to be the top 40 and top 120 startups based to France. This is the third time that the French government has compiled these lists. Of the 120 startups ...

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French FM accuses Russian mercenaries of “robbing” Mali | News

Le Drian claims that the Russian Wagner company exploits the country’s resources in exchange for protection from the military government. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has accused Russian private military contractor Wagner Group of plundering Mali’s resources amid heightened tensions between Paris and the country’s military government in recent weeks, including over the fate of European forces deployed in ...

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Richard Duchossois, horse racing icon from Chicago, dies at 100 – NBC Chicago

Former Arlington International Racetrack owner Richard Duchossois died Friday at his Chicago-area home. He was 100 years old. Duchossois, better known as “Mr. D” to those close to him, “passed away peacefully” at his suburban home in Barrington Hills, according to a statement. Within his extensive portfolio of businesses, Duchossois was best known in the Chicago area for rebuilding Arlington ...

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Frenchman Macron goes his own way and seeks dialogue with Russia | United States government and politics

By SYLVIE CORBET – The Associated Press PARIS (AP) — There is still room for diplomacy in the Ukraine crisis. At least that is the belief of French President Emmanuel Macron, who continues to push for dialogue with Russia despite signs of potential war. His stance reflects France’s post-World War II tradition of charting its own geopolitical course, refusing to ...

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France reiterates legal threat over post-Brexit fishing line

France has alerted the UK that it could take legal action if there is no further movement on fishing licenses post-Brexit. European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune said Paris was “unhappy with the situation” following a row over licenses for French vessels to fish in British waters. Last month, the French government said 93% of requested licenses had been issued by ...

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Ontario Investing $18.9M to Build a New French School in London – London

The Minister of Education announced more than $19 million to build a new French-language Catholic high school in London, Ontario, and to upgrade existing child care spaces. Ontario has committed $18.9 million for the construction of a new secondary school for the Conseil scolaire catholique Providence, the French Catholic board, as well as $267,000 for the renovation of a daycare ...

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UK refuses request to build France-UK power cable

Britain’s Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng attends the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain November 4, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Britain on Thursday rejected a planning application for a high-voltage submarine power cable project linking Britain and France. The project, led by investment firm ...

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Ingrid Betancourt candidate for the Colombian presidency

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Ingrid Betancourt, a former congresswoman and former guerrilla hostage who symbolizes both the brutality of Colombia’s long war and the country’s reconciliation efforts, will run for president, a person familiar with this said on Tuesday. of Mrs. Betancourt’s campaign. . Ms Betancourt, who was kidnapped in 2002 and held by the country’s largest guerrilla force for more ...

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Optibus on board with French public transport

According to Optibus, calls from the French government to increase the use of public transport prompted the company to open a new office in Paris. Mourad Achour, Regional Director France of Optibus, says: “Increasing the use of public transport is a question of both will and technological capacity. In France, the will is there. Now, Optibus’ software will introduce state-of-the-art ...

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The Omicron shift in Europe: pandemic or endemic?

LONDON – In Britain, France, Spain and other countries in Europe, politicians and some public health experts are advocating a new approach to the coronavirus pandemic that is both bold and resigned: that illness is becoming an inescapable part of daily life. Governments are seizing a moment when their populations have seen less severe disease and, in some cases, a ...

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French bakers suffer from cut-price supermarket baguettes | France

French bakers have taken aim at a major supermarket chain which offers anti-inflationary low prices for baguettes, saying the move will undermine competition in one of the country’s most prized industries. The Leclerc Group said in newspaper advertisements on Tuesday that “due to inflation, the average price of baguettes could increase significantly. It’s unthinkable’, pledging to cut its profit margins ...

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Third Covid infection for a Bolivian vice-president who praises traditional medicine

Published on: 01/11/2022 – 18:56Amended: 01/11/2022 – 18:54 La Paz (AFP) – Bolivian Vice President David Choquehuanca, who touts indigenous treatments for Covid-19, contracted the virus for the third time, the government said on Tuesday, with six government ministers also testing positive. All are self-isolating and working from home, without major symptoms, the president’s office said in a statement. All ...

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Corruption allegations threaten Emmanuel Macron’s fighter plane deal

In his statement, seen by The Telegraph, Mr Bhandari alleges that from 2008 he helped Thales sell the Mirage aircraft upgrade by facilitating a meeting with then Indian Secretary of Defense KP Singh. He claims he was supposed to pay an advisory fee of € 20million, but was only paid € 9million. Mr Bhandari alleges this was due to political ...

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Actions France and Benelux-Factors to watch

January 6 (Reuters) – Below you will find news and reports about the company from French and Benelux media that could impact the region’s markets or individual stocks. COFACE (COFA.PA): The French bank Natixis has announced that it will sell its shares in Coface. Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com Register COVID / FRANCE: The French parliament ...

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Record numbers of migrants crossed the English Channel from France to UK last year, report says

Published on: 04/01/2022 – 05:57 A record number of more than 28,000 migrants crossed the Channel from France to the UK in small boats last year, the PA news agency reported on Tuesday, based on its analysis of government data. As smugglers tapped into demand, charging thousands of pounds for journeys through the busy seaway in fragile boats, at least ...

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France bans plastic packaging for most fruits and vegetables | Environment News

France has banned the use of plastics to package most fruits and vegetables. The ban came into effect on Saturday under new regulations which the government of French President Emmanuel Macron said aim to phase out single-use plastics as pollution worsens around the world. Under the new rules, leeks and carrots, tomatoes and potatoes, apples and pears and about 30 ...

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Britons with homes in the EU are now allowed to transit through France

The French Home Office has announced that UK citizens residing in the European Union who wish to return to their homes in other EU countries “by the end of the year” will be allowed to do it. The move comes after the recent rule by French authorities prohibiting Britons from transit to their homes in EU countries sparked controversy and ...

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Britons with homes in the EU said they couldn’t cross France to get there | Coronavirus

Eurotunnel is warning British citizens living in the EU that they cannot cross France by car from the UK due to new coronavirus restrictions imposed by the French government. Getlink, the operator of the Channel rail link, posted an urgent warning on its website and Twitter page on Wednesday evening, which appeared to confirm that the French government had changed ...

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No new community case in WA from French backpacker as business lobby calls for better compensation scheme for New Years Eve cancellations

Mr Rodwell said many businesses involved in the events business were small or family-run, meaning there was a risk that people would lose their homes if their operations went under administration. Opposition small business spokesman Steve Thomas echoed calls from the chamber and said the Western Australian government should dip into its surplus to help. “In an era of massive ...

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‘Almost unsaleable’: fall in UK school trips blamed on Brexit | School trips

Changes to UK immigration rules after Brexit have triggered an unprecedented collapse in school trip bookings from the continent, organizers say, with countries like Ireland and the Netherlands now more popular than the Kingdom -United. While the pandemic has depressed European school trips in general, the number of short-term educational visits planned in 2022 to other EU destinations where English ...

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Protesters storm Guadeloupe legislature over vaccine rules

PARIS (AP) – Protesters angry at virus and vaccine rules have occupied the Regional Legislative Assembly of Guadeloupe due to the deadlock in negotiations over their grievances over the management of the French Caribbean island. Area council chairman Ary Chalus has agreed to a meeting with some of the protesters’ representatives, the council tweeted after Thursday’s incursion. Guadeloupe and Parisian ...

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French government hopes vaccine pass will be adopted by mid-January – EURACTIV.com

“We are aiming for a definitive adoption of the vaccine pass in the first half of January,” government spokesman Gabriel Attal announced on Tuesday. The bill being presented in the Council of Ministers on December 27, the parliament should “examine this text between Christmas and New Year’s Day,” he added. The government’s proposed vaccine pass will replace the current health ...

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The independence of New Caledonia still far from being achieved

Author: Jon Fraenkel, Victoria University of Wellington The categorical victory of 96.5% of the anti-independence movement in the referendum of December 12, 2021 in New Caledonia was applauded by many French politicians. French President Emmanuel Macron said this ended the “binary choice” that had long preoccupied France’s distant Pacific territory. Macron dismissed the low turnout of 43.9% as legally insignificant, ...

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Told US, Russia and France that they will manufacture defense systems in India: Rajnath Singh

INDIA Told friendly countries like the United States, Russia and France that the country’s defense equipment should be made in India now, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday. He mentioned that India cannot remain dependent on other nations for its security needs. Speaking at the annual convention of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Singh said, ...

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French MPs Arrive in Taiwan for Visit Amid Tensions in China | US government and politics

PA TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – A group of six French lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday for a five-day visit, following a similar trip by a group of French parliamentarians in October that China sought to discourage. François de Rugy, head of the Taiwanese friendship group in the National Assembly, the lower house of the French parliament, leads the delegation’s ...

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French officials investigate hundreds of cases of fake COVID-19 health passes

French authorities are investigating hundreds of networks offering fake COVID-19 passes, as thousands of passes have been identified across the country, the interior minister said on Sunday. Home Secretary Gerald Darmanin told RTL radio that 400 files had been opened, noting that some were “linked to medical professionals”. The Associated Press (AP) reported. It is not clear if any arrests ...

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One year later, execution of dissident by Iran shakes exiles

PARIS (AFP) – A year after dissident Ruhollah Zam was executed in Iran after he was apparently lured from France, his hanging strikes fear Iranian opposition exiles beyond the Islamic Republic. Zam, the founder of a popular Telegram channel scorned by Iranian authorities for its use during the November 2019 protests, was executed on December 12 last year just weeks ...

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Burkina Faso’s demand for “combatants’ government” in difficulty as prime minister resigns

Published on: 12/10/2021 – 00:34Amended: 12/10/2021 – 12:32 AM Ouagadougou (AFP) – President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré was confronted Thursday with requests to toughen measures against the jihadist insurgency in Burkina Faso, in the aftermath of the crisis which claimed the political scalp of the Prime Minister. Seeking to defuse anger over a bloody six-year campaign that claimed the lives ...

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Macron faces his far-right presidential rival visiting Vichy | Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron warned against the “manipulation” of history in a clear message to the far-right presidential candidate, Eric Zemmour, on a symbolic visit to Vichy. After the German occupation in 1940, the spa town was chosen for the puppet regime of Marshal Philippe Pétain, who collaborated with the Nazis and ensured the deportation of the Jews to the death camps. ...

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France announces new anti-Covid measures to curb increase in cases amid 5th wave

In the midst of the ongoing fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the French government has announced new measures to try to curb the growing number of confirmed cases in the country. On Monday, the government ordered nightclubs closed for four weeks starting this weekend, extended the mandatory use of face masks in schools, urged businesses to encourage telecommuting and ...

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Vivendi ready to discuss state control over TIM’s network with Rome

The Tim logo can be seen at its headquarters in Rome, Italy on November 22, 2021. REUTERS / Yara Nardi Register now for FREE and unlimited access to reuters.com Register MILAN, Dec. 5 (Reuters) – Vivendi (VIV.PA), the largest shareholder of Telecom Italia (TIM), is willing to discuss the possibility of the Italian government taking control of TIM’s fixed network, ...

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Latest news: Evergrande summoned by Chinese officials after warning over debt demand

At least six U.S. states have confirmed cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, with Nebraska the latest to confirm a batch of infections of the new strain. Since California confirmed the first reported case of Omicron in the United States on Dec. 1, the variant has been detected in Minnesota, New York, Colorado and Hawaii, Rochelle Walensky, director ...

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Live updates: Growing number of Germans in intensive care infected with virus

A medical student injects a man at a jointly organized vaccination center in Jena, Germany on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. The city of Jena inaugurated on December 1 the communal vaccination center where people can be vaccinated without appointment against the coronavirus. (Martin Schutt / dpa via AP) Martin schutt PA BERLIN – The German intensive care association calls for ...

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Joséphine Baker: dancer, WWII spy and civil rights activist honored at the French Pantheon | World news

Joséphine Baker will be the first black woman to be honored by the French government with a place in the Pantheon. President Emmanuel Macron has decided that she will be buried in the building in Paris – a monument to France’s national heroes and where some of its most revered historical figures are buried – in response to a major ...

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Channel migrants: Dutch and UK governments agree migrants should be sent back to their first country before meeting the excluded UK | Politics News

The Dutch and UK governments have agreed that migrants must be returned to the first safe country they arrive in in a meeting ahead of EU talks from which the UK is excluded. A statement from the Home Office said Home Secretary Priti Patel spoke with Dutch Migration Minister Ankie Broekers-Knol this morning about people crossing the Channel in small ...

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France, Britain sink into crisis over migrant deaths

CALAIS, France – Already strained relations between France and Britain on Friday escalated into anger and misunderstanding, with the two former European partners at loggerheads over how to prevent migrants from embarking on dangerous Channel crossings which killed at least 27 people in a shipwreck this week. . Even as the UK government insisted the two countries ‘remain close friends ...

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New German leaders want to reform the EU

The SPD, the Greens and the pro-business FDP presented on Wednesday November 24 an agreement to form a new German government, including a program of European reforms which should lead to a federal Europe. “My most important message: the traffic light [coaltion] stands, “Olaf Scholz told reporters – a reference to the respective red-yellow-green colors of the parties. “We are ...

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Today’s coronavirus news: Ontario reports 613 new cases of COVID-19; Oarians can now reserve photos for children aged 5 to 11

The latest coronavirus news in Canada and around the world Tuesday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 10:19 a.m. Ontario Reports 613 New Cases of COVID-19; In Ontario, 89 percent of Ontarians aged 12 and over have one dose and 86 percent have two doses. People who are not fully vaccinated ...

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Third night of violence in Guadeloupe as France sends special police forces

POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe, November 21 (Reuters) – The French overseas territory of Guadeloupe has been hit by a third night of looting and riots amid protests against COVID-19 measures, with gunmen shooting at police and firefighters, authorities said on Sunday. Police arrested 38 people as shops were broken into and cars set on fire. Special police forces were to arrive Sunday ...

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NTI’s push for Inuit self-government is ‘the right thing’, says Idlout

Nunavut MP says she and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh ‘support’ recently passed resolution Nunavut MP Lori Idlout said she supports the resolution passed this week by Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. to continue talks with Ottawa to achieve Inuit self-government. “I believe NTI is doing the right thing,” Idlout said when asked Thursday what resolution NTI passed this week at its annual ...

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Michel Barnier in the spotlight of the French elections as the turn to the right bears fruit | Michel barnier

IAt a thriving western Paris restaurant, fans of former EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier gathered to hear their hero speak, cheering on the mild-mannered 70-year-old who passed by from a ranked foreigner to a potential favorite in the contest to pick a presidential candidate for right-wing Republicans. Barnier is one of the big surprises of the unpredictable pre-election season in ...

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One-Third of Pacific Residents Pay Bribe Last Year, Corruption Report Says | Pacific Islands

One in three people in the Pacific Islands region have paid a bribe while using a utility in the past year, while a quarter of people have been offered a bribe for their vote in the past five years, according to a report by Transparency International. The watch group’s findings are based on a survey of more than 6,000 people ...

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Letters to the Editor | The Economist

November 13, 2021 Listen to this story Your browser does not support the item . Enjoy more audio and podcasts on ios Where Android. Letters are welcome by e-mail at [email protected] Data hoarding You have a rosy view of the use of current, high frequency data in economics, which you describe as a “third wave” in the discipline (“The Real ...

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Priti Patel’s plan to turn migrant boats around likely to lose legal challenge, reports say

Priti Patel has been told she will lose a lawsuit over her plan to return migrant boats to the other side of the Channel, according to reports. Government lawyers have reportedly told the Home Secretary that she has a “less than 30%” chance of successfully defending the policy if challenged in court. The legal assessment comes from internal Home Office ...

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French clergy abuse report sheds light on confessions

PARIS – The absolute secrecy of confession is at the heart of the Roman Catholic faith. What is said in the confession is between a penitent and God, the priest a mediator. Any priest who breaks this seal can be excommunicated under the laws of the Church which the Vatican places above all others. But what happens when what is ...

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Brexit LIVE: Spit, Macron! French must reimburse British fishermen for lost profits | Politics | New

Jayne Adye, director of the pro-Brexit campaign group Get Britain Out, speaking after a court in Le Havre ordered the release of Cornelis Gert Jan, the Scotland-registered scallop dredger detained for allegedly fishing without a license offshore of the French coasts. . She said: “The scallops that had been caught – estimated to be worth £ 4,500 were seized and ...

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Simon Birmingham accuses the media of widening the wedge between Australia and France | Scott Morrison

A senior minister in the Morrison government tried to blame journalists for the escalating Franco-Australian diplomatic split, questioning whether an interview with the French president was in the “national interest”. Finance Minister and frequent Morrison government spokesman Simon Birmingham questioned whether it was “wise” for Australian journalists to question French President Emmanuel Macron over the aborted submarine deal and the ...

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French government to pay € 1.8 billion into national and European cloud industry – EURACTIV.com

The French Secretary of State for Digital, Cédric O, presented Tuesday, November 2 a support plan for the French and European cloud sector with 1.8 billion euros over four years. French players in the cloud industry, however, believe that these measures are missing their target because they would prefer public markets as a means of boosting the sector. EURACTIV France ...

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Morrison accused of exacerbating the break with the French government after Macron’s text leaked | Australian foreign policy

Scott Morrison has been accused of putting his personal political interests before the resolution of the diplomatic conflict between Australia and France, after the leak of an SMS from Emmanuel Macron to the Prime Minister. The release of a text received two days before Aukus’ announcement – when the French president asked Morrison whether to expect good news or bad ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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