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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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For Mediapro and French football, a crisis with several fathers

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

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

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

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Eclectic French tycoon Tapie has died aged 78

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

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

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

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US, Europe Announce New Trade Cooperation, But Disputes Persist

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

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