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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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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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Fears rebuff by Australian submarines in France could sever economic ties with the EU | Aukus

The postponement of trade talks between the European Union and Australia has raised fears in Canberra that a split with France over the abandoned submarine contract could slow the pressure for closer economic ties. The EU confirmed on Friday reports that the 12th round of negotiations – originally scheduled for October – had been postponed until November. The opposition Labor ...

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France to block further increases in natural gas and electricity prices

French Prime Minister Jean Castex delivers a speech during a meeting of the association ‘France Urbaine’ in Nantes, France, September 10, 2021. REUTERS / Stephane Mahe / File Photo PARIS, Sept. 30 (Reuters) – France will take action to ease the cost of rising prices to consumers by blocking further increases in natural gas prices and preventing a planned increase ...

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“Someone lied”: French Foreign Minister accuses Australia of treason of submarines during last rounding | Australian foreign policy

France accused Australia of lying shortly before Canberra canceled a major submarine contract, with France’s foreign minister saying “someone lied”. With no sign of imminent easing of tensions between the two countries, Jean-Yves Le Drian told a parliamentary hearing that Australia had never expressed doubts about the $ 56 billion submarine contract. euros (AU $ 90 billion) or the Indo-Pacific ...

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Latest coronavirus: CDC calls for vaccination during pregnancy, warning of higher risk of death for Covid

The luxury brand Hotel Chocolat, which helped lift the pandemic gloom during the dark days of the lockdown, is looking to extend the sales spike through its subscription service. Chocolate lovers have signed up en masse for regular deliveries to boost morale and spoil their loved ones. Subscribers pay between £ 20-30 per month and membership has grown by over ...

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Scott Morrison endangers national security, says Malcolm Turnbull

“He is one of the great leaders of our time – an extremely important figure in world politics, and of course especially in Europe,” he said. “I am not going to quote it, but what you have heard from the French government are opinions shared by all.” The former prime minister said Mr Morrison “both by his own character, is ...

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Former Secretary of the US Navy has become Scott Morrison’s Aukus intermediary on the undersea plane | Aukus

A former secretary of the US Navy who advised the Australian government on dropping the French submarine deal will now act as an intermediary with US defense officials in a role of US $ 6,000 a day. Professor Donald Winter has revealed details of his expanded role in a case with the US Department of Justice, as Australia embarks on ...

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Lebanese PM to meet financial adviser Lazard soon on bailout

Lebanese prime minister gives most detailed comments to date on crisis Said to meet Lazard, looking for a “more realistic” plan Lebanon would have the chance to get the IMF framework by the end of the year Wants to protect small depositors BEIRUT, Sep 27 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Najib Mikati will meet with consultancy Lazard soon to see how ...

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German elections herald Messier’s policy and weaker leadership after Merkel

BERLIN – After 16 years of Angela Merkel as chancellor, the Germans dispersed their voices across the political spectrum on Sunday in elections to replace her, a fractured return that heralds a more complicated political era in Germany and weaker German leadership in Europe. The preliminary official results gave the center-left Social Democrats a lead of 1.6 percentage points, a ...

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French court upholds government decision to shut down Muslim organizations – 5Pillars

Board of state. Editorial credit: S. Bonaime / Shutterstock.com France’s highest administrative court has confirmed the government‘s decision to shut down the country’s largest Muslim charity and anti-Islamophobia organization. BarakaCity and the Collectif contre l’islamophobie en France (CCIF) were closed at the end of 2020 after the assassination of teacher Samuel Paty, with whom neither of the two organizations had ...

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Politics class: Australia, France escalate war of words over cancellation of submarine deal

FT High School Updates Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about FT high school news. This teacher-chosen article with suggested questions is part of the Financial Times Free School Access Program. Details / registration here. Specification: Edexcel Global Policy Component 2: Power and Development and Global Governance Politics and Economics Edexcel component 1: Political ...

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Defense staff offered advice for ‘stress and uncertainty’ after cancellation of French secondary agreement

As Australia shifts to a nuclear-powered fleet, military and Department of Defense personnel who feel overwhelmed by the discontinuation of France’s $ 90 billion submarine program are offered professional support as well. that the assurance that their positions will be maintained. Key points: The Defense Chief and Departmental Secretary wrote to staff, acknowledging that the abandonment of the French submarine ...

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Iceland votes as government hangs by a thread

Published on: 09/25/2021 – 08:02Amended: 09/25/2021 – 8:00 AM Reykjavík (AFP) Iceland votes on Saturday in an election that could see its unprecedented left-right coalition lose its majority, despite four years of stability after a decade of crises. With a political landscape more fragmented than ever, the process of forming a new coalition could be more complicated than in the ...

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France pledges support for new Lebanese prime minister

PARIS (AP) – French President Emmanuel Macro met the new Lebanese Prime Minister on Friday, wishing him success and promising that France will continue to support the country in crisis. Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati is on his first trip abroad, a few days after the confirmation of his government by parliament. The confirmation ended a 13-month standoff that arose ...

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House approves funding for Israel’s Iron Dome

WASHINGTON – The House overwhelmingly approved $ 1 billion in new funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system on Thursday, after a debate that revealed bitter divisions among Democrats over U.S. policy toward the one of his closest allies. The vote was 420: 9 to help Israel replace missile interceptors used in heavy fighting in a devastating rocket and ...

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Unknown soldiers of the Great War are buried

Funeral services for 13 unknown soldiers who lost their lives during World War I took place in France. The services all took place in the Somme and Pas de Calais between September 21 and 23, 2021. These were the first funeral services organized by the MOD’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Center (JCCC) since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

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Morning mail: the future of the track and the Covid trace in doubt, the French row rumbles, gongs for the barges |

gHello. Covid-19 tracking and tracing efforts could be scaled back as vaccination rates rise, an expert has warned, the fury of French submarines continues, and climatologists are calling for an end to fracking of the Beetaloo basin. The professor who led the modeling behind Australia’s four-phase reopening plan said it was time to scale back the public health response “from ...

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French budget watchdog sees lower deficit than government expected

A view shows the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Bercy on the day the government unveils budget plans for 2019, in Paris, France, September 24, 2018. REUTERS / Christian Hartmann PARIS (Reuters) – France’s public sector budget deficit is expected to be smaller than expected this year and any additional tax revenue should be used to reduce public debt, ...

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Francophone Minister calls for calm as consultations begin on Bill 96

QUEBEC – Quebec Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette called for calm on Tuesday morning in his remarks before the start of consultations on his Bill 96. He said he had heard “nonsense” in recent weeks about the bill, which has revived the language debate in Quebec. Without naming her, one can assume that he was referring to lawyer Anne-France Goldwater, who last ...

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WWII Georgia veterinarian who witnessed German surrender honored by French government

Louis Graziano received the medal of the Legion of Honor from the hands of Consul General Vincent Hommeril on Friday September 17th. Photo: Consulate General of France in Atlanta A Georgia Veteran of World War II who participated in the Normandy landings and is considered the last living witness to the German surrender in Reims, France received the highest distinction ...

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Boris Johnson news: Fears over energy crisis continue as PM condemns NI protocol

Alok Sharma insists gas supplies are secure The energy crisis will not cause fires to go out this winter, the business secretary said. Kwasi Kwarteng insisted the country had sufficient capacity to meet customer demand, calling the contrary thoughts “alarmist, unnecessary and completely wrong.” “There is absolutely no question of the lights going out or that people cannot heat their ...

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Biden launches partnership after tough time with allies

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden is appearing before the United Nations this week, eager to advocate for the world to act precipitously on coronavirus, climate change and human rights abuses. His advocacy for a greater global partnership comes at a time when allies are growing increasingly skeptical about the scale of the changes that US foreign policy has actually made ...

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If Morrison can fool the French, why can’t we?

Maybe Macron should have spoken to Malcolm Turnbull before accepting Scott Morrison’s assurances? Dawn Comninos, Brontë No advice needed on Porter, it was obvious he had to go The Prime Minister’s claim that he is ready to make “tough decisions” regarding Christian Porter accepting an unspecified sum of money from an unknown source for his legal costs has been belied ...

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Two Afghans who trekked in France have lessons for evacuees

PARIS (AP) – One slept in the streets of Paris, the other in a huge makeshift migrant camp in northern France. Nassrullah Youssoufi and Abdul Wali were among more than one million refugees and migrants who arrived in Europe in 2015. The two Afghans do not know each other, but they share a terrifying past: escaping their homeland on foot, ...

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France, Russia Consider Talks To End Champagne Dispute

Bottles of French champagne Moet & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot can be seen in this illustrative photo taken July 5, 2021. REUTERS / Shamil Zhumatov / Illustration / File Photo / File Photo PARIS, Sept. 18 (Reuters) – France and Russia have agreed to negotiate to resolve a dispute over a new Russian law that requires French champagne makers to ...

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The reminder of the French ambassador on the regrettable submarines

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Australia said on Saturday it regretted to note France’s recall of its ambassador following the surprise cancellation of a submarine contract in favor of a US deal. France recalled its ambassadors to Australia and the United States on Friday in an unprecedented display of anger over an agreement between the United States, Australia and Britain to ...

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Macron unveils model of new green high-speed train

PARIS (AP) – French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday unveiled a mock-up of the next generation of greener very high-speed trains, known in France as TGV – four decades after the launch of the first TGV. During a presentation at the Gare de Lyon in Paris, Macron highlighted the ecological aspect of the new train. “This decade for the TGV ...

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US says it gave France Hours notice of deal with Australia

The United States admitted on Thursday that it had only given France a few hours in advance of its agreement to supply Australia with nuclear-powered submarines, a move that French authorities denounced as a major betrayal by one of his closest allies. France had tried to strike its own multibillion-dollar deal with Australia, and French officials said the new deal, ...

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Paris chooses Breton floating bidders – reNews

RWE Renewables has been selected as an eligible bidder for a floating wind farm of up to 270 MW off the south coast of Brittany under the next French tender. The project is located off Ile Belle-Ile and Ile de Groix at water depths of approximately 90 meters. The final floating design of the project would be determined during the ...

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A migrant dinghy escapes the French police

WIMEREUX, France, September 13 (Reuters) – The police unit had staked part of the coast in northern France before dawn to see a group of migrants hundreds of meters away and then emerge from behind the towering dunes of sand, carrying a rubber dinghy down to the seashore. By the time the officers reached their launch pad, somewhat delayed by ...

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Federal electoral debate: news and live analyzes of the French debate

Breadcrumb Links New Election 2021 Canadian Politics Canada LIVE: Watch an English translation of the two-hour French debate debate and follow our live coverage Author of the article: National Post staff Release date : 08 Sep 2021 • 9 minutes ago • 4 minutes to read • 63 reviews A campaign sign for Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is pictured outside ...

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Iranian and French FMs emphasize need for inclusive government in AfghanistanAhlulBayt News Agency – ABNA

In a telephone conversation on Wednesday, Le Drian congratulated Amirabdollahian on his appointment and called for expanding contacts and discussions on issues of mutual interest. Amirabdollahian said during the conversation that the United States is responsible for the current situation due to its illegal withdrawal from the UN Security Council and the imposition of severe sanctions against the great Iranian ...

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California secures federal aid to support French fire response in Kern County

Posted: 25 August 2021 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that California has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress the French fire in Kern County. To date, the French Fire has burned 20,678 acres, threatening homes in and around Wofford Heights ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed talks about Afghanistan with French foreign minister

Sheikh Mohammed with the French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian at the Al Shati Palace. Image Credit: WAM Abu Dhabi: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates, received on Monday French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Florence Parly, ...

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The latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic

By the associated press TALLAHASSEE, Fla .– The principal of the Florida capital school on Sunday announced that masks will be required for kindergarten to eighth graders, becoming the seventh district to defy Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ban on these COVID-19 warrants. Leon County Superintendent Rocky Hanna said the district has seen positive tests for the coronavirus skyrocket since the school ...

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Iran sets new daily COVID death record

TEHRAN – Iran has reported its highest COVID-19 death toll in a single day from the pandemic, according to state media. The official IRNA news agency said on Sunday that 684 people had died from the disease since Saturday, while more than 36,400 new cases were confirmed in the same 24-hour period. Iran’s previous daily record for deaths from COVID-19 ...

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Bidassoa in Spain: the new “death trap” for migrants | Spain

Jon is one of the managers of Irungo Harrera Sarea, an NGO which reports that more and more migrants are swimming across the Bidasoa river in the Spanish Basque Country on the 10 kilometers that border France: “Si ni l’Atlantique nor the Mediterranean dissuaded them, how will the Irun river stop them? And that’s a terrible mistake, ”he said. So ...

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China sentences Canadian Michael Spavor to 11 years in prison

A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian businessman, Michael Spavor, to 11 years in prison after convicting him of espionage on Wednesday, exacerbating a split with Canada, which condemned the case as political hostage-taking . Mr Spavor has the right to appeal the judgment, but Chinese courts rarely overturn criminal judgments, and his fate may rest on agreements between Beijing, Ottawa ...

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Iranian government welcomes strengthening of relations with France

The Iranian government has welcomed the strengthening of relations with France based on common interests and mutual respect. It started with President Ebrahim Raisi during a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron. During Monday’s appeal, Raisi called for the development of relations between the two countries, especially in the economic and commercial sectors, according to international media reports, ...

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Covid UK live: travel without quarantine in France resumes

F Fully vaccinated travelers can now visit France without quarantine upon their return to the UK, after changes to travel rules came into effect on Sunday. France has moved from its own amber-plus category to the amber list, meaning fully vaccinated children and passengers do not have to self-quarantine on their return, while unvaccinated travelers should still be kept safe. ...

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Latest Coronavirus Updates: Florida to Offer Vouchers to Parents Who Oppose School Mask Requirements

Here are some significant developments: Federal health officials are rushing to ensure that millions of Americans with weakened immune systems can receive additional coronavirus vaccines to protect them against the highly contagious delta variant. The actions could mean the additional shots would be allowed within days or weeks, according to federal officials who requested anonymity because the plan was not ...

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A country with few asylum seekers wants even fewer

August 7, 2021 SUNTIL, SUN the weather in the south of England brings the scent of sausage barbecues, the quirky tinkle of ice cream vans and inflatable boats filled with asylum seekers. According to BBC, more people have already crossed the Channel this year than during the whole of 2019 or 2020. A new one-day record was set on July ...

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Green List and Red List updates live as government changes travel advice

What are the foreclosure restrictions across the UK? Life will be almost back to normal in Scotland from next Monday when remaining restrictions on social gatherings and physical distancing are relaxed. The majority of Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted in the UK’s four countries, but some guarantees remain. Here’s what you need to know. – What is the image in ...

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Collective immunity against Covid-19 in France possible by fall, official says

Alain Fischer, coordinator of the French Covid-19 vaccination campaign, said the country could achieve collective immunity against the virus by this fall, calling on segments of the population still reluctant to get vaccinated to help to cope with the highly transmissible Delta variant. In an interview with RTL radio on Monday, Fisher noted that “vaccination is progressing very rapidly these ...

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France takes initiative to pressure people to get vaccinated

PARIS – As Europe and the United States strive to strike an appropriate balance between limiting the Delta variant of the coronavirus and limiting personal freedom, President Emmanuel Macron has paved the way on a narrow path combining a limited constraint to be vaccinated with generalized coercion. Its approach of ordering health workers to be vaccinated by September 15 and ...

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Peru’s elected president wants a government of all political persuasions

Published on: 07/21/2021 – 00:06 Lima (AFP) Peru’s left-wing president-elect Pedro Castillo revealed on Tuesday that he would seek to form a pluralist government in his first remarks to reporters since his election was confirmed. The unionist’s victory over right-wing populist Keiko Fujimori was confirmed on Monday, more than six weeks after the presidential run-off. “We are a working team ...

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French lawmakers will vote on a compromise climate bill

PARIS (AP) – The French parliament plans to hold a final vote on Tuesday on a compromise climate bill that aimed to transform travel, housing and industry, but which environmental activists say is wrong fast enough or far enough to reduce the country’s carbon emissions. Supported by President Emmanuel Macron, the bill addressed issues central to French culture and economy, ...

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Haiti, pressed by foreign powers, announces new government

The risk of allowing decisions to be guided by foreign powers, he said, was an additional unease. Most of the country’s political parties will not accept this decision, Lambert said, and “Haiti will continue in this spiral of instability.” The Core Group was created in 2004 after a coup, as part of the United Nations stabilization mission, said Jake Johnston, ...

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Macron goes to the heart of the country to launch the re-election campaign – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article BAGNÈRES-DE-BIGORRE, France – Emmanuel Macron smelled a piece of local ham and put it in his mouth with delight, then sang a traditional song with the dozen villagers sitting with him by a road tucked away in the Pyrenees. It was a more folkloric side of the normally button-up French president, but he ...

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How I got trapped in a French mess involving a ski accident and another Rob Curran

I cannot claim credit for this column idea, which belongs to another Rob Curran. The Other Rob Curran is a gifted writer, a relentless investigator, and a man of great integrity – and yet somehow the French authorities mistook him for me. In fact, in the vast demi-monde of French bureaucracy, the Other Rob Curran exists as one and the ...

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France to host aid event for Lebanon on anniversary of port disaster | France News

The international conference will be held on August 4, a year after a massive port explosion devastated Beirut. France’s foreign ministry said President Emmanuel Macron would hold a new international conference on Lebanon in crisis next month, on the first anniversary of a devastating explosion in the port of Beirut that left some 200 dead and destroyed much of the ...

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Baron’s widow to bring Gauguin’s masterpiece back to Spain after government disburses € 100m

Ms Cervera, the fifth wife of Tarzan of the Apes film actor Lex Barker, has also removed paintings by Edgar Degas and Edward Hopper from her collection, which includes 425 works of art. The agreement, adopted by the Spanish Cabinet and expected to be signed in the coming days, provides that the Dowager Baroness will receive 6.5 million euros per ...

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FACT SHEET: US Aid to Haiti

Haiti is a partner of the United States and we have continuously sought to support the safety, security and development of Haiti. In January 2021, the Biden-Harris administration announced $ 75.5 million in bilateral development and health assistance for a wide range of issues, including democratic governance, health, education, agricultural development. and pre-election activities. The United States is working with ...

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How the assassination of the Haitian president follows years of unrest

The assassination of President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti in a brazen attack on his private residence on Wednesday deepened the turmoil in the Caribbean nation and heightened fears of more widespread political violence. Acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph said the president had been “cowardly assassinated”, called on the country to “stay calm” and sought to reassure Haitians and the world ...

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Biden announces choice of ambassadors for France, India, Chile and Bangladesh

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks before signing an executive order in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC on Friday, July 9, 2021. Alex Edelman | CNP | Bloomberg | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Friday revealed the names of four new candidates for US ambassadorial posts to countries such as France, India, Bangladesh and ...

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New Caledonia obtains the 1st leader in favor of the split of France

NOUMEA, New Caledonia (AP) – The government of New Caledonia on Thursday elected the first independentist personality to the presidency of the archipelago of the South Pacific, a French territory which acquired a large degree of autonomy following the violence of 1988 and who is due to hold an independence referendum in five months. Louis Mapou, a member of the ...

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The French government says it could refer Russia to the WTO over a champagne labeling issue; Will talk to Russia about the problem, the minister said

The French government has said it could refer Russia to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Moscow’s plans to force champagne producers to add the designation “sparkling wine” to their products sold in Russia. Moscow has passed legislation requiring the label “sparkling wine” to be added to bottles of foreign sparkling wine, while Russian producers of the local version, “shampanskoye”, ...

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Central government says there is no communication on seizure of French assets

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has vigorously defended reports suggesting that Cairn is seeking approval from the French court to repossess Indian assets in Paris in order to recover part of the arbitration award, saying no such communication has been received by him about it.Also Read – Crores Spent On Me, More Unruly: Vikas Krishan Before 3rd Olympic Appearance However, ...

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European summer in jeopardy as France warns against Spain and Portugal

(Bloomberg) – France is warning its citizens against holidays in Spain and Portugal in the latest sign that the rapid spread of the delta variant of Covid-19 could ruin the European summer. With the migration of tens of thousands of holidaymakers already underway on the continent, European Affairs Minister Clément Beaune issued a “message of caution” and advised those who ...

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France welcomes the new president of New Caledonia ahead of the territory’s final independence vote

French Minister of Local Government S̩bastien Lecornu delivers a statement after a video conference with the French President and French mayors at the Elysee Palace in Paris after the country began to gradually end the national lockdown following the coronavirus disease outbreak (COVID-19) in France, May 19, 2020. REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes / Swimming pool PARIS, July 8 (Reuters) Р...

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At the Avignon Festival, a dark start

AVIGNON, France – The Festival d’Avignon could not have prepared the ground better for Tiago Rodrigues. On Monday, the Portuguese director was announced as the next director of the event, one of the most important on the European theatrical calendar. The same evening, his new production of “La Cerisaie” by Tchekhov, with Isabelle Huppert, opened the 2021 edition, which will ...

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Cairn Energy obtains French court order to seize 20 Indian government assets: report

On June 11, the French court ordered Cairn Energy to buy back properties from the Indian government Strong points Cairn Energy wants to recover some of the $ 1.7 billion from the seizure French justice asked him to take over Indian assets in June Cairn moved to several jurisdictions overseas to collect the amount New Delhi: In a setback in ...

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