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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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