Parisian protesters call on EU to ban products linked to Uyghur forced labor

Published on: 02/10/2021 – 16:00 Protesters gathered in Paris on Saturday to demand a European ban on products linked to the forced labor of Uyghur minorities in China’s Xinjiang province. Speaking to FRANCE 24, Raphaël Glucksman, Member of the European Parliament, accused European companies with interests in China of trying to block EU efforts to ban the products of forced ...

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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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Khashoggi’s widow urges US to hold Saudis to account 3 years later

Published on: 02/10/2021 – 04:10Amended: 02/10/2021 – 04:09 Washington (AFP) The widow of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi on Friday questioned US President Joe Biden’s pledge to hold the kingdom accountable three years after the writer’s brutal murder. On the occasion of the anniversary, Hatice Cengiz traveled to Washington for a protest in front of the Saudi Embassy and a night ...

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Opposition quits Senate to protest “gasoline bomb” – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Amid warnings against ignoring the critical consequences of ever higher price hikes, the Senate opposition held a walkout from the house on Friday to protest the government’s act of “dropping a Molotov cocktail »Twice in a month and the absence of the Minister of Finance to answer questions related to the unprecedented rise in the prices of petroleum products. ...

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Former police officer identified as serial killer and rapist

After a 35-year hunt, a former police officer has been identified as the cause of a series of murders, rapes and kidnappings, French officials said Thursday. The man committed suicide earlier this week. In a statement seen by CNN, Paris Attorney General Laure Beccuau said DNA tests had “established a link between the genetic profile found at several crime scenes ...

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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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This painting of Saint Francis was seized during the “Spanish confiscation”

Less well known than the English Reformation or the French Revolution, it was an equally disastrous time for the Catholic Church. As the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi approaches, here is a trace of the impression he left on the arts. His love of animals is a common feature of modern imagery, but his love of Christ is actually ...

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Former French police officer identified as serial killer and rapist, ending 35 years of hunting

The man committed suicide earlier this week. In a statement seen by CNN, Paris prosecutor Laure Beccuau said DNA tests had “established a link between the genetic profile found at several crime scenes and that of the dead man.” Authorities were looking for the perpetrator of five crimes committed between 1986 and 1994, including “rape of a 15-year-old minor, murders, ...

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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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