France recalls its ambassadors to the United States and Australia for a sub-agreement

PARIS (AP) – The United States’ longest-serving ally, France, recalled its ambassador to the United States on Friday in an unprecedented outburst of anger that has eclipsed decades of previous divisions. Loading error The relationship conceived in the 18th-century revolutions came at a turning point after the United States, Australia, and Britain avoided France by creating a new Indo-Pacific security ...

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Britain signals intention to return to imperial system

LONDON – The UK government has said it is taking steps to revert to its traditional system of Imperial weights and measures, allowing shops and market stalls to sell fruits and vegetables labeled in pounds and ounces only, rather than in grams and kilograms of the metric system, a move he hailed as an example of the country’s new post-Brexit ...

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Alice Constance Austin designed homes without a kitchen in 1917

In many articles on kitchen design, I have tried to answer the question: why do kitchens look the way they do? I noticed that it wasn’t just about cooking. “Kitchen design, like any other type of design, is not just about how things look; it’s political. It’s social. In kitchen design, it is about the role of women in society. ...

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France recalls US, Australian ambassadors over submarine deal

France has taken the extraordinary step of recalling its ambassadors to the United States and Australia after the two countries blinded their French allies with a new military pact and a submarine contract, the French foreign ministry said on Friday. The backstory: While sealing a deal with the US and UK for the acquisition of nuclear submarines, Australia tore up ...

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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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Abandoned as a child, this Frenchman became the first famous chef in the world

They served as awe-inspiring centerpieces that were still a demand on the tables of the post-revolutionary French aristocracy. Despite these lavish productions, Lent served as a bridge between the elaborate grand cuisine favored by royalty and the more modern, simpler approach it formulated for the growing middle class in its cookbooks. Until Lent, no one had used the phrase “You ...

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France lashes out at Australia, US after ‘slashing the backs’ of submarines

Published on September 17, 2021 08:56 France accused Australia of stabbing back and Washington on Thursday of behavior during the Donald Trump era. PARIS (AFP) – France on Thursday accused Australia of stabbing back in the back and Washington of behavior during Donald Trump’s time after Canberra canceled a huge submarine contract with Paris for submarines American-made nuclear weapons. “It’s ...

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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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Kent resident takes 2-week bike and kayak tour to promote the historic trail

KENT – Resident Sal Lilienthal has written two books on the American Revolution and you could say it helped him prepare for a mission. The two turned out to be the forerunners of a two-week mission to complete an 800-mile journey by land and water that replicated the path taken by the Continental Army, led by George Washington and aided ...

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Sunk! France cries out in indignation at snubbed submarines

The French word deception means deception rather than deception, which makes it one of the infamous “false friends” that the French language abounds in for English speakers trying to learn it. But when Naval Group, the French company that has just lost what has been described in France as “the contract of the century” for 12 attack class submarines, said ...

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