United States – Visit of Jean-Yves Le Drian to Washington and New York (July 13-17, 2021)

The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian will be in the United States from July 13 to 17, first in Washington and then in New York. In Washington, he will meet with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. It will reaffirm the historic friendship that unites our two countries and our ...

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More and more states are pushing for interest caps on payday loans

Small dollar short-term lenders who are not burdened by a federal rate limit can charge borrowers interest rates of 400% or more on their loans. But more states are lowering that number by setting interest rate caps to curb high-interest borrowing. For now, 18 states and Washington, DC, have laws that limit short-term lending rates to 36% or less, according ...

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The government we deserve – Claudio Farrugia

Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821), post-French Revolution diplomat, was an ardent monarchist, supporter of the social hierarchy and a key figure in the Counter-Enlightenment. He is not recognized as a champion of democratic principles, however, he is considered the author of the famous quote “Every nation has the government it deserves”, which remains very relevant. If a country has a bad ...

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AP Top News at 2:39 a.m. EDT

Posted on Saturday July 10, 2021 | 9:00 p.m. Updated on Saturday July 10, 2021 | 23:39 “We need help”: Haiti’s interim leader calls for US troops PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Haiti’s interim government has called on the United States and the UN to deploy troops to protect key infrastructure as it attempts to stabilize the country and prepare for ...

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Duchess Marie-Marguerite, Queen of France-Venezuela

© Beau Monde editorial staffDuchess Marie-Marguerite, Queen of France-Venezuela If France had another queen, it would be this lady. We rarely hear about it, but there is always the King and Queen of France walking around. At least that’s what the family thinks. Meet Mary Margaret, Duchess of Anjou and Queen of France. Maria margherita Who is the woman apart ...

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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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Explained: Why is Cairn attacking Indian assets?

The British Cairn Energy Plc has obtained an order from a French court authorizing the freezing of 20 Indian government properties in Paris valued at more than 20 million euros, the London-based Financial Times reported Thursday. This is the first court order issued against India to enforce a $ 1.2 billion arbitration award that Cairn Energy won against the Indian ...

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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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France acquires Sade’s “Sodom” manuscript for more than $ 5 million

Published on: 07/09/2021 – 15:28Amended: 07/09/2021 – 15:26 Paris (AFP) The French state has acquired the original manuscript of “120 days of Sodom” from the Marquis de Sade for more than $ 5 million, safeguarding for the country a work declared a national treasure, the Ministry of Culture announced on Friday. The eighteenth-century erotic masterpiece met a turbulent fate over ...

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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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