Former ‘400 Mawozo’ hostages describe ordeal as Haitian gang demands $ 17 million ransom for kidnapped missionaries

Survivors of a previous kidnapping by the notorious Haitian 400 Mawozo gang have revealed details of the life of a hostage, with the group currently demanding a $ 17 million ransom to free 16 captive Americans and one Canadian. The group of missionaries affiliated with Christian Aid Ministries were kidnapped at a checkpoint in the capital of Port-au-Prince on Saturday, ...

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This French daily sold as NFT. Is this the future of media?

The winds of change are blowing through the media landscape. The French daily “20 Minutes” sold its own non-fungible token (NFT) at a charity auction on October 19. The sale of this six-page supplement entitled “The Crazy Years 2020” was organized by the Piasa art gallery in Paris. The successful buyer won the auction for € 3,000. The copy is ...

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Haiti gang demands $ 17 million ransom for kidnapped missionaries and children, World News

An armed gang demands a ransom of $ 17 million for a group of American and Canadian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti last week. According to the Haitian Minister of Justice Liszt Quitel, the 400 renowned gangs of Mawozo are demanding $ 1 million for each captive. Watch: Haitian Prime Minister kicked out of official ceremony after armed gangs fired in ...

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France returns the marble angels stolen from the Church of Italy in 89

ROME – A British art collector who bought a pair of 17th century marble angels from a Neapolitan antique store two decades ago returned the winged ‘putti’ to the Italian art police after learning that they had been stolen from a church. Italian Carabinieri Art Police said the anonymous collector attempted to resell the angels at an antique store in ...

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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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Srinivas Krishnan: Is the new Citroën Ami a future classic?

The spirit of the legendary Citroën 2CV lives on in the new Ami. Is this the 21st century equivalent of the Deux Cheavaux? And is this a classic future? Srini certainly thinks so. Once upon a time there was an ugly duckling. When people first saw him, at the Paris Salon in 1948, they laughed and insulted him. It was ...

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NewsAlert: Pfizer officially seeks Health Canada approval for COVID-19 vaccine for children

OTTAWA – New Democrats are calling on the federal government to crack down on social media giants following recent disclosures from a Facebook executive that have reignited questions about how to regulate big tech. NDP MP Charlie Angus called on Ottawa to establish an independent watchdog to tackle disinformation, hate messages and algorithm transparency on digital platforms. Facebook whistleblower Frances ...

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A charity supports relatives facing a crisis abroad

When Esther Dingley’s remains were found in August, more than eight months after she went missing on a solo hike in the Pyrenees, her family in Britain were supported by LBT Global. Chief Executive Officer Matthew Searle said he receives about 3,000 missing person inquiries a year. “Most can be resolved quickly. For example, a mother contacted us because she ...

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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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Belarus expels French ambassador – report | News | DW

French Ambassador to Belarus Nicolas de Lacoste left Minsk after Belarusian authorities ordered his exit by Monday, French news agency AFP reported on Sunday, citing the French embassy in Minsk. Lacoste had avoided presenting his credentials to President Alexander Lukashenko, 67, and instead presented them to the regime’s foreign minister, Vladimir Makei, an act that Lukashenko saw as a snub. ...

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