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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The French government says it could refer Russia to the WTO over a champagne labeling issue; Will talk to Russia about the problem, the minister said

The French government has said it could refer Russia to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Moscow’s plans to force champagne producers to add the designation “sparkling wine” to their products sold in Russia. Moscow has passed legislation requiring the label “sparkling wine” to be added to bottles of foreign sparkling wine, while Russian producers of the local version, “shampanskoye”, ...

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Le Pen against “Wokism”: the wars of social justice are reshaping France

Napoleon Bonaparte is arguably the most famous Frenchman who ever lived. But this year, as the country commemorates the bicentenary of his death, a heated controversy rages over the emperor’s legacy. Despite his glories, detractors point to the darker side of the ledger: Napoleon destroyed the republic founded after the French Revolution, killed hundreds of thousands of soldiers in a ...

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Central government says there is no communication on seizure of French assets

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has vigorously defended reports suggesting that Cairn is seeking approval from the French court to repossess Indian assets in Paris in order to recover part of the arbitration award, saying no such communication has been received by him about it.Also Read – Crores Spent On Me, More Unruly: Vikas Krishan Before 3rd Olympic Appearance However, ...

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As France considers reducing force in Sahel, jihadist threat increases

During a grueling, weeks-long mission in northern Mali, French soldiers faced a familiar threat: extremists trying to impose the same strict Islamic rule that preceded France’s military intervention here there. over eight years ago. The traumatized residents had scars on their shoulders and back from the lashes they suffered after failing to submit to jihadist rule. “We have witnessed the ...

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European summer in jeopardy as France warns against Spain and Portugal

(Bloomberg) – France is warning its citizens against holidays in Spain and Portugal in the latest sign that the rapid spread of the delta variant of Covid-19 could ruin the European summer. With the migration of tens of thousands of holidaymakers already underway on the continent, European Affairs Minister Clément Beaune issued a “message of caution” and advised those who ...

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France tests a laser anti-drone system

The French military on Wednesday used a laser cannon to destroy a drone in a technology test that the government hopes will be used to protect the Paris 2024 Olympics. The Army Ministry said the test, conducted near the Atlantic coast in southwestern France, was a first for Europe, adding that the United States and Israel were also working on ...

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A reminder to be proud of democracy

My July 4 began, like every Sunday since the pandemic, with a Zoom session with cousins ​​from around the world. Cousins ​​joined us from Canada, Argentina, Israel and France. Our conversation began with a discussion of our Declaration of Independence and its promise that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed … with certain inalienable rights … among ...

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United States Reaffirms Transatlantic and NATO Ties with Europe

Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on June 23 in Berlin, Germany. (State Dept. / Ron Przysucha) The United States is working with allies across Europe to fight human rights abuses, preserve democracy and fight climate change. During his trip to Germany, France, Italy and the Vatican, Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlighted the United ...

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