The French government awards the distinctions Chevalier in the National Order of the Legion of Honor and Chevalier in the Order of Agricultural Merit to Mr. Peter Borer

HONG KONG, Oct. 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) is delighted to announce that the French government has awarded the distinction of Chevalier in the National Order of the Legion of Honor and Chevalier in the Order of Agricultural Merit on MSM Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Pierre Borer, during a private ceremony held ...

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French senators meet Taiwan’s Tsai amid Chinese tensions

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – A group of French senators visiting Taiwan as part of a regular parliamentary exchange met President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday morning during a trip that comes at a particularly tense time between China and the autonomous island. Tsai spoke briefly before their meeting, presenting former French Defense Minister Alain Richard with the Order of Auspicious Clouds, ...

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NATO bans spying on 8 Russian mission members

Published on: 06/10/2021 – 20:10 Brussels (AFP) NATO announced Wednesday that it had withdrawn their accreditation from eight members of the Russian mission to the Alliance, calling them “undeclared Russian intelligence officers”, that is to say spies. A NATO official said that “we can also confirm that we have reduced the number of positions the Russian Federation can accredit to ...

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The French ambassador returns to Australia to “redefine the terms of the relationship”

Paris: France will return its ambassador to Australia in Canberra following a bitter dispute over a new defense pact that sank a $ 90 billion submarine contract. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who last month accused the Morrison government of stabbing Paris in the back over the AUKUS deal, made the announcement while being questioned by lawmakers French Wednesday ...

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Watch: Expo 2020 Dubai opens a portal to travel through time to watch the construction of Notre Dame Cathedral, at the France Pavilion

Visitors visit the France pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Image Credit: Virendra Saklani / Gulf News Dubai: the weather is not linear inside the France Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. On the one hand, authentic volumes of the almost three-hundred-year-old Encyclopedia, and on the other, a prototype of what the future of air freight could be. A common point that ...

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How an Afghan girl found a home for her bird after escaping the Taliban

In a touching account on Twitter, the French ambassador to the United Arab Emirates recounted how he helped save the pet bird of an Afghan girl who fled Kabul during the Taliban takeover. Perched in a cage that now sits in the garden of the French Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Juji – the name given to the black and white ...

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French cafes and restaurants colonize Kings Cross in Sydney

Damn it ! Our nationwide relationship may well be frozen with the French, but that hasn’t stopped them from launching a searing assault on Australia’s nightlife capital. While we might not want their subs, Sydney’s Kings Cross is suddenly overwhelmed in return for snails, steak fries and creme brulee with a deluge of French restaurants, cafes, bistros and retail outlets. ...

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A great Burgundy vintage on a low budget: wines to buy now

EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS happens so frequently these days that when a vintage is called ‘dramatic’ it almost seems trivial. Fortunately, in the case of the 2019 Burgundy vintage, the word “dramatic” is coupled with the word “great”. The weather in Burgundy that year ranged from frost and rain to intense sunshine and prolonged dry spells. But everything was fine in ...

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Vice-President of the European Commission visits the new Maspero metro station in Cairo

Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, and Franciscus Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, visited the new Maspero metro station as part of the third phase of line 3 of the Cairo metro. Among the visitors were also Christian Berger, Ambassador of the European Union in Egypt; Alfredo Abad, head of regional representation at the European Investment Bank (EIB); ...

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How Haiti Was Forced To Pay Reparations For Freedom: Planet Money: NPR

Baron de Mackau of France presenting demands to Jean-Pierre Boyer, President of Haiti, in 1825 Wikipedia hide caption toggle legend Wikipedia Baron de Mackau of France presenting demands to Jean-Pierre Boyer, President of Haiti, in 1825 Wikipedia In recent weeks, thousands of refugees from Haiti have arrived at the US-Mexico border, desperate for a better life. Most left Haiti years ...

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