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Chinese artist unveils painting for Ukraine, ‘which has already won’

Published on: 03/12/2022 – 09:38Amended: 03/12/2022 – 09:36 Beijing (AFP) – China has so far refused to condemn its Russian ally’s war, but Chinese painter Huang Rui is convinced Ukraine has already won. The artist told AFP that he had suspended his other projects to focus on a work on Ukraine after hearing the news of its invasion on February ...

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Letter from Paris: Watch Russia invade Ukraine from here

After weeks of tension, Russian President Vladimir Putin decided yesterday, February 24, to declare war and invade Ukraine. World leaders reacted immediately, strongly condemning the military attack as a disaster for Ukrainian democracy, which declared a state of emergency shortly after Putin authorized the military action. As France prepares for a presidential election in the coming weeks, the campaign is ...

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Russia to recognize 2 separatist regions in Ukraine, Kremlin says: Live News

A Ukrainian army frontline position in Krymske, eastern Ukraine.Credit…Tyler Hicks/The New York Times WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. officials said Monday that a Russian invasion of Ukraine remains imminent amid continued troop movements, propaganda and belligerent language from Moscow, suggesting the outlook is bleak for a summit between the president Biden and President Vladimir V. Putin in the coming days. Jake ...

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Visit of the French Ambassador to the University of Nicosia, KNEWS

Her Excellency, the Ambassador of France, Mrs. Salina Grenet-Catalano, paid a visit to the University of Nicosia on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, following an invitation from the Rector of the University, Professor Philippos Pouyioutas. During the meeting, Ms. Grenet-Catalano and Rector Pouyioutas discussed the respective education systems of the two countries and had the opportunity to explore possible areas of ...

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A wave of embassies decamps in western Ukraine – POLITICO

Western governments evacuating diplomatic personnel from Kiev are increasingly setting up temporary embassies in Lviv, a Ukrainian city near the Polish border. The move comes as fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine intensify. US President Joe Biden and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron spoke separately with Russian President Vladimir Putin for more than an hour each on Saturday as ...

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US pulls most diplomats from Kyiv as tension mounts

In a sign of growing anxiety, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has ordered a “temporary” repositioning of 160 National Guard trainers from Ukraine to “elsewhere in Europe”, the Pentagon announced on Saturday. The trainers worked alongside an undisclosed number of Army Green Berets, who will remain in Ukraine for the time being, officials said. Despite warnings, US officials ...

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French presidential candidates turn to working class to vote – EURACTIV.com

Three candidates for the French presidential election carried out a vast seduction operation this weekend aimed at the working class, the most numerous but the least mobilized at the polls. EURACTIV UK reports. On Saturday February 5, the two far-right candidates, Marine Le Pen of the Rassemblement National and Éric Zemmour of the Reconquête, organized rallies in Reims and Lille ...

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The Observer’s view on the upcoming French elections | Observer Editorial

The French presidential election is still two months away and the likeliest winner, according to opinion polls, incumbent President Emmanuel Macron has yet to declare his candidacy. Yet one outcome already seems certain: the vote will be another, possibly terminal, disaster for the once-dominant Socialist Party and, more broadly, for the French left. Important lessons can be learned from this ...

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China’s Standoff with France and the EU on the Uyghur Issue – Greek City Times

China denounced a French parliament resolution a few weeks ago accusing Beijing of committing genocide against its Uyghur Muslim population, a move that soured relations ahead of the Winter Olympics. The resolution joined a chorus of Western nations condemning Beijing for what they say is the incarceration of an estimated one million Uyghurs in forced labor camps, calling “the atrocities ...

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Vogue France angers some Muslim women with ‘yes to the headscarf’ Instagram post

Written by Jeevan Ravindran, CNN VogueFrance came under fire after posting a message on social media that many users said was offensive to Muslim women in an increasingly public culture Islamophobia in France. Share a Photo on Friday’s Instagram of actress and model Julia Fox wearing a piece of fabric wrapped around her head, the outlet accompanied it with the ...

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Foreign Secretary Marise Payne to visit France to restore relations after underwater row

Marise Payne is set to travel to Paris next month for a key meeting between European and Indo-Pacific foreign ministers, potentially offering the government a chance to start mending relations with France following the acrimonious dispute over subs. -sailors. Key points: Foreign ministers’ meeting expected to focus on building greater ‘strategic autonomy’ and increasing investment in the Indo-Pacific The United ...

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In France, anti-vax fury, politics makes public service risky | News, Sports, Jobs

FILE – Protesters march during a demonstration to denounce a COVID-19 health pass needed to access the restaurant, long-distance trains and other venues. in Marseille, southern France, on Saturday August 14, 2021. The preparation for the April elections comes amid rising violence targeting elected officials in France, with public office holders targeted for their politics and by opponents of COVID-19 ...

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Frenchman Macron goes his own way and seeks dialogue with Russia | United States government and politics

By SYLVIE CORBET – The Associated Press PARIS (AP) — There is still room for diplomacy in the Ukraine crisis. At least that is the belief of French President Emmanuel Macron, who continues to push for dialogue with Russia despite signs of potential war. His stance reflects France’s post-World War II tradition of charting its own geopolitical course, refusing to ...

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French group Permanent Revolution blocks fight against Macron’s mass infection policy

As teachers and students rally in the United States, France, Italy, Greece and beyond against official pandemic protocols, the Permanent Revolution a group linked to the Pabloite New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA) is working to block a fight to stop mass infections in schools. A chasm of class separates it from the call by the Socialist Equality Party (PES) to create ...

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key dates of the French presidential election

France will potentially elect a new president this year unless voters remain loyal to Emmanuel Macron, elected in 2017. We outline the key dates for voting and beyond below. January 1st This is the date when candidates are officially monitored for the time they spend speaking on television and radio, to ensure balanced coverage. Monitoring will be carried out by ...

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The Omicron shift in Europe: pandemic or endemic?

LONDON – In Britain, France, Spain and other countries in Europe, politicians and some public health experts are advocating a new approach to the coronavirus pandemic that is both bold and resigned: that illness is becoming an inescapable part of daily life. Governments are seizing a moment when their populations have seen less severe disease and, in some cases, a ...

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Kazakh President issues kill order to quell protests

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Friday issued a shooting order to kill security forces in the face of protesters after a week of unrest in the Central Asian country. In a nationally televised address, the president said: “Terrorists continue to damage public and private property and use weapons against civilians. I ordered the police to shoot to kill without warning. ...

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Actions France and Benelux-Factors to watch

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France bans plastic packaging for most fruits and vegetables | Environment News

France has banned the use of plastics to package most fruits and vegetables. The ban came into effect on Saturday under new regulations which the government of French President Emmanuel Macron said aim to phase out single-use plastics as pollution worsens around the world. Under the new rules, leeks and carrots, tomatoes and potatoes, apples and pears and about 30 ...

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The independence of New Caledonia still far from being achieved

Author: Jon Fraenkel, Victoria University of Wellington The categorical victory of 96.5% of the anti-independence movement in the referendum of December 12, 2021 in New Caledonia was applauded by many French politicians. French President Emmanuel Macron said this ended the “binary choice” that had long preoccupied France’s distant Pacific territory. Macron dismissed the low turnout of 43.9% as legally insignificant, ...

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France, Germany and Ukraine seek new peace talks with Russia

Macron, Scholz and Zelenskiy reunited in Brussels Leaders aim to revive four-party talks with Russia Leaders of five former Soviet Union states join EU for summit Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova finally want to join the EU BRUSSELS, Dec. 15 (Reuters) – Leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine on Wednesday sought to relaunch talks with Russia while maintaining pressure on Moscow ...

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Macron faces his far-right presidential rival visiting Vichy | Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron warned against the “manipulation” of history in a clear message to the far-right presidential candidate, Eric Zemmour, on a symbolic visit to Vichy. After the German occupation in 1940, the spa town was chosen for the puppet regime of Marshal Philippe Pétain, who collaborated with the Nazis and ensured the deportation of the Jews to the death camps. ...

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Joint statement on Macron’s visit to Saudi Arabia: need for Lebanese government to implement reforms, limit weapons to legitimate state institutions

The French Embassy in Beirut on Sunday released the joint statement on the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, published by the Elysee Palace this afternoon. The press release states: “Building on the solid relations of friendship and cooperation between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and France, President Emmanuel Macron visited the Kingdom of ...

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RNLI hit by ‘suspected hacking attack’ blamed on anti-migrant groups

The RNLI shut down its website following an “alleged hacking attempt” after the charity said it suffered “suspicious activity” and staff received threatening emails. Anyone visiting the charity’s website is directed to a landing page indicating that the service is “currently unavailable”. The move came as 100 migrants, including babies and young children, were pulled from the rough Channel seas ...

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Joséphine Baker: dancer, WWII spy and civil rights activist honored at the French Pantheon | World news

Joséphine Baker will be the first black woman to be honored by the French government with a place in the Pantheon. President Emmanuel Macron has decided that she will be buried in the building in Paris – a monument to France’s national heroes and where some of its most revered historical figures are buried – in response to a major ...

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Channel migrants: Dutch and UK governments agree migrants should be sent back to their first country before meeting the excluded UK | Politics News

The Dutch and UK governments have agreed that migrants must be returned to the first safe country they arrive in in a meeting ahead of EU talks from which the UK is excluded. A statement from the Home Office said Home Secretary Priti Patel spoke with Dutch Migration Minister Ankie Broekers-Knol this morning about people crossing the Channel in small ...

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France, Britain sink into crisis over migrant deaths

CALAIS, France – Already strained relations between France and Britain on Friday escalated into anger and misunderstanding, with the two former European partners at loggerheads over how to prevent migrants from embarking on dangerous Channel crossings which killed at least 27 people in a shipwreck this week. . Even as the UK government insisted the two countries ‘remain close friends ...

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New German leaders want to reform the EU

The SPD, the Greens and the pro-business FDP presented on Wednesday November 24 an agreement to form a new German government, including a program of European reforms which should lead to a federal Europe. “My most important message: the traffic light [coaltion] stands, “Olaf Scholz told reporters – a reference to the respective red-yellow-green colors of the parties. “We are ...

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Russia, France seek to strengthen ties with Indonesia and ASEAN states – Radio Free Asia

Russia and France are wooing Southeast Asian countries after the two world powers were excluded from the AUKUS defense pact and the Quad Strategic Dialogue Group – a pair of state-led multilateral security agreements – United in the heart of the Indo-Pacific. On Tuesday, the Russian Embassy and Indonesian Navy announced that Moscow and several members of the ASEAN bloc ...

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Today’s coronavirus news: Ontario reports 613 new cases of COVID-19; Oarians can now reserve photos for children aged 5 to 11

The latest coronavirus news in Canada and around the world Tuesday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 10:19 a.m. Ontario Reports 613 New Cases of COVID-19; In Ontario, 89 percent of Ontarians aged 12 and over have one dose and 86 percent have two doses. People who are not fully vaccinated ...

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Reviews | The UK and France, once again in the breach

WASHINGTON – When I received the invitation from the Ambassador of France for a black tie gala called “Amethyst”, I wondered what the name meant. Was it a promotional night for a French jewelry company or maybe a new fragrance? I didn’t go to the Thursday party, because I’m studying for an MA at Columbia University and had to read ...

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Michel Barnier in the spotlight of the French elections as the turn to the right bears fruit | Michel barnier

IAt a thriving western Paris restaurant, fans of former EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier gathered to hear their hero speak, cheering on the mild-mannered 70-year-old who passed by from a ranked foreigner to a potential favorite in the contest to pick a presidential candidate for right-wing Republicans. Barnier is one of the big surprises of the unpredictable pre-election season in ...

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The “New Jungle” camp near Dunkirk is authorized by the French police

France is cleaning up a migrant camp near Dunkirk dubbed the “New Jungle” after 1,500 people have settled there. Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin tweeted on Tuesday that the police had sent to dismantle the camp, located on disused industrial land in the commune of Grande-Synthe. Thirty police vans filled with officers from the French national reserve police were on site ...

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Harris meets Macron, proclaims ‘new era’ after submarine spit

Vice President Kamala Harris met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Wednesday to help mend a bitter diplomatic row over the AUKUS submarine pact that excluded France. “I think we share this belief that we are at the start of a new era, which presents us with many challenges, but also many opportunities,” Harris told Macron in a ...

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Simon Birmingham accuses the media of widening the wedge between Australia and France | Scott Morrison

A senior minister in the Morrison government tried to blame journalists for the escalating Franco-Australian diplomatic split, questioning whether an interview with the French president was in the “national interest”. Finance Minister and frequent Morrison government spokesman Simon Birmingham questioned whether it was “wise” for Australian journalists to question French President Emmanuel Macron over the aborted submarine deal and the ...

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Horseshoe Bay veteran Gerald Powell receives French Legion of Honor award

France’s highest and most prestigious decoration, the French Legion of Honor, was awarded to 97-year-old veteran Gerald Powell of Horseshoe Bay for his service in World War II. The medal was presented to him by the 2nd Consul General of France Valérie Baraban during a ceremony Tuesday, November 2, at his home. The French Legion of Honor rewards civilians and ...

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Morrison accused of exacerbating the break with the French government after Macron’s text leaked | Australian foreign policy

Scott Morrison has been accused of putting his personal political interests before the resolution of the diplomatic conflict between Australia and France, after the leak of an SMS from Emmanuel Macron to the Prime Minister. The release of a text received two days before Aukus’ announcement – when the French president asked Morrison whether to expect good news or bad ...

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Pakistan, Islamists reach agreement to end violent rally

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani government and a banned radical Islamist party on Sunday reached agreement to end 10-day – and sometimes deadly violent – rally calling for the closure of the French embassy and the release of the party leader . Neither Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi nor religious leader Mufti Muneebur Rehman, who took part in the talks, gave details ...

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The rise of the far right puts the Dreyfus affair in the spotlight in the race for the French elections | Emmanuel Macron

More than a century after being exonerated, Alfred Dreyfus, the Jewish army officer whose false conviction for treason sparked heated controversy, burst into the French presidential race amid far-right attempts to question his innocence. Emmanuel Macron personally inaugurated last week the first museum dedicated to the Dreyfus affair, a historical collection on display in the house of Émile Zola, the ...

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Biden tells Macron US is ‘awkward’ in Australian submarine deal – NBC10 Philadelphia

Working to work things out with a former ally, President Joe Biden told French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday that the United States had been “awkward” in handling a secret US-UK submarine deal with the United States. Australia, an agreement which left France in a bind. and shaken Europe’s faith in American loyalty. Biden and Macron greeted each other with ...

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France launches state-of-the-art military communications satellite – world

France has successfully launched a state-of-the-art satellite into orbit, designed to allow all French armed forces around the world to communicate quickly and safely. Paris created a space force command in July 2019, fearing that rival countries would invest heavily in space technology, seen as a new military frontier. The satellite “is designed to withstand military attacks from the ground ...

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Deadly clashes as banned Pakistani party continues to protest

A radical Islamist party said on Saturday that five of its supporters died in clashes with authorities in Lahore, eastern Pakistan, after two police officers were killed in the unrest. On Friday, more than 1,000 people from Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) gathered after prayers to demand the release of their detained leader, blocking roads and firing projectiles. The protests continued on ...

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France’s high rate of femicides pushes activists to urge change

PARIS – On the morning of September 6, a 38-year-old mother of four left her apartment in Montélimar, in south-eastern France, to go to work. A few minutes later, his neighbors, hearing screams, came out of their apartments to find his lifeless body in the hallway. In that brief interval, the woman’s ex-husband stabbed her around 30 times in the ...

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France offers motorists cash assistance to help pay for fuel

PARIS (AP) – French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Thursday announced that millions of low- and middle-income motorists will each receive 100 euros ($ 116) in one-time financial aid to help them cope with the rising prices of gasoline. Castex declared on TF1 that it was “an exceptional response to an exceptional situation”. The measure will affect around 36 million ...

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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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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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Queen’s Green Summit will bring in billions for UK

Queen’s Green Summit will bring UK billions: Royals spearhead the mission to attract the titans of world affairs – and steal the march of the French Ministers hope Her Majesty’s presence will help secure huge set of deals at World Investment Summit Billions of pounds of green energy investment are expected to be announced to show Britain’s determination to reach ...

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Clear differences remain between France and the United States, according to the French minister

PARIS – As world finance leaders gather this week in Washington for the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund, Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of Finance, made it clear that effective Franco-American cooperation on an overhaul of the system international tax could not hide marked differences on China and other issues. “The United States wants to face China. The ...

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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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Saudi and French foreign ministers discuss trade relations in Riyadh

The Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs met his French counterpart in Riyadh on Sunday. Adel Al Jubeir and Jean-Yves Le Drian reviewed bilateral relations and discussed ways to further develop them, the official press reported. Before the global Covid-19 pandemic, Saudi exports to France were worth more than $ 6 billion a year, while France exported $ 3.5 ...

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Can a right-wing French TV personality take on Macron and win?

Anyone familiar with the horse racing tracks will know the unpredictable impact of a stalking horse. The beast is not engaged to win but to target the challenge of rival teams and compensate for the chances of victory. The French presidential election is still a long way off in mid-2022, but a stalking-horse challenge is already setting up a reshuffle ...

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Fears rebuff by Australian submarines in France could sever economic ties with the EU | Aukus

The postponement of trade talks between the European Union and Australia has raised fears in Canberra that a split with France over the abandoned submarine contract could slow the pressure for closer economic ties. The EU confirmed on Friday reports that the 12th round of negotiations – originally scheduled for October – had been postponed until November. The opposition Labor ...

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“Someone lied”: French Foreign Minister accuses Australia of treason of submarines during last rounding | Australian foreign policy

France accused Australia of lying shortly before Canberra canceled a major submarine contract, with France’s foreign minister saying “someone lied”. With no sign of imminent easing of tensions between the two countries, Jean-Yves Le Drian told a parliamentary hearing that Australia had never expressed doubts about the $ 56 billion submarine contract. euros (AU $ 90 billion) or the Indo-Pacific ...

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Eclipse of Europe | Columns

For centuries up to and including the 20th century, Europe seemed to be the pivotal point in the history of the world. Then came the Great Civil War in the West, our Thirty Years’ War (1914-1945), where all the great European powers – Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia – along with almost all the others, fought some of the ...

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Former Secretary of the US Navy has become Scott Morrison’s Aukus intermediary on the undersea plane | Aukus

A former secretary of the US Navy who advised the Australian government on dropping the French submarine deal will now act as an intermediary with US defense officials in a role of US $ 6,000 a day. Professor Donald Winter has revealed details of his expanded role in a case with the US Department of Justice, as Australia embarks on ...

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The European eclipse, by Patrick Buchanan

For centuries up to and including the 20th century, Europe seemed to be the pivotal point in the history of the world. Then came the Great Civil War in the West, our Thirty Years’ War (1914-1945), where all the great European powers – Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia – along with almost all the others, fought some of the ...

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Lebanese PM to meet financial adviser Lazard soon on bailout

Lebanese prime minister gives most detailed comments to date on crisis Said to meet Lazard, looking for a “more realistic” plan Lebanon would have the chance to get the IMF framework by the end of the year Wants to protect small depositors BEIRUT, Sep 27 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Najib Mikati will meet with consultancy Lazard soon to see how ...

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Macron targeted twice in 3 months, could he be ousted in 2022? Latest approval ratings | World | New

French leader Emmanuel Macron took office in 2017, becoming the youngest president in French history. Mr Macron has been praised for his efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic and for France’s vaccination program in recent months, which has led to a spike in support for the leader. However, another assault on Mr Macron today could signal a turning point in his ...

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Australia owes nothing to France – Nikkei Asia

Ian Lloyd Neubauer is an Australian freelance journalist. Treason. Duplicity. A blow to the back. A breach of trust. These are just a few of the colorful ways that French officials have described Australia’s decision to cancel a 2016 deal to build 12 conventionally-powered submarines in favor of at least eight submarines at nuclear propulsion supplied by the United States ...

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America’s humiliation of France will have lasting effects

Sep 25, 2021 TIT TIDE was pleasantly tall, the seaweed on the white sands of Cornish beach carefully combed out of sight. Seven world leaders returned from their seaside photos for interviews. As they walked, only one was entitled to the US presidential arm, a full grip in the back, and for a total of 37 seconds: French President Emmanuel ...

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Morning mail: the future of the track and the Covid trace in doubt, the French row rumbles, gongs for the barges |

gHello. Covid-19 tracking and tracing efforts could be scaled back as vaccination rates rise, an expert has warned, the fury of French submarines continues, and climatologists are calling for an end to fracking of the Beetaloo basin. The professor who led the modeling behind Australia’s four-phase reopening plan said it was time to scale back the public health response “from ...

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WWII Georgia veterinarian who witnessed German surrender honored by French government

Louis Graziano received the medal of the Legion of Honor from the hands of Consul General Vincent Hommeril on Friday September 17th. Photo: Consulate General of France in Atlanta A Georgia Veteran of World War II who participated in the Normandy landings and is considered the last living witness to the German surrender in Reims, France received the highest distinction ...

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Reconstruction process of Notre Dame Cathedral Paris France

Notre-Dame Cathedral is currently set to reopen in time for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Rebuilding Notre-Dame de Paris, the group in charge of the reconstruction, said via Facebook, that the cleaning and the work necessary to stabilize the monument finally come to an end. The horrific 2019 fire that saw Notre Dame’s iconic spire destroyed quickly galvanized President ...

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Biden launches partnership after tough time with allies

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden is appearing before the United Nations this week, eager to advocate for the world to act precipitously on coronavirus, climate change and human rights abuses. His advocacy for a greater global partnership comes at a time when allies are growing increasingly skeptical about the scale of the changes that US foreign policy has actually made ...

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Two Afghans who trekked in France have lessons for evacuees

PARIS (AP) – One slept in the streets of Paris, the other in a huge makeshift migrant camp in northern France. Nassrullah Youssoufi and Abdul Wali were among more than one million refugees and migrants who arrived in Europe in 2015. The two Afghans do not know each other, but they share a terrifying past: escaping their homeland on foot, ...

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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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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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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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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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Biden avoids EU with Asia-Pacific power play – POLITICO

It was the worst possible day for the EU – and its defense heavyweight France – to learn that they are not in the big geostrategic court when it comes to countering China’s rise in the Asia-Pacific region. Just hours before EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell unveiled the Indo-Pacific strategy On Thursday it was dominated by America, Great Britain ...

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After Afghanistan, Europe wonders if France was right about America

Sep 4, 2021 TIT ANNUAL The July 14 ritual is an opportunity for the French to display banners, drink champagne and celebrate the founding myths of the republic. On July 14, however, when the French Ambassador to Kabul, David Martinon, recorded a message to his fellow citizens, gravity crushed the party. “My dear compatriots“, he began, “the situation in Afghanistan ...

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Mohamed bin Zayed talks about Afghanistan with French foreign minister

Sheikh Mohammed with the French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian at the Al Shati Palace. Image Credit: WAM Abu Dhabi: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates, received on Monday French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Florence Parly, ...

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France, Germany to join London call to extend Afghanistan withdrawal – report – world

NEW YORK, August 23. / TASS /. France and Germany intend to fight to extend the deadline for the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan at the G7 online meeting, CNN reported Monday citing its sources. Earlier reports suggested that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson would personally ask US President Joe Biden to extend the withdrawal deadline beyond August 31. ...

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WWII veteran Wesley Hart receives France’s most prestigious honor

By D. Lars Dolder, Chatham News + Record Staff Wesley Hart did not speak at the ceremony last Thursday during which he received the French Legion of Honor. He didn’t have to. The 102-year-old Chathamite’s service in WWII spoke volumes. More than 100 people gathered at New Salem Church on Old Graham Road in Pittsboro to see the Chapel Ridge ...

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Iranian government welcomes strengthening of relations with France

The Iranian government has welcomed the strengthening of relations with France based on common interests and mutual respect. It started with President Ebrahim Raisi during a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron. During Monday’s appeal, Raisi called for the development of relations between the two countries, especially in the economic and commercial sectors, according to international media reports, ...

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France takes initiative to pressure people to get vaccinated

PARIS – As Europe and the United States strive to strike an appropriate balance between limiting the Delta variant of the coronavirus and limiting personal freedom, President Emmanuel Macron has paved the way on a narrow path combining a limited constraint to be vaccinated with generalized coercion. Its approach of ordering health workers to be vaccinated by September 15 and ...

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French lawmakers will vote on a compromise climate bill

PARIS (AP) – The French parliament plans to hold a final vote on Tuesday on a compromise climate bill that aimed to transform travel, housing and industry, but which environmental activists say is wrong fast enough or far enough to reduce the country’s carbon emissions. Supported by President Emmanuel Macron, the bill addressed issues central to French culture and economy, ...

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Macron goes to the heart of the country to launch the re-election campaign – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article BAGNÈRES-DE-BIGORRE, France – Emmanuel Macron smelled a piece of local ham and put it in his mouth with delight, then sang a traditional song with the dozen villagers sitting with him by a road tucked away in the Pyrenees. It was a more folkloric side of the normally button-up French president, but he ...

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France to host aid event for Lebanon on anniversary of port disaster | France News

The international conference will be held on August 4, a year after a massive port explosion devastated Beirut. France’s foreign ministry said President Emmanuel Macron would hold a new international conference on Lebanon in crisis next month, on the first anniversary of a devastating explosion in the port of Beirut that left some 200 dead and destroyed much of the ...

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Protests in France against the COVID-19 “health pass” rules

PARIS, July 14 (Reuters) – Parisian police clash with protesters denouncing President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to require a COVID-19 vaccine certificate or negative PCR test to enter bars, restaurants and cinemas in starting next month. Macron this week announced sweeping measures to tackle a rapid rise in new coronavirus infections, including mandatory vaccination of health workers and new health card ...

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After opening its borders to Canadian tourists, France wants Canada to do the same

OTTAWA – France, which has opened its borders to Canadian tourists, is eager to see Canada reopen to the French. The Canadian border remains closed to foreigners, with a few exceptions, and will be at least until July 21. Ottawa has extended the shutdown, month after month, since the pandemic began in March 2020. At the French embassy in Ottawa ...

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What Is July 14th & Why It Is Celebrated: Everything You Need To Know | World news

France’s National Day, more commonly known as Bastille Day in English, is a national holiday in the country celebrated on July 14 of each year with fireworks and parades. It marks the fall of Bastille, military fortress and prison, on July 14, 1789, when an angry crowd burst into it, marking the start of the French Revolution. Here’s everything you ...

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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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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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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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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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