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Escape to France with your British sticker

Simon Calder, also known as The Man Who Pay His Way, has been writing about travel for The Independent since 1994. In his weekly opinion column, he explores a key travel issue – and what it means for you. Do you own a car? Does it have a GB sticker? Heading to continental Europe? If you answered yes, it is ...

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French and German officials offer support to Russian TV anti-war protester

The super yacht Valerie docked in Barcelona, ​​Spain on March 1. (Angel Garcia/Bloomberg/Getty Images) Spanish authorities have seized a $140 million yacht “from one of Russia’s top oligarchs” in the port of Barcelona, ​​Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday evening in a television interview. They did not name the oligarch. “We have seized – the technical term is temporarily ...

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Winery cleared of mafia money laundering

New names, more pressure on Russia and the fight against the smell of smoke – it’s been another busy week. © HBO | Tony Soprano toasts the news that an Italian wine company has been cleared of any connection to the Sicilian Mafia. The war in Ukraine continues to rock the wine world, with the EU unveiling a new round ...

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‘Lithuania mania’ sweeps Taiwan as China spits sizzles

Published on: 09/03/2022 – 02:50Amended: 09/03/2022 – 02:49 Taipei (AFP) – The small handful of Lithuanians living in Taiwan are suddenly all the rage among islanders after their tiny Baltic nation did something Taipei has long staked its identity on: stand up to China. In the months after Taiwan opened a de facto embassy in Vilnius, Richard Sedinkinas says he ...

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British government criticized for its response to Ukrainian refugees

Home Secretary Priti Patel speaking to the media outside the Ukrainian Embassy in London, England on March 6. (Yui Mok/PA Images/Getty Images) The UK government has been criticized for its response to Ukrainian refugees, with its new Ukraine Family Scheme visa being described as complex and time-consuming by people navigating the system. Under this scheme, individuals can apply to join ...

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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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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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Calls grow to release Nicaraguan prisoners after Ortega opponent dies

Published on: 02/14/2022 – 21:26 Managua (AFP) – Calls grew on Monday for dozens of opposition figures jailed in Nicaragua to be released after the death of a potential presidential candidate, fueling fears for the health and safety of others. Hugo Torres, a 73-year-old former guerrilla mate of current President Daniel Ortega, died in custody on Saturday after concerns were ...

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French convoys protesting virus rules head for Paris

PARIS (AP) — Protesters angry over pandemic restrictions headed for Paris in scattered convoys of motorhomes, cars and trucks on Friday in a bid to blockade the French capital, despite a police ban. Protesters organized online, galvanized in part by truckers who blockaded Canada’s capital and blocked border crossings. But the French action has no clear leader or goal, and ...

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France and Latvia discuss digital sovereignty / Article

“The event aims to analyze both the challenges and opportunities of technological transformations, both at the institutional level (States, European Union and international system) and at the societal level (for actors from civil society and the economic sector) . inventory, it will be a question of solutions that can be implemented at the level of the States and the European ...

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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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‘It’s good to be with friends’, says Polish PM after summit with Le Pen, Orbán and Abascal in Madrid

After attending the latest in a series of summits of right-wing and far-right European leaders, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said they “showed that there is a different future for Europe based on sovereign states, not on a centralized structure”. ”. Among the participants in the two-day meeting in Madrid – which took place under the slogan “Defend Europe” – ...

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Last Minute Weekend Ideas in the DC Area 1/20-1/23

A “Roomie-bot”. Photo courtesy of Arts and Industries Building. Have a nice week end Hello neighbor, A scoop for you! The National Geographic Museum has just announced that it reopen in February with two exhibitions: “Once Upon a Climb: Stories From Everest” and “The Greatest Wildlife Photographs”. The museum offers free admission throughout the month of February upon prior registration. ...

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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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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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Brexit news: UK van and trailer drivers face charges of £ 660 this year | United Kingdom | News

Post-Brexit rules for entering the EU from the UK will mean that an additional license is needed to bring a van or large car trailer across the border to the block. From May 2022, an International Freight Vehicle Driver’s License will be required for UK-based van drivers. The rule will only apply to those who transport goods for commercial purposes ...

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Britons with homes in the EU are now allowed to transit through France

The French Home Office has announced that UK citizens residing in the European Union who wish to return to their homes in other EU countries “by the end of the year” will be allowed to do it. The move comes after the recent rule by French authorities prohibiting Britons from transit to their homes in EU countries sparked controversy and ...

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Britons with homes in the EU said they couldn’t cross France to get there | Coronavirus

Eurotunnel is warning British citizens living in the EU that they cannot cross France by car from the UK due to new coronavirus restrictions imposed by the French government. Getlink, the operator of the Channel rail link, posted an urgent warning on its website and Twitter page on Wednesday evening, which appeared to confirm that the French government had changed ...

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Russian FM: Security talks with US to start after the holidays | Ap

Russia: security talks with US to start after holidays MOSCOW – Talks between Russia and the United States on Moscow’s demand for Western guarantees preventing NATO expansion in Ukraine will begin immediately after the New Year’s holiday period, Russia’s top diplomat said on Monday. “It is with the United States that we will conduct most of the negotiations, which will ...

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Was Jesus on the left or on the right? – POLITICS

Press play to listen to this article How did Jesus associate with the right? He was a son of refugees who stood up for the poor and urged his followers not to throw the first stone. But when it comes to the ballot box, Jesus has become the political property of die-hard conservatives and anti-migration populists less inclined to turn ...

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Palace thanks the international community for its help to the victims of Odette

MANILA – Malacañang on Wednesday thanked countries and organizations for their support to areas affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Odette. Acting presidential spokesman, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, said those countries and organizations have pledged financial and in-kind assistance. “We are also grateful to our friends in the international community, our partners and our allies for their offers of assistance,” ...

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Russia urges West to release Afghan funds to stem migrants

Published on: 12/17/2021 – 09:26 Moscow (AFP) – The Kremlin has urged Western leaders to unfreeze Afghan assets to fund humanitarian aid and prevent an exodus of migrants to Europe fueled by the Taliban takeover. The international community does not recognize the die-hard Islamist group, which seized control of Afghanistan in August after the hasty withdrawal of foreign troops from ...

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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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French MPs Arrive in Taiwan for Visit Amid Tensions in China | US government and politics

PA TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – A group of six French lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday for a five-day visit, following a similar trip by a group of French parliamentarians in October that China sought to discourage. François de Rugy, head of the Taiwanese friendship group in the National Assembly, the lower house of the French parliament, leads the delegation’s ...

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The trip could have killed them. But people fleeing economic wreckage in the Middle East say they would do it 100 times more

By Tamara Qiblawi, CNN Four-year-old Azhi is limping in a makeshift center for migrants on the Polish-Belarusian border. Grabbing his mother’s hand for support, he carefully slid his legs under piles of donated blankets. Metal rods rise above the people to support a giant zinc roof. Azhi, who has leg braces, smiles and eyes wide. It’s hard to say that ...

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Vivendi ready to discuss state control over TIM’s network with Rome

The Tim logo can be seen at its headquarters in Rome, Italy on November 22, 2021. REUTERS / Yara Nardi Register now for FREE and unlimited access to reuters.com Register MILAN, Dec. 5 (Reuters) – Vivendi (VIV.PA), the largest shareholder of Telecom Italia (TIM), is willing to discuss the possibility of the Italian government taking control of TIM’s fixed network, ...

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Understanding Lord Frost is understanding the British approach to Brexit

December 4, 2021 A CHOICE OF VISITORS a newspaper at the Eurostar terminal would be puzzled. Why, five years after the Brexit referendum and two years after agreeing on an exit treaty, are the British still arguing over the same thorny issues of customs, subsidies and the courts? Why, as a pandemic rages on and strained supply chains threaten to ...

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France secures interest in peace and stability in Indo-Pacific region amid territorial dispute – Manila Bulletin

New / national / France ensures interest in peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region amid a territorial dispute France ensures interest in peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region amid a territorial dispute The French government has ensured its interest in peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region amid continued tension in the South China Sea involving the Philippines, ...

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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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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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Letters to the Editor | The Economist

November 13, 2021 Listen to this story Your browser does not support the item . Enjoy more audio and podcasts on ios Where Android. Letters are welcome by e-mail at [email protected] Data hoarding You have a rosy view of the use of current, high frequency data in economics, which you describe as a “third wave” in the discipline (“The Real ...

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Brunei hospitality warms the outgoing French envoy

James kon Outgoing French Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Christian Ramage is due to leave the Sultanate today, taking with him a suitcase of fond memories after a successful four-year tenure promoting bilateral and diplomatic relations between the two countries. Ramage said: “France and Brunei Darussalam have enjoyed good relations since the start of diplomatic relations in 1984. We opened our ...

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Israel accepts 3,000 additional housing units for settlers

Israel accepts 3,000 additional housing units for settlers JERUSALEM – Israel on Wednesday approved about 3,000 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a day after the United States issued its toughest rebuke to date against such construction. This was the biggest announcement of settlement plans during the Biden administration. The plans were approved by a Defense Ministry committee, ...

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France seizes British fishing vessel without a license

France seized a British trawler fishing in its territorial waters without a license and issued a verbal warning to a second vessel amid a bitter dispute over access to fishing grounds after Brexit. The French Minister of the Navy Annick Girardin indicated on Twitter that the trawler had been diverted to the port of Le Havre under escort of the ...

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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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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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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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Ours is bigger! France mocks size of British warship visiting Vietnam – radio free Asia

A British frigate ended a visit to Vietnam on Monday and left some turbulence in its wake – an unlikely social media feud between Britain and France. The acrimony between Britain and France was fueled by Brexit and the new AUKUS (Australia-UK-US) security pact that led Australia to cancel a large submarine contract with France in favor of American and ...

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US, Europe Announce New Trade Cooperation, But Disputes Persist

WASHINGTON – The United States and the European Union took a step this week towards a closer alliance by announcing a new partnership for trade and technology, but tensions over various strategic and economic issues still linger in the background. The creation of the Trade and Technology Council, which aims to establish a united front on sophisticated business practices and ...

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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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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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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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German elections herald Messier’s policy and weaker leadership after Merkel

BERLIN – After 16 years of Angela Merkel as chancellor, the Germans dispersed their voices across the political spectrum on Sunday in elections to replace her, a fractured return that heralds a more complicated political era in Germany and weaker German leadership in Europe. The preliminary official results gave the center-left Social Democrats a lead of 1.6 percentage points, a ...

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Is it a lease …? Is this a public works contract…? New developments on an old issue

In the case of Commission against Austria,[1] the European Court of Justice (the “CJEC“) recently issued an important judgment on the interaction between leases and public works contracts. This detailed decision will provide some clarity to parties faced with the thorny question of whether a” mixed “contract will be subject to the rules of the contract. EU in public procurement. ...

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French alcohol companies attract new drinkers to Kenya

Food and drinks French alcohol companies attract new drinkers to Kenya Saturday 25 September 2021 Champagne Charles Ellner’s commercial director, Stéphane Dubois, serves a drink to a guest during the Tastin ‘France event at the Residence of the French Embassy on September 20, 2021. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NMG By PURITY WANJOHI More from this author Summary Nineteen French ...

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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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Macron faces the United States, a big bet even for a risk taker

In response, France wants “European strategic autonomy” and “European sovereignty”, Mr. Macron’s favorite phrases, to become a reality. The case for a united Europe to chart its own course – after the submarine fiasco, after the Afghan chaos, after President Donald J. Trump’s contempt for Europe, after Brexit and in light of the clear transatlantic differences over China – could ...

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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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Britain signals intention to return to imperial system

LONDON – The UK government has said it is taking steps to revert to its traditional system of Imperial weights and measures, allowing shops and market stalls to sell fruits and vegetables labeled in pounds and ounces only, rather than in grams and kilograms of the metric system, a move he hailed as an example of the country’s new post-Brexit ...

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Bidassoa in Spain: the new “death trap” for migrants | Spain

Jon is one of the managers of Irungo Harrera Sarea, an NGO which reports that more and more migrants are swimming across the Bidasoa river in the Spanish Basque Country on the 10 kilometers that border France: “Si ni l’Atlantique nor the Mediterranean dissuaded them, how will the Irun river stop them? And that’s a terrible mistake, ”he said. So ...

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Peru’s elected president wants a government of all political persuasions

Published on: 07/21/2021 – 00:06 Lima (AFP) Peru’s left-wing president-elect Pedro Castillo revealed on Tuesday that he would seek to form a pluralist government in his first remarks to reporters since his election was confirmed. The unionist’s victory over right-wing populist Keiko Fujimori was confirmed on Monday, more than six weeks after the presidential run-off. “We are a working team ...

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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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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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Coronavirus: Spanish tourism sector fears wave of cancellations from foreign visitors | Economy and business

Tourists arriving at the port of Barcelona on June 26.Albert Garcia Spain’s tourism sector is anxiously watching the surge in coronavirus cases across the country, raising fears of massive summer cancellations among foreign visitors. the Financial Time Wednesday published an article titled “Delta variant pushes Covid-19 rate in Spain to highest in continental Europe,” and some regional governments have reintroduced ...

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