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Ukraine news live: Russia is committing “almost every war crime humanity has seen”; 10 million are fleeing their homes in conflict; cruise missiles ‘launched from the seas’ | world news

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy this afternoon, according to a reading provided by Number 10. The Prime Minister asked about Zelenskyy’s latest assessment of “Ukraine’s military needs in the face of Russian aggression”, a Downing Street spokesman said. Mr Johnson also “expressed his intention to advance Ukraine’s interests in NATO and G7 meetings this week ...

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Food protests in Iraq over soaring prices echo early stages of Arab Spring

Iraq has been see protesters take to the streets as food prices soar due to the war in Ukraine. About 500 people protested days ago in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah as the price of flour suddenly rose by almost a third. With food-related protests subsequently unfolding in Albania and Sri Lanka, the ripple effects of the war are ...

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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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48 years of Paris CDG airport: main air hub in France

Tomorrow will mark the 48th anniversary of the opening of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). Named after the former French Prime Minister and President, the airport is the busiest not only in Paris, but also in France as a whole. Let’s take a look at its history and where it is today, amidst the current uncertain market situation. How ...

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Ukraine: Foreign fighters and Ukrainian expats take up arms to fight Russia

Wednesday brought a different sight: Groups of young men, laden with heavy bags and military equipment, crossed into Ukraine from Poland as they answered President Volodymyr Zelensky’s call for ‘citizens of the world’ to fight “Russian war criminals”. Among them, Vasyk Didyk, a resident of New York, a 26-year-old carpenter wearing a fluorescent Carhartt beanie and originally from Ukraine. “This ...

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Boris Johnson under pressure to widen sanctions against more oligarchs in London | Russia

New anti-corruption measures to help trace Russian assets in London and confiscate ‘dirty money’ must be accelerated by the government. Ministers plan to strengthen unexplained wealth orders, which can be used to seize illicit assets. The orders have had limited success so far after legal challenges. The government will also shortly announce its proposals for reform of the Economic Crimes ...

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US and Europe say space cooperation with Russia not yet affected by Ukraine crisis

WASHINGTON — US and European officials said Feb. 23 that space cooperation with Russia was unaffected even as that country continues to threaten a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. At a space diplomacy roundtable hosted by George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute, US State Department officials said cooperation between NASA and Russia’s Roscosmos space agency on the Space Station international community ...

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World News Roundup: Rains from Cyclone Batsirai bring temporary relief to Malagasy water seller; Biden and Putin to speak as Ukraine warnings mount and more

Here is a summary of current world news. Cyclone Batsirai rains bring temporary relief to Malagasy water vendor Standing by the side of a highway in southern Madagascar, Masy, a 25-year-old water seller, is grateful for the heavy rains that fell last week when Cyclone Batsirai struck. The commune of Sampona, where Masy lives with his five ...

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Today in History | 100 years ago

Associated press Today is Tuesday, January 21, the 21st day of 2020. There are 345 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in the story: On January 21, 1861, Jefferson Davis of Mississippi and four other Southerners whose states had seceded from the Union resigned from the United States Senate. In 1793, during the French Revolution, King Louis XVI, condemned ...

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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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The real story behind “Around the World in 80 Days”

Around the world in 80 days tunes Sundays at 7:00 p.m. on WTTW and is available for streaming. the Masterpiece series Around the world in 80 days may be a work of fiction, but its characters move through a historical world filled with real people, technology, and places. Like its source, Jules Verne’s 1872 novel Around the world in eighty ...

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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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British authorities suspect a Chinese spy active in parliament

Published on: 01/14/2022 – 02:02 London (AFP) – Britain’s security services have warned MPs that a suspected Chinese agent is “knowingly engaging in political interference” in parliament, authorities said on Thursday. The office of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle confirmed that it had emailed MPs advising them of the incident, in consultation with the security services. “The President takes the safety ...

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Can we revive forms of dissent rooted in culture and religion?

One of the challenges facing contemporary activism is the rejection of ‘human rights’ as ‘Western’, with no roots in Indian culture. To some extent, activists themselves have given ground in culture and religion, even as they seek to uphold humanist values, justice and rights using the language of the Constitution. As historian Ramachandra Guha notes in an EPW article, this ...

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France to host the 2025 World Cup

The Rugby Union World Cup is set to return to France more than 70 years after the nation hosted the inaugural tournament, with French Prime Minister Jean Castex announcing details of the successful 2025 bid on Tuesday. France has been the IRL’s favorite venue for the 2025 World Cup and FFRXIII President Luc Lacoste has secured the support of the ...

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Corruption allegations threaten Emmanuel Macron’s fighter plane deal

In his statement, seen by The Telegraph, Mr Bhandari alleges that from 2008 he helped Thales sell the Mirage aircraft upgrade by facilitating a meeting with then Indian Secretary of Defense KP Singh. He claims he was supposed to pay an advisory fee of € 20million, but was only paid € 9million. Mr Bhandari alleges this was due to political ...

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Record numbers of migrants crossed the English Channel from France to UK last year, report says

Published on: 04/01/2022 – 05:57 A record number of more than 28,000 migrants crossed the Channel from France to the UK in small boats last year, the PA news agency reported on Tuesday, based on its analysis of government data. As smugglers tapped into demand, charging thousands of pounds for journeys through the busy seaway in fragile boats, at least ...

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Sudanese forces seal Khartoum ahead of new anti-coup rally

Published on: 12/30/2021 – 10:32 Khartoum (AFP) – Sudanese security forces deployed on the streets of Khartoum on Thursday, isolating the capital from its suburbs and cutting off the mobile internet as opponents of the military government prepared to stage further protests. Pro-democracy activists continued a campaign of street protests against the army’s October 25 coup despite a crackdown that ...

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Around the world in 80 days is not quite taking off

There’s that inevitable moment during a bumpy, if at times entertaining, first episode of the BBC’s lavish new adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (BBC One, 5:50 p.m.) when Phileas Fogg (David Tennant, more mustache) hovers above the clouds in a balloon. It’s less a dramatic flourish than the fulfillment of an unspoken contract between ...

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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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French government hopes vaccine pass will be adopted by mid-January – EURACTIV.com

“We are aiming for a definitive adoption of the vaccine pass in the first half of January,” government spokesman Gabriel Attal announced on Tuesday. The bill being presented in the Council of Ministers on December 27, the parliament should “examine this text between Christmas and New Year’s Day,” he added. The government’s proposed vaccine pass will replace the current health ...

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How the everyday Brits forced their government to flee

By Tom Zoellner | December 16, 2021 The legislature had dwelled on countless questions of national importance. Black special interest money flowed freely into the legislative process, and the public could never be sure what interests were being served. Over the course of a generation, as the often corrupt representatives of rural areas with declining populations saw their power increase ...

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One year later, execution of dissident by Iran shakes exiles

PARIS (AFP) – A year after dissident Ruhollah Zam was executed in Iran after he was apparently lured from France, his hanging strikes fear Iranian opposition exiles beyond the Islamic Republic. Zam, the founder of a popular Telegram channel scorned by Iranian authorities for its use during the November 2019 protests, was executed on December 12 last year just weeks ...

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Burkina Faso’s demand for “combatants’ government” in difficulty as prime minister resigns

Published on: 12/10/2021 Р00:34Amended: 12/10/2021 Р12:32 AM Ouagadougou (AFP) РPresident Roch Marc Christian Kabor̩ was confronted Thursday with requests to toughen measures against the jihadist insurgency in Burkina Faso, in the aftermath of the crisis which claimed the political scalp of the Prime Minister. Seeking to defuse anger over a bloody six-year campaign that claimed the lives ...

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France announces new anti-Covid measures to curb increase in cases amid 5th wave

In the midst of the ongoing fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the French government has announced new measures to try to curb the growing number of confirmed cases in the country. On Monday, the government ordered nightclubs closed for four weeks starting this weekend, extended the mandatory use of face masks in schools, urged businesses to encourage telecommuting and ...

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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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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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French senator calls on CM and shows interest in attracting more French investors to Pondicherry – The New Indian Express

Through Express news service PUDUCHERRY: Senator Damien Regnard, representative of French people living abroad, as well as the Consul General of France in Pondicherry and Chennai Lise Talbot Barré, visited the Prime Minister of Pondicherry N Rangasamy in his hemicycle and held talks. Regnard, who is on a two-day visit to Pondicherry, also visited Interior Minister A Namassivayam, who also ...

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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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Everything revolves around France in Kandy! – The Island

This is a funny incident that took place several years ago. One evening we, then school children, were playing softball cricket on the grounds of Mahinda College, when someone rushed over and told us that a young maid from a certain household had climbed a huge tree in protesting a wrong done to her, and refused to come down. All ...

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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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War-stricken Ethiopia berates US over security warnings

Published on: 11/25/2021 – 4:28 PMAmended: 11/25/2021 – 4:27 PM Addis Ababa (AFP) – Ethiopia on Thursday accused the United States of spreading false information about security conditions in the war-affected country, warning that such statements could damage relations. Crowds of government supporters demonstrated outside the US and UK embassies in the capital Addis Ababa, waving Ethiopian flags and chanting ...

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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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Third night of violence in Guadeloupe as France sends special police forces

POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe, November 21 (Reuters) – The French overseas territory of Guadeloupe has been hit by a third night of looting and riots amid protests against COVID-19 measures, with gunmen shooting at police and firefighters, authorities said on Sunday. Police arrested 38 people as shops were broken into and cars set on fire. Special police forces were to arrive Sunday ...

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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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After the Rafale agreement, France and Greece will strengthen their bilateral cooperation on security and the economy

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Athens on Friday where they discussed strengthening bilateral relations with a focus on security and the economy under the Accord of strategic partnership, the Greek Prime Minister’s office said on Friday. “Ways to strengthen bilateral relations at several levels with emphasis on security and the economy within ...

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NTI’s push for Inuit self-government is ‘the right thing’, says Idlout

Nunavut MP says she and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh ‘support’ recently passed resolution Nunavut MP Lori Idlout said she supports the resolution passed this week by Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. to continue talks with Ottawa to achieve Inuit self-government. “I believe NTI is doing the right thing,” Idlout said when asked Thursday what resolution NTI passed this week at its annual ...

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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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French clergy abuse report sheds light on confessions

PARIS – The absolute secrecy of confession is at the heart of the Roman Catholic faith. What is said in the confession is between a penitent and God, the priest a mediator. Any priest who breaks this seal can be excommunicated under the laws of the Church which the Vatican places above all others. But what happens when what is ...

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Plan of the G20 States to avoid economic commitments at COP26

Economy, Environment • November 8, 2021 • Sonali Kolhatkar The heads of state of the richest countries in the world met for the first time in person since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at the recent G20 summit in Rome, Italy. The two-day meeting ended with a grand dinner at the Quirinale Palace, where the evening menu featuring dill ...

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The disappearance of Nguon Nhel is a great loss for the party and the nation

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) honored the legacy of longtime party leader and first vice-president of the National Assembly, Nguon Nhel, who died on Friday. He was 79 years old. Nhel was last seen in public on October 15 as he led a delegation to lay a wreath on the statue of the late King Norodom Sihanouk to commemorate ...

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Brexit LIVE: Spit, Macron! French must reimburse British fishermen for lost profits | Politics | New

Jayne Adye, director of the pro-Brexit campaign group Get Britain Out, speaking after a court in Le Havre ordered the release of Cornelis Gert Jan, the Scotland-registered scallop dredger detained for allegedly fishing without a license offshore of the French coasts. . She said: “The scallops that had been caught – estimated to be worth £ 4,500 were seized 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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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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The rise in the price of baguettes is fueling public unrest in France. As history shows, the government can’t just ask people to eat cake

In the current public unrest in France over the rising price of the baguette echoes what happened 232 years ago. At the time, the fact that a staple was sold out of reach of the masses led to the French Revolution and the dramatic and bloody collapse of the Ancien Régime. The situation is not so bad at the moment ...

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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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After 30 years, a promise of democracy still broken

On October 23, Cambodia commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords (PPA), which marked the official conclusion of the Cambodian-Vietnamese war. The deal has also been touted as the official end of Cambodia’s long civil war, although some have disputed the idea. On the eve of the anniversary, twenty women married to imprisoned politicians demonstrated in front of ...

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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 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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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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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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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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Cambodian PM wants law changed to close the door on opponents

PHNOM PENH – Hun Sen, Cambodian Prime Minister for more than three decades, will make it even more difficult for some of his longtime opponents to seek to replace him ahead of the 2022 and 2023 elections by banning top positions for binationals. Agitated by a now corrected mistake in a British newspaper, Hun Sen’s government is set to change ...

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Australian government spends $ 250,000 to cover Naval Group quote

The Franco-Australian nuclear submarine program has been shrouded in controversy since Scott Morrison abruptly canceled the deal in September. Photo: Adam Taylor / PMO A quarter of a million dollars of taxpayer dollars has been spent by the Australian government trying to keep the original price of the country’s submarine project with France hidden from public view. The Department of ...

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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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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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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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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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Opposition quits Senate to protest “gasoline bomb” – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Amid warnings against ignoring the critical consequences of ever higher price hikes, the Senate opposition held a walkout from the house on Friday to protest the government’s act of “dropping a Molotov cocktail »Twice in a month and the absence of the Minister of Finance to answer questions related to the unprecedented rise in the prices of petroleum products. ...

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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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France to block further increases in natural gas and electricity prices

French Prime Minister Jean Castex delivers a speech during a meeting of the association ‘France Urbaine’ in Nantes, France, September 10, 2021. REUTERS / Stephane Mahe / File Photo PARIS, Sept. 30 (Reuters) – France will take action to ease the cost of rising prices to consumers by blocking further increases in natural gas prices and preventing a planned increase ...

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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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Israeli Foreign Minister lands in Bahrain for historic visit

Published on: 09/30/2021 – 09:06Amended: 09/30/2021 – 09:05 Manama (AFP) Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Thursday began a historic visit to Bahrain, where he will open the Israeli embassy a year after the normalization of relations negotiated by the United States. The senior Israeli diplomat landed at Manama airport, where a Gulf Air plane was due to take off ...

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Tunisian President appoints Najla Bouden as the country’s first female Prime Minister

Published on: 09/29/2021 – 15:18Amended: 09/29/2021 – 15:17 Tunis (AFP) The Tunisian president on Wednesday appointed geologist Najla Bouden as the country’s first-ever female prime minister-designate, to form a government with limited executive power after the president assumed broad powers two months ago. The university professor of the city of Kairouan, a political unknown, will take office after Kais Saied ...

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Scott Morrison endangers national security, says Malcolm Turnbull

“He is one of the great leaders of our time – an extremely important figure in world politics, and of course especially in Europe,” he said. “I am not going to quote it, but what you have heard from the French government are opinions shared by all.” The former prime minister said Mr Morrison “both by his own character, is ...

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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 Taliban did not keep their promises, according to France

New Delhi [India] September 28 (ANI): France said it was on the same wavelength as India on issues relating to Afghanistan, including potential terrorist threats emanating from the region. In an exclusive interview with ANI, France’s envoy to India Emmanuel Lenain said that the Taliban had so far not fulfilled any conditions set by the international community and “we are ...

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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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Iceland votes as government hangs by a thread

Published on: 09/25/2021 – 08:02Amended: 09/25/2021 – 8:00 AM Reykjavík (AFP) Iceland votes on Saturday in an election that could see its unprecedented left-right coalition lose its majority, despite four years of stability after a decade of crises. With a political landscape more fragmented than ever, the process of forming a new coalition could be more complicated than in the ...

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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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“There is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him”

When the former Trump administration announced that it was moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in December 2017, the reaction in the Muslim world and among Muslim communities in the West was, as expected. wait, furious. In the Friday sermons that followed this announcement, several imams around the world denounced Israel in purely anti-Semitic terms, many of ...

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France pledges support for new Lebanese prime minister

PARIS (AP) – French President Emmanuel Macro met the new Lebanese Prime Minister on Friday, wishing him success and promising that France will continue to support the country in crisis. Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati is on his first trip abroad, a few days after the confirmation of his government by parliament. The confirmation ended a 13-month standoff that arose ...

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Australian life | The viewer Australia

Not everyone was as happy as most Australians to learn of our historic new defense pact with the UK and US. Upon hearing the news, Xi Jinping He almost choked on his fried bat wing. ‘Even underground silos Won’t save Australian gweilos It was Beijing’s next tweet. The French are almost as angry with us, and not just because our ...

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Australian documents showed French submarine project had been under threat for years

SYDNEY, Sept.21 (Reuters) – France should not have been surprised that Australia canceled a submarine contract as major concerns over delays, cost overruns and adequacy were formally expressed and publicly for years, Australian politicians have said. Paris recalled its ambassadors from Canberra and Washington, saying it was caught off guard by Canberra’s decision to build nuclear submarines with the United ...

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Demonstration against Kosovo’s ban on cars registered in Serbia

Published on: 09/20/2021 – 19:50Amended: 09/20/2021 – 19:48 Jarinje (Kosovo) (AFP) Hundreds of ethnic Serbs on Monday blocked roads in northern Kosovo leading to its only two border crossings with Serbia to protest Pristina’s ban on entering cars with Serbian license plates. The feud has arisen over Kosovo’s use of plates with RKS (Republic of Kosovo) on them, implying its ...

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Boris Johnson news: Fears over energy crisis continue as PM condemns NI protocol

Alok Sharma insists gas supplies are secure The energy crisis will not cause fires to go out this winter, the business secretary said. Kwasi Kwarteng insisted the country had sufficient capacity to meet customer demand, calling the contrary thoughts “alarmist, unnecessary and completely wrong.” “There is absolutely no question of the lights going out or that people cannot heat their ...

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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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What it takes to win the game of perception

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers celebrated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday with great fanfare last Friday. Modi’s critics may have called this a display of sponsored sycophancy, but the political equations are not so straightforward. Wasn’t his birthday used by the BJP to re-energize its workers dismayed by the pandemic? How did Modi single-handedly reinvigorate the party? Looking for ...

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If Morrison can fool the French, why can’t we?

Maybe Macron should have spoken to Malcolm Turnbull before accepting Scott Morrison’s assurances? Dawn Comninos, Brontë No advice needed on Porter, it was obvious he had to go The Prime Minister’s claim that he is ready to make “tough decisions” regarding Christian Porter accepting an unspecified sum of money from an unknown source for his legal costs has been belied ...

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Madagascar: Food insecurity – Final report, DREF n ° MDRMG017 – Madagascar

A. SITUATION ANALYSIS Description of the disaster The government of Madagascar launched a flash appeal in November 2020, requesting support to tackle food insecurity in the far south of Madagascar, which includes the regions of Androy,Anosy and Atsimo Andrefana. Indeed, the region is characterized by low rainfall, high food prices and unresolved economic instability. This is in addition to the ...

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UKUS snob against France is a stern warning to the rest of Europe

The home of the French Ambassador to the United States, Philippe Etienne, is seen in Washington, DC, United States, on September 17, 2021. / CFP The home of the French Ambassador to the United States, Philippe Etienne, is seen in Washington, DC, United States, on September 17, 2021. / CFP Editor’s Note: Adriel Kasonta is a London-based foreign affairs analyst ...

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The reminder of the French ambassador on the regrettable submarines

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Australia said on Saturday it regretted to note France’s recall of its ambassador following the surprise cancellation of a submarine contract in favor of a US deal. France recalled its ambassadors to Australia and the United States on Friday in an unprecedented display of anger over an agreement between the United States, Australia and Britain to ...

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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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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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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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France rages against Biden’s snub on US-UK-Australia sub-pact

The French government rants over President Biden’s decision to exclude the NATO ally from a three-country security pact called AUKUS that will provide Australia with nuclear submarines, likening the snub to a coup. knife in the back. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told France Info radio: “It’s really a stab in the back. We have built a relationship of ...

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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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A migrant dinghy escapes the French police

WIMEREUX, France, September 13 (Reuters) – The police unit had staked part of the coast in northern France before dawn to see a group of migrants hundreds of meters away and then emerge from behind the towering dunes of sand, carrying a rubber dinghy down to the seashore. By the time the officers reached their launch pad, somewhat delayed by ...

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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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president offers incense to General Vo Nguyen Giap | Politics

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc offers incense to General Vo Nguyen Giap (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the morning of August 22, led a delegation of leaders of the Party, State and the Fatherland Front of Vietnam to offer incense and flowers to General Vo Nguyen Giap on the occasion of his 110th anniversary of birth ...

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China sentences Canadian Michael Spavor to 11 years in prison

A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian businessman, Michael Spavor, to 11 years in prison after convicting him of espionage on Wednesday, exacerbating a split with Canada, which condemned the case as political hostage-taking . Mr Spavor has the right to appeal the judgment, but Chinese courts rarely overturn criminal judgments, and his fate may rest on agreements between Beijing, Ottawa ...

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The toppling of Saddam’s statue: how the US military made a myth | Saddam Hussein

The abiding image of the Iraq war in 2003 was the toppling of a statue of the country’s dictator, Saddam Hussein. It was an image relayed across the world as a symbol of victory for the American-led coalition, and liberation for the Iraqi people. But was that the truth? Putting up a statue is an attempt to create a story ...

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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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“Freedom Day” in the UK; Ireland opens up – but changing travel rules and new variations make industry takeover a roller coaster – The Moodie Davitt Report

INTERNATIONAL. Today marks a critical milestone in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK and Ireland with significant travel liberalization underway in both countries. As of today, July 19, adults in the UK who have received a double vaccination no longer have to self-isolate for ten days upon their return from ‘Amber List’ countries. In Ireland (see below ...

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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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How the assassination of the Haitian president follows years of unrest

The assassination of President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti in a brazen attack on his private residence on Wednesday deepened the turmoil in the Caribbean nation and heightened fears of more widespread political violence. Acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph said the president had been “cowardly assassinated”, called on the country to “stay calm” and sought to reassure Haitians and the world ...

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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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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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The Rajapaksa family strengthens its grip on Sri Lanka in crisis

Published on: 07/08/2021 – 10:26 Colombo (AFP) A brother of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday became finance minister, strengthening the family’s grip on power in the South Asian country facing growing economic problems. Basil Rajapaksa, 70, took over the finance portfolio from another brother, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The 72-year-old president gave Mahinda responsibility for a newly created ...

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Algeria forms new government with energy and finance ministers unchanged

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday appointed a new government, with the energy and finance ministers of the previous administration both retaining their posts, the presidency said. He indicated that Ramdane Lamamra has been appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, succeeding Sabri Boukadoum. Appointed Prime Minister last week to replace Abdeaziz Djerad, Ayman Benabderrahmane, who was Minister of Finance in the ...

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