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The United States and Europe assess the plans of the Ukrainian government in exile

US and European officials discussed how the West would support a government-in-exile led by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky if he were to flee Kyiv, Western officials told CNN. Discussions ranged from the support of Zelensky and senior Ukrainian officials in a possible move to Lviv in western Ukraine to the possibility that Zelensky and his associates would be forced to ...

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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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Crypto, Soros, and the global drive to fund a revolution

EVERY weekend in Singapore, the Burmese diaspora gathers at Peninsula Plaza for news – and a taste – of home. Customers flock to a pop-up food stall adorned with a life-size image of Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, where volunteers sell homemade delicacies such as tea leaf salad and Mohinga soup rice noodles and fish. Booth owner May ...

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Honduran ex-president seeks house arrest as US seeks extradition

Published on: 02/22/2022 – 05:44Amended: 02/22/2022 – 05:43 Tegucigalpa (AFP) – Lawyers for Honduran ex-president Juan Orlando Hernandez, wanted on drug trafficking charges in the United States, requested on Monday that he be placed under house arrest while the extradition case against him continues, a doorman said. -word. The 53-year-old is accused of facilitating the smuggling of some 500 tons ...

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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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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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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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Israel evacuates Ukrainian embassy staff, families of diplomats; issues a travel warning

The Foreign Ministry issued a travel warning for Ukraine on Friday and announced the evacuation of embassy employees and the families of Israeli diplomats on duty amid fears of a Russian invasion. A ministry statement urged Israelis currently in Ukraine to consider leaving the country and “in any case to avoid approaching centers of tension.” He called on Israelis there ...

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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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US Embassy in Ukraine ‘requests evacuation of staff’ amid war fears | Ukraine

The US Embassy in Ukraine has requested the evacuation of all non-essential staff amid growing fears of an imminent Russian invasion and the overnight arrival of arms deliveries promised by President Joe Biden, according to a CNN report. US evacuations are expected to begin “as early as next week”, the US cable news channel said, citing a source close to ...

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UK refuses request to build France-UK power cable

Britain’s Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng attends the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain November 4, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Britain on Thursday rejected a planning application for a high-voltage submarine power cable project linking Britain and France. The project, led by investment firm ...

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Sudanese streets barricaded, shops closed after 7 killed

Published on: 01/18/2022 – 13:42 Khartoum (AFP) – Sudanese closed shops and barricaded streets in Khartoum on Tuesday in a campaign of civil disobedience to protest one of the bloodiest days since an October coup derailed the country’s democratic transition. Security forces killed at least seven people in anti-coup protests by the thousands on Monday, bringing the total number of ...

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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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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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Senegal calls on China to get involved in war-torn Sahel region

Published on: 11/28/2021 – 10:02 PM Senegalese Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall said on Sunday that she hoped China would support the fight against insecurity in the conflict-ridden Sahel region at the start of a China-Africa summit. Speaking to reporters in the capital Dakar after meeting her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, Sall said she hoped China would be a “strong ...

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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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French government to pay € 1.8 billion into national and European cloud industry – EURACTIV.com

The French Secretary of State for Digital, Cédric O, presented Tuesday, November 2 a support plan for the French and European cloud sector with 1.8 billion euros over four years. French players in the cloud industry, however, believe that these measures are missing their target because they would prefer public markets as a means of boosting the sector. EURACTIV France ...

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NOTICE: Absurd notion Conservatives don’t have to wear face masks

Posted: 9:30 a.m. on November 3, 2021 Reader Peter King says Conservative Party attitude to wearing face masks is at odds with most countries The comedic idea that conviviality offers a surefire defense against the coronavirus must bring tears to the eyes of scientists whose advice the government is following so closely. Jacob Rees-Mogg’s claim that Tory MPs don’t need ...

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Five illuminated ecotourism spots for Bokor

Companies investing in the town of Bokor are currently limited to a single development not exceeding 5 ha. FACEBOOK The government has given the green light to five small-scale ecotourism projects in Prek Tnort commune, southwestern Bokor town, Kampot province, in Preah Monivong Bokor National Park. The move is designed to create employment opportunities and create considerable force behind tourism ...

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Former ‘400 Mawozo’ hostages describe ordeal as Haitian gang demands $ 17 million ransom for kidnapped missionaries

Survivors of a previous kidnapping by the notorious Haitian 400 Mawozo gang have revealed details of the life of a hostage, with the group currently demanding a $ 17 million ransom to free 16 captive Americans and one Canadian. The group of missionaries affiliated with Christian Aid Ministries were kidnapped at a checkpoint in the capital of Port-au-Prince on Saturday, ...

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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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Rtl today – French cross-border workers: Pressure on the government to extend telework to 47 days

From 2022, Belgian border workers will be entitled to 34 days of teleworking. Now, 19 elected officials from the Grand Est region are pushing to add 18 additional days for employees working at home. As it stands, Belgian cross-border workers employed in the Grand Duchy will be entitled to ten additional days of teleworking in 2022 while being taxed in ...

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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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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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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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Reunion Queen crowned over 40 years ago returns to ENMU to participate in 2021 reunion parade, reflects on career in education and as senior diplomat for the US State Department

Greyhound Grad Sherry ‘Gwyn’ (Dean) Buzzell returns to Eastern New Mexico University this week to celebrate the reunion over 40 years after being crowned Reunion Queen in 1980. She will participate in the reunion parade this weekend and will enjoy other festivities. Ms. Buzzell, who received an AA in Business, AA in Religion, and a Bachelor of Education from Eastern ...

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Missing Ambassador | Investigator’s opinion

Recently, a number of activities have taken place to mark the 70th anniversary of the Mutual Defense Treaty between the Philippines and the United States. Senior officials from the defense and state departments of both countries gathered in Washington to celebrate the occasion. But amid calls for greater cooperation and a stronger alliance to include a review of the agreement ...

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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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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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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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United States – Visit of Jean-Yves Le Drian to Washington and New York (July 13-17, 2021)

The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian will be in the United States from July 13 to 17, first in Washington and then in New York. In Washington, he will meet with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. It will reaffirm the historic friendship that unites our two countries and our ...

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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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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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