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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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NATO countries dump weapons in Ukraine, risking conflict with Russia

Sweden, which is not a NATO member, announced that it would send Ukraine 5,000 anti-tank weapons, 5,000 helmets, 5,000 body armor and 135,000 field rations, plus around 52 million dollars for the Ukrainian army. Finland, likewise, said it would deliver 2,500 assault rifles and 150,000 cartridges, 1,500 anti-tank weapons and 70,000 combat rations. But NATO has also taken steps to ...

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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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Start of trial for “coup” of the former Bolivian president

Published on: 02/10/2022 – 06:26 La Paz (AFP) Some call her a ‘political prisoner’, but others say she led a coup: former interim president Jeanine Anez will go on trial on Thursday accused of orchestrating the ousting of her predecessor as leader from Bolivia, Evo Morales. Conservative Anez, 54, has been in pretrial detention for 11 months. She has been ...

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

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

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French FM accuses Russian mercenaries of “robbing” Mali | News

Le Drian claims that the Russian Wagner company exploits the country’s resources in exchange for protection from the military government. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has accused Russian private military contractor Wagner Group of plundering Mali’s resources amid heightened tensions between Paris and the country’s military government in recent weeks, including over the fate of European forces deployed in ...

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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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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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A new variant of COVID-19 emerges in France with more mutations than omicron

Sir David Attenborough calls again to save plant life with BBC TV series ‘The Green Planet’ BOGOTA: Rising over 250 feet above the forest floor, California redwoods are the largest living things on the planet. It is at the foot of one of these 3,000-year-old giants that English broadcaster and nature historian Sir David Attenborough opens his new series, “The ...

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France provides P115-M to support Odette’s relief efforts in Bohol, other provinces

MANILA – The French government has allocated 2 million euros (approximately 115.5 million pesos) to support the relief efforts underway in the Visayas and Mindanao following the destruction caused by Typhoon Odette. “Following the damage caused by super typhoon Odette (Rai), which claimed nearly 400 lives and displaced tens of thousands of people in the Philippines, France stands alongside the ...

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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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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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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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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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Theater Critics: Days of the Revolution | Maryland

Raghad Chaar in Revolution Days PIC: Mihaela Bodlovic Revolutionary Days, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh **** Maryland, Traverse Theater, Edinburgh (repeat play) Register now to our daily newsletter Newsletter cut through the noise Happiness was there in this dawn of being alive; and being young was truly heaven, ”wrote William Wordsworth of his experience of the French Revolution of 1789; and it ...

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A new French envoy visits The Post to soak up the Kingdom’s media landscape

The new French Ambassador to Cambodia, Jacques Pellet, visited the Phnom Penh Post offices on November 24 to better understand the Cambodian media landscape and potentially pave the way for future collaborative efforts. Pellet visited The Post offices in Chak Angre Krom commune in Meanchey district with two of his colleagues from the French Embassy. The group was warmly welcomed ...

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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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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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Climate change threatens wine and a way of life in the Jura

On the banks of the Cuisance in eastern France, scattered among the ancient stone houses of the commune of Arbois, small groups of wine lovers sat in the autumn sun, sipping chardonnay and du trousseau grown in the foothills of the Jura, one of the smallest but most popular wine regions in France. For many American tourists visiting the area ...

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

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

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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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Coronavirus: What’s Happening in Canada and Around the World Thursday

The last: The World Health Organization says the number of coronavirus cases around the world has fallen over the past week, continuing a downward trend that began in late August. In its latest weekly pandemic assessment released on Wednesday, the United Nations health agency said there were: More than 2.8 million new cases, a decrease of 7% from the previous ...

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French government funds higher education in France for 6 Singaporeans, Latest news from Singapore

Miss Xenia Chan is considering a career in international diplomacy and she is now one step closer to her goal after being awarded a no-obligation scholarship from the French government. Miss Chan, 23, is one of six Singaporean women to obtain funding for a master’s degree under the France Excellence program. She graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) ...

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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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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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embassy marks a series of Vietnamese events in France | Politics

At the event (Photo: VNA) Paris (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in France on September 15, a ceremony was held to mark the 76th anniversary of the August revolution in Vietnam (August 19), the national holiday (September 2) and the creation of the diplomatic sector. Speaking at the event, Vietnam’s Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang stressed that Vietnam is ...

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Covid UK live: travel without quarantine in France resumes

F Fully vaccinated travelers can now visit France without quarantine upon their return to the UK, after changes to travel rules came into effect on Sunday. France has moved from its own amber-plus category to the amber list, meaning fully vaccinated children and passengers do not have to self-quarantine on their return, while unvaccinated travelers should still be kept safe. ...

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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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Haiti, pressed by foreign powers, announces new government

The risk of allowing decisions to be guided by foreign powers, he said, was an additional unease. Most of the country’s political parties will not accept this decision, Lambert said, and “Haiti will continue in this spiral of instability.” The Core Group was created in 2004 after a coup, as part of the United Nations stabilization mission, said Jake Johnston, ...

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French citizens given last chance to leave Afghanistan today

Published on: 07/17/2021 – 09:17 French citizens now have one last chance to leave Afghanistan via official transport. On Tuesday, the French embassy in Kabul urged all its citizens to leave Afghanistan immediately due to the growing security risks. The French Embassy in Kabul has published a message urging “the whole of the French community” in Afghanistan to leave, evoking ...

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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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Anastasiades: A clear political will to strengthen and extend Franco-Cypriot relations

France has always been a strategic partner of the Republic of Cyprus and there is a clear political will to strengthen and further extend the already excellent relations at bilateral, European and multilateral levels, said President Nicos Anastasiades. Addressing a reception at the French Embassy on the occasion of the National Day on Wednesday evening, the President spoke of an ...

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FACT SHEET: US Aid to Haiti

Haiti is a partner of the United States and we have continuously sought to support the safety, security and development of Haiti. In January 2021, the Biden-Harris administration announced $ 75.5 million in bilateral development and health assistance for a wide range of issues, including democratic governance, health, education, agricultural development. and pre-election activities. The United States is working with ...

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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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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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As France considers reducing force in Sahel, jihadist threat increases

During a grueling, weeks-long mission in northern Mali, French soldiers faced a familiar threat: extremists trying to impose the same strict Islamic rule that preceded France’s military intervention here there. over eight years ago. The traumatized residents had scars on their shoulders and back from the lashes they suffered after failing to submit to jihadist rule. “We have witnessed the ...

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A reminder to be proud of democracy

My July 4 began, like every Sunday since the pandemic, with a Zoom session with cousins ​​from around the world. Cousins ​​joined us from Canada, Argentina, Israel and France. Our conversation began with a discussion of our Declaration of Independence and its promise that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed … with certain inalienable rights … among ...

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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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