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Somali parliament approves new prime minister

Published on: 06/25/2022 – 13:12 Mogadishu (AFP) – Somalia’s parliament on Saturday unanimously approved Hamza Abdi Barre as the new prime minister, paving the way for the creation of a new government for the troubled Horn of Africa nation. The 220 lawmakers present gave their blessing to Barre’s nomination, and he was then sworn in, […]

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announces new commitments in support of African leaders to eliminate malaria and neglected tropical diseases – World

KIGALI and SEATTLE (June 23, 2022) – Melinda French Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, today announced a commitment of $140 million over four years to support new initiatives and research led by institutions and organizations. African leaders who are accelerating progress towards the elimination of malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) […]

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Reviews | Why France’s overseas territories vote for anyone but Macron

Placeholder while loading article actions On April 24, the day of the last round of the French presidential election, many woke up to a frightening development: majorities in the overseas departments (or territories) of Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana – who voted a day earlier due to the time difference – voted for far-right candidate […]

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Strikes paralyze Britain’s railways for second day as unions warn more are to come

Published on: 06/23/2022 – 11:48Amended: 06/23/2022 – 11:51 Strikes brought Britain’s rail network to a standstill on Thursday as union bosses, rail operating companies and the government clashed to demand pay rises for workers keep pace with soaring inflation. A spike in the cost of food and fuel is pushing many family budgets to the […]

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Employers offer workers more incentives amid staff shortages

With unemployment at historic lows, the demand for labor continues to grow, pushing companies to seek new ways to recruit and retain employees. John Hennesey is on track for his planned Canada Day launch of Zups ByWard, which he calls a “slightly elevated” poutinerie. The take-out restaurant is also a mini grocery store offering artisanal […]

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EU countries share ‘broad consensus’ to grant candidate status to Ukraine: French minister

BRUSSELS There is a broad consensus among EU member states to grant candidate status to Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, but with different conditions, the French minister for Europe said on Tuesday. French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune spoke at a press conference following the meeting of European Affairs Ministers in Luxembourg. The […]

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Shipping traffic around the world

What determines gasoline prices? This was originally posted on Elements. Sign up for the free mailing list to get great natural resource megatrend visualizations delivered to your email every week. In the United States, the cost of gas has been a hot topic of conversation lately, as prices reach record highs. The national average now […]

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Live news: Pfizer to take stake in French vaccines group Valneva

A train sits at North Acton station in London. The Metro faces another staff walkout © John Sibley / Reuters What started with misery at the pumps due to rising fuel prices, then air travel disruption due to understaffing will this week spread to problems on trains – in the country that gave you this […]

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Records broken amid extreme June heat

A heat wave continued to ravage Europe on Sunday, as several places experienced record high temperatures. The big picture: The heat wave, which brought temperatures above 110°F (43.3°C) to parts of France and Spain on Saturday, is the earliest on record for a number of European countries. Driving the news: Parts of France, Austria and […]

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In the battle of the wills of the Ukrainian war, the West shows fatigue

WASHINGTON- I was in the hills of northern Italy last week, mostly on vacation, but also curious to see how the war in Ukraine has affected life next door in Europe. It was not difficult to find the effects. Not happy with $5 a gallon of gas? Try $8. “It’s painful to fill the tank,” […]

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France suffocates in weather posing serious health risks

Today should be the hottest day on record, this early, here in France. It poses significant health risks to the elderly, but also to others, those whose medical conditions are exacerbated by extreme heat. The elderly and other people at risk in France have been advised to stay indoors and stay well hydrated with the […]

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Muss plans European summer tour for Razorbacks

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas men’s basketball team is one of six SEC teams playing overseas this summer. The Razorbacks will complete an 11-day trip to Spain and Italy from August 6-16 and play four exhibition games. NCAA rules also allow teams to have 10 practices on campus before leaving the country. According to […]

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Breaking News on Russia’s War in Ukraine: Live Updates

Foreign fighters in Ukraine, whether they have joined the country’s International Legion or one of the loosely organized outfits across the country, face the prospect of hostile treatment if captured by Russian forces, in plus the obvious perils facing Ukrainian nationals who have joined the struggle.Credit…Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times In recent weeks, […]

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Weather tracking: Heat wave sweeps across parts of Europe as summer solstice approaches | Environment

Extreme heat has affected the Iberian Peninsula and France over the past week. These high temperatures occurred exceptionally early, this event being probably one of the most severe before the summer solstice. It follows the hottest May on record for France and the hottest for Spain in at least 100 years. Temperatures were around 10°C […]

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New York Yankees express interest in playing MLB games in 2025 in France

NEW YORK – Look for stripes in Paris. The New York Yankees have told Major League Baseball they want to be one of the teams for the sport’s first games in continental Europe at the Stade de France near Paris in 2025, The Associated Press has been told. two people familiar with planning. The people […]

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Stick or twist: how should Didier Deschamps treat the French old guard? | France

AAny attempt to draw conclusions from this month’s international matches comes with the obvious caveat that the players are simply exhausted. A grotesque saturation of matches, fueled by the football authorities’ endless appetite for competition and their utter disregard for the health of footballers, has led to an abysmal drop in the quality of the […]

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French PEI seniors’ home suspends long-term care plans

When a seniors’ residence in Wellington, Prince Edward Island, was licensed for 12 long-term beds in 2018, members of the French-speaking community were relieved their loved ones could spend the rest of their life in a familiar environment with nurses who spoke their language. But four years later, it’s still a dream. Not because they […]

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Instant cash reward with 10% off Coles Mastercards gift cards

At a time when Australians are looking to save money more than ever, Coles is offering a smart way to get more for their money by offering customers 10% off select Coles Mastercard gift cards. This money-saving hack will help customers save on upcoming purchases – from groceries, household bills, gas, office supplies, restaurants – […]

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AB Yehoshua, Israeli writer, dies at 85

As novelist Lore Segal noted in The Times Book Review, Molkho, while his wife is still breathing, has an eye on his widowed legal adviser as a “post-mortem possibility” and spends the rest of the novel meeting with other post-mortems. -mortem possibilities. Mr. Yehoshua won the National Jewish Book Award for fiction with “Mr. Mani” […]

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Polluted air reduces life expectancy worldwide by two years

Published on: 06/14/2022 – 09:32 Paris (AFP)- Microscopic air pollution caused primarily by the burning of fossil fuels is shortening life around the world by more than two years, researchers reported on Tuesday. Across South Asia, the average person would live five years longer if fine particulate levels met World Health Organization standards, according to […]

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Edelweiss General Insurance offers instant cash facility for hospitalization

Insurtech company EGI has announced the launch of an “Out-of-Network Cash Advance” facility to assist customers with monetary support at any hospital that is not part of EGI’s network. Usually, one would have to pay out of pocket for treatment at out-of-network hospitals. However, under the new ‘Cash Advance’ facility, clients will receive cash up […]

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What do voters in rural Quebec think of Bill 96?

Jules Bastien’s eyes light up when he talks about his son, a trilingual English teacher in Montreal. Bastien, 81, returned to his native region of Mauricie in 2003 after a 43-year career as a machine operator in Montreal. Over the years, he says he’s noticed a drop in the number of people using French in […]

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MATCHDAY: Winless France take on Croatia in Nations League

Frenchman Kylian Mbappe, left, celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal with Karim Benzema, center, and Moussa Diaby during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Austria and France at the Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna, Austria, Friday, June 10, 2022 (AP Photo/Michael Gruber) Michael Gruber PA A preview of what’s happening in European football […]

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Macron missteps cloud France’s support for Ukraine

Questioning Emmanuel Macron’s choice of words, his taste for complex thought or his ability to read the room, say those who try to explain the French president’s plea to avoid ‘humiliating’ Moscow – but do not question his support for Ukraine in its war against Russia . Some have interpreted Macron’s call – first made […]

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Faïza Guène: ‘We wanted me to say: Thank you France’ | Fiction

Faïza Guène is the Best-selling, award-winning Franco-Algerian author of six novels set largely among the Algerian community living in the outskirts of Paris. She rose to fame in 2004 at age 19 with the publication of love tomorrow (like tomorrow), who used street slang to capture the world of 15-year-old Doria, who grew up on […]

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Signs of something ‘buried’ in the disappearance of a journalist and Amazon expert

Published on: 06/10/2022 – 23:58Amended: 06/10/2022 – 23:56 Atalaia do Norte (Brazil) (AFP) – Authorities searching a remote corner of the Amazon for a missing British journalist and an indigenous Brazilian expert are investigating possible human remains and a spot where something appears to have been buried, officials said Friday. Fears are growing over the […]

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Africa’s energy future on a knife edge

Published on: 06/10/2022 – 16:40 Paris (AFP)- With more than half of its population without electricity and still using charcoal and other harmful sources for cooking, Africa’s energy future – torn between fossil fuels and renewables – is up for grabs. As nations discuss the climate crisis at the UN’s mid-year negotiations in Bonn, AFP […]

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Ukraine says it will “clean up Severodonetsk” in 2-3 days with MRLS

In the midst of the Russian-Ukrainian war in Eastern Europe, the Norwegian government provided nearly 22 “M109 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzers” to help Ukraine repel Russian strikes. Apart from this, the government has also donated equipment, spare parts and ammunition. Norway also provided training to Ukrainian soldiers on the use of the device. According to […]

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French justice rejects request to annul referendum result in New Caledonia

A Paris court has rejected a request to overturn the results of New Caledonia’s third independence referendum after pro-independence voters boycotted the poll. Key points: The independence movement contested the referendum result, after boycotting the vote for cultural reasons Paris court rules indigenous Kanak mourning period should not have affected ‘sincerity of ballot’ The court […]

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Soaring fuel prices and dire economic forecasts shatter Prime Minister’s reset hopes | Economic recovery

Boris Johnson’s bid to reset his struggling premiership has received a double whammy after petrol prices saw their biggest daily rise in 17 years and a leading international think tank said the UK economy would slow to a halt next year. Fears that Britain is heading for a prolonged period of 1970s-style stagflation have intensified […]

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DRC: Thousands of people displaced by violence in North Kivu in recent weeks – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Food distribution and additional assistance are urgently needed to prevent a further deterioration in the health of the population Violent clashes between the armed group M23 and the Congolese army (known by the French acronym FARDC) in the territories of Rutshuru and Nyiragongo, in the province of North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo […]

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Brazil gets its first cricket bat factory

Published on: 06/07/2022 – 08:58Amended: 06/07/2022 – 08:57 Poços de Caldas (Brazil) (AFP) – In a workshop with a breathtaking view of the mountains of southeastern Brazil, self-taught carpenter Luiz Roberto Francisco carves a piece of pine and transforms it into a rare artifact for this football-mad country: a cricket bat. Francisco, 63, is the […]

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Sudan’s civilian bloc rejects post-coup crisis talks with military

Published on: 06/06/2022 – 21:24Amended: 06/06/2022 – 21:23 Khartoum (AFP) – Sudan’s civilian bloc on Monday rejected UN-facilitated talks with the military to resolve a crisis sparked by last year’s military coup, saying the meetings failed to address the issue. The push for the talks comes amid continued street protests, the latest in months of […]

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Cambodia’s ruling party wins communal elections but new opposition wins

Supporters of the opposition Candlelight Party wave flags as they take part in a campaign rally for the upcoming local elections on June 5, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia May 21, 2022. REUTERS/Prak Chan Thul Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PHNOM PENH, June 6 (Reuters) – Cambodia’s ruling party won a landslide […]

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Woman killed as storms cause chaos across France | France

A woman has been killed and 14 people injured in France as thunder and hail pounded the country, ravaging vineyards and delaying flights. Residents of southwestern France posted photos of tennis ball-sized hail online, and drivers in the Paris region shared images of flooded roads and daytime skies blackened by thunderclouds . Lightning struck the […]

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Saudi Arabia plans to triple the number of foreign tourists in 2022

Published on: 06/05/2022 – 14:58Amended: 06/05/2022 – 14:56 Riyadh (AFP) – Saudi Arabia is aiming to triple foreign tourism this year as pandemic restrictions ease, hajj pilgrims return and the first elements of the crown prince’s signature projects open, the Crown Prince said on Sunday. AFP its Minister of Tourism. The reputedly conservative and closed […]

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Wales against the world: Emotional Ukraine final could make any fan’s heart race | Wales

AAs I watched Ukrainian fans frolic after Artem Dovbyk sealed a World Cup final against Wales, Arrigo Sacchi’s observation that “football is the most important thing of the least things important in life” was particularly relevant. The players raised their fists in relief at a job half done, and the Ukrainian fans embraced, their minds […]

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Who will save Gustav Eiffel’s century-old plane trees?

Arborist Thomas Brail has set up camp in a bicentenary plane tree, one of the three century-old trees once protected by Gustav Eiffel but now threatened by a tourist development project around the Eiffel Tower. Brail sits enthroned in the branches of the largest plane tree at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. From its […]

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Queen Elizabeth Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Any royal fan knows the importance of dressing up for the occasion, and those who gathered along the Mall certainly did not disappoint on Thursday. From getting creative with the Union Jack to taking inspiration from the Queen’s troops, CNN caught up with some of those who brought their A-game of royal fashion. Grace Gothard, […]

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70 years on the throne, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth holds these records

At 96, Queen Elizabeth is the oldest current monarch in the world. (Case) London: Queen Elizabeth II has passed a number of milestones during her record 70 years on the throne. Longevity Elizabeth reigned for 70 years and almost four months, longer than any other monarch in British history. The previous record was held by […]

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Biden meets with CEOs on US infant formula crisis

Published on: 06/01/2022 – 21:58 Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden held a baby formula summit at the White House on Wednesday with advisers and executives from five manufacturers to discuss ways to end a nationwide shortage of staple infant foods. Senior executives from ByHeart, Bubs Australia, Gerber, Reckitt and Perrigo joined by video […]