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UAE Ambassador to France Hend Al Otaiba presents his credentials in Paris

Hend Al Otaiba, the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to France, presented his credentials to French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday. The ceremony took place at the Elysee Palace in Paris, the French capital. Fluent in French and an expert in strategic communications, Ms. Al Otaiba has spent her career promoting the UAE to […]

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French ambassador accuses Australia of deception over submarine deal

Australia canceled an agreement with the French naval group in September. Spillovers threaten to trickle down to trade The French ambassador said the leaked messages represented a “new low” CANBERRA / SYDNEY, Nov. 3 (Reuters) – French Ambassador to Australia Jean-Pierre Thebault on Wednesday said Australia had acted deceitfully by abruptly canceling a multibillion-dollar deal […]

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EXCLUSIVE BlackRock raises $ 673 million for climate-focused infrastructure fund

People are seen outside an exhibition hall that hosts BlackRock in Davos, Switzerland on January 22, 2020. REUTERS / Arnd Wiegmann Climate Finance Partnership exceeds $ 500 million target France, Germany and Japan all invest in new fund Investment in emerging markets, a key issue in COP26 climate discussions GLASGOW / BOSTON, Nov. 2 (Reuters) […]

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COVID cases in Victoria increase, COVID NSW cases increase, International travel resumes, Emmanuel Macron talks about Scott Morrison AUKUS deal, NSW regional travel resumes

Three-quarters of New Zealanders aged 12 and over are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as the country aims for 90% vaccination targets to see an end to ‘large-scale general lockdowns’. In an update this afternoon, the country’s chief health officer Dr Ashley Bloomfield said two milestones were reached yesterday, including that 75% of eligible New Zealanders […]

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third largest CO2 emitter in the world

If concrete were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases on Earth, behind China and the United States. How to make this material, essential for habitat, construction and global infrastructure, less damaging to the planet? How bad can it be? Cement is the most widely used material on Earth, consumed […]

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Biden to meet French Macron as US seeks repair of fences after submarine spit

ROME – President Joe Biden will hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron at the G20 summit on Friday, offering Biden an opportunity to turn the page on a strained relationship with one of the United States’ oldest allies in following a quarrel between the two countries over a submarine deal. This is the first […]

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Telangana Minister KTR meets French Ambassador for Digital Affairs and aims to develop start-up scenario in state

Hyderabad: On the first day of his visit to France, the Minister of Telangana KTR met the French government ambassador in charge of digital affairs, Henri Verdier. KTR discussed various initiatives taken to promote innovation and start-ups in the state of Telangana, open data policy and digital infrastructure being built in the state. Minister of […]

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Biden could face tensions with his allies over climate, Afghanistan and other issues: NPR

It’s a pivotal week for President Biden, as he travels to Rome for a G-20 meeting, then to Glasgow for a major UN climate summit – all as Congress Democrats carry on to discuss its spending program. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle legend Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP via Getty Images […]

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AUKUS is clumsy, but not abnormal: how do US foreign policy experts think of US alliances

Many believed that a Biden presidency would mean a return to appreciative and cooperative relations between the United States and its allies and partners around the world. France certainly did – before the United States and Britain scuttled a $ 66 billion French conventional submarine deal with Australia in order to sell submarines themselves to […]

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Bringing climate change to the World Court

Pressure is increasing to bring a climate change issue to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) – the World Court – in The Hague. A decision, although non-binding, could exert a powerful influence on many national courts which could issue binding orders. The past year has seen an increase in forest fires, heat waves, extreme […]