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France cancels reception in Washington, tone down celebrations for US-France War of Independence victory amid underwater spat

The embassy said the celebrations had been made “more sober” and the reception scheduled for Friday at the ambassador’s residence to mark the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Caps was called off. A reception on a frigate in Baltimore was also cut back, a senior French official told CNN, who said the changes […]

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In submarine deal with Australia, US thwarts China but enrages France

PARIS – President Biden’s announcement of an agreement to help Australia deploy nuclear-powered submarines has strained the Western alliance, infuriating France and foreshadowing how the confrontational US and European responses to the confrontation with China could redraw the world strategic map. Announcing the deal on Wednesday, Biden said it aims to strengthen alliances and update […]

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US deal with UK and Australia leaves Europe in the cold on China and embarrasses France

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called it “a real stab in the back” of Australia. He also shot US President Joe Biden, saying the sudden announcement of the deal without consulting other allies was a “brutal, one-sided move” that “closely resembles what Mr. Trump was doing.” Leaving aside the wounded pride of France, the […]

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Latest: Health Official: Full Okay Vaccine Could Arrive Soon

WASHINGTON – U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has said he wouldn’t be surprised if full Food and Drug Administration approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is coming soon and he expects that will spur more schools and companies to mandate vaccines. Murthy said on Sunday he did not want to preempt the FDA’s announcement, but disagreed […]

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California imposes Covid-19 vaccines on all teachers

All teachers in the U.S. state of California will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or undergo weekly drug tests, the governor said, as authorities grapple with rapidly increasing infection rates. The number of people testing positive for the disease has increased across the United States in recent weeks, with the highly infectious Delta variant […]

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China sentences Canadian Michael Spavor to 11 years in prison

A Chinese court has sentenced a Canadian businessman, Michael Spavor, to 11 years in prison after convicting him of espionage on Wednesday, deepening the rift with Canada, which has condemned the case as hostage-taking Politics. Mr Spavor has the right to appeal the judgment, but Chinese courts rarely overturn criminal judgments, and his fate could […]

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Russia to face France for gold in women’s handball at the Olympics | Ap Sports

TOKYO (AP) – It’s a repeat of Rio in women’s handball. The Russian team beat Norway by a goal in the semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday to stage a gold medal match against France. This is exactly what happened five years ago at the Games in Rio de Janeiro. Unlike 2016, this time […]

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First instance court fines French state for air pollution levels

The Eiffel Tower is surrounded by a haze of small particles that hovers above the skyline of Paris, France on December 9, 2016, as the City of Lights has experienced the worst air pollution in a decade. REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes / File photo PARIS, August 4 (Reuters) – (This August 4 article corrected paragraphs […]

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Good news for Indian students as France eases Covid travel restrictions

Update on international travel: Good news for Indian students and researchers, France has now relaxed travel restrictions linked to Covid. Thus, Indian students can now go to France to continue their studies. Scroll down for more details.Also read – Now is not the right time to travel to the Philippines from India. here’s why Check […]

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Politics This Week | The Economist

July 24, 2021 The worst flood hitting Europe since World War II has left at least 200 dead, and many more are still missing. Most of the deaths occurred in Germany, where days of unusually heavy rains caused rivers to overflow. Belgium has recorded at least 36 deaths. Germany’s complex federal system, with responsibilities shared […]