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No “green” defense of nuclear energy, warns a French MEP

Published on: 03/19/2022 – 10:31Amended: 03/19/2022 – 10:45 The Ukrainian crisis has given a boost to nuclear energy, which is a way for Europe to get out of its dependence on Russian gas. Nuclear power was also presented, in particular by France, as a “green” source of energy. But environmentalists working to wean France off […]

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Macron promises a social welfare overhaul and more economic reforms if he wins a second term

French President Emmanuel Macron, a candidate for re-election in the 2022 French presidential election, speaks during a news conference to unveil his presidential program at the Docks de Paris, in Aubervilliers near Paris, France, March 17 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, March 17 (Reuters) – French President […]

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Kyiv calls on top European rights watchdog to expel Russia; EU imposes new sanctions on Moscow

Paris – Ukraine on Monday called on Europe’s top human rights body to expel Russia, and the European Union imposed new sanctions on Moscow, targeting the steel, energy and luxury sectors , as well as powerful oligarchs, including Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich. Speaking via video link, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal urged lawmakers […]

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The Ukrainian crisis will dominate the Versailles summit of European leaders

Published on: 03/10/2022 – 05:02Amended: 03/10/2022 – 05:00 Versailles (France) (AFP) – EU leaders will scramble on Thursday to find ways to urgently deal with the fallout from the Russian invasion of Ukraine that has imperiled the bloc’s economy and revealed the urgent need for more defense. strong. The Versailles Palace meeting was expected to […]

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A German village seeks a future for Nord Stream 2

Published on: 03/02/2022 – 14:58Amended: 02/03/2022 – 14:56 Lubmin (Germany) (AFP) – Once championed by former Chancellor Angela Merkel as a purely economic project that would bring cheaper gas to Europe, the controversial €10 billion Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was ultimately abandoned by Germany following the invasion of Europe. Ukraine by Russia. But the […]

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Ukraine crisis: Why is Macron assuming the role of mediator? | Russian-Ukrainian crisis

Paris, France – An hour before announcing to the world his decision to recognize the independence of the two secessionist Ukrainian provinces of Luhansk and Donestk on Monday, Vladimir Putin called Emmanuel Macron. It was a courtesy visit to inform him of his intentions – and a drag on the French president, who was quick […]

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Germany suspends approval of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline over Ukraine

Since Russian President Vladimir Putin’s extraordinary speech on Monday evening, discussions in Europe have turned to whether or not the European Union will maintain its hardline stance on yet to be made public sanctions. The EU’s position is important because, so far, the West’s position in this crisis has been strongly coordinated. NATO led the […]

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Tunisians fear more economic hardship ahead of IMF talks

Tunis (AFP) – Every day, at the family grocery store in a Tunis market, Bilel Jani sees the reality of a bitter economic crisis that, for many, has overshadowed the latest political unrest in Tunisia. “People here are poor,” he said, handing a meager sack of olives to a customer. “Most of our clients live […]

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EU’s top court ‘on track’ to cut funds to Poland and Hungary for violation of democratic rights

Published on: 02/16/2022 – 12:08 On Wednesday, the European Union’s top court cleared the way for the bloc to potentially cut billions of euros in donations to Poland and Hungary, where populist leaders are accused of violating democratic rights and freedoms. There is no appeal against the decision of the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice, […]

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Truckers protest in Canada – live: Toyota halts car production in Ontario as France bans copycat ‘freedom convoy’

Aerial footage shows the heavily congested Ambassador Bridge as a truck convoy blocks the Canada-US border Ottawa remains in a state of emergency as protesters in trucks opposing Covid-19 restrictions continue to paralyze the center of the Canadian capital. At the border with the United States, the Ambassador Bridge that connects Windsor, Ont., to Detroit […]

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As militarization spreads, ECOWAS faces a credibility crisis | Military News

Adama Cissé was among thousands of Malians who took to the streets last month after the military government called for protests against sanctions imposed by the regional bloc of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). ) due to the postponement of the elections. “It is neither ECOWAS nor France that will decide in […]

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Macron meets Putin as France tries to soften diplomatic power over Ukraine

President Biden said on Monday the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to deliver Russian natural gas to Germany would not go ahead if Russia invades Ukraine, stepping up pressure to isolate Moscow as French President Emmanuel Macron launched a series of shuttle diplomacy aimed at unfreezing tensions between the Kremlin and the West. Speaking at a […]

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Update on the latest cases:

FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks rise on Wall Street, extending their weekly gains NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher in afternoon trading on Wall Street, putting major indexes on track to extend their weekly gains. The S&P 500 rose 0.5% and the Nasdaq 0.2%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.2%. Major communications and technology companies […]

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ING in exclusive discussions with Boursorama to offer

ING PROFILEING is a global financial institution with a strong European base, offering banking services through its operating company ING Bank. ING Bank’s goal is to empower people to stay ahead in life and in business. ING Bank’s more than 57,000 employees provide retail and wholesale banking services to customers in over 40 countries. ING […]

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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 […]

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How Macron approaches the situation in Ukraine

PARIS — In 2019, Emmanuel Macron invited President Vladimir V. Putin to the French presidential summer residence in Brégançon, declared the need to reinvent “a security architecture” between the European Union and Russia, then declared that the nato had suffered “brain death.” The French leader loves provocation. He hates intellectual laziness. But even by his […]

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Economists praise France for its Covid tactics

France has been hailed as the global star of the Covid pandemic by a Nobel Prize-winning economist for its unique strategy to overcome the crisis. Professor Emeritus of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton, Paul Krugman, particularly praised France’s efforts to maintain employment and provide childcare. His words were supported by French and British economists […]

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US Threatens Tough Sanctions, Warns Russia Not to ‘Weaponize’ Energy

Published on: 01/25/2022 – 16:24Amended: 01/25/2022 – 16:22 Washington (AFP) – The United States on Tuesday warned Russia of damaging sanctions, including curbs on high-tech exports, and said Moscow’s attempts to “weaponize” its massive oil and gas industry would backfire. “We are ready to apply sanctions with massive consequences” that go far beyond the previous […]

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Statement on the deployment of the Wagner Group in Mali (Dec. 23, 2021)

We, the international partners committed to supporting Mali and its people in their efforts to achieve lasting peace and stability and to fight terrorism, strongly condemn the deployment of mercenary troops on Malian territory. This deployment can only further deteriorate the security situation in West Africa, lead to a worsening of the human rights situation […]

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Inflation forces Parisian sellers to raise commodity prices

PARIS – At the Marché d’Aligre, a bustling outdoor food and antique market in the Bastille district of central Paris, Mohamed Sharif grabbed a piece of chalk and reluctantly increased the price of scented clementines of Valence which he sells to crowds of buyers. The costs of transporting products imported to France have more than […]

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Russian convicted of murdering Chechen in Berlin park

BERLIN – A German court ruled on Wednesday that the Russian state orchestrated the murder of a former Chechen separatist fighter in a Berlin park in the summer of 2019 and sentenced the Russian citizen convicted of pulling the trigger to life imprisonment. Although German authorities have previously concluded that Russian intelligence services were likely […]

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Google offers behavioral commitments on news payments in France to try to end costly antitrust litigation – TechCrunch

In its latest move to appease EU competition regulators, Google offered a set of commitments to France’s antitrust watchdog – in hopes of settling an expensive intervention (for it) on legally mandated payments. for viewing content snippets from news publishers. In July, France Competition Authority fined the tech giant half a billion euros for a […]

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After Merkel, Frenchman Macron welcomes “dear Olaf”

Macron welcomes the new German Chancellor for a first visit abroad The two are committed to working closely together Potential differences from green investment rules, EU budget PARIS, December 10 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron and the new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Friday played down the differences on the reform of the EU’s […]

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How many countries will follow the official American snub of the Beijing Olympics?

SEOUL – Neither President Biden nor other U.S. officials are going, but the Russian leader could. New Zealand says it decided months ago that its diplomats would not be attending. Political leaders of other nations should also bow out, whether or not they state an explicit reason. In less than two months, China will open […]

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New German government signs coalition agreement

Published on: 12/07/2021 – 11:48 The German Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and Free Democrats (FDP) on Tuesday signed a coalition agreement that explains how to accelerate a green transition and modernize Europe’s largest economy when they take office this week. The alliance between the unlikely bedfellows, the first such group at the national level, ends […]

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UN renews anti-piracy ships off Somalia for only 3 months

UNITED NATIONS (PA) – The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Friday to allow international naval forces to continue to use all means necessary to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia – but only for next three months, as the Somali government says there has been no piracy incident for over four years and […]

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US, Germany plan new restrictions as Omicron shakes investors up

US reports first case of Omicron in traveler from South Africa United States to announce measures to fight COVID-19 this winter European agency: Omicron could cause half of infections in Europe in a few months BERLIN / WASHINGTON, December 2 (Reuters) – The United States, Germany and Russia on Thursday joined countries with tighter COVID-19 […]

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COVID in Europe: Austria extends lockdown as Portugal tightens restrictions

COVID-19 cases are sweeping across Europe again – here’s a breakdown of how each country has responded to the outbreak. Measures vary across the continent, from a national lockdown in Austria to the UK where only slight restrictions are in place. Concerns over the new variant of Omicron detected in South Africa have prompted many […]

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Germany only recommends Biontech / Pfizer vaccine for those under 30

Doctor Oezge Kaya delivers the first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine to a woman in a doctor’s office in Berlin, Germany on April 13, 2021. REUTERS / Alessia Cocca BERLIN, November 10 (Reuters) – The German Vaccine Advisory Committee recommends that people under the age of 30 be vaccinated only with the Biontech […]

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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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French trawler owners still in the dark on Franco-British fishing

GRANVILLE, France (AP) – French trawler owners in Normandy reacted with confusion and dismay after President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday extended the deadline for the British government to clear more French fishing vessels, subject to a post-Brexit dispute between the two countries. Macron said Britain now has until at least Thursday to allow more French […]

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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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Joint statement by French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland Boris Johnson and President of the United States Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on Iran

We, the President of France, Chancellor of Germany, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and President of the United States, gathered today in Rome to discuss the risks posed to international security by the escalation of the nuclear program of Iran. We expressed our determination to ensure that Iran could never develop or acquire a […]

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UK Covid: Britain has more new cases than France, Germany, Italy and Spain combined

“We are sacrificing our chance to see loved ones at Christmas, so we have a better chance of protecting their lives so that we can see them in the coming Christmases,” Johnson said, taking a potentially life-defining step he had. excluded only a few days. earlier. But the Delta variant – even more transmissible than […]

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thousands march in Brussels to demand tougher climate action | Economic news

BRUSSELS (AP) – Thousands of people, young and old alike marched in Brussels on Sunday to push world leaders to take bolder action to tackle climate change at the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow from of this month. Some 80 organizations took part in the protest, targeting the largest event of its kind in […]

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Greece ratifies historic intra-NATO defense pact with France | Military News

Athens, Greece – Greece on Thursday ratified a mutual defense pact with France, the first between two NATO members. The two countries are already required to help each other against an attack from outside the alliance. But the Strategic Defense and Security Partnership is joining forces for the first time with two NATO members to […]

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Indigenous leader of Macron in France: Save the Amazon

PARIS (AP) – Describing the “predation” of his homeland, an indigenous Brazilian leader calls on the French president to use his global influence to fight against deforestation in the Amazon. Nineveh, a leader of the Huni Kui people who uses only one name, delivered a letter to the office of French President Emmanuel Macron on […]

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British citizens in France only have 2 days to apply for their residence permit

The French authorities have warned British citizens who settled in France before January 1, 2021, that they can only apply to continue living in France until October 4, the following Monday. In a statement released by Welcome to France, the French government website designed to guide non-French people through the various steps necessary for expatriation […]

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Royal wedding in Russia after 100 years recalls the days of the Czars

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Under the watchful eye of a ceremonial honor guard, the bride slowly walked down the aisle as a flock of young assistants held her 23-foot train aloft. The groom, dressed in a black crow’s tail, stood under the golden dome of St. Isaac’s Cathedral as his mother watched from a throne-like […]

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AIP buys Gupta’s aluminum smelter in Dunkirk after payment default

The GFG Alliance flag flies after a £ 330million deal to buy Britain’s last aluminum smelter at Fort William Lochaber, Scotland, Britain on December 19, 2016. REUTERS / Russell Cheyne / File Photo LONDON, Oct. 1 (Reuters) – Buyout firm American Industrial Partners announced on Friday that it had acquired ownership of an aluminum smelter […]

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Democrats pursue welfare state in Europe with American taxes

The $ 3.5 trillion tax package Democrats hope to pass soon represents an ambitious expansion of the social safety net, offering regular family allowances, paid sick and parental leave, a universal preschool and free college. What would most Americans pay for all of these new benefits? Nothing. Newsletter Sign-Up Real-time savings The latest weekly economic […]

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France and Germany appoint WHO chief Tedros for second term | Health Info

By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) – Germany and France have said they and other countries in the European Union have appointed Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia for a second term as Director General of the World Organization of health. This is the first time that a candidate for the top post at the […]

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The French envoy returns to the United States after the Biden-Macron call to repair the fence

PARIS / WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (Reuters) – The US and French presidents on Wednesday decided to restore relations, with France agreeing to fire its ambassador to Washington and the White House admitting to having made a mistake in negotiating an agreement for Australia bought the United States instead of French submarines without consulting Paris. In […]

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American-French spat seems to calm down after Biden-Macron call

PARIS (AP) – The biggest rift in decades between the United States and France appeared to be healing on Wednesday after French President Emmanuel Macron and President Joe Biden phoned each other on Wednesday to iron out matters. In a half-hour call that the White House called “friendly,” the two leaders agreed to meet next […]

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Joint statement on the phone call between President Biden and President Macron

President Emmanuel Macron of the French Republic and President Joe Biden of the United States of America spoke on September 22, at the latter’s request, to discuss the implications of the September 15 announcement. Both leaders agreed that the situation benefited from open consultations among allies on issues of strategic interest to France and our […]

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Why France receives no sympathy for its lost subcontracting agreement

France rages against AUKUS, the new tripartite security deal that scuttled its contract to build submarines for Australia, but receives virtually no expressions of sympathy from other EU member states. Perhaps this is because France itself uses particularly harsh tactics to secure arms exports and sells to clients others deem unsavory. Yes, Paris considers arms […]

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Summary of current events on health: the French company Carmat announces the first implant of its artificial heart in a woman; EU says people vaccinated with AstraZeneca should be able to travel to US and elsewhere

Here is a summary of the current health briefs. French company Carmat announces the first implantation of its artificial heart in a woman The French artificial heart manufacturer Carmat announced on Tuesday that it had carried out the first implant of its Aeson artificial heart in a woman. The company said the procedure was performed […]

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US to relax travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign visitors

The new rules will require all foreign nationals arriving in the United States to prove that they are fully vaccinated, said White House Covid-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients. He said the new rules would come into effect in early November, a timeline that will give agencies and airlines “time to prepare.” The lifting of general […]

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French fury against the US-Australian sub-agreement

TIT IS NOW that Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, qualified on September 16 the agreement of “stab in the back”, the anger in Paris was obvious. The next day, the French recalled their ambassador to Washington, DC (and that to Australia), for the first time since the 1790s. The announcement by […]

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France will work with India to promote a “truly multilateral” order | European news

Foreign ministers of two countries agree to deepen the strategic partnership as they discuss developments in the Indo-Pacific and Afghanistan. The French foreign minister has agreed with his Indian counterpart to work on a program aimed at promoting “a genuine multilateral international order”, the French foreign ministry said. Jean-Yves Le Drian and Subrahmanyam Jaishankar also […]

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France rages against AUKUS Submarine Snub

Here is today’s one Foreign police brief: France rages at the new undersea pact, Russia begins the legislative elections, and JapanThe battle for the leadership of the Liberal Democratic Party begins. If you would like to receive Morning Brief in your inbox every day of the week, please sign up here. Starting today, FP will […]

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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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how no lockdown has led to better mental health, a healthier economy and happier school children

And the government’s choices enjoy broad support. Only a quarter felt that authorities should have given public health higher priority than the economy. Anders Tegnell, the state epidemiologist who has been the architect of Swedish strategy, was voted ‘Most Important Swede of the Year’ last week by readers of Sweden’s leading supermarket magazine. That’s not […]

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Netherlands tightens entry rules for France, Greece, Switzerland and several other EU / Schengen countries

Dutch authorities have announced that from August 8, travelers from several countries in the European Union and the Schengen area will be subject to entry rules. Such a move was made after a handful of countries, which have recorded high infection rates with COVID-19, moved from green to yellow list, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com. Therefore, all people […]

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Foreign tourist arrivals in Spain hit a new low in the first half of 2021 | Economy and business

Workers set up an information board on Alcúdia beach in Mallorca on May 12.CATI CLADERA / EFE The first six months of the year marked a new low for the Spanish tourism sector, which is still struggling to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Between January and June, there were 5.4 million international […]

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Mary Kay Inc. advocates for the advancement of women’s economic empowerment and gender equality through a series of landmark engagements and partnerships around the world

DALLAS – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Mary Kay Inc., a global advocate for women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship, has stepped up its commitment to gender parity by issuing a position paper welcoming the European Commission’s gender equality strategy for 2020- 2025 and by joining the global action coalitions of the Forum for Generational Equality. The position paper, which […]

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Regional inequalities emerge as a pressing threat to democracy

On his recent trip to Europe, President Joe Biden managed to rally the support of traditional U.S. allies and steer them toward a common goal. Together, they could demonstrate that democracies can outperform authoritarian regimes in ensuring both economic prosperity and political freedoms. Although Biden has sought to deal with the interference from Russia, his […]

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Tension mounts as Erdogan heads for northern Cyprus breakaway

Published on: 07/18/2021 – 06:26 Varosha (Cyprus) (AFP) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is visiting northern Cyprus on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the 1974 Turkish invasion, a visit infuriating Greek Cypriots with island reunification talks in limbo. Erdogan’s visit is seen as a show of force to support a two-state solution to the […]

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Thousands of people protest vaccination, COVID passes

PARIS (AP) – More than 100,000 people demonstrated across France on Saturday against the government’s latest measures to push people to get vaccinated and to curb the rise in infections with the delta variant of the coronavirus. In Paris, separate far-right and far-left protest marches crossed different parts of the city. Demonstrations also took place […]

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Retired French army generals threaten coup

On April 21, the 60th anniversary of the attempted French military coup in Algiers in 1961, 23 retired generals published an open letter to the government on the neofascist site Valeurs Actuelles . The letter is an extraordinary intervention by the army in political life. One hundred and fifty years after the Paris Commune of […]

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Champagne wins the fight against the name of the Swiss municipality of Champagne

Champagne producers have won a 20-year legal battle to prevent the Swiss village of Champagne from selling labeled wine wine from the commune of Champagne – but say they have about 1,000 other name protection legal cases pending. The village, with a population of 1048 and 28 hectares of vines, produces a typical Swiss still […]