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Refugees in Quebec will have to learn French within 6 months

The Quebec government is moving forward with a controversial part of its language bill, which will require all officials to communicate with new immigrants exclusively in French, six months after their arrival, with no exceptions for refugees and asylum seekers. ‘asylum. The section of Bill 96, tabled in the National Assembly last May, was recently […]

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Djokovic said he’d rather skip Roland Garros and Wimbledon than get vaccinated

LONDON (AP) — If forced to choose, Novak Djokovic said he would skip the French Open and Wimbledon, giving up the chance to surpass Rafael Nadal’s record 21 Grand Slam titles, rather than get vaccinated against COVID-19. And the No.1-ranked tennis player is also still worried that he was kicked out of Australia last month […]

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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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Vogue France angers some Muslim women with ‘yes to the headscarf’ Instagram post

Written by Jeevan Ravindran, CNN VogueFrance came under fire after posting a message on social media that many users said was offensive to Muslim women in an increasingly public culture Islamophobia in France. Share a Photo on Friday’s Instagram of actress and model Julia Fox wearing a piece of fabric wrapped around her head, the […]

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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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Covid-19: Chinese city tests 14 million people | World news

Tianjin, a port city of 14 million people near the Chinese capital Beijing, began mass tests on Sunday after a group of 20 adults and children tested positive for Covid-19, at least two of them with the highly transmissible variant Omicron. Epidemiologists told state media that containing the Omicron variant in Tianjin, seen as a […]

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New Caledonia votes to stay in France; boycott of separatists

French government of trying to rush the vote. Police and gendarmerie units have been deployed throughout the city. (AP Photo / Clotilde Richalet)” title=”Patrol of French gendarmes at a roundabout in Noumea, New Caledonia, Sunday, December 12, 2021. Voters in the South Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia decide to separate from France, an important referendum […]

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Renault to cut fewer jobs than initially planned by 2024

The logo of automaker Renault is pictured at a dealership in Les Sorinières, near Nantes, France on September 9, 2021. REUTERS / Stephane Mahe / File Photo Register now for FREE and unlimited access to reuters.com Register PARIS, December 6 (Reuters) – French carmaker Renault (RENA.PA) announced on Monday that it had downgraded its forecast […]

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France will not mix national and European agendas, says Beaune – POLITICO

The French government will separate domestic politics from its work as a broker in negotiations at EU level when it takes the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU from January 1, the Secretary of State for Affairs said on Monday. European Clément Beaune during a POLITICO event. “There is always a political context […]

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Unemployment in France slightly higher in the third quarter

Job seekers wait to speak to staff at an office of the National Employment Agency (Pôle emploi) in Aubervilliers, near Paris, France, on December 20, 2017. REUTERS / Benoit Tessier / File Photo Register now for FREE and unlimited access to reuters.com Register now PARIS, November 19 (Reuters) – The unemployment rate in France rose […]

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Covid: Germany cases hit record high with Merkel warning of ‘dramatic’ situation

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German Center for Disease Control and Control, reported 65,371 new cases in the past 24 hours – an increase of 12,545 new infections from the previous 24 hour period. But those numbers are likely underreported, and the true scale of infections could be “two or three times as much,” […]

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Why are France’s new identity cards translated into English?

France’s new biometric identity cards, issued on August 2 this year, contain for the first time French and English translations of all fields, such as “name”, “address” and “nationality”. The decision to use English on the maps was made to facilitate travel. However, it sparked controversy when they were first revealed in March. Barbara Cassin, […]

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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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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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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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France launches state-of-the-art military communications satellite, World News & Top Stories

KOUROU, FRENCH GUYANA (AFP) – France has successfully put a state-of-the-art satellite into orbit, designed to allow all French armed forces around the world to communicate quickly and safely. Paris created a space force command in July 2019, fearing that rival countries would invest heavily in space technology, seen as a new military frontier. The […]

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Travel rules in Spain, Greece, France, Portugal for British tourists

The easing of some travel restrictions means many families can take advantage of traveling overseas for next week’s mid-term vacation. Since early October, the requirements in Wales for a pre-departure test have changed. You no longer need to take a pre-departure test before arriving in Wales if you are fully vaccinated and have not been […]

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Activists denounce French uranium sent to Russian landfill

Even as President Emmanuel Macron relaunches French nuclear plans amid skyrocketing gas prices, Greenpeace activists have protested against French uranium exports to Russia Demonstrators on Tuesday October 12 blocked the entrance to the headquarters of the nuclear company Orano in Châtillon, in the suburbs of Paris, using fake cans of nuclear waste and waving “Russia […]

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French vaccination certificates compatible with the Welsh Covid pass scheme

The Welsh government confirmed today (October 5) that the France / EU Covid vaccination certificates will be compatible with the planned Covid pass program in the country, which is scheduled to launch on October 11. The scheme, in the same vein as the French system, will require a person to present proof of being fully […]

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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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France calls for review of European gas and electricity markets By Reuters

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire attends a press conference to present the French government’s 2022 budget to the Bercy Ministry of Finance in Paris, France, September 22, 2021. REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes 2/2 By Leigh Thomas PARIS (Reuters) – The French government on Thursday called for a […]

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France offers state-funded therapy, tackles mental health

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that psychology appointments in France will be funded by the government from next year ThroughThe Associated Press September 28, 2021, 4:21 PM • 3 minutes to read Share on FacebookShare on twitterEmail this article PARIS – Psychology appointments in France will be funded by the government from next year, […]

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France denounces “duplicity” of agreement on US-Australian nuclear submarines as “crisis” continues

PARIS – The French Foreign Minister has denounced what he called the “duplicity, contempt and lies” surrounding the sudden termination of France’s lucrative contract to build submarines for Australia in favor of an American accord and declared that a crisis was imminent between the Western allies. A day after France recalled its ambassadors to the […]

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France, Russia Consider Talks To End Champagne Dispute

PARIS (Reuters) – France and Russia have agreed to negotiate to resolve a dispute over a new Russian law that requires French champagne makers to label their bottles as sparkling wine, the French agriculture ministry said on Saturday. Since July, all foreign suppliers to Russia must use the words “sparkling wine” on the back of […]

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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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Biden’s leadership faces global test at UN summit

Welcome to UN Brief, Foreign policeThis year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) context guide, as hundreds of foreign dignitaries and diplomats descend on New York City. Over the next week, we’ll be your daily guides for everything behind the scenes of the so-called Super Bowl for diplomats. Want a groundbait before you dive? This afternoon, […]

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Sunk! France cries out in indignation at snubbed submarines

The French word deception means deception rather than deception, which makes it one of the infamous “false friends” that the French language abounds in for English speakers trying to learn it. But when Naval Group, the French company which has just lost what has been described in France as “the contract of the century” for […]

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Nine swimmers drown in the Mediterranean during storms in southern France

Nine people drowned in the Mediterranean in separate incidents after venturing out to sea against the advice of authorities as storms raged in southern France. Five of the deaths occurred in the Hérault. Yesterday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., Hérault and seven other departments – Gard, Ardèche, Isère, Drôme, Savoie, Haute-Savoie and Ain – were under […]

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Schools in Florida’s capital will require masks – Daily Bulletin

By the associated press TALLAHASSEE, Fla .– The principal of the Florida capital school on Sunday announced that masks will be required for students in Kindergarten to Grade 8, becoming the Seventh District to defy Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ban on these COVID-19 warrants. Leon County Superintendent Rocky Hanna said the district has seen positive tests […]

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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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A country with few asylum seekers wants even fewer

August 7, 2021 SUNTIL, SUN the weather in the south of England brings the scent of sausage barbecues, the quirky tinkle of ice cream vans and inflatable boats filled with asylum seekers. According to BBC, more people have already crossed the Channel this year than during the whole of 2019 or 2020. A new one-day […]

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France takes initiative to pressure people to get vaccinated

PARIS – As Europe and the United States strive to strike an appropriate balance between limiting the Delta variant of the coronavirus and limiting personal freedom, President Emmanuel Macron has paved the way on a narrow path combining a limited constraint to be vaccinated with generalized coercion. Its approach of ordering health workers to be […]

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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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French government ordered to align with climate targets within nine months

The highest French administrative court condemned the government’s failure to respect the Paris Agreement and the fight against global warming, giving it nine months to comply with the climate objectives to which it has committed. The Court concluded that the French government is not taking “all the necessary measures” to achieve its climate objectives by […]

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Souvenir of the Catholic martyrs of the Paris Commune | Catholic National Register

PARIS – May 28, 1871 puts an end to the dark episode of the Paris Commune, a bloody civil war that pits the legitimate French government of the Third Republic against the socialist and revolutionary republicans who have controlled Paris for 72 days. The terrible wave of repression that followed this period of insurrection, considered […]

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Bruno Braquehais, the father of French journalism who documented the socialist revolution in Paris

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune, known primarily as the first successful Communist revolution. For two months in 1871, the people seized the city, and photographs by Bruno Braquehais, currently in the Getty Research Institute’s collection, depict the drama – and destruction – of the period. Braquehais is considered the father […]

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Nobel laureate who discovered HIV now supports homeopathy, anti-vaccines, calls Covid a lab accident

French virologist Luc Montagnier | Photo: Twitter | @Nobel prize Text size: A- A + New Delhi: You are a French virologist, who co-discovered the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 1983 and received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2008. Then, in the midst of a unique global pandemic, you are starting to […]

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France celebrates 150th anniversary of anti-religious Paris Commune

Rue Haxo in Paris, a white brick church commemorates dozens of Catholic clergy who fell victim to one of the bloodiest uprisings in modern Europe. Its 150th anniversary will be marked during the last week of May with a series of commemorative events. “The Paris Commune was an attempt at revolution, and it was essentially […]

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The historical and contemporary importance of the Paris Commune of 1871

Saturday, World Socialist Website marked the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune of 1871, the first time in world history that the working class has seized state power, with an international meeting online. WSWS International Editorial Board Chair David North moderated and introduced the discussion, which included Socialist Equality Party National Secretary Alex Lantier, WSWS […]

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Courageous women of the Paris Commune – Workers World

This month marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Paris Commune. The Commune was created during a bloody inter-capitalist conflict called the Franco-Prussian War. In 1871, the Parisian workers revolt against the French government of National Defense, sitting in Versailles, which plans to return part of France and pay a fine to the […]

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The Paris Commune, 150 years later – from the siege of the capital to “Bloody Week”

The Paris Commune sparked an insurrection on March 18, 1871, when the largely left-wing radical National Guard refused to accept the authority of the French government, killed two generals, and took control of Paris – initiating reign feverish of the two months of the Communards in the City of Light. FRANCE 24 looks back on […]

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How many French revolutions have there been?

How many revolutions has France known? It seems like this question should have a quick and easy answer, and it is: three. But, as with everything historical, there is also a long and complex answer: it depends. “If the revolution is regime change involving collective physical force, then the key dates are 1789, 1830 and […]

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Patrick MacMahon, the Irishman who became President of France

The descendants of Patrick MacMahon today operate a French wine estate *Editor’s note: Peter Garland, MA is the author of the following article on Patrick MacMahon, whose paternal family emigrated to France following the Treaty of Limerick. Avenue Mac-Mahon, radiating from the Arc de Triomphe, bears the name of Patrick Mac-Mahon, President of the French […]

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Paris, destroyed: A map of buildings lost to history

The Notre-Dame fire on April 15 was a singular disaster. But Paris has already lost countless other monuments. This map traces one of the darkest episodes in the city’s history. Image: National Library of France Paris in ruins During the Commune of 1871, dozens of historic buildings were set on fire. Some have been restored […]

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French authorities decide to evict a decade-old commune and demolish unique structures

Residents of ZAD flee as police forces approach on April 9 (photo courtesy of Zad Forever) In the early morning of Monday April 9, the French police began an invasion of the ZAD (Zoned to defendWhere “Area to defend“) in an attempt to evacuate around 300 activists from the site of an abandoned airport project. […]