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Legacy candidate Reggie Gaffney Jr. instant money king in Jax City Council D7 race

Just call Reggie Gaffney Jr. a chip from the old block. Gaffney Jr. makes a 2023 bid for the Jacksonville City Council seat held by his father for a limited time, Reggie Gaffney Sr. In his first month as an active candidate, young Gaffney proves to be very capable of carrying on the family tradition. […]

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US Secretary of State floats expelling Russia from UN Human Rights Council

Chevron Corp. Chief Executive Mike Wirth attends a panel discussion at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, United States, October 18. (Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg/Getty Images) Chevron CEO Mike Wirth on Tuesday voiced support for governments to release emergency stocks of oil to offset supply fears sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “I think […]

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Taliban warn they will ‘reconsider’ policy towards US if assets are not released

Published on: 02/14/2022 – 20:32 Kabul (AFP) – Afghanistan will be forced to reconsider its policy towards the United States unless Washington reverses its decision to freeze some of the country’s assets as compensation for the victims of the September 11 attacks, the Taliban said on Monday. . US President Joe Biden last week seized […]

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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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Light or severe impact on the economy?

The travel industry has once again been plunged into disarray, workers have been forced to isolate themselves at home, and governments are faced with a difficult choice between imposing restrictions or letting the economy go into turmoil. Could the highly contagious variant of Omicron have a severe impact on recovery? Or will its mild symptoms […]

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Politics | The Economist

January 8, 2022 Listen to this story Your browser does not support the item . Enjoy more audio and podcasts on ios Where Android. Chaos seized Kazakhstan. Large rallies against rising fuel prices have turned into violent protests against the autocratic regime. President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev sacked his government, but that did not calm the spirits. […]

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Urgent action needed in the face of energy crisis, says Italian Mario Draghi

gHello. We start with rather grim data on the health of the UK economy. The ONS has downgraded its third-quarter GDP growth figures from 1.3% to 1.1%. This is a marked slowdown from the 5.4% growth recorded when the country reopened in the second quarter. This suggests that the recovery was in trouble even before […]

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US targets Chinese companies in painkiller crackdown

Published on: 12/15/2021 – 22:52Amended: 12/15/2021 – 10:50 PM Washington (AFP) – The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Chinese painkillers as they pledged to step up action to tackle the drug addiction epidemic that killed a record 100,000 Americans last year. As people with addictions turn to cheaper pills bought online overseas, President […]

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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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Japan to ban foreign visitors as Omicron concerns grow globally

Japan, Australia try to defend against Omicron infections Asian markets, oil prices are picking up a bit Still unclear if Omicron causes more serious illness – WHO Britain plans G7 health ministers meeting on Monday Biden to provide update on US response TOKYO / SYDNEY, Nov. 29 (Reuters) – Japan, the world’s third-largest economy, will […]

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Centrist Democrats now hold the cards as infrastructure bill heads to Biden’s office

WASHINGTON – Centrist Democrats are now in control of President Joe Biden’s social spending and climate agenda after Congress passed his bipartisan infrastructure bill late last week. House progressives dropped their blockade of the infrastructure measure on Friday after securing pledges from a small but essential group of moderate Democrats who said they would vote […]

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Billions of infrastructure investments are now coming to West Virginia, says Manchin

Senator Joe Manchin touts a more than $ 1 trillion infrastructure bill that has just been passed by Congress, saying it is a decades-long overdue commitment for roads, bridges, water quality and broadband. Joe manchin “It is one of the most important pieces of legislation that we have passed,” Manchin said in a briefing broadcast […]

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Simon Birmingham accuses the media of widening the wedge between Australia and France | Scott Morrison

A senior minister in the Morrison government tried to blame journalists for the escalating Franco-Australian diplomatic split. Finance Minister and frequent Morrison government spokesman Simon Birmingham questioned whether it was “wise” for Australian journalists to question French President Emmanuel Macron over the aborted submarine deal and the conduct of Scott Morrison. Macron, when asked if […]

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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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The G-20 needs a freedom and prosperity agenda more than ever

The first in-person gathering of the world’s 20 largest economies, the Group of 20, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic will be in Rome, Italy, from October 30 to 31. At the very least, the summit shouldn’t go as usual. Unfortunately, there are reasons to believe that the meeting will not address the issues […]

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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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With the national agenda in the home stretch, Biden heads to Europe

President Joe Biden will travel to Europe on Thursday for a series of meetings with world leaders focused on the global economy and climate change, as well as an official visit to Pope Francis, as the president seeks to consolidate some of his priorities policies both at home and abroad. What would you like to […]

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Coal in stock: US retailers scramble ahead of holiday season

Published on: 10/17/2021 – 05:16Amended: 10/17/2021 – 05:14 New York (AFP) With the pandemic continuing, American homes could face a meager holiday season, forced to do without some of their favorite items missing from store shelves. Even as demand grows with the reopening of the world’s largest economy, U.S. retailers are working hard to avoid […]

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Blinken is told France “expects better” in grueling TV appearance as he works to mend American-French divide in Paris

A senior State Department official described Blinken’s official meetings as “very productive” and forward-looking, but the United States and the French agreed that work remained to mend the shaken relationship. the Biden administration’s new defense partnership with the UK and Australia. The bitterness over this deal and the treatment of the French by the Biden […]

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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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UKUS Policy – Journal

The American administration’s decision to get Australia to cancel its contract with France for the supply of conventional submarines and, instead, to procure nuclear-powered submarines of the type used by the Americans or the British came as a brutal shock to the French who were made aware of the decision just hours before it was […]

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A week for the wait to end

Updates on the global economy Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about global economic news. This article is an on-site version of our The Week Ahead newsletter. Register now here to receive the newsletter directly in your inbox every Sunday Hello and welcome to the working week. Studies show […]

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Prince Harry, Meghan and Macron demand more vaccines for Africa – SAPeople

British Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appear on stage during the 2021 Global Citizen Live concert in Central Park in New York, United States on September 25, 2021. REUTERS / Caitlin Ochs Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, along with French President Emmanuel Macron, called for more vaccines for Africa during an address at the Global […]

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Does AUKUS sound the death knell for Quad or the icing on the cake?

What the secret agreement means for all the nations involved As the world continues to reverberate over the humiliating U.S. withdrawal (aka defeat) from Afghanistan with its regional and global fallout – the heat of which has also reached the current UNGA session – the world’s attention has been skillfully moved to a new home […]

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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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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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FirstFT: British energy groups ask for help from the state to overcome the gas crisis

Global Updates Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to hear about world news. Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Subscribe to our Asia, Europe / Africa Where Americas edition to get it delivered straight to your inbox every morning of the week. You can reach us […]

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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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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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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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France reminds its ambassadors to the United States and Australia of the nuclear submarine deal

PARIS – France said Friday evening it was immediately recalling its ambassadors to the United States and Australia after Australia abandoned a large purchase of French conventional submarines in favor of nuclear submarines built with American technology. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a written statement that the French decision, at the request of […]

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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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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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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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Biden avoids EU with Asia-Pacific power play – POLITICO

It was the worst possible day for the EU – and its defense heavyweight France – to learn that they are not in the big geostrategic court when it comes to countering China’s rise in the Asia-Pacific region. Just hours before EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell unveiled the Indo-Pacific strategy On Thursday it was […]

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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 […]

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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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Extra credit: how debt can mean a tax advantage for some and jail time for others

Hello and welcome to Extra Credit, a weekly overview of the news through the lens of debt! This week, we tackle the economic forces that pull borrowers into debt and how centuries-old debt imposed on Haiti still affects the country today. But first, how the rich are using borrowing to their advantage. Debt can mean […]