France state

Russian-Ukrainian War News: Live Updates

ODESSA, Ukraine — Ukrainian forces conducted counteroffensives against Russian positions on Wednesday, seeking to inflict what one official called “maximum casualties,” even as the Russian military invasion intensified its deadly attacks on cities. . In Mariupol, an airstrike destroyed a theater where around 1,000 people had taken refuge, according to city and regional administrators, and […]

France economy

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 […]

France economy

Kremlin says US has declared ‘economic war’ on Russia

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during the IBEW Local 553 Apprentice Training Program at Durham Technical College March 2, in Durham, North Carolina. (Allison Joyce/AFP/Getty Images) US Vice President Kamala Harris will discuss the thorny issue of delivering Soviet-era planes to Ukraine during her visit to Poland this week, senior administration officials said ahead […]

France economy

Stuck between Macron and a hard right – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article SAINT-GILLES-CROIX-DE-VIE, France — In a small hall in the town hall of the coastal town of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Valérie Pécresse was furious. “Shit !” she told a group of reporters, banging her fist on the table. The French presidential candidate of the conservative Les Républicains party had just spent […]

France economy

Ukraine-Russia Live News: Putin, Israel and Zelensky

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett traveled to Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir V. Putin at the Kremlin, according to Israeli and Russian officials, a rare moment of diplomacy in a war that has dragged into its second week. “The situation around Ukraine is being discussed,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, according to state-controlled […]

French people

Live Updates: Russia Attacks Ukraine, NATO Condemns Attack, Zelensky Introduces Martial Law

New US sanctions triggered by Russia’s latest actions in Ukraine targeted targets that had not been hit in the past: family members of those in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. By naming the sons of two power players close to the Russian president, the Biden administration has sent a clear signal that its target […]

France economy

French communist presidential candidate Roussel hits back at fake jobs

Published on: 02/21/2022 – 18:03 French Communist Party presidential candidate Fabien Roussel hit back on Monday after allegations he was paid from public funds for five years for fictitious work. Investigative news site Mediapart on Sunday questioned the veracity of Roussel’s employment as a parliamentary assistant from 2009 to 2014, saying the former communist journalist […]

France economy

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, […]

France state

Russian-backed separatists conduct military drills, Ukraine warns

KYIV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s military warned on Friday that the Russian-backed separatist army in the east of the country had been put on high alert, completing a near encirclement of Ukraine by forces now ready to attack. military action, even as the Biden administration has warned that a Russian invasion could be imminent. The drills […]

French people

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 […]

France state

Modi’s party aims for big win as major Indian states vote

Published on: 02/10/2022 – 02:34 Ghaziabad (India) (AFP) – Polls opened Thursday in India’s most populous state to test the appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist agenda in the face of rampant unemployment, rising inflation and the coronavirus pandemic. Uttar Pradesh has weathered India’s economic downturn and Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is […]

France economy

Canada protests over-the-air updates: Canada-US border blockade continues

PictureTruckers protesting vaccination mandates in downtown Ottawa on Tuesday night.Credit…Kadri Mohamed/EPA, via Shutterstock As Canadians’ impatience and frustration with the occupation of their nation’s capital grows, protests continued to echo around the world on Wednesday, this time in France, where dozens of trucks and vehicles left the south of France for Paris to express their […]

France state

Bollywood singer ‘The Nightingale’ Lata Mangeshkar receives state funeral

MUMBAI, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Lata Mangeshkar, one of India’s best-known cultural icons and a singer who defined music for generations of her compatriots, died on Sunday and received a state funeral as politicians and personalities united in mourning. Mangeshkar, 92, has made a name for himself in the world of Bollywood and his voice […]

France economy

Olympic diplomatic blitz targets Argentina for China’s Belt and Road

Published on: 02/06/2022 – 10:14Amended: 02/06/2022 – 10:12 Beijing (AFP) – China welcomed Argentina to its global Belt and Road Initiative on Sunday as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a weekend of frantic diplomatic activity on the sidelines of the Winter Olympics. Xi has not left his country since the outbreak of the coronavirus in […]

France state

Covid News: New Zealand plans to fully reopen

Video transcription Return transcription WHO warns against countries lifting pandemic measures The director-general of the World Health Organization said it was premature for any country to ‘capitulate’ or ‘declare victory’ over the coronavirus, and urged caution about easing restrictions too hastily . We are now beginning to see a very worrying increase in disease in […]

France state

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 […]

France state

France reports half a million Covid cases in new record

France today reported 501,635 new cases of coronavirus, a new daily record and the first time the global number has exceeded half a million. The country is currently recording the highest daily infection rates of any major European country, averaging over 360,000 over the past week. More than 30,000 people are hospitalized with coronavirus across […]

France commune

The real story behind “Around the World in 80 Days”

Around the world in 80 days tunes Sundays at 7:00 p.m. on WTTW and is available for streaming. the Masterpiece series Around the world in 80 days may be a work of fiction, but its characters move through a historical world filled with real people, technology, and places. Like its source, Jules Verne’s 1872 novel […]

French people

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. […]

France state

Novak Djokovic denied entry to Australia due to vaccine exemption

World No.1 men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic traveled all day Wednesday from Dubai to Australia, a trip that was supposed to start his defense of the Australian Open singles championship. He was told on Thursday he was expected to leave the country, following a 10-hour standoff with government officials at a Melbourne airport, where he […]

France economy

Europeans are thinking about living with, not defeating, Covid

MADRID – Covid-19 infections were on the rise across Spain, but the country’s leader’s message was clear: The government was not entering 2022 with the 2020 restrictions. “The situation is different this time, and because of that we are taking different measures,” Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister, said this week, adding that he understands that his […]

France economy

Lockdown panic in France: the mayor warns that the economy “cannot resist” to the new rules | World | News

The news comes as the country’s Prime Minister Jean Castex described how the Omicron variant “spreads like lightning.” France has announced a series of restrictions and accelerated deployment of its booster to stop the spread of the highly transmissible variant Omicron. However, the mayor of Perpignan Louis Aliot warned that the French economy “would not […]

France economy

FirstFT: Lib Dems wins North Shropshire

Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Subscribe to our Asia, Europe / Africa Where Americas edition to receive it directly in your inbox every weekday morning Did you follow the news well this week? Take our quiz. Boris Johnson suffered another blow to his authority as UK Prime Minister after […]

France economy

Ally, Member or Partner? NATO’s long dilemma over Ukraine.

BRUSSELS – Ukraine poses a dilemma for NATO that has been brewing for many years – a dilemma that the alliance itself has helped to create. In 2008, NATO – a US-led alliance explicitly created to counter the Soviet Union – promised membership in two former Soviet republics, Ukraine and Georgia, but without specifying when […]

France state

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 […]

French people

Far-right leaders fail to marry – POLITICO

Europe’s far-right leaders continue to flirt, but are still reluctant to marry. On Friday and Saturday in Warsaw, a group of the continent’s leading nationalist, anti-immigrant and Eurosceptic politicians gathered in their latest attempt to unite in some sort of grand coalition. Some highlights from the guest list: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, French presidential […]

French people

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 […]

France economy

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 […]

France economy

FirstFT: China’s emissions fall as economy rocked by slowdown in real estate

Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Subscribe to our Asia, Europe / Africa Where Americas edition to receive it directly in your inbox every weekday morning Did you follow the news well this week? Take our quiz. China’s carbon dioxide emissions have declined for the first time since last year’s […]

France economy

For Brexiters who dreamed of regaining control, France is too close for comfort | Rafael Behr

Considering that the width of the English Channel does not change, it is surprising how often British politicians seem surprised by the proximity of France. Currently, Priti Patel is enraged by the volume of people crossing in small boats. Boris Johnson is frustrated with Patel’s inability to stop the traffic. Tory MPs who told voters […]

French people

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,” […]

France capital

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of demonetization, cash in circulation 57% more

Incidentally, the money in circulation before November 8, 2016 was 18 lakh crore, and five years later it is 28.3 lakh crore, a jump of 57.5%, a growth of about 10%. per year, higher than real GDP growth. In these times of high inflation, public money is extraordinarily high. This despite a sharp increase in […]

France commune

Are these the four “ugliest” towns or villages in France?

What do the 15th most populous French city and three villages with less than 6,000 inhabitants have in common? They all received a Prix France Moche. The Paysages de France association awarded its Prix de la France moche to Migné-Auxances, a village of 6,000 inhabitants south of Lyon, Montalieu-Vercieu (3,400), east of Lyon, Dambach-la-Ville ( […]

France economy

If the government is re-elected, it may be despite Scott Morrison rather than because of him

When Scott Morrison faced the traveling media during a layover in Dubai on the way home, he looked exhausted. Here is a man who needed a hot bath and a big political reset. He presumably had the opportunity for the first; he and his advisers will ruminate on the latter for a long time to […]

France state

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 […]

France economy

Fish wars between UK and France are latest post-Brexit flashpoint

The UK and France are heading into a new crisis in their post-Brexit relationship, with each side embroiled in a fisheries dispute that threatens to escalate into an all-out trade war. Driving the news: The latest flash point comes courtesy of an industry that only accounts for 0.1% of UK GDP, but played a disproportionate […]

France state

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 […]

France economy

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 […]

France state

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 […]

France commune

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 […]

France economy

Peter Dutton suggests looming French elections part of fury over Australian AUKUS submarine deal

Defense Minister Peter Dutton has suggested that the impending French elections may be part of France’s fury against the Australian AUKUS submarine deal. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Gary Ramage Defense Minister Peter Dutton has suggested that the reason France remains “frustrated” by Australia’s abandonment of the $ 90 billion bilateral submarine deal is because of […]

France state

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 […]

France economy

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 […]

French people

The mayor of Quebec, Régis Labeaume, decorated with the French Legion of Honor

The outgoing mayor of Quebec has received France’s highest international distinction. On Saturday, Régis Labeaume received the medal of the French Legion of Honor during a ceremony at the town hall. The Legion of Honor rewards people who have distinguished themselves in their services to France. While awareness was initially reserved for heads of state […]

French people

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 […]

France economy

Eastern Sudan protests booming trade, deepens economic woes

Port Sudan (Sudan) (AFP) Hundreds of trucks full of goods are immobilized in Port Sudan, dozens of container ships are anchored and intact. For more than a month, demonstrators have blocked Sudan’s main seaport. Roads to other provinces and the capital Khartoum were cut, docks closed and even Port Sudan airport was closed for some […]

France economy

French Defense Ministry says Exclusive Economic Zones are not part of Greece-France deal – EURACTIV.com

A recently signed military agreement between Greece and France provides for a mutual defense clause that includes the territories of the two countries, but not the exclusive economic zones (EEZs), the French defense ministry told EURACTIV France on Friday (October 15th). The historic agreement, signed on September 28, was widely seen as a first step […]

France state

John Kerry to address the ISA Fourth General Assembly

India urged the United States to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA), co-founded by India and France. The ISA has become an important public policy tool for India and is seen as a counterpoint to China’s ambitious “One Belt One Road” initiative. India’s strategy is to deny the growing influence of strategic rival China in […]

France state

Iraq says it captured ISIS finance chief

Published on: 10/11/2021 – 10:46 Iraq has captured Sami Jasim, a senior member of the Islamic State (IS) group, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said on Monday. Jasim, who allegedly served as deputy to former ISIS group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been arrested by intelligence services “outside Iraq’s borders,” Kadhemi said on Twitter. “While our […]

France economy

Investment helps Italian economy emerge from pandemic

Matteo Dell’Acqua never thought Italy’s rebound against Covid would be so good. The 31-year-old boss of a family business says his investment in digitization and more environmentally friendly products made during the pandemic is paying off and has contributed to a 20% annual increase in orders. “It’s going very well,” said Dell’Acqua, whose company in […]

France state

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 […]

France economy

French senators meet Taiwan’s Tsai at tense time

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – A group of French senators visiting Taiwan as part of a regular parliamentary exchange met President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday morning during a trip that comes at a particularly tense time between Taiwan and China. Tsai spoke briefly before their meeting, presenting former French Defense Minister Alain Richard with the Order […]

France economy

European Social Democrats are showing signs of life, but France is blocking out

PARIS – For the venerable French Socialist Party, which is languishing 4 percent support Ahead of next year’s presidential elections, news of a surprise victory last Sunday by his center-left counterpart in Germany offered a glimmer of hope. The slim victory of Olaf Scholz and the German Social Democratic Party, as well as the expected […]

France economy

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 […]

France economy

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 […]

France state

many state hospitals fear a labor shortage | News, Sports, Jobs

New York Governor Kathy Hochul and Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin speak with reporters after meeting in New York on Monday, September 20, 2021 (AP Photo / Seth Wenig) ALBANY – Some New York City hospitals and nursing homes began laying off workers on Monday for failing to meet the state’s deadline for getting a […]

France economy

Scottish oil industry fades as wind power beckons

ABERDEEN, Scotland – It’s easy to see how vital oil is to Aberdeen, a venerable port city on the northeast coast of Scotland. Step out of the gate of the small international airport and you are rocked across the road by the roar of helicopters carrying crews to oil rigs scattered across the North Sea. […]

France economy

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 […]

France state

France pledges 240 million euros for home care services for elderly people in difficulty

France will spend an additional 240 million euros on home help services for the elderly in 2022, Prime Minister Jean Castex said this week, as part of plans to address serious staff shortages in the sector. Mr. Castex made the announcement during a visit to Saône-et-Loire on Thursday 23 September. He also indicated that he […]

France economy

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 […]

France economy

French Trade Minister rejects invitation to meet Australian counterpart on submarine deal

Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan begged his French counterpart to “resolve” tensions between nations, after France’s trade minister declined an offer to meet in Paris next month. Key points: French remain angry with Australia for bailout of $ 90 billion submarine contract Dan Tehan says there is an open invitation for his French counterpart to […]

French people

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 […]

France economy

His views on domestic navel-gazing, Morrison is all at sea on the world stage

“The United States and France are NATO countries,” Morrison explained at his press conference in Washington on Thursday. “There are certain expectations among NATO partners as to how they engage with each other on national security issues. Australia is not a member of NATO. The dialogue between the President of the United States and the […]

France state

Indian state hit by protests after two deaths in eviction campaign

Published on: 09/24/2021 – 5:12 PMAmended: 09/24/2021 – 5:10 PM New Delhi (AFP) Thousands protested in the Indian state of Assam on Friday, a day after two people were killed when hundreds clashed with police over the state government’s eviction of families Muslim women from their homes. The Assam government has been widely condemned for […]

France state

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 […]

France state

Sudanese state media report ‘failed’ coup attempt

Published on: 09/21/2021 – 10:06Amended: 09/21/2021 – 10:04 Khartoum (AFP) A coup attempt in Sudan “failed” on Tuesday morning, state media reported, as the country grapples with a fragile transition since the 2019 ousting of longtime President Omar al-Bashir. Senior military and government sources told AFP the attempt involved a group of officers who were […]

France economy

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 […]

France state

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 […]

France state

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, […]

France economy

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 […]

France economy

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 […]

France commune

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 […]

France state

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 […]

France commune

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 […]

France state

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 […]

France economy

Brexit LIVE: The British economy jumps 4.8% and FOUR TIMES faster than France – Sunak boosted | Politics | New

Boris Johnson outlines his plans to reach net zero The UK economy grew 4.8% in the second quarter of 2021 as lockdowns lifted, bringing people back to pubs, figures from the Office for National Statistics showed. The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew an additional one percent in June, creating five consecutive months of growth. […]

France state

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 […]

France economy

Italians adopt (for the most part) a ‘green pass’ to prove vaccination from day one

ORBETELLO, Italy – Friday, the first day Italians were required to present a national health passport to access indoor restaurants, museums, gymnasiums, theaters and a wide range of social activities, Margherita Catenuto, 18, from Sicily , proudly displayed a bar code at the Capitoline Museum in Rome certifying that she was vaccinated. “It’s like showing […]

French people

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 […]

France state

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 […]

France state

Victoria lockdown extended as state registers 13 local COVID-19 cases

Victoria’s lockdown will not end as planned at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. Announcing the extension, Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said he could not say “exactly what rules and what timeframe would apply beyond midnight tomorrow night”. “As soon as I can confirm to the Victorians how much longer and under what circumstances, I will.” Health officials […]

French people

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 […]

France state

France, US urge Lebanese politicians to quickly form cabinet – CBS17.com

through: BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press Posted: July 16, 2021 / 5:46 AM EDT / Update: July 16, 2021 / 5:46 AM EDT A Lebanese soldier fires in the air to separate protesters, during a clash with supporters of Prime Minister designate Saad Hariri who resigned Thursday in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, July 15, 2021. Hariri says […]

France commune

How to make an appointment for the Covid-19 vaccination in France

There has been an increase in the number of people in France making Covid-19 vaccination appointments after President Emmanuel Macron on July 12 announced a series of new measures to combat the spread of Covid. This included making vaccines mandatory for many healthcare professionals and expanding the use of the so-called “health pass,” which the […]

France commune

Supreme Court gives French government nine months to act on climate change

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, July 1 (Reuters) – France’s highest board on Thursday called […]

France commune

Policewoman stabbed to death inside police station in France before assailant was shot dead

Emmanuel Macron has vowed to “never give up” the fight against Islamist terrorism after a policewoman was killed by a man with a knife who shouted “Allahu Akbar” in France today. Named by police Stéphanie M, the 49-year-old mother of two was slashed in the throat by a Tunisian delivery driver at 2:20 p.m. while […]

France commune

Paris is about to change

Updated at 12:29 p.m. ET on September 7, 2020. The pandemic has hit Paris hard. It hit the poor suburbs of Paris the hardest. Paris had already bet its future on the merger with a large circle of suburb cities to form the new Metropolis of Greater Paris—A capital of the 21st century that is […]

France commune

Masks mandatory outdoors in more places in France from today

The new decree was taken in Mayenne this Saturday, August 1. It applies to anyone aged 11 and over, with the exception of sports. So far, only four municipalities in the department had made the mask compulsory everywhere – including outside. The rule now applies to 69 municipalities – out of 261. Gatherings of more […]

France commune

Trenches of the Champs Elysées: from the “Paris Commune” to the “Yellow Vest”

The general legislative elections of November 2019 in Spain did not allow any of the parties to obtain the absolute majority necessary to form a government. After two months of negotiations, a left-wing coalition between the PSOE (Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party) and Unidas Podemos (United We Can) was formed in January 2020. Having received the […]

France commune

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. […]