France city – Ambafrance JM http://ambafrance-jm.org/ Sat, 09 Oct 2021 22:52:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 http://ambafrance-jm.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/cropped-icon-32x32.png France city – Ambafrance JM http://ambafrance-jm.org/ 32 32 France wants to extend rebound in Nations League final http://ambafrance-jm.org/france-wants-to-extend-rebound-in-nations-league-final/ Sat, 09 Oct 2021 22:12:26 +0000 http://ambafrance-jm.org/france-wants-to-extend-rebound-in-nations-league-final/ Spaniard Koke, left, jokes with his teammates during Spain’s training session ahead of Sunday’s UEFA Nations League final between Spain and France at the Interello sports center, in Milan, Italy on Saturday, October 9, 2021 (AP Photo / Luca Bruno) Luca Bruno PA MILAN After a few difficult months, France are hopeful that their Nations […]]]>

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Spaniard Koke, left, jokes with his teammates during Spain’s training session ahead of Sunday’s UEFA Nations League final between Spain and France at the Interello sports center, in Milan, Italy on Saturday, October 9, 2021 (AP Photo / Luca Bruno)

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After a few difficult months, France are hopeful that their Nations League victory over Belgium will be the spark of a recovery ahead of the final against Spain in Milan on Sunday.

An incredible return to Turin on Thursday saw France recover from two goals to beat Belgium 3-2 thanks to a last-minute goal from Theo Hernández.

It was only France’s second victory after a streak of five consecutive draws for Didier Deschamps’ side, who had a poor campaign in the European Championship.

“Mentally speaking we were pretty depressed lately and needed a key game to get us back on track,” France captain Hugo Lloris said on Saturday. “And against Belgium, everything was there to regain confidence.

“That was the case in the second half and I hope it helps us start the game tomorrow with the best of intentions. And I really hope we see a big face from France. It will be difficult … it will be it’s up to us to do whatever we can on the ground.

France, world champions, were one of the favorites of Euro 2020 but, despite a team full of talent, the Blues failed to set the tournament on fire and only won one match. – the first match against Germany. They lost a penalty shootout to Switzerland in the round of 16, after leading 3-1 with 15 minutes remaining.

It looked like more disappointment was in the Nations League semi-finals on Thursday when France ended up 2-0 at half-time against Belgium, but an outstanding performance in the second half allowed them to to reserve a place in the final.

“We have been looking to rediscover these kinds of feelings in recent months, especially after the loss to Switzerland at the Euro, and I think this victory against Belgium was more than welcome for French football,” said Lloris.

“It’s always a special moment to play a final for your country, even if this competition doesn’t look like a World Cup or a Euro, but it’s still a trophy to be won.

This is only the second edition of the UEFA Nations League and although the tournament is not held in the highest regard, the quality of the football has been nothing short of spectacular.

France’s thrilling victory was preceded the day before by Spain’s entertaining 2-1 victory over European champions Italy. The match was played at a breathtaking pace before Leonardo Bonucci was sent off for the Azzurri shortly before half-time.

Ferran Torres scored both goals for Spain to help his side end Italy’s 37-game unbeaten streak and reach their first final since Euro 2012.

“For many of us, this is the first time we’ve played a final with the national team. So it would be fantastic to lift our first trophy, ”said Torres. “We are a very young team and tomorrow we will do everything to be able to reach this trophy.

“We play as a team and I think that’s our strong point.”

Spain’s strength will have to counter the individual brilliance of France’s star attack: Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann and Karim Benzema.

Torres faces a race against time to get fit. He was forced to leave four minutes after the start of the second half against Italy after receiving a blow.

“I’m an optimistic guy and I honestly think I have a chance to play against France,” Torres said. “I didn’t train today, I will do it tomorrow. We’re all going to evaluate it and then we’ll see.

France and Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot will miss the game after testing positive for coronavirus. The rest of the team then underwent further testing, all of which came back negative.

Earlier on Sunday, Belgium faced Italy in the third-place match in Turin. Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Thomas Foket left the Belgian squad after being injured.


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Women’s Ballon d’Or: Ellen White and Fran Kirby shortlisted http://ambafrance-jm.org/womens-ballon-dor-ellen-white-and-fran-kirby-shortlisted/ Fri, 08 Oct 2021 15:53:02 +0000 http://ambafrance-jm.org/womens-ballon-dor-ellen-white-and-fran-kirby-shortlisted/ Fran Kirby and Ellen White compete to be the first English players to win a Ballon d’Or since Michael Owen in 2001 Englishmen Ellen White and Fran Kirby are on the shortlist for the 2021 Women’s Ballon d’Or award. Kirby, 28, helped Chelsea win the Women’s Super League – scoring 16 goals in 18 league […]]]>
Fran Kirby and Ellen White compete to be the first English players to win a Ballon d’Or since Michael Owen in 2001

Englishmen Ellen White and Fran Kirby are on the shortlist for the 2021 Women’s Ballon d’Or award.

Kirby, 28, helped Chelsea win the Women’s Super League – scoring 16 goals in 18 league appearances and being named PFA and FWA Player of the Year.

White, 32, scored 15 goals in 32 games for Manchester City last season despite not winning a trophy.

There are five Chelsea players on the world’s best player shortlist, as well as Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema.

The other Blues contenders are Magdalena Eriksson, Sam Kerr, Pernille Harder and Jessie Fleming.

Emma Hayes’ team is the most represented team, with Barcelona, ​​European champion.

This is only the third edition of the Women’s Ballon d’Or. Ada Hegerberg won in 2018 and Megan Rapinoe in 2019 – without any awards last year due to the Covid pandemic.

Danish forward Harder, then at Wolfsburg, was second in 2018 and England’s Lucy Bronze – who was not on this year’s shortlist – was second in 2019.

The men’s award has been around since 1956.

The winner of the prize, organized by France Football, will be announced on November 29 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

Nominated for the Women’s Ballon d’Or

Alexia Putellas (Barcelona, ​​Spain), Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea, Sweden), Marie-Antoinette Katoto (PSG, France), Sam Kerr (Chelsea, Australia), Stina Blackstenius (Hacken, Sweden), Wendie Renard (Lyon, France), Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage, USA), Pernille Harder (Chelsea, Denmark), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal, Netherlands), Sandra Panos (Barcelona, ​​Spain), Lieke Martens (Barcelona, ​​Netherlands), Jessie Fleming (Chelsea, Canada), Irene Paredes (Barcelona, ​​Spain), Ashley Lawrence (PSG, Canada), Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns, Canada), Ellen White (Man City, England), Christiane Endler (Lyon, Chile), Jennifer Hermoso (Barcelona, ​​Spain), Fran Kirby (Chelsea, England), Kadidiatou Diani (PSG, France)

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Brussels asks France to calm post-Brexit dispute with UK over fishing licenses: CityAM http://ambafrance-jm.org/brussels-asks-france-to-calm-post-brexit-dispute-with-uk-over-fishing-licenses-cityam/ Thu, 07 Oct 2021 11:54:00 +0000 http://ambafrance-jm.org/brussels-asks-france-to-calm-post-brexit-dispute-with-uk-over-fishing-licenses-cityam/ Brussels has called on the French government to calm its rhetoric over a fishing dispute with the UK, after Paris threatened to cut power to the Channel Islands this week. The EU and some European governments have reportedly told Emmanuel Macron’s government that threats to cut off electricity in Jersey and Guernsey or hit the […]]]>

Brussels has called on the French government to calm its rhetoric over a fishing dispute with the UK, after Paris threatened to cut power to the Channel Islands this week.

The EU and some European governments have reportedly told Emmanuel Macron’s government that threats to cut off electricity in Jersey and Guernsey or hit the UK with tariffs cannot happen.

French European Affairs Minister Clément Beaune said on Tuesday that “we are tired of being nice” and that he “will not stand” for French fishermen to be excluded from British waters by Downing Street.

Speaking to broadcaster Europe 1, Beaune said Paris was ready to fight back and noted that the Channel Islands Jersey and Guernsey depend on France for their power supply.

The dispute concerns the UK government’s refusal to grant many licenses to French fishermen who were part of the post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and the EU.

This infuriated Paris and the country’s fishermen who depend on British waters.

EU sources told The Telegraph today that some Brussels officials are angry that the French government is so aggressive with their threats and has not discussed them with Brussels beforehand.

An EU source said: “We need to cool the water temperature. We need to sit down and talk amicably. It’s very hot water right now and it’s not helping anyone.

Cabinet Minister Lord David Frost said the reaction was overblown and that was “not the way we should behave”.

“Despite all the frustrations of the past 18 months, and especially since January, I don’t think we as a country have resorted to these kinds of threats,” he said.

The issue of access to fisheries was a huge point of contention during the UK-EU trade deal negotiations last year.

The problem erupted again in May when a flotilla of around 50 French fishing boats blocked the port of Jersey against the UK, which did not grant new fishing licenses.

The stalemate led to the deployment of British and French military ships in the region.

UK Brexit Minister Frost meets with EU counterpart on NI protocol

The UK government said last week it would only grant 12 of the EU’s 47 new fishing licenses for small vessels, once again bringing the feud to the fore in Anglo-French relations.




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Euro flops France, Belgium seek to redeem themselves in League of Nations http://ambafrance-jm.org/euro-flops-france-belgium-seek-to-redeem-themselves-in-league-of-nations/ Thu, 07 Oct 2021 00:49:23 +0000 http://ambafrance-jm.org/euro-flops-france-belgium-seek-to-redeem-themselves-in-league-of-nations/ PSG’s Kylian Mbappe is in action during the French Ligue 1 soccer match between Rennes and Paris Saint-Germain at Roazhon Park stadium in Rennes, France on Sunday October 3, 2021 (AP Photo / Jeremias Gonzales) Jeremiah Gonzales PA MILAN Two of the biggest disappointments of the European Championship clash Thursday in the semifinals of the […]]]>

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Two of the biggest disappointments of the European Championship clash Thursday in the semifinals of the Nations League in Turin.

Kylian Mbappé and the France team are seeking redemption in the League of Nations, a bit like his opponent Belgium.

Mbappé was in a way the scapegoat for France’s failure at Euro 2020 after missing the decisive penalty in a penalty shoot-out in France’s loss to Switzerland in the round of 16.

The 22-year-old striker has been criticized by supporters and even his team-mates, with Olivier Giroud claiming that some people did not hand him a hand before France’s opener against Germany.

In a high-profile interview this week, Mbappé said he felt like a problem for the French national team and that he would have liked more support from his teammates.

However, France coach Didier Deschamps did not want to address Mbappé’s concerns with the media.

“Look, I don’t know what he said, I don’t read these things, I don’t care,” Deschamps said. “The most important thing is that I saw it, we talked about this and that, like we did long before you heard the interview. … What is most important to me are the discussions I have internally and directly with the player.

“Kylian is happy to be here and like all his teammates he is looking forward to tomorrow. What happened, happened. We can’t go back, neither him, nor I, nor anyone. So what’s important is today and tomorrow.

World champion France was one of the favorites to win Euro 2020 and their loss to Switzerland was a big shock, especially because the Blues were leading 3-1 15 minutes from the end.

Despite a talented squad, France failed to set the tournament on fire and only won one game, their first game against Germany.

Deschamps was asked if winning the Nations League had become more important after France’s failure this summer.

“Honestly, no,” he said. “We cannot change what happened.”

Belgium, the top ranked, is also looking to redeem itself for a disappointing Euro 2020 campaign. Italy beat Belgium 2-1 in the quarter-finals to allow the Azzurri to become European champions.

Belgium will also have revenge in mind as the last time they met France was in the 2018 World Cup semi-finals, when Roberto Martínez’s side lost 1-0.

“There was great frustration,” said Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans when asked how the team felt in the dressing room immediately after this game. “I don’t want to remember it too much because when you play a big tournament like that and you’re so close to the final. You can almost touch it. … It was hard.

While Belgian Thorgan Hazard – brother of Real Madrid star Eden Hazard – was left out of the game on Wednesday, there could still be a pair of siblings on the pitch. Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich) and Theo Hernandez (AC Milan) could line up together for France in defense and midfield.

“It hasn’t happened (with France) for a long time, I think the last time was the Revelli brothers (Hervé and Patrick) in the early 1970s,” Deschamps said. “I will not consider them as two brothers but as two players.”

The winner will face Spain in the final Sunday in Milan. Spain beat European champion Italy 2-1 in the semi-finals.


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French senators arrive in Taiwan amid tensions with China http://ambafrance-jm.org/french-senators-arrive-in-taiwan-amid-tensions-with-china/ Wed, 06 Oct 2021 11:01:34 +0000 http://ambafrance-jm.org/french-senators-arrive-in-taiwan-amid-tensions-with-china/ FILE – In this undated file photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, two Chinese SU-30 fighter jets take off from an unspecified location to conduct a patrol over the South China Sea. With a record number of military flights near Taiwan over the past week, China has shown new intensity and sophistication as it […]]]>

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A group of French senators arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday for a five-day visit following a large Chinese show of force with fighter jets amid the highest tensions in decades between China and Taiwan.

The group, led by Senator Alain Richard, will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwanese economic and health officials and the Continental Affairs Council. Richard, a former French defense minister, had previously visited Taiwan in 2015 and 2018, according to the semi-official Taiwan news agency, and heads the Taiwan Friendship Group in the French Senate.

China tried to discourage Richard’s visit, with its embassy in France saying ahead of the trip: “It would not only harm China’s core interests and undermine Sino-French relations, but also damage the reputation and interests of China. France. “

China claims Taiwan as its own territory and therefore opposes any international engagement with the island, such as visits by representatives of foreign governments. He also aggressively poached Taiwan’s last diplomatic allies.

In its most recent display of sustained military harassment, China flew fighter jets to Taiwan 149 times in four days, from Friday to Monday. The White House called the thefts risky and destabilizing, while China responded that the United States selling arms to Taiwan and its ships sailing the Taiwan Strait were provocative.

Taiwanese Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng told lawmakers on Wednesday that the situation “is the most serious in 40 years since I enlisted.”

China and Taiwan parted ways in the midst of civil war in 1949. Today, they have extensive trade and investment relations but no official relations, and China has increasingly mobilized military, diplomatic pressure. and economic to undermine the independence government of Tsai.


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Vanier Elementary School will close at the latest due to COVID-19 http://ambafrance-jm.org/vanier-elementary-school-will-close-at-the-latest-due-to-covid-19/ Tue, 05 Oct 2021 20:37:43 +0000 http://ambafrance-jm.org/vanier-elementary-school-will-close-at-the-latest-due-to-covid-19/ A French-language elementary school in Ottawa’s Vanier neighborhood is the latest to close due to a COVID-19 epidemic. From Tuesday afternoon, 19 students from Mauril-Bélanger public elementary school had tested positive, according to data published online by advice public schools in Eastern Ontario, the city’s French-language public school board. No cases were reported among school […]]]>

A French-language elementary school in Ottawa’s Vanier neighborhood is the latest to close due to a COVID-19 epidemic.

From Tuesday afternoon, 19 students from Mauril-Bélanger public elementary school had tested positive, according to data published online by advice public schools in Eastern Ontario, the city’s French-language public school board.

No cases were reported among school staff.

The Montgomery Street school was closed Monday following an order from Ottawa Public Health and will remain closed for an “indefinite” period, the council said in a statement in French.

It is the third school in Ottawa to be closed this fall by an outbreak of COVID-19.

Almost 800 Ontario schools with cases

St. Benedict Catholic Primary School in Barrhaven was the first to close at the end of September, followed by Marius-Barbeau Catholic Elementary School south of downtown a few days later.

A school epidemic is declared if at least two people test positive and there is a possibility that transmission of COVID-19 could occur at school.

The closure of the school is then considered when several areas of the school are affected or when many cases do not seem to be linked to each other.

The closure of Mauril-Bélanger public elementary school Comes as the Ontario government on Tuesday announced a new rapid antigen testing program, a program that would see rapid COVID-19 tests issued to high-risk schools to help preserve in-person learning.

There are currently 796 Ontario schools with at least one confirmed case of COVID-19, just over 16% of publicly funded schools in the province.


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Pandora papers leak: what you need to know http://ambafrance-jm.org/pandora-papers-leak-what-you-need-to-know/ Tue, 05 Oct 2021 00:38:50 +0000 http://ambafrance-jm.org/pandora-papers-leak-what-you-need-to-know/ The headlines thundered: The King of Jordan amassed $ 100 million in hidden assets, including homes in Malibu, London and Washington. An alleged mistress of the Russian leader managed to secretly buy a luxury residence in Monaco. The President of the Czech Republic, an anti-corruption activist, has secretly acquired an estate on the French Riviera. […]]]>

The headlines thundered: The King of Jordan amassed $ 100 million in hidden assets, including homes in Malibu, London and Washington. An alleged mistress of the Russian leader managed to secretly buy a luxury residence in Monaco. The President of the Czech Republic, an anti-corruption activist, has secretly acquired an estate on the French Riviera.

The revelations of the Pandora Papers report, a collaboration of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and media partners that include The Washington Post and The Guardian, began to reverberate through and beyond the financial world of the rich and the powerful almost. immediately after the authors started posting them on Sunday.

The report (the name Pandora comes from the Greek myth of a sealed jar containing the evils of the world) was based on what its authors described as 11.9 million leaked documents from 14 companies in the offshore financial services industry, describing how the rich hide their assets. More than 600 journalists in 117 countries worked there.

The Pandora Papers have established offshore activity ties with more than twice as many politicians and public officials as the Panama Papers, a blamed report on the offshore banking sector released by the journalism consortium five years ago. The Pandora Papers contain information on more than 330 politicians and officials from more than 90 countries and territories, including 35 current and former leaders of countries.

A thriving sector of the financial services industry specializes in helping high net worth clients hide their assets and legally minimize the taxes they would otherwise have to pay. These advantages are achieved through a few basic methods, built around the principles of disguised ownership and weak regulation. Hiding wealth is a specialty offered by tax havens like Panama, Dubai, Monaco, Switzerland and the Cayman Islands, as well as some US states like South Dakota and Delaware.

Secret ownership of homes and other assets can be obscured by limited companies – companies that are not required to identify their owners. In some countries, there are no regulatory requirements to identify and register the purported beneficial owners of a property, i.e. people who directly benefit from a property even if someone’s name is another is registered as the owner. Using this beneficial ownership loophole allows the real owners to hide behind layers of legal documents that may be difficult or impossible to disentangle: the owner of Company A can be identified as Company B, and the owner of Company B. company B can be identified as company C, and so on.

Many high net worth individuals may have valid reasons for legally protecting disclosures about their assets – to protect them from unscrupulous associates or extortion attempts, for example, or to secure the inheritance of their descendants. But proponents of greater financial transparency say the system is abused, vulnerable to corruption and built for greed. Much of the offshore financial services industry is unregulated or self-regulated. Some of the bankers, auditors and accountants who work in the industry are former public servants who know the shortcomings of the system.

“The Pandora Papers reveal the inner workings of what is a phantom financial world, providing a window into the hidden operations of a global offshore economy,” said the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Business Taxation, a group of Paris-based defense who hosted the report. He said the system “allows some of the richest people in the world and multinational corporations to hide their wealth and in some cases pay little or no taxes.”

The report was released against the backdrop of an ever-deepening rift between the rich and the poor around the world, exacerbated by the pandemic, which has heightened emotional resentments over the privileges of the rich in many countries.

Disclosures can also have a political effect, even in countries where rulers have limited accountability to the public, such as Russia, which has an authoritarian leader, and Jordan, which is a monarchy. This type of report gives the public information and insight into its leadership that the political structure denies, and can be politically damaging.

Russian President Vladimir V. Putin is not directly named in the Pandora report but was linked by associates with assets in Monaco, including a house acquired by a Russian woman who allegedly had a child with him. Mr Putin’s spokesperson called the findings unfounded.

King Abdullah of Jordan has been accused of using shell companies registered in the Caribbean to acquire 15 properties in the United States, Britain and elsewhere. His office said the king used his own personal wealth to buy them.

“I don’t think this is the end of Vladimir Putin – let’s not get carried away,” said Gary Kalman, director of the US office of Transparency International, an organization that monitors financial corruption around the world. “But I think the leaders of these countries, King Abdullah and others, are worried about their reputation,” Kalman said in a telephone interview.

For King Abdullah in particular, he said, Jordanians now know “that he spent money on properties in Malibu and Georgetown, while in Jordan they don’t have enough money. money to provide basic services. It looks really bad.

For leaders who campaigned on pledges to reduce corruption – like those in Pakistan, the Czech Republic and Kenya, for example – to be included in the Pandora report is extremely embarrassing.

“In any country there is a tipping point, at which people are angry and upset,” said Lakshmi Kumar, policy director of Global Financial Integrity, a Washington-based research group on illicit financial flows. and other corruption. “We are already there, in many of these countries. “

Ms Kumar and others said they hoped the Pandora report would speed up action to strengthen international financial regulations, tackle tax evasion and significantly restrict the means by which the rich can hide assets. One of her main takeaways from the report, she said, was the bankers’ complicity in helping their wealthier clients.

“When you’re so rich and looking for a creative way to hide money, you can’t do it alone,” she said. “You need a network of professionals to help you. These people are often the people who are supposed to protect the financial system. “


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Algeria castigates French leader, bans flights, diplomat recalls http://ambafrance-jm.org/algeria-castigates-french-leader-bans-flights-diplomat-recalls/ Mon, 04 Oct 2021 02:00:53 +0000 http://ambafrance-jm.org/algeria-castigates-french-leader-bans-flights-diplomat-recalls/ ]]>

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Algeria refused permission to France to fly military planes in its airspace and announced the recall of its ambassador from Paris following what it called “inadmissible” remarks attributed to the French president Emmanuel Macron.

The sharp escalation in tensions over the weekend also follows a French decision to reduce the number of visas issued to people in North Africa – including Algeria – because governments refuse to take back migrants expelled from France.

The French request to allow two military planes to fly over Algerian territory on Sunday was rejected, French military spokesman Colonel Pascal Ianni said. One plane was due to depart from France, the other from Chad, he said.

Ianni said it was not clear whether Algeria was completely shutting down its airspace to the French military or whether Sunday flights would be the only ones affected.

“We haven’t had an official notification, so we’ll see,” he said. “Planners are thinking about how we’re going to adapt. ”

Algeria had approved previous French flights in recent months, he said.

The flight ban follows the immediate recall of the Algerian ambassador from France for “consultations” – announced Saturday evening by the Algerian presidency.

The statement said the diplomat’s recall was prompted by recent comments on Algeria attributed to Macron. The remarks constituted “inadmissible interference” in the affairs of Algeria and were “an intolerable affront” to Algerians who died fighting French colonialism, the Algerian presidency said.

“The crimes of colonial France in Algeria are innumerable and correspond to the strictest definitions of genocide,” said his statement.

French media reported that Macron recently spoke about Algeria’s post-colonial system of government and his attitudes towards France. Le Monde newspaper said Macron made the comments Thursday during a meeting at the presidential palace with the French and Algerian grandchildren of veterans of Algeria’s war of independence from 1954 to 1962 and people affected by the consequences of the conflict.

In his report of the meeting, Le Monde said Macron accused the Algerian authorities of stoking hatred against France. The French leader also spoke of his government’s tightening of visas for North Africans, saying the reduction in visas would target “people in the field of governance, who used to apply for visas easily,” reported the newspaper.

French authorities have announced that the number of visas granted to Algerians and Moroccans will be halved, and Tunisians by 30%. The government said the decision responds to refusals by Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia to provide consular documents to their citizens expelled from France after their illegal arrival. All three countries were part of the French colonial empire, and many migrants to Europe and other visitors from these North African countries have family or other ties to France.

The Algerian presidency said in its statement that Macron’s words were “an intolerable affront to the memory of the 5,630,000 valiant martyrs who sacrificed their lives in their heroic resistance to the French colonial invasion.” There has been no explanation for how the Algerian authorities found so many.

He added that “nothing and no one can absolve the colonial powers of their crimes”.


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Algeria castigates the French leader, recalls the French ambassador | SiouxlandProud | Sioux City, IA http://ambafrance-jm.org/algeria-castigates-the-french-leader-recalls-the-french-ambassador-siouxlandproud-sioux-city-ia/ Sun, 03 Oct 2021 08:09:38 +0000 http://ambafrance-jm.org/algeria-castigates-the-french-leader-recalls-the-french-ambassador-siouxlandproud-sioux-city-ia/ Posted: Oct 3, 2021 / 3:09 AM CDT / Update: Oct 3, 2021 / 3:09 AM CDT ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) – Algeria has accused its former colonial ruler, France, of “genocide” and announced the recall of its Paris ambassador angry at “inadmissible” remarks attributed to French President Emmanuel Macron. The sharp escalation in tensions also […]]]>

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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) – Algeria has accused its former colonial ruler, France, of “genocide” and announced the recall of its Paris ambassador angry at “inadmissible” remarks attributed to French President Emmanuel Macron.

The sharp escalation in tensions also follows a French decision to reduce the number of visas issued to people in North Africa – including Algeria – because governments refuse to take back migrants expelled from France.

The immediate recall of the Algerian ambassador to France for “consultations” was announced on Saturday evening in a press release from the Algerian presidency.

The statement said the recall was prompted by recent comments on Algeria which were attributed to Macron. The remarks constituted “inadmissible interference” in the affairs of Algeria and were “an intolerable affront” to Algerians who died fighting French colonialism, the Algerian presidency said.

“The crimes of colonial France in Algeria are innumerable and correspond to the strictest definitions of genocide,” said his statement.

French media reported that Macron recently commented on Algeria’s post-colonial system of government and its attitudes towards France.


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Billionaires in battle, the longest bar in France & huge in Japan http://ambafrance-jm.org/billionaires-in-battle-the-longest-bar-in-france-huge-in-japan/ Sat, 02 Oct 2021 14:06:00 +0000 http://ambafrance-jm.org/billionaires-in-battle-the-longest-bar-in-france-huge-in-japan/ NEVER worry about the race that stops a nation, it’s the one that barely slows down a city – unless you are 6,000 miles away in Japan. The Japanese love their races and they absolutely love the Arc de Triomphe. 2 Dettori has won the Arc more than any other jockeyCredit: AP: Associated press 2 […]]]>

NEVER worry about the race that stops a nation, it’s the one that barely slows down a city – unless you are 6,000 miles away in Japan.

The Japanese love their races and they absolutely love the Arc de Triomphe.

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Orfevre seemed certain to have given them their first winner in 2012, until he was overtaken by outsider Solemia to death.

But they seem to have a good chance in Chrono Genesis this year, the steed of champion jockey Oisin Murphy.

Note that he may consider himself lucky to be still here after his terrifying fall in the paddock at Salisbury on Thursday.

The whole of Japan could very well stop to watch the big race – worth £ 4.3million – at 3.05 on Sunday.

But on Ground Zero, wander around Paris, just over three miles from the course, and you’d be forgiven for never knowing the race was on.

In Australia, the natives revel in the way everything stops for the Melbourne Cup, the jewel in their crown, and having been Down Under on the big day, it’s no exaggeration.

But in France, ask one of the inhabitants of the Arc, and you will probably get a puzzled shrug and most likely “have no idea”. .

Thousands of English and Irish will have had October 3 in their diaries for months, like the 100th edition of this great race. In the French capital, it will simply be Sunday.

Again, this is how they tend to view their horse races, wherever they are and regardless of the price. Not Cheltenham, Royal Ascot or Aintree.

Try to book a hotel when one of these three shows is in town and unless you are quickly ready to pay a fortune, forget it.

But Paris for the Arc? Well, that’s a whole different story. In fact, earlier this week there were still a lot of tickets available.

France Galop talks about a crowd of 40,000 for Arc Day, roughly double what they usually get for opening day of Longchamp’s two-day reunion, but even that sounds a bit fanciful .

Considering that around half of the gate is made up of British and Irish fans, it’s no wonder the organizers are begging people from these shores to make the trip.

Many will, of course. Loving that they can make their annual pilgrimage again, after Covid restricted the crowds to 1,000 a year ago.

In fact, only their presence in the bars and restaurants around Port Maillot and the Bois de Boulogne makes it possible to realize that something abnormal is happening.

Not that a trip to the Arc is the Jolly Boys outing that you can associate with the Grand National or the Gold Cup.

Most of those who cross the Channel for this will be middle-aged, seeing the race as one of the sights and attractions of Paris on a long weekend.

Certainly not a contest to see how much Guinness they can drink, as Longchamp proudly boasted of ‘France’s longest bar’ when it reopened after a £ 123million overhaul in 2018.

This time around, there’s no chance of winning a fairy tale either, with Enable retired after two failed attempts at a record treble. Still, it’s even more appetizing than usual.

Charlie Appleby is England’s best prospect, with Derby winner and possibly favorite Adayar, as well as St Leger hero Hurricane Lane.

Aidan O’Brien is pinning his hopes on the heroine of Oaks Snowfall, Tarnawa is an even stronger Irish challenger and Chrono Genesis could give the racing fanatic Japanese a very first triumph.

If one of them gets home first – and there’s a good chance they will – you’ll hear the roar of Longchamp on the Champs Elysees… regardless of the size of the crowd.

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