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Can Macron lead the European Union after Merkel retires?

PARIS – After the Germans vote on Sunday and the formation of a new government, Chancellor Angela Merkel will step down after 16 years as a dominant figure in European politics. This is the moment that Emmanuel Macron, the French president, was waiting for. The German Chancellor, although credited with …

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Mountain bikers targeted by traps hidden in French forests

Multiple cases of dangerous traps left on forest roads have been reported by mountain bikers in several regions of France. Recent attacks in the Vosges mountains in eastern France have included studded wooden planks and barbed wire that can puncture bicycle tires hidden on forest paths. A cyclist, Gaëten, was …

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Kenya bans ‘blasphemous’ films about homosexuals

Published on: 09/23/2021 – 15:56Amended: 23/09/2021 – 15:55 Nairobi (AFP) Kenyan authorities on Thursday banned a documentary about two gay lovers, calling it “unacceptable and an affront to (the) culture and identity” of a deeply Christian country that has long criminalized homosexuality. Directed by a Kenyan filmmaker, “I Am Samuel” …

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Man Utd abandon League Cup, Spurs and Chelsea advance

Published on: 09/22/2021 – 11:12 PMAmended: 09/22/2021 – 11:10 PM London (AFP) Manchester United withdrew from the League Cup as West Ham avenged their painful loss to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford, while Chelsea and Tottenham survived the shots on goal to reach the …

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“South Africa has not moved since 2019”

3:12 p.m., September 20, 2021 All Black’s great Sean Fitzpatrick believes South Africa has failed to change its game since becoming the world champion, unlike New Zealand who are the favorites ahead of the 100th meeting between the two nations in Australia on Saturday. The former All Blacks captain accepts …

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Georgia WWII veteran receives French Legion of Honor

THOMSON, Georgia (AP) – A 98-year-old WWII veteran who participated in the D-Day invasion and Battle of the Bulge and witnessed German surrender during the war has been honored by France . The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Louis Graziano received the French Legion of Honor in a ceremony Friday in …

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