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G7 countries pledge to stop Russia oil imports

Issued on: 08/05/2022 - 20:46 The G7 club of wealthy nations committed Sunday to phasing out its dependency on Russian oil and issued a scathing statement accusing President Vladimir Putin of bringing “shame” on Russia with his invasion of Ukraine. ..

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Ukraine’s Kherson region prepares for Russian counteroffensives

Issued on: 08/05/2022 - 10:58 Fighting continues to rage in southern Ukraine. Here, Russian forces hold the port city of Kherson and they claim to control the whole administrative region, of which Kherson is the capital. But in fact they don’t: Ukra..

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Live: ‘Putin is responsible for heinous war crimes’, says Trudeau in Kyiv

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday that Russian leader Vladimir Putin was responsible for “war crimes,” during a visit to Ukraine where he met with President Volodymyr Zelensky. Follow FRANCE 24's live updates below. All times ar..

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Scottish govt puts tampons in male toilets

Period products are now being supplied to men’s restrooms visited by Scotland’s transgender civil servants, British media has revealed. The move has apparently been introduced by the cabinet to top up its equality index. The first country in the world that made sanitary pads and tampons free for all is now also providing them in the male lavatorie..

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Luxury hotel boots famous chef who sought to turn restaurant vegan

A celebrity Swiss chef has been ousted from his position at London’s luxury, five-star Claridge’s Hotel after he sparked controversy by trying to make its iconic, meat-laden menu fully plant-based to save the environment. In a statement on Friday, Claridge’s announced that it had “mutually agreed” to separate with Daniel Humm, the chef and owner a..

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Macron to deal with the nation on Tuesday as Covid-19 circumstances surge

Issued on: 05/11/2021 - 20:24 French President Emmanuel Macron will speak to the nation on Tuesday about the resurgence of COVID-19 infections as well as his economic reform programme, the government said on Friday. Infection rates have accelerated strongly in the past month, with the number of new COVID-19 cases rising by double-digit percent..

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Reaching carbon neutrality: Why France lags behind on its environmental objectives

Issued on: 05/11/2021 - 18:38Modified: 05/11/2021 - 18:40 A key part of the global fight to tackle global warming is the idea of carbon neutrality – a state of net zero carbon dioxide emissions. Like many countries and institutions around the world, France has committed to going carbon neutral by 2050. So how exactly is the country planning to ge..

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French MPs approve continued use of Covid well being go by way of July 2022

Issued on: 05/11/2021 - 10:33 French lawmakers on Friday approved the continued use of the country’s health pass – a paper or digital certificate that shows a person has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or has recently tested negative for or recovered from the disease – as a requirement for entrance to certain public spaces until July 31, ..

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Going inexperienced? RT visits British city opening NEW coal mine (VIDEO)

The English town of Whitehaven may soon have a brand-new coal mine for the first time in decades – and the locals told RT they're looking forward to seeing the project reversing an economic decline. Whitehaven, located on the Cumbria coast, is not exactly a flourishing place. Once a booming port and a major centre of the coal and chemical ind..

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Examine credit vaccination with ‘almost eliminating’ cervical most cancers in younger girls

Introducing an HPV vaccine as part of the NHS effort to prevent cervical cancer has saved hundreds of British women from developing the disease, a fresh study says, citing 13 years of observations. The first generation of a human papillomavirus HPV vaccine, introduced in the UK as part of an NHS programme to combat cervical cancer in women, has re..

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Tory MP accused of corruption resigns from ‘cruel world’ of politics after govt U-turn

Conservative Owen Paterson has resigned as the MP for North Shropshire amid an ongoing lobbying scandal that forced the government into an embarrassing U-turn. Paterson has vowed to remain a “public servant.” In a statement on Thursday, Paterson said that, after consulting with his family, he would be resigning from politics. The MP was deemed by ..

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Scotland main faculty attracts flak after telling boys to put on skirts

A Scottish primary school has drawn criticism over its “virtue signalling” for encouraging male students and teachers to attend classes wearing skirts on Thursday in order to “break down” gender stereotypes and “promote equality.” In an email sent to parents, Castleview Primary School, in Edinburgh, noted that the initiative was to spread the mess..

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