Saturday, 24 August 2019

Tag Archives: france

Trumps host first state dinner

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, pose for photographs as they arrive for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON: There’s arguably nothing grander in the nation’s capital than a ...

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France sets legal age of sexual consent at 15

Women demonstrate to call for a legislative change to set a minimum legal age for sexual consent. AFP PARIS: France plans to make 15 the age of sexual consent after a public outcry over two cases of sex involving 11-year-old girls, Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa said on Monday.. After public ...

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Louvre brings ‘unprecedented’ show to Tehran

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani received visiting French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday in Tehran and the two discussed bilateral relations. Journalists flooded Iran´s National Museum on Monday for the arrival of more than 50 artworks from the Louvre – the first major show by a Western museum ...

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One in eight French women say they have been raped: study

PARIS: One in eight women in France have been raped at least once in their lifetime, a new report suggests, reported The Independent. Four million women have been victims of penetrative sexual violence – roughly 12 per cent of the country’s female population – according to a study by Paris-based ...

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Fifty Shades Freed banned for children below 12 years

PARIS: A Catholic group which succeeded in having Lars von Trier’s ultra-violent film “Antichrist” banned from French cinemas, is now taking a case against the erotic romance “Fifty Shades Freed”. The traditionalist Promouvoir (Promote) lobby group wants the film version of the last of E. L. James’ trilogy on a ...

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Trump orders Pentagon to plan Bastille Day-style military parade

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered Pentagon and White House officials to begin planning a military parade in Washington similar to the Bastille Day parade he witnessed in Paris in July, the Washington Post reported. At a meeting at the Pentagon on Jan. 18 that included Defense Secretary Jim ...

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Two military helicopters crash in France, Five dead

PARIS: Five people have died after two army helicopters collided and crashed in a dense forest area in southern France. The French police authorities, who were present at the site, said that the Gazelle helicopters both of which belonged to the Ealat military flight training school in nearby Le-Cannet-des-Maures due ...

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Too many calls, too much harassment: France shuts helpline

PARIS: A support group for victims of sexual harassment in France said it was forced to shut its helpline after receiving a deluge of calls in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal. Paris-based AVFT, a national association helping women who have experienced violence at work, said it was ...

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Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in EU

LONDON: Apple announced this morning it’s bringing its “Everyone Can Code” program to 70 more colleges and universities across Europe. The program, which Apple designed to help students learn how to build apps, launched in May 2017 but was initially limited to the U.S. before expanding to other markets, including ...

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Pakistan becomes visa-free for many foreign tourists

ISLAMABAD: Encouraged by the positive response from foreign tourist organisations and backpackers, Pakistan has now decided to allow tourists from 24 countries to visit the country without visas. According to an official statement issued here on Friday by Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior group, tourists from the UK, the US, China, ...

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