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France would have known Australia had “deep and grave concerns” that a submarine fleet the French were building would not meet Australian needs, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday after the contract's cancellation set off a diplomatic crisis. France accused Australia of concealing its intentions to back out of the 90 billion Australian dollar ($66 billion) contract for French majority state-owned Naval Group to build 12 conventional diesel-electric submarines. President Joe Biden revealed last week a new alliance including Australia and Britain that would deliver an Australian fleet of at least eight nuclear-powered submarines.
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Britain's new security pact with Australia and the United States shows its readiness to be "hard-headed" in defending its own interests, newly appointed Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said in an article published on Sunday. The pact has angered France as it saw Canberra ditch a multi-billion-dollar order for French submarines in favour of an alternative deal with Britain and the United States. It has also riled China, the major rising power in the Indo-Pacific region.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Over 500 people in Kedah were found to have violated their home quarantine, with 18 per cent found to have checked in at supermarkets using the MySejahtera application,...
Australia's second-largest city will exit its coronavirus lockdown in late October if vaccine targets are met under an official roadmap released Sunday.
Mexico's president suggested Latin American and Caribbean nations form a bloc similar to the European Union.While at the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) summit in Mexico City on Saturday, host President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said regional powers should consolidate.''It is time to end the lethargy and establish a new and vigourous relationship between the people of America. It seems to me that it is time to replace the policy of blockades and mistreatment, with the option of respecting each other, walking together and associating ourselves for the good of America, without violating our sovereignty.''Leftist leaders in the region gathered at the invitation of Lopez Obrador with the stated aim of weakening the Washington-based Organization of American States (OAS).Notably in attendance was Venezeula's Nicolas Maduro, Peru's new president, Pedro Castillo, and Cuba's Miguel Diaz-Canel.For years, leaders have expressed concern that the OAS is too close to the United States and have resented its exclusion of Cuba from its member states.Lopez Obrador told more than a dozen leaders that forming a new body could boost the region's unstable economies and empower countries to confront health and other crises.A new CELAC fund was also announced at the summit, to respond to natural disasters.
Algerians looked back on two decades of "missed opportunities" as flags flew at half mast Sunday ahead of the funeral of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Gunmen on a motorcycle Sunday shot dead a police constable guarding polio vaccination workers in rural northwest Pakistan, police said. Senior officer Khalid Suhail said the attack happened in the village of Dhal Behzadi about 75 kilometers (47 miles) south of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The attack came on the third day of a five-day polio vaccination drive across the province.
Myanmar anti-junta dissidents have carried out a bomb attack on security forces near Yangon, with several killed in an ensuing firefight, the military and media said.
Nassrullah Youssoufi and Abdul Wali were among more than 1 million refugees and migrants who reached Europe in 2015. The two Afghans don't know each other, but they share a fear-driven past: escaping their homeland on foot, bus, train or ferry and landing in a new country where they had no rights, not even the right to stay. Years later, the men live in France legally, one working as an asylum court interpreter in the capital and the other at a restaurant in the country's northeast.
“Camila Comes Out at Night,” which plays in main competition this weekend at San Sebastián, begins with teen Camila in a museum, gazing at a ancient photo. It’s of an indigenous Paraguayan girl, Niña Ache, who was captured by colonialists, made to work as a servant and finally interned in a psychiatric ward for her […]
Authorities also seized six cars and four motorcycles in the operation.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — The Malaysian government has agreed to the administration of Covid-19 booster shots for high-risk groups after 80 per cent of the country’s population have been fully...
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England players are seeking assurances https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/england-confident-ashes-tour-amid-travel-negotiations-2021-08-13 their family members would be allowed to join them in Australia, which has closed its borders in an effort to control COVID-19, with limited flights and 14-day mandatory managed isolation for returning citizens. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said last month that it is "very confident" the Ashes, starting in Brisbane on Dec. 8, will go ahead as planned. Broad, 35, who is working on his fitness after he was ruled out of the recent India series following the first test due to a calf injury, said he would be happy to travel to Australia.
He says BN must learn from GE14's 'black history'.
A car was seen with its front submerged in floodwater in Decatur, Alabama, as heavy rainfall hit the area on September 18.A flash flood warning was in place for the Decatur, Priceville and Trinity areas, with residents urged to seek higher ground and not drive.The National Weather Service bureau in Huntsville said it had received many reports of stranded motorists amid the flooding.This video, posted to Twitter by Addison McNutt, shows the car in the water. Credit: Addison McNutt via Storyful
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Traditionally an emblematic part of Spanish culture, bullfighting has struggled for survival in recent decades and although the big festivals still draw crowds, public interest in bullfighting has dwindled considerably.Josean Vega, a 41-year-old demonstrator, said he didn't think bullfighting was representative of Spanish culture anymore."It's not natural and it's out of place," he said outside the bullring in the east of the capital, where demonstrators gathered shouting "mission abolition."Another protester, 44-year-old Raul, agreed, adding that the demonstrators don't want bullfighting "to stand the test of time."A 2020 poll, published by the survey company Electomania, found that 47% Spaniards backed banning bullfighting while 18.6% opposed prohibition and 37% opposed bullfighting but did not want it to be banned.
After months with few significant new Hollywood releases, both “Dune” and ‘No Time to Die’ finalized their China opening dates on Sunday, officially confirming their outing in the world’s largest film market at a time when other major studio titles have been given the cold shoulder. The two films will hit in successive October weekends. […]