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two years closer to Zelensky
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two years closer to Zelensky

Book. Never, when he slipped into the artist's dressing room in the spring of 2019, Simon Shuster would have imagined writing a book on Volodymyr Zelensky. Of Russian-Ukrainian origin, magazine journalist Timewho has been wandering for ten years from the east to the west of Ukraine as before in Russia, confesses in the first lines of the 480 pages of The showman (Harper Collins, 21.90 euros) – curiously translated in France as We will vanquish. The work is dedicated to one of the most observed men on the planet. The journalist met Zelensky “behind the scenes” that day, during one of the “shows” of the presidential campaign, since the candidate of the Servant of the People party did not hold meetings. It was the first in a long series of interviews which provide the flavor o...
US returns to position that new Israeli settlements are illegal
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US returns to position that new Israeli settlements are illegal

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said Friday that the U.S. government now considers new Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories "inconsistent with international law," marking a reversal of a policy established under the Trump administration and a return to a policy of several decades. American position on this controversial subject.Blinken spoke at a news conference in Buenos Aires after Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich made an announcement Thursday that thousands of new residences would be added to the settlements. Mr. Blinken said he was “disappointed” by this announcement.“Long-standing U.S. policy, under both Republican and Democratic administrations, views new settlements as counterproductive to achieving lasting peace,” he said. “They are incompatible with ...
the Elysée affirms that France’s support for kyiv will “not weaken”
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the Elysée affirms that France’s support for kyiv will “not weaken”

Lucas Barioulet: “Everything is increased tenfold on the pitch, starting with the emotions” In front of the ruins of a bombed building in the town of Borodianka, north of kyiv, on April 23, 2022. LUCAS BARIOULET FOR “THE WORLD” I take this photo in April 2022, two months after Russia's invasion of Ukraine began, in Borodyanka. This town north of kyiv, occupied by Russian soldiers for almost a month, is 90% destroyed, and the army has committed abuses against civilians. When I arrive at Borodianka, I am struck by the desolation and silence that reigns. I see a woman walking in front of the ruins of a building, her lessons in her arms. She speaks to me in Russian, I understand a few words: in a state of shock, she is looking for her way, lost in he...
Flowers of yesteryear for innovative perfumes
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Flowers of yesteryear for innovative perfumes

Sweet clover. L'OCCITANE Contrary to a society governed by the ephemeral, perfume brands draw a little eternity from the traditional herbarium. Cultivating a few flowers forgotten in the bottles is perhaps refusing this tyranny of novelty which wants one perfume to chase the other without even waiting for the end of the season. L'Occitane en Provence goes back in time in search of buried botanical heritage. At the request of the brand, Anne-Sophie Bouville, doctoral student at the Nice Institute of Chemistry, looked through some works on the history of perfumery to unearth eight hundred fragrant plants that had fallen into disuse. Sweet clover, hawthorn and slip open the ball of petals, inaugurating this collection entitled Unf...
Yale will require standardized test scores for admissions
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Yale will require standardized test scores for admissions

Yale University will require standardized test scores for students applying for the entering fall 2025 class, becoming the second Ivy League university to abandon test-optional policies that had been widely adopted during the pandemic of Covid.Yale officials said in a statement Thursday that the move to test-optional policies may have unintentionally harmed students from low-income families whose test scores could have improved their chances.Although it will require standardized testing, Yale said its policy will be “testing flexible,” allowing students to submit Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test scores by subject instead of SAT or ACT scores.Yale's decision, which will not affect students who applied during the current admissions cycle, follows a similar decision made...
The Elysée announces an international meeting in support of Ukraine on Monday in Paris
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The Elysée announces an international meeting in support of Ukraine on Monday in Paris

In Brazil, the head of Russian diplomacy accuses the West of having made “unfounded accusations” against Moscow Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva received, on Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who expressed the attitude of Western countries. Mr. Lavrov “a statement of Russia’s positions regarding the conflict in Ukraine”, declared the Brazilian government in a press release on the bilateral meeting organized in Brasilia and concluded without comment to the press. President Lula reiterated that “Brazil continues to be willing to collaborate in efforts for peace in Ukraine”, in a message on. Lula opposes Washington's policy of isolating Moscow since the start of the large-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022, stressing that Ukrainian P...
AT&T says service restored after widespread cellular outage
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AT&T says service restored after widespread cellular outage

AT&T said Thursday it had fully restored service to its wireless network after a widespread outage temporarily knocked out user connections across the United States for many hours, the cause of which was still under investigation. .The outage, which affected residents in cities including Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York, was first reported around 3:30 a.m. Eastern Time, according to Downdetector.com, which tracks user reports about the outages. telecommunications and Internet disruptions. At its peak, the site listed about 70,000 reports of service disruptions for the wireless carrier.Multiple government agencies said they were investigating the incident, although the Biden administration told reporters that AT&T said there was no reason to believe it was a cyberattack .AT&T did not disc...
Storm Louis crosses France, 27 departments on orange vigilance
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Storm Louis crosses France, 27 departments on orange vigilance

People walk on a jetty installed to protect a polder (left) from flooding and marine submersion in Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile on the island of Noirmoutier on February 7, 2024. Loïc Venance / AFP Météo-France has placed twenty-seven departments on orange alert for Thursday February 22 due to Storm Louis, most of them due to violent winds. The departments of Ile-de-France, Normandy, Hauts-de-France, Eure-et-Loir, Grand Est, as well as Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Occitanie are affected by this alert, according to the organization bulletin published at 4 p.m. Orange vigilance will also concern Deux-Sèvres. This turbulent weather, mixing wind and rain, will be accompanied by a return of snow to the mountains. The depress...
Biden considers executive order that could restrict asylum at the border
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Biden considers executive order that could restrict asylum at the border

President Biden is considering executive action that could prevent people who enter the United States illegally from seeking asylum, several people with knowledge of the proposal said Wednesday. The move would suspend long-standing safeguards that give anyone entering U.S. soil the right to seek refuge.The order would implement a key policy of a bipartisan bill that Republicans thwarted earlier this month, even though it included some of the most significant border security restrictions Congress has considered in years.The bill would have virtually closed the border to new arrivals if more than 5,000 migrants on average per day attempted to cross illegally over the course of a week, or if more than 8,500 attempted to cross over the course of a day given.The action the White House is consi...