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      New Caledonia unrest continues as police shoot man dead – latest updates

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 5 days ago - 12:43


    Police officer detained after shooting of 48-year-old man as death toll reaches seven following days of upheaval linked to proposed voting changes

    Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskiy will meet with Spain’s leadership on Monday, Reuters reported citing Spanish radio station Cadena SER.

    An earlier planned trip to Spain was postponed due to the situation in the Kharkiv region.

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      Macron arrives in New Caledonia amid calls for France to drop voting changes

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 7 days ago - 21:35

    Visit by president intended to quell serious unrest over plans in Paris to expand voting eligibility to include more French nationals

    The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has arrived in New Caledonia in an urgent bid to calm tensions in the French Pacific territory, after more than a week of riots that have left six dead.

    The unrest was sparked by anger among Indigenous Kanak people over constitutional changes backed by Paris that give would tens of thousands of non-Indigenous residents voting rights. Local leaders fear the change will dilute the Kanak vote, amid long-running efforts to secure independence.

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      ‘We’re really torn’: New Caledonia turmoil forces French nationals to sail to safety in Australia

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 7 days ago - 00:33

    Xavier Decramer and his family made a home in Nouméa but the eruption of violence has prompted them to leave ‘with a heavy heart’

    New Caledonia was only ever supposed to be a stopover, a pause on a family sailing trip around the world. “But we discovered,” a French national, Xavier Decramer, says from his boat in the Nouméa marina, “a very nice place to stay and to live. The infrastructure was amazing as far as the roads, the libraries, the schools … and also a very peaceful place.

    “It’s small, people are kind to each other … say hi to everyone … It was a very courteous place, and, and we really enjoyed that.”

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      A week of unrest in New Caledonia – in pictures

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Tuesday, 21 May - 01:56

    The French Pacific territory has been gripped by violence and riots, with at least six people left dead in unrest sparked by new voting rules

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      New Caledonia unrest: Australia and New Zealand sending evacuation flights for stranded tourists

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Tuesday, 21 May - 01:56

    France gives clearance for several planes to bring home travellers stuck in French Pacific territory in wake of violent protests

    Australia and New Zealand said they will send government planes to New Caledonia on Tuesday to evacuate nationals from the French territory which has experienced a week of deadly riots, sparked by electoral changes imposed by the French government in Paris.

    Foreign minister Penny Wong confirmed Australia had received clearance for two flights after the international airport was shut down, and the government would “continue to work on further flights”.

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      Veolia ne construira pas d’usine à Oxagon, la future ville flottante d’Arabie saoudite

      news.movim.eu / Numerama · Monday, 20 May - 09:12

    Veolia devait participer à la construction d'une énorme usine de désalinisation de l'eau de mer en Arabie saoudite. Le projet a finalement été annulé, suite à des baisses de prévision dans les besoins en eau. L'annulation est un nouveau signe que le développement de Neom ne se passe pas comme prévu.

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      Eurostar reverses wheelchair policy that left user stranded, after Observer campaign

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Sunday, 19 May - 05:00

    Passengers were left abandoned and humiliated after operator banned staff from providing assistance

    Eurostar has reversed a new accessibility policy that left a wheelchair user stranded and has retrained its London staff following pressure from the Observer .

    Travellers with disabilities claimed that they would be barred from Eurostar services after the company banned its London staff from pushing passenger wheelchairs . Those who require assistance were told they must travel with a companion or cancel their ticket if they were unable to access services unaided, according to passengers who contacted the Observer .

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      Assad officials face landmark Paris trial over killing of student and father

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Sunday, 19 May - 04:00


    Prosecution of three high-ranking Syrian officials to be tried in absentia could pave way for president’s case

    At midnight on 3 November 2013, five Syrian officials dragged arts and humanities student Patrick Dabbagh from his home in the Mezzeh district of Damascus.

    The following day, at the same hour, the same men, including a representative of the Syrian air force’s intelligence unit, returned with a dozen soldiers to arrest the 20-year-old’s father Mazzen.

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      New Caledonia ‘under siege’ says local official, as unrest claims another life

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Sunday, 19 May - 01:14

    Noumea’s mayor said that despite a state of emergency imposed by France, the situation is ‘not improving’

    New Caledonia is “under siege”, the mayor of its capital Noumea has said, as another death was recorded in the Pacific territory, bringing the toll to six after almost a week of unrest.

    The person was killed in an exchange of fire at one of the many impromptu barricades blocking roads on the island, a security official told the AP news agency, while two other people were seriously injured in the clash, French media reported. The official said the firefight erupted at a blockade in the north of the main island, at Kaala-Gomen.

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