Switzerland in turn suspends agreement on simplified visas for Russians

Switzerland decided this Friday to suspend “fullythe deal on visa facilitation for Russians, again aligning with a similar measure taken by the European Union. During its session, the Swiss Federal Council “has decided to completely suspend the visa facilitation agreement that Switzerland has concluded with Russiain 2009, he said in a statement. “However, it is … Read more

Police officer killed in shooting in Canada

A police officer was killed and at least two people are in hospital Monday (September 12) following broad daylight shootings in the Toronto area, police and local media said. The main suspect was arrested after fleeing in a stolen vehicle, regional police added, citing two shootings. “One person was pronounced dead at the scene and … Read more

Canada divided by a monarchical fracture

By Ludovic Hirtzmann Published on 09/09/2022 at 16:28, Update on 09/09/2022 at 16:28 Queen Elizabeth’s royal cipher is projected onto the Parliament Buildings, in Ottawa, capital of Canada, Thursday, September 8, 2022. PATRICK DOYLE/REUTERS Beyond the good-toned tributes from the Canadian media the day after her disappearance, the queen was particularly hated in Quebec. Montreal … Read more

latest suspect in deadly Sunday attacks arrested

Myles Sanderson was arrested and detained on Wednesday after a three-day run for the stabbing of a dozen people in the province of Saskatchewan. He would have died soon after. The latest suspect in the attacks that left ten people dead and 18 injured on Sunday in a community in central Canada was arrested on … Read more

Finland will drastically reduce the number of Russian tourist visas

Finland will limit the number of visas issued to Russian tourists to 10% of the current volume from September 1, due to growing discontent in the country over the war in Ukraine, the Finnish government announced on Tuesday (August 16th). “Tourist visas will not stop completely, but their number will decrease significantlyFinnish Foreign Minister Pekka … Read more

No visas yet to go to the UN General Assembly, worries Russia

Russia expressed concern in a letter to the UN Secretary General that it had not yet received any visa from the United States for the visit in September to the UN General Assembly of its delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, according to the text seen Friday by AFP. “As of September 1, … Read more

standardization of visa issuance

The French and Tunisian Interior Ministers announced Wednesday, August 31 in a joint statement the normalization by France of the issuance of visas in Tunisia. This standardization was decided with “immediate effect“Added the two ministers, Taoufik Charfeddine and Gérald Darmanin who spoke by telephone. Last fall, France decided to restrict the issuance of visas in … Read more

Moscow will retaliate if EU deprives Russians of visas, Kremlin warns

EU foreign ministers are in Prague to consider suspending the short-stay visa agreement for Russian nationals. Russia will retaliate if the European Union decides to suspend visas for Russians in response to Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine, the Kremlin warned on Tuesday. This warning comes as some countries want to ban Europe to Russian tourists, while … Read more

Iconic photo of Winston Churchill stolen in Canada

In Canada, a famous photographic portrait of Winston Churchill was stolen and then replaced by a copy in a luxury hotel in Ottawa, announced this week the establishment, which launched an appeal to the public to find the work. It took several months for the employees of the Château Laurier to realize that a copy … Read more

Meta borrows 10 billion dollars, and goes into debt for the first time

After a fall in its turnover in the last quarter, Meta must seek funds to finance its projects. What’s next after this ad In the second quarter of 2022, Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, posted a 1% drop in its turnover, the first since its IPO in 2012. The current economic context … Read more