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He will have to pay his ex $ 200,000 for beating her

A man who violently assaulted his ex-wife for three days eight years ago will have to pay her nearly $ 200,000, the court of appeal recently ruled. "It's easy to give up and give up the process because it's very heavy and it lasts a very long time [...] but fight until the end, ”invites Monica, who has asked that her last name be kept silent in order to preserve a bit of anonymity. Since 2012, the 40-year-old Montrealer has been fighting in court for justice. Her ex-husband Craig O'Brien was sentenced to eight months in prison after pleading guilty to forcible confinement, physical assault and aggravated assault in 2015. However, this sentence seemed insufficient for the victim, who decided to sue his torturer in civil proceedings for the consequences that st...
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Navalny affair: facing Russia, a Europe that displays unanimity … from the front?

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Tokyo 2020: “inflexible” on the holding of the Olympics this summer

Those responsible for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, scheduled for this summer after being postponed last year because of the pandemic, are "inflexible" on this new schedule, the director general of the organizing committee told AFP. Toshiro Muto. However, he did not rule out that the Games could possibly be held without spectators, while the coronavirus is still raging in the world, including in Japan. "Holding the Games is our inflexible course and, at this stage, we are not discussing anything else," Muto said during this interview on Tuesday. The scenario of a cancellation "is not under discussion", he insisted. About six months before the opening ceremony, the specter of the cancellation has yet returned to haunt the Tokyo-2020 Olympics in recent weeks. ...
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The farewell of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump sends a video message to the Americans

On the agenda of Donald Trump this January 20, one line, and that's it: departure at 8 am for Mar-a-Lago in Florida. Breaking with 152 years of tradition, the 45th President of the United States skips the handover ceremony in Washington. But before leaving, Donald Trump split a farewell video and even wished his successor good luck without mentioning his name: "I stand in front of you, really proud of what we have achieved together. We have done what we needed to do, and much more. This week we are inaugurating a new administration and we pray that it will succeed in maintaining the America's security and prosperity. We send them our best wishes and we also want them to be lucky, a very important word. "As is customary with an outgoing president, Donald Trump must shower a shower of ...
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The farewell of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump sends a video message to the Americans

On the agenda of Donald Trump this January 20, one line, and that's it: departure at 8 am for Mar-a-Lago in Florida. Breaking with 152 years of tradition, the 45th President of the United States skips the handover ceremony in Washington. But before leaving, Donald Trump split a farewell video and even wished his successor good luck without mentioning his name: "I stand in front of you, really proud of what we have achieved together. We have done what we needed to do, and much more. This week we are inaugurating a new administration and we pray that it will succeed in maintaining the America's security and prosperity. We send them our best wishes and we also want them to be lucky, a very important word. "As is customary with an outgoing president, Donald Trump must shower a shower of ...
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Italy: Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte saves his government on the wire

At the foot of the wall, Giuseppe Conte escapes in extremis. Released by Matteo Renzi and his ministers on Thursday, the Italian prime minister won a crucial vote of confidence in the Senate on Tuesday. Nevertheless, it emerges from this very weakened political crisis: its coalition government is now deprived of an absolute majority. During the confidence vote, Giuseppe Conte secured 156 votes against 140 in the upper house where the absolute majority is 161 seats. Sixteen elected Viva Italia (IV), the party of former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, abstained. A few non-members, but also two senators from the right-wing party Forza Italia and a senator IV, made it possible to compensate for some of these defections. Giuseppe Conte, a law professor who ...
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Donald Trump pardons Steve Bannon in his latest decision as president of the United States

Related news The outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump, has granted clemency to Steve Bannon, the strategist who took him to the White House, in his last decision in office, hours before the Democrat succeeds him Joe Biden.Last August, Bannon was arrested for defrauding hundreds of thousands of dollars from donors of funds for the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico. He spent a few hours behind bars and was released after posting a $ 5 million bond.White House officials, Reuters reports, advised the president against this pardon. However, Bannon has been one of the few men of weight who in recent weeks has inflated the thesis of electoral fraud and Trump has decided to reward him.News in updateWe are working on expandi...
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Start of vaccination in New Caledonia, where the virus does not circulate

Vaccination against Covid-19 (illustration). - Bony / SIPA This is a rare case: New Caledonia is indeed virtually free from Covid-19. Only 44 cases have so far been identified, including no premises and no fatalities. The vaccination campaign started there on Wednesday. Priority was given to staff in contact with travelers arriving in the archipelago."This strategy is adapted to the epidemiological context, that is to say that there is no circulation of the virus within the Caledonian population", explained Michel Belec, medical inspector at the Department of Health and soc...
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Joe Biden: to the top, despite tragedies and attacks

His rise to the top of American politics is the opposite of that of his ex-rival Donald Trump. Joe Biden has slowly but surely climbed all the ranks of the Democratic Party and national responsibilities.Coming from a modest family in Scranton, Pennsylvania, this law graduate briefly practiced as a prosecutor before turning to politics.After a first failure in 1988, Joe Biden tried again his luck twenty years later but in vain: it was Barack Obama who was invested as the Democratic presidential candidate. Appointed alongside him, Biden becomes the "best vice president the United States has ever had"according to the Democratic president.Tireless, this eternal centrist has again embarked on the race for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election, competing with a whole s...
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Joe Biden: to the top, despite tragedies and attacks

His rise to the top of American politics is the opposite of that of his ex-rival Donald Trump. Joe Biden has slowly but surely climbed all the ranks of the Democratic Party and national responsibilities.Coming from a modest family in Scranton, Pennsylvania, this law graduate briefly practiced as a prosecutor before turning to politics.After a first failure in 1988, Joe Biden tried again his luck twenty years later but in vain: it was Barack Obama who was invested as the Democratic presidential candidate. Appointed alongside him, Biden becomes the "best vice president the United States has ever had"according to the Democratic president.Tireless, this eternal centrist has again embarked on the race for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election, competing with a whole s...
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The end of a presidency at the antipodes of the next

One of them spent the day holed up at his home, while the other spent it in the public sphere to thank his constituents and commemorate the victims of the pandemic. The last day of the presidency of Donald Trump could not have been more different than the day before Joe Biden's rise to power. A schedule that summarizes the divergent priorities of the two men.The outgoing president remained ...