ANSA/Italy-France row over Ocean Viking escalates

ROME, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said Thursday that Paris has suspended plans to take in 3,500 refugees currently in Italy and called on “all the participants” in the EU’s migrant relocation mechanism to adopt similar measures after Rome refused to assign a port of safety to the Ocean Viking.   Darmanin called on “Germany in particular” to suspend the […]

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Tunisia’s once-vibrant democracy is on its deathbed: but it can be saved

One of the lessons the 21st century is bringing home is that the winners of elections can gradually kill democracies. Healthy democracies have institutional checks and balances which act as a restraint on elected governments. The key institutions include parliament and independent judicial systems.   But when power gradually concentrates in the executive, it disturbs this delicate balance. There is […]

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Russia says troops leaving strategic Kherson

Moscow ordered troops to withdraw from near the strategic southern Ukrainian city of Kherson in a major setback as a top U.S. general estimated Russia has suffered more than 100,000 killed or wounded since invading its neighbour in February.   Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday announced Russian forces would retreat from the west bank of the Dnipro River near […]

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Republicans close in on U.S. House majority, Senate still up for grabs

Republicans were edging closer to securing a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives early on Thursday, while control of the Senate hung in the balance, two days after Democrats staved off a Republican “red wave” in midterm elections.   Republicans had captured at least 210 House seats, Edison Research projected, eight short of the 218 needed to wrest the […]

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Hurricane Nicole triggers flooding in Bahamas on way to Florida’s Atlantic coast

Hurricane Nicole plowed through the Bahamas on Wednesday as it was upgraded from a tropical storm, lashing the West Indies archipelago nation with howling winds and raging surf while churning ever closer to Florida’s Atlantic shoreline.   Nicole was packing sustained winds of up 75 mph (120 kph) as it made landfall on Grand Bahama Island, and was expected to […]

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Sports for all: Prime Ministry hosts one of first sessions for public officials

The Prime Ministry has hosted one of the first sports sessions for the benefit of a large number of its officials and civil servants, under the supervision of the Tunisian federation of sports for all.   This initiative is part of the strategy to disseminate the culture of sports practice in the administrative environment.   A study presented on Monday […]

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Tunisia’s soccer League 1 – Day 7 results

Results of Tunisia’s national soccer League 1 day-7 games played on Thursday afternoon:     Group A Thursday, November 10: Bizerte: CA Bizertin              1        Yassine Kchok (52′ Pen.) ES Sahel                 2        Zineddine Boutmene (35′ Pen.), Mohamed Dhaoui (93′)   Played Wednesday, November 9: Tataouine: US Tataouine      1 Gaith Seghaier (90′ Pen.) S Tunisie            1 Bilel Mejri (17′)   Hammam-Sousse: ESH […]

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African Women’s Handball Championship – Group B – Day 2: Tunisia secure large in over Guinea 36-23

Tunisia national women’s handball team secured a large win over Guinea’s 36-23 (first half: 16-9), at an African Women’s Handball Championship Group B day-2 game played on Thursday in Dakar.   The national team had defeated Morocco 35-25 at day 1 on Wednesday.   In the other match of the group Congo defeated Egypt 21-20, while Morocco were exempted.   […]

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Bizerte: search for missing undocumented migrants still underway

A search mission is still underway Thursday off the coast of Cap Angela, Bizerte, for four migrants who went missing after their boat sank. A group of young people from Menzel Bourguiba set sail in a bid to reach Italian coasts, Governor Samir Abdellaoui told TAP.   Coast guards rescued ten and recovered one body so far.   Source: Tap […]

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Medenine: “Women Entrepreneurs in Southern Tunisia, from Informal to Formal” project launched

The Office of Development of the South (ODS) in Medenine, on Thursday, launched the project “Women Entrepreneurs in Southern Tunisia, from Informal to Formal”, implemented in partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of Employment and the National Office of Tunisian Handicrafts (ONAT).   The project aims to promote the economic and social empowerment of craftswomen, boost […]

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Second phase of road infrastructure upgrading project launched

The second phase of the road infrastructure upgrading project (PMIR-II) was launched by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing.   With a total cost estimated at TND 735 million, this project co-funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) involves the upgrading of 230.6 kilometres of classified roads in the governorates of Siliana (north-west), Kasserine (centre-west), Kairouan, Sidi Bouzid (centre) […]

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Sidi Thabet Biotech Park to launch centre for Industry 4.0 competence

The “Biotech 4.0 Centre” is a new centre for Industry 4.0 competence that will be launched soon by the management company of Sidi Thabet Biotechnology Park.   The centre is designed to speed up the digital transition of small- and medium-sized enterprises operating in the pharmaceutical, parapharmaceutical industries and health technologies in Tunisia, the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) […]

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