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Jean-Yves Le Drian
Jean-Yves Le Drian
Jean-Yves Le Drian
(French pronunciation: ​[ʒã.iv lə.dʁi.jã]; born 30 June 1947) is a French politician of the Socialist Party serving as Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs since 2017. Previously he was the Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs from 2012 to 2017, under President François Hollande.[1][2] He was nominated by Emmanuel Macron
Emmanuel Macron
to serve as Foreign Minister in the Philippe Government on 17 May 2017.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Political career 3 Awards and honours 4 References 5 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Jean-Yves Le Drian
Jean-Yves Le Drian
was born on 30 June 1947 in Lorient, Brittany, to working-class parents, Jean and Louisette, who were active members of the Young Christian Workers
Young Christian Workers
(Jeunesse ouvrière chrétienne, or JOC, in French)
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Édith Cresson
Édith Cresson
Édith Cresson
(French pronunciation: ​[edit kʁɛsɔ̃]; born Édith Campion, 27 January 1934) is a French politician. She is the only woman to have held the office of Prime Minister of France. Her political career ended in scandal from corruption charges while she was the European Commissioner
European Commissioner
for Research, Science and Technology.Contents1 French Prime Minister 2 European Commissioner2.1 Appointing a friend 2.2 European Commission vs. Édith Cresson3 Political career 4 Cresson's Cabinet, 15 May 1991 – 2 April 1992 5 Personal life 6 Selected publications 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksFrench Prime Minister[edit] Cresson was appointed to the prime ministerial post by President François Mitterrand
François Mitterrand
on 15 May 1991
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United Nations Security Council
The United Nations
United Nations
Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations,[1] charged with the maintenance of international peace and security[2] as well as accepting new members to the United Nations[3] and approving any changes to its United Nations Charter.[4] Its powers include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of international sanctions, and the authorization of military action through Security Council resolutions; it is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states. The Security Council held its first session on 17 January 1946. Like the UN as a whole, the Security Council was created following World War
War
II to address the failings of a previous international organization, the League of Nations, in maintaining world peace
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French National Assembly
The National Assembly (French: Assemblée nationale; pronounced [a.sɑ̃.ble.na.sjɔˈnal]) is the lower house of the bicameral Parliament of France
France
under the Fifth Republic, the upper house being the Senate (Sénat). The National Assembly's members are known as députés (French pronunciation: ​[depyˈte]; 'delegate' or 'envoy' in English; the word is an etymological cognate of the English word 'deputy'). There are 577 députés, each elected by a single-member constituency through a two-round voting system. Thus, 289 seats are required for a majority. The assembly is presided over by a president (currently François de Rugy), normally from the largest party represented, assisted by vice-presidents from across the represented political spectrum
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Morbihan
Morbihan
Morbihan
(French pronunciation: ​[mɔʁbi.ɑ̃]; Breton: Mor-Bihan, Breton pronunciation: [morˈbiˑãn]) is a department in Brittany, situated in the northwest of France. It is named after the Morbihan
Morbihan
(small sea in Breton), the enclosed sea that is the principal feature of the coastline. It is noted for its Carnac
Carnac
stones, which predate and are more extensive than the Stonehenge
Stonehenge
monument that is more familiar to English speakers.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Art and culture 4 Governance 5 Tourism 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] Morbihan
Morbihan
is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution
French Revolution
on March 4, 1790
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Incumbent
The incumbent is the current holder of a political office. This term is usually used in reference to elections, in which races can often be defined as being between an incumbent and non-incumbent(s). For example, in the Hungarian presidential election, 2017, János Áder was the incumbent, because he had been the president in the term before the term for which the election sought to determine the president
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Union Démocratique Bretonne
Breton Democratic Union (French: l'Union Démocratique Bretonne, Breton: Unvaniezh Demokratel Breizh, UDB) is a Breton nationalist,[2] autonomist,[3] and regionalist[4][5] political party in Brittany (Bretagne administrée) and Loire-Atlantique. The UDB advocates devolution for Brittany as well as the promotion of the Breton language and its associated culture. The Breton Democratic Union has held three seats on the Regional Council of Brittany since March 2004. A fourth seat was held by Christian Troadec, mayor of Carhaix who, although not a member of the organization was considered close to it. He chose, however, to leave the regional majority the 18 December 2008 over the hospital of Carhaix question.[6] The UDB is allied with Europe Ecology – The Greens (EELV) and is a member of the European Free Alliance (EFA)
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War In Afghanistan (2001–present)
ISAF phase (2001–14): Islamic Republic of Afghanistan[7] ISAF  United States  United Kingdom  Italy  Germany  Georgia  Jordan  Turkey  Bulgaria  Poland  Romania  Spain  Australia  Czech RepublicContinued list[a] Macedonia  Denmark  Armenia  Azerbaijan  Finland  France  Croatia  Hungary  Norway  Lithuania  Mongolia  United Arab Emirates  Belgium  Portugal  Slovakia  Netherlands  Montenegro  Latvia  Sweden  Albania  Ukraine  Bosnia and Herzegovina  Greece  Ireland  Iceland  Estonia  Malaysia  Slovenia  Austria  Bahrain  El Salvador  Luxembourg  New Zealand  South Korea  Tonga Canada  Pakistan[8]  
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Northern Mali Conflict (2012–present)
OngoingThe Tuareg rebellion began driving government forces out of Northern Mali
Mali
in January 2012[60] Malian president Amadou Toumani Touré
Amadou Toumani Touré
is ousted in a coup d'état led by Amadou Sanogo[61] Northern
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Spain
Coordinates: 40°N 4°W / 40°N 4°W / 40; -4Kingdom of Spain Reino de España  (Spanish)6 other official names[a][b]Aragonese: Reino d'EspanyaAsturian: Reinu d'EspañaBasque: Espainiako ErresumaCatalan: Regne d'EspanyaGalician: Reino de EspañaOccitan: Reiaume d'EspanhaFlagCoat of armsMotto: "Plus Ultra" (Latin) "Further Beyond"Anthem: "Marcha Real" (Spanish)[2] "Royal March"Location of  Spain  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)Capital and largest city Madrid 40°26′N 3°42′W / 40.433°N 3.700°W / 40.433; -3.700Official language and national language Spanish[c]Co-official languages in certain autonomous communities Catalan Galician Basque OccitanEthnic groups (2015)89.9% Spanish 10.1% othersReligi
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Reuters
Reuters
Reuters
(/ˈrɔɪtərz/) is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is a division of Thomson Reuters. Until 2008, the Reuters
Reuters
news agency formed part of an independent company, Reuters Group
Reuters Group
plc, which was also a provider of financial market data. Since the acquisition of Reuters Group
Reuters Group
by the Thomson Corporation
Thomson Corporation
in 2008, the Reuters
Reuters
news agency has been a part of Thomson Reuters, making up the media division. Reuters
Reuters
transmits news in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Urdu, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese
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Order Of Isabella The Catholic
The Order of Isabella the Catholic
Order of Isabella the Catholic
(Spanish: Orden de Isabel la Católica) is a Spanish civil order in which membership is granted in recognition of services that benefit the country
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Germany
Coordinates: 51°N 9°E / 51°N 9°E / 51; 9Federal Republic
Republic
of Germany Bundesrepublik Deutschland (German)[a]FlagCoat of armsMotto:  "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (de facto) "Unity and Justice and Freedom"Anthem: "Deutschlandlied" (third verse only)[b] "Song of Germany"Location of  Germany  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)Location of
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Order Of Merit Of The Federal Republic Of Germany
Grand Cross
Cross
Special
Special
ClassGrand Cross
Cross
Special
Special
IssueGrand Cross
Cross
1st ClassGrand CrossKnight CommanderCommanderOfficerMemberMedal Ribbon bars of the Order of MeritThe Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
Germany
(German: Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is the only federal decoration of Germany. It was created by the first President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Theodor Heuss, on 7 September 1951, and has been awarded to over 200,000 individuals in total, both Germans and foreigners. Since the 1990s the number of annual awards has declined from over 4,000, first to around 2,300—2,500 per year, and now under 2,000, with a low of 1752 in 2011
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Egypt
Coordinates: 26°N 30°E / 26°N 30°E / 26; 30Arab Republic
Republic
of Egyptجمهورية مصر العربيةArabic: Jumhūrīyat Miṣr al-ʿArabīyahEgyptian: Gomhoreyet Maṣr El ʿArabeyahFlagCoat of armsAnthem: "Bilady, Bilady, Bilady" "بلادي، بلادي، بلادي" "My country, my country, my country"Capital and largest city Cairo 30°2′N 31°13′E / 30.033°N 31.217°E / 30.033; 31.217Official languages Arabic[a]National language Egyptian ArabicReligion90% Islam 9% Orthodox Christian 1% Other Christian[1]Demonym EgyptianGovernment Unitary semi-presidential republic• PresidentAbdel Fattah el-Sisi• Prime MinisterSherif IsmailLegislature House of RepresentativesEstablishment• Unification of Upper and Lower Egypt[2][3][b]c
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Order Of The Republic (Egypt)
The Order of the Republic is an Egyptian order of knighthood.Contents1 History 2 Classes 3 Insignia 4 Notable recipients 5 References and sourcesHistory[edit] The Order was founded in 1953 to celebrate the rebirth of the Republic of Egypt. Classes[edit] The order is composed of the following classes of merit :Collar Grand Cordon Grand Officer Commander Officer KnightRibbon barsKnightOfficerCommanderGrand OfficerGrand CordonCollarInsignia[edit]The ribbon is green with golden and red borders.Notable recipients[edit] Charles, Prince of Wales
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