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DES INCIDENTS A NE PAS MINIMISER LORS DE L'HOMMAGE A SAMUEL PATY DECAPITE

 PAR UN ISLAMISTE

Il y a un an, le 16 octobre 2020, Samuel Paty était assassiné à la sortie du collège du Bois d’Aulne, à Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines), où il enseignait l’histoire-géographie.

Son assassin, Abdoullakh Anzorov, un réfugié russe d’origine tchétchène de 18 ans, en voulait au professeur pour avoir montré des caricatures de Mahomet dans deux cours d’enseignement moral et civique (EMC).

En voie de radicalisation, il avait fait l’objet, en juillet 2020, de plusieurs signalements sur la plateforme Pharos du ministère de l’Intérieur.

Des commémorations ont donc eu lieu dans tous les établissements scolaires de France ce vendredi 15 octobre.

« Le plus bel hommage qu'on peut rendre à Samuel Paty, c'est l'unité, la dignité et c'est ce qu'on a eu hier (vendredi ndlr) dans le système scolaire français », a affirmé le ministre de l'Éducation nationale Jean-Michel Blanquer, invité de RTL ce samedi 16 octobre 2021.

« Cette commémoration s'est déroulée dans un grand calme », a-t-il poursuivi, concédant cependant qu' « il y a eu quelques incidents, on en a recensé 98.

C'est beaucoup moins que ce qu'il y a eu quand il y a eu des attentats précédemment », explique le ministre. Et de minimiser les faits :

Ces incidents, « parfois, ce sont de très petites choses. Parfois, ça peut aller jusqu'à la menace.

Il y en a 7 sur les 98 ». Ce sont des menaces « individuelles ou collectives. Il ne faut pas généraliser.

Parfois, ce sont des propos à l'emporte-pièce, nous les prenons au sérieux », dit le ministre.

Toujours est-il que si plus des trois quarts (77%) des 18 à 30 ans condamnent totalement l'auteur de l'assassinat du professeur d'histoire-géographie en octobre 2020, 9% par contre le condamnent mais partagent certaines de ses motivations, 5% ne le condamnent pas et 9% restent indifférents.

Si pour 62% la décision de montrer une caricature du prophète Mahomet est une initiative qui relève strictement de l'illustration du concept de liberté d'expression, pour 14% d'entre eux cette initiative, derrière cet objectif, relève en fait d'une démarche islamophobe.

Pas étonnant que près des deux tiers des jeunes (63%) estiment que la laïcité est aujourd'hui en danger en France, selon un sondage publié jeudi sur le regard des 18-30 ans sur l'assassinat il y a un an de Samuel Paty.

Des chiffres qui devraient interpeller le ministre de l'Education Nationale...




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LA FULGURANTE ASCENSION D'ERIC ZEMMOUR

AU SECOND TOUR DE LA PRESIDENTIELLE

Un sondage donne pour la première fois Éric Zemmour qualifié au second tour de la présidentielle. L'essayiste, qui ne s'est pas encore déclaré, dépasse la candidate du Rassemblement national, Marine Le Pen, dans une enquête Harris interactive pour Challenges.

Pour la première fois depuis avril 2013, Marine Le Pen n'est pas donnée au second tour de la présidentielle dans un sondage.

Derrière le chef de l'État, toujours donné en tête du premier tour (avec 24 à 27%), c'est désormais le toujours non-candidat, Éric Zemmour, qui arrive en deuxième position et est ainsi donné au second tour avec 17 à 18% des intentions de vote. Le polémiste a plus que doublé son score en moins d’un mois, devançant chaque semaine un nouveau prétendant à l’Élysée.

« Jamais nous n’avions assisté à une ascension aussi fulgurante en si peu de temps », insiste Jean-Daniel Lévy, directeur délégué de Harris Interactive. L'auteur du Suicide français (2014, Albin Michel) séduit désormais 30% des électeurs de Marine Le Pen en 2017 et 31% de ceux de François Fillon.

Donnée entre 15 et 16% des intentions de vote, la candidate soutenue par le Rassemblement national continue sa dégringolade. « On assiste à l’effondrement du cœur même de l’électorat » de Marine Le Pen . Elle aura perdu 13 points en quatre mois, selon les chiffres du même institut du mois de juin. « Alors qu’elle parvenait à conserver une bonne partie de son électorat de 2017, les transferts en direction d’Éric Zemmour se sont accélérés, dans un phénomène de vases communicants », constate Jean-Daniel Lévy. La défaite de Marine Le Pen face à Emmanuel Macron est un souvenir encore frais pour un noyau qui, rapidement, se fait à l’idée de présenter un nouveau champion pour augmenter ses chances en 2022.

Éric Zemmour donne également un coup de frein au décollage de la campagne de la droite. Ainsi, Xavier Bertrand, toujours le mieux placé à droite, perd un point à 13 % d’intentions de vote contre 11% pour Valérie Pécresse (-1) et 7 % pour Michel Barnier (-1).

À gauche, la candidate socialiste, Anne Hidalgo, et l'écologiste Yannick Jadot, sont à 6% d'intention de vote. Le candidat de la France insoumise, Jean-Luc Mélenchon à 11%.

Le polémiste pourrait continuer son ascension sondagière dans les prochaines semaines.




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 QUI DE SANDRINE ROUSSEAU OU DE YANNICK JANOT VA GAGNER LA PRIMAIRE ECOLOGISTE  ?

Ils sont les deux finalistes de la primaire écologiste. Ce dimanche, Yannick Jadot (27,7%) et Sandrine Rousseau (25,14%) sont arrivés en tête du scrutin. Les électeurs déjà inscrits pour voter les départageront entre les 25 et 28 septembre prochains. Bien que membres de la même famille politique, les deux prétendants au style différent défendent aussi leurs propres mesures. L' « écoféministe » radicale versus le pragmatique réaliste. C'est ainsi qu'est présenté le match du second tour de la primaire écologiste entre Sandrine Rousseau et Yannick Jadot. Qu'en est-il vraiment ?

L’économiste de 49 ans, peu connue du grand public, en retrait de sa famille politique après l’affaire Baupin, met en avant sa « radicalité » face au pragmatisme de son concurrent.

Une écologiste de gauche, radicale ,sociale

« Le temps des petits pas et de l’accompagnement n’est plus le moment », a lancé la candidate, revendiquant un clivage avec son concurrent. « Yannick Jadot porte une écologie que je respecte mais qui n’est pas la mienne. Moi, je suis une écologiste de gauche, radicale, sociale », a-t-elle prévenu. Tout est dit. Il faut renverser la table.

« Il y a un désir de radicalité dans la société », affirme-t-elle péremptoirement quitte à prendre des positions des plus clivantes et des plus contestables.

Lors des universités d’été des Verts, son discours très en rupture a marqué les esprits. Sandrine Rousseau a en effet multiplié les prises de position radicales et les sorties « woke », reprenant notamment à son compte, sans sourciller, les thèses racialistes venant des Etats-Unis et du mouvement « BlackLiveMatter ». «L'écologie, c'est pas des hommes blancs à vélo», a-t -elle déclaré cet été. Ou encore : « Nous prenons, nous utilisons et nous jetons les corps des femmes, des plus précaires dans la société et des racisés. Nous ne voulons plus de ce système-là, c’est la révolution que je vous propose », martèle-t--elle  fin août aux Journées d’été à Poitiers. Très engagée dans la lutte contre les discriminations, Sandrine Rousseau veut «ancrer la liberté des femmes à disposer de leurs corps», «faciliter les démarches liées à la transition de genre» et «lutter concrètement contre le racisme».

Partisane d'une «radicalité environnementale», Sandrine Rousseau défend la sortie du nucléaire le plus vite possible, la production d'une énergie d'origine 100% renouvelable d'ici à 2050, une fiscalité carbone «juste» ainsi qu'une augmentation «régulée» des prix du pétrole et du gaz. Elle souhaite ainsi instaurer une taxe carbone pour les entreprises de plus de 100 salariés ou réalisant plus de 15 millions d'euros de chiffre d’affaires, mettre en place une taxation du carbone aux frontières et orienter dans les cinq ans 500 milliards d'euros d'argent géré par la sphère publique et parapublique vers des activités 100% durables.

Il s'agit aussi d'instaurer «un droit à la nature», de renforcer le statut juridique des animaux et créer un «crime d'écocide». Un «nouveau contrat social» doit en outre garantir à chacun «l'accès aux biens de première nécessité» et instaurer «la semaine de 4 jours».

Socialement, l'un des points forts de son programme est la création d'un « revenu d’existence versé de façon individuelle à partir de 18 ans, sous conditions de ressources » qui s'élèverait à 850 euros, «majorée de 300 € en présence d’enfants, pour les personnes seules, les personnes en situation de handicap et variera selon la situation de logement ». Elle souhaite aussi garantir « la gratuité des premiers m3 d’eau et mégawatt heure d’électricité ».

Quant au volet institutionnel, la candidate ambitionne notamment de «garantir l'État de droit grâce à une nouvelle République» par le biais d'une «convention citoyenne pour la démocratie». Pour donner plus de pouvoir aux citoyens, elle souhaite notamment la création d' « une chambre composée de citoyens tirés au sort » et « la modification des règles du Référendum d’Initiative Partagé pour qu’il soit plus accessible et qu’il ait un vrai pouvoir ».

Un programme de rupture assumé par la candidate écologique.« La radicalité est la seule manière de gagner, martèle Thomas Portes, porte-parole de Sandrine Rousseau. Elle a fait revenir des gens dégoûtés de la politique, en se faisant le porte-voix des colères et des discriminations » défend Thomas Portes, ciblant en creux le positionnement de Yannick Jadot.

Le pragmatisme de Yannick Jadot ou l'écologie au pouvoir

En réponse Yannick Jadot, concurrent de l’économiste au second tour de la primaire écologiste, revendique lui aussi une certaine radicalité, refusant d'être cantonné à l'aile droite d'EELV. En effet même s’il bénéficie d’une meilleure notoriété auprès du grand public, le candidat doit d’abord séduire les militants et sympathisants écologistes les plus politisés, c.à-d les plus jeunes. Il ne peut donc se laisser enfermer dans l’aile droite d’EELV, notamment après les bons scores d’Eric Piolle et de Delphine Batho, à plus de 22 %.

Mais l'eurodéputé se veut pragmatique et préfère jouer la carte de « l'écologie au pouvoir ». « La radicalité de Yannick, c’est de mettre l’écologie au pouvoir, d’agir en actes et non en paroles. C’est tout ce que montre son parcours. Il n’a jamais rien cédé aux lobbys, de son passage à Greenpeace au combat contre la pêche électrique au Parlement européen », dit de lui Eva Sas, porte-parole d’EELV et soutien de Jadot.

Ses proches louent aussi son profil consensuel, plus à même de rassembler une majorité de Français. « Les écologistes souhaitent passer un cap, ne plus être dans le témoignage. On l’a fait dans les villes de plus de 100.000 habitants [aux municipales de 2020], on veut le faire maintenant au niveau national », poursuit Eva Sas. « Il faut rassembler autour d’un projet et – c’est peut-être la principale différence – Yannick souhaite le faire avec les forces syndicales, les ouvriers de l’industrie, les agriculteurs… ».

Pour ce faire, l'eurodéputé propose d'investir 20 milliards d’euros par an sur cinq ans pour réussir la transition écologique, en mettant l'accent sur la rénovation thermique et les énergies renouvelables, les mobilités et les infrastructures, la mutation agricole, la préservation de la biodiversité, les universités et l’innovation. Selon lui, cela permettrait de créer un million d’emplois de qualité, non délocalisables et répartis sur tout le territoire. Il souhaite également conditionner les soutiens publics accordés aux entreprises au respect de l’environnement, du progrès social et de l’égalité femmes-hommes.

Sur un plan purement énergétique, si les deux candidats souhaitent sortir du nucléaire, Yannick Jadot souhaite le faire« de manière responsable, c’est-à-dire sur quinze ou vingt ans ».

Le candidat européen veut aussi «s'engager pour une agriculture et une alimentation saines et respectueuses de l'environnement» avec comme objectif l'interdiction des néonicotinoïdes et le glyphosate dès 2022. « D’ici 2030, 30% des fonds de la PAC seront destinés à approvisionner la restauration collective publique en produits 100% bio, de qualité et de proximité », lit-on également sur son site Internet.

Pour «décarboner nos modes de vie» et construire une «France résiliente, innovante et décarbonée», il propose d'interdire la vente de voitures diesel et thermiques classiques à partir de 2030 et généraliser les Zones à Faibles Émissions en 2025.

Le volet social comprend l'ouverture de «droits nouveaux pour les salariés et les actifs» avec un droit au télétravail, ainsi que l'organisation des «transitions professionnelles» et la protection «des plus vulnérables». Aussi Yannick Jadot souhaite-il mettre en place un plan de soutien à la demande doté de 30 milliards d’euros, qui représenterait une aide immédiate de 2000 euros pour les personnes vivant sous le seuil de pauvreté, financé par une contribution exceptionnelle sur les très hauts patrimoines et les dividendes des sociétés dont les bénéfices ont crû pendant la pandémie de Covid-19. L'eurodéputé souhaite également instaurer un revenu citoyen et revaloriser le RSA de 100 euros. Ce dernier serait alloué aux jeunes fiscalement autonomes dès 18 ans, et versé à condition qu'ils aient un projet ou fassent une formation dans des métiers émergents.

Enfin sur le plan institutionnel,Yannick Jadot propose un septennat non renouvelable et l'élection des députés via un scrutin proportionnel « dans un cadre départemental avec un seuil de représentation de 5% et la parité ».

Avec ce programme qui se veut donc moins révolutionnaire que celui de Sandrine Rousseau, Yannick Jadot espère « construire un grand rassemblement» pour gagner les élections .

« Il s’agit plus d’une question de communication que de fond, car le projet d’EELV est déjà radical. En réalité, quel est le meilleur moyen pour faire basculer une partie de l’opinion sur l’urgence climatique ? », interroge Alain Coulombel, le porte-parole d’EELV qui résume le choix des prochains jours.

« Yannick Jadot mise plutôt sur l’apaisement pour ne pas effrayer l’opinion publique. Sandrine Rousseau incarne, elle, le thème de l’urgence de manière plus tranchée, en écho à la partie la plus politisée de l’opinion publique, notamment les jeunes, qui ont un désir de radicalité. », conclut-il.




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FRANCE LE PROCES HORS-NORME

DES ATTENTATS DU 13 NOVEMBRE 2015

Le procès des attentats du 13 novembre 2015 s'ouvre ce mercredi 8 septembre 2021 devant la cour d'assises spéciale de Paris. C' est la plus grande audience criminelle jamais organisée en France. Au moins 145 journées de procès sont prévues jusqu'au 25 mai 2022, le dossier d'instruction compte un million de pages, 330 avocats y figurent, et 1.765 personnes, d'une vingtaine de nationalités différentes, se sont constituées parties civiles. Huit caméras enregistreront les débats au titre des archives audiovisuelles de la justice.

Une salle d'audience de 700 m2

Dans le bâtiment historique du palais de justice de Paris, sur l'île de la Cité, une salle d'audience de 700 m2, la « plus grande jamais construite », a été bâtie, dans le respect du style du palais. Au moins 17 salles annexes pourront retransmettre les débats et une webradio sécurisée permettra aux victimes de suivre les audiences de chez elles, en léger différé.

Salah Abdeslam entendu en janvier.

Un des moments forts du procès sera l'audition de Salah Abdeslam, le seul membre du commando encore en vie. Son interrogatoire est prévu les 13 et 14 janvier 2022. Agé de 31 ans, ce proche d'Abdelhamid Abaaoud, le chef opérationnel des commandos, a abandonné sa ceinture d'explosifs dans la soirée du 13 novembre 2015 pour des raisons qui restent encore inconnues. Depuis, il a presque systématiquement gardé le silence face aux juges ou lors de son procès à Bruxelles en 2018, où il a été condamné à vingt ans de prison pour avoir tiré sur des policiers en 2016. Il risque la perpétuité.

Vingt personnes jugées.

En plus de Salah Abdeslam,  dix-neuf autres personnes seront jugées.

Quatorze seront présentes (onze sont détenues et prendront place dans le box des accusés, trois comparaîtront libres). Parmi elles, Mohamed Abrini (jugé pour avoir accompagné en région parisienne les commandos du 13-Novembre et participé à leur financement et à la fourniture de leurs armes, également impliqué dans les attentats de Bruxelles), Mohammed Amri (qui a reconnu être allé chercher Salah Abdeslam en voiture le soir des attentats pour le ramener en Belgique), Mohamed Bakkali (considéré comme un des logisticiens du commando) ou encore Osama Krayem (un compagnon de cavale de Salah Abdeslam à Bruxelles après les attentats de Paris).

Les autres sont absentes, certains présumés mortes. Il s'agit notamment des frères Fabien et Jean-Michel Clain, tous les deux identifiés dans le message audio revendiquant les attentats du 13-Novembre (ils auraient été tués en février ou mars 2019 dans une frappe aérienne en Syrie) ou encore d'Oussama Atar, considéré comme l'un des responsables de la branche renseignement du groupe Etat islamique et un ordonnateur des attentats parisiens (il aurait été tué dans une frappe occidentale en Syrie en 2017).

Olivia Ronen est l'avocate de Salah Abdeslam.

A 31 ans seulement, Olivia Ronen aura la délicate tâche d'assurer la défense de Salah Abdeslam. Profil bien éloigné du médiatique ténor du barreau de Lille Frank Berton, un temps l'avocat du dernier survivant du commando, elle a été officiellement désignée en novembre 2020. C'est Salah Abdeslam lui-même qui a pris contact avec elle, il y a trois ans, depuis la prison de Fleury-Mérogis où il est détenu sous très haute sécurité.Abdeslam avait officiellement désigné l'avocate en novembre 2020.

Mais Olivia Ronen ne dira rien sur cette rencontre et le moment où la décision a été prise. Pas davantage sur l'état d'esprit de son client ainsi que la manière dont il aborde son procès, alors qu'il est resté principalement mutique depuis plusieurs années. Une ligne de conduite pour ne pas « l'enfermer dans quelque chose de prédéfini », étaye l'avocate.

Reçue au concours de la Conférence du stage qu'elle avait préparé en 2015, elle avait dans ce cadre assuré la défense de l'ancien militaire Erwan Guillard, parti faire le djihad en Syrie et condamné à 11 ans de réclusion criminelle en appel en 2019.

Elle était aussi intervenue dans le dossier de l'attentat perpétré le 14 juillet 2016 à Nice. Une incursion qui s'était soldée par un « sentiment d'impuissance » après le suicide en prison de son client, en 2019.Dans le cadre du procès l'avocate, qui a prêté serment en 2016, sera aussi épaulée par Me Martin Vettes, âgé de 32 ans.

Jean-Louis Périès, un président expérimenté.

A l'inverse, le magistrat qui a été choisi pour présider le procès historique est très expérimenté. A 65 ans, Jean-Louis Périès vivra même son dernier procès avant la retraite. Il s'y prépare depuis près d'un an et demi. Jean-Louis Périès sera épaulé par deux autres présidents d'assises pour le procès : la première assesseure Frédérique Aline et la magistrate honoraire Xavière Siméoni.

Trois avocats généraux représenteront l'accusation, portée par le parquet national antiterroriste : Camille Hennetier, Nicolas Le Bris et Nicolas Braconnay




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 FRANCE LES POLICIERS POURRONT PRENDRE LE  TRAIN GRATUITEMENT 

La promesse de Gérald Darmanin, formulée fin mars lors d’un déplacement à Thionville, va devenir réalité. La gratuité des transports sur le réseau SNCF pour les policiers en service actif relevant de la Direction Générale de la Police Nationale a été actée ce vendredi et sera appliquée dès 2022.

« Gratuité des transports : conformément à la demande de l’Unsa Police avant l’ouverture du Beauvau de la sécurité, le ministre de l’Intérieur confirme la mise en place du dispositif au 1er janvier 2022 », a tweeté vendredi ce syndicat.

Le ministre de l’Intérieur en fera l’annonce officielle lundi aux syndicats de policiers.

En contrepartie de la sécurisation des trains

Mais pour bénéficier de la gratuité de leurs trajets quotidiens domicile- travail, ils devront se signaler au personnel à bord et porter leur arme pour participer à la « sécurisation des trains ».

Le ministre s’est félicité sur Twitter d’un « partenariat gagnant / gagnant permettant de mieux sécuriser les trains et faciliter la vie de nos policiers ».

Le prix du billet sera pris en charge par le ministère, a-t-on poursuivi de même source.

En contrepartie de la sécurisation, Gérald Darmanin s’est également engagé à dédommager à hauteur de 75% les trajets de loisirs des policiers sur le modèle de la convention qui existe entre la SNCF et le ministère des Armées. Le reste à charge de 25% sera progressivement pris en charge par un système de bon d’achat puis totalement au 1er janvier 2023.

Une mesure sociale aussi

«Enfin une mesure sociale digne de ce nom», salue sur Europe 1 Fabien Vanhemelryck, secrétaire général du syndicat Alliance. «C’était acté depuis 2016 mais il a fallu attendre ce ministre de l’Intérieur pour qu’il le mette en application. C’est une avancée historique que nous attendions depuis des décennies», précise le policier. Le ministre de l'Intérieur fait d'une pierre deux coups...

A sept mois de l’élection présidentielle la sécurité de la population deviendrait-elle une priorité pour le gouvernement d'Emmanuel Macron ?




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CORONAVIRUS

LA FRANCE SUR LE RETOUR A LA VIE NORMALE


En visite mardi 31 août 2021 dans un centre de vaccination mobile d'Illkirch-Graffenstaden (Bas-Rhin), Jean Castex s'est voulu optimiste estimant que la France était sur « le bon chemin » d'un retour à la « vie normale ».

« Oui, on est sur le bon chemin car l'on connaît l'origine du bon chemin, c'est la vaccination », a lancé le Premier ministre. Environ 48,5 millions de Français ont reçu au moins une dose à la date de lundi, et 43,9 millions, soit 65,1% de la population, sont considérés comme complètement vaccinés.

La vaccination comme préalable

Le Premier ministre a également estimé que la quatrième vague de Covid-19 était « maîtrisée et contrôlée »Mais il a fait .« Il y a quand même un lien entre le taux d'incidence et le taux de vaccination. On voit que cette quatrième vague - on va parler avec prudence - est maîtrisée on va dire, contrôlée. Nous préparons les rentrées scolaires, universitaires, les vaccinations etc. Donc nous devons rester mobilisés ».

Si en ce qui concerne Ia vaccination, le Premier ministre a une nouvelle fois écarté la mise en place d'une obligation pour tous,. les soignants, par contre, sont concernés et devront avoir reçu au moins une injection au 15 septembre, puis justifier d'une vaccination complète au 15 octobre, pour exercer « La vaccination des soignants, je m'en réjouis beaucoup car elle a fortement progressé », a estimé Jean Castex.

« Donc, la conviction, le sens des responsabilités, restent nos armes privilégiées. »

« Mais je considère qu'il y a encore du travail, il y a encore des populations qui ne sont pas vaccinées et donc qui sont exposées et quelque part qui sont en danger », a insisté le Premier ministre.

Une question de responsabilité collective et individuelle

Ainsi le premier ministre confirme-t-il les propos tenus hier par le président du conseil d'orientation de la stratégie vaccinale , Alain Fischer, qui avait estimé que la France n'était « pas très loin du retour à une vie proche de la normale ». Tout en soulignant qu'il ne pouvait pas « être plus précis » sur la date, « car ça dépend de l'adhésion de la population à la vaccination, du respect des gestes barrières... »

« On n'en est pas encore complètement sorti, c'est une affaire de responsabilité collective et individuelle. », a conclu le successeur d'Edouard Philippe.




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CINQ AFGHANS EXFILTRES EN LIEN

AVEC LES TALIBANS ?

Des talibans auraient profité du chaos régnant dans le pays pour s’infiltrer à bord des vols rapatriant les ressortissants afghans et, ainsi, gagner la France. A peine débarqués sur le sol français, cinq Afghans se sont en effet vu notifier leur placement sous surveillance accrue, dans le cadre de la prévention du terrorisme islamiste.

Les services de renseignement ont identifié ces derniers jours cinq afghans soupçonnés proches du mouvement taliban, parmi lesquels un certain Niangalay S.

Le jeune homme, né en 1995 dans la province de Logar, dans l’est du pays, à moins de cent kilomètres de Kaboul, a pu profiter d’une opération de rapatriement le 18 août à la faveur, souligne une source policière, « de la confusion ambiante qui régnait sur place ».

Transféré de l’ambassade de France à l’aéroport international de Kaboul puis à Abou Dhabi (Emirats arabes unis) par avion militaire gros porteur A400M, il a ensuite pu gagner la France.

Le jeune homme lui-même aurait non seulement admis appartenir au mouvement taliban, mais encore confirmé les éléments recueillis par les services de renseignement, selon lesquels il occupait notamment la fonction de responsable d’un check-point situé non loin de l’ambassade de France, avant de se mêler au flot des réfugiés accueillis dans l’enceinte du bâtiment lors de la chute de la ville.

Le ministre de l’intérieur, Gérald Darmanin, a précisé que cette personne avait «très largement aidé à l’évacuation de l’ambassade de France » …

«Devant les difficultés extrêmement fortes de pouvoir faire des enquêtes de sécurité sur les personnes devant être

rapatriées », les autorités françaises « ont accepté d’embarquer cette personne et sa famille », a ajouté le ministre.

A l’arrivée du vol à Abu Dhabi, la Direction générale de la surveillance intérieure (DGSI) « a fait le travail qu’elle n’avait pas pu faire à Kaboul » en menant des entretiens de sécurité, a-t-il expliqué.




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AFGHANISTAN

 PLUS D'UN MILLIER D'AFGHANS EXFILTRES

 EN FRANCE

Une sixième rotation du pont aérien mis en place par l’armée française pour exfiltrer les Français et certains Afghans de Kaboul tombée aux mains des talibans a permis l’arrivée dimanche soir à Paris de 250 personnes, a annoncé l’État-major.

Pont aérien, opération Apagan

« Ce soir un A330 s’est posé à Paris, en provenance d’Abu Dabi. À son bord, 250 Français et Afghans désormais en sécurité. Un autre A330 se posera dans la nuit, avec 150 personnes », a tweeté l’État-major Français. Le vol arrivé dimanche soir représente la sixième arrivée et celle annoncée sera la septième.

250 Français et Afghans ont été exfiltrés et mis en sécurité dimanche soir grâce au pont aérien entre Kaboul et Paris. Un autre vol avec 150 personnes à bord est attendu

Le pont aérien français, baptisée opération Apagan, transporte les exfiltrés de Kaboul à Abou Dhabi, sur une base militaire française, puis jusqu’à Paris.

Le premier vol arrivant à Paris a ramené mardi 41 personnes, principalement des Français, mercredi 209 personnes, principalement des Afghans, jeudi 206, vendredi une centaine, tout comme samedi.

Deux ministres aux Émirats arabes unis .

Depuis le 15 août, « près de 100 ressortissants français, près de 40 ressortissants de pays partenaires et plus d’un millier d’Afghans » menacés pour avoir travaillé auprès d’institutions et ONG françaises ou en raison de leur engagement dans la société civile afghane ont ainsi rejoint la France via les Émirats, a précisé le ministre français des Affaires étrangères, Jean-Yves Le Drian

De nombreuses personnes disant avoir travaillé pour des structures françaises ou des membres de la société civile ont demandé à être exfiltrées, alors que la situation à Kaboul est tendue, l’ambassade s’est repliée sur l’aéroport, cerné d’une foule d’Afghans qui voudrait être exfiltrée.

Les ministres Jean-Yves Le Drian et Florence Parly aux Emirats-Unis

Les ministres français des Affaires étrangères et des Armées sont attendus lundi aux Émirats arabes unis, où ils feront le point sur le dispositif français qui a déjà permis d’évacuer plus de mille Afghans depuis le retour des talibans au pouvoir à Kaboul. Jean-Yves Le Drian et Florence Parly vont se rendre sur la base aérienne 104 d’Al-Dhafra, à 30 kilomètres d’Abou Dhabi, où l’armée de l’Air française a mis en place un pont aérien vers Kaboul, ont annoncé les deux ministères dans un communiqué commun.

Les deux ministres rencontreront « les diplomates, les militaires, les policiers et l’ensemble des personnels qui concourent, dans des conditions extrêmement difficiles, au déroulement des opérations d’évacuation depuis Kaboul ».

Les cas de tous les Afghans qui sollicitent les autorités françaises pour demander à être exfiltrés de leur pays tombé aux mains des talibans sont examinés, a assuré le ministre des Affaires étrangères Jean-Yves Le Drian.

« Plus de 9 Afghans sur 10 obtiennent l’asile et un statut de réfugié »

Depuis la conquête de l’Afghanistan par les Talibans et la déclaration controversée d' Emmanuel Macron sur la nécessité, pour la France, de se « protéger contre les flux migratoires irréguliers », la question de l’accueil des Afghans exilés domine le débat politique national.

Stanislas Guérini, délégué général de La République en marche (LREM) et Laurent Jacobelli, porte-parole du Rassemblement national (RN), ont ainsi avancé des chiffres similaires.

« Chaque année, ce sont 10.000 Afghans qui demandent l’asile dans notre pays. Plus de 9 sur 10 obtiennent l’asile et un statut de réfugié », avançait le premier, quand le second affirmait :

0« Il y a déjà 10.000 réfugiés afghans par an qui demandent l’asile politique en France, les 4/5e l’obtiennent ». « Il faut donner le droit d’asile à tous ceux qui remplissent les critères, et particulièrement à ceux qui ont travaillé pour notre armée ou avec des ONG françaises, qui sont aujourd’hui en danger », confirme Sylvain Maillard, député de Paris et porte-parole du groupe LREM. « Nous n’avons pas du tout à rougir car nous sommes l’un des pays qui accueillent le plus d’Afghans et qui leur donnent le plus de protection », a souligné l’Elysée ce mardi, alors que depuis 2018, la France a accordé l’asile à environ 90 % des quelque 10.000 demandes d’asile d’Afghans.

Les Afghans exfiltrés pourront effectuer une demande d’asile en France s’ils le souhaitent.




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LES ANTI-PASSE SANITAIRE, UN MOUVEMENT HETEROCLITE ET CONTRADICTOIRE

Les opposants au pass sanitaire et à la vaccination étaient au rendez-vous pour leur sixième week-end de mobilisation, samedi 21 août, avec plus de 220 manifestations recensées par le ministère de l'Intérieur. Ils se sont élancés aux quatre coins du pays en début d'après-mi. Au total, 175 503 personnes ont défilé, annonce la même source, un chiffre en baisse par rapport à la semaine précédente, qui avait mobilisé près de 215 000 manifestants. Vingt personnes ont été interpellées, et un membre des forces de l'ordre a été blessé.

Mais qui sont ces manifestants ?

« Une ultraminorité », assurait le ministre de la santé Olivier Véran vendredi 16 juillet. Une des clés de la réussite de la mobilisation des manifestations contre le passeport sanitaire, tous les samedis dans plusieurs villes, est de réunir des personnes aux motivations diverses, se recoupant ou non : anti-passe sanitaire, anti-vaccins, complotistes et anti-système.

Dans les cortèges se mêlent militants des partis extrêmes, adeptes des médecines douces, complotistes biberonnés aux réseaux sociaux, personnels soignants vent debout contre la vaccination obligatoire ou commerçants excédés. Un mouvement hétéroclite et parfois contradictoire: on peut être anti-passe sans être anti-vaccination. On trouve par exemple des restaurateurs qui manifestent leur mécontentement car le passe sanitaire nuit en partie à leurs revenus. Dans ce mouvement, tout se mélange.

Les ­non-vaccinés voient à 94 % un danger dans un « vaccin sur lequel on manque de recul ». Ils jugent à 88% que le passe sanitaire « est une atteinte aux libertés », et à 89% qu'il y a « d'autres moyens de lutter contre le Covid-19 que la vaccination ».

Les conspirationnistes peuvent dans ce contexte libérer leurs théories les plus folles. Par exemple, les vaccins du Covid-19 sont conçus pour réduire la population mondiale, ou encore pour contrôler les esprits grâce à la 5G ». Les mesures sanitaires restrictives de liberté auraient pour objectif d’imposer un nouvel ordre mondial reposant sur une surveillance généralisée des populations.

Il y a ceux aussi dont la principale motivation n’est pas la crise sanitaire mais l’opposition à la politique d’Emmanuel Macron ou, plus globalement, au « système », c’est-à-dire aux partis de gouvernement. Et les mots pour l'exprimer, violents : pour 43% des sondés, « la France devient une dictature ». Une opinion surtout défendue par les non-vaccinés (82%), les sympathisants LFI (64%) et RN (68%). Apparaissent ainsi des figures habituées de la contestation sociale, comme Jérôme Rodrigues, Eric Drouet ou Maxime Nicolle, tous trois anciens leaders du mouvement des gilets jaunes. Mais aussi les ennemis indéfectibles du système. Qu’ils soient d’extrême gauche, libertaires de la mouvance « antifa » ou militants du Nouveau parti anticapitaliste (NPA). Ou qu’ils soient d’extrême droite, des chrétiens intégristes de Civitas aux divers groupuscules néofascistes, souvent en ravivant un complotisme antisémite. Leur cohabitation est parfois émaillée de tensions voire de violences comme on l'a vu à Nantes, à Montpellier ou à Metz.

Face à cette minorité bruyante 72% des Français plébiscitent la vaccination et près de 46 millions ont reçu au moins une dose.

L'opinion soutient aussi majoritairement le passe sanitaire, à 57%. D'ailleurs, 60% des sondés le voient comme « une façon de responsabiliser ceux qui ne veulent pas se vacciner ».




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COVID LE TRI DES PATIENTS ATTEINTS DU VARIANT DELTA EN GUADELOUPE

Depuis plusieurs semaines, les Antilles, dont la situation sanitaire est jugée « d'extrêmement grave » par le ministre des Outre-mer Sébastien Lecournu, subissent de plein fouet les effets de la quatrième vague de Covid-19.

Un tri des patients

La Guadeloupe et la Martinique sont aujourd'hui les départements les plus touchés dans le pays. Pour faire face à cette situation, un tri des patients à l'entrée de l'hôpital et au niveau de l'admission en service de réanimation serait effectué en Guadeloupe, selon une source du Courrier Picard.

Ce tri en service de réanimation s'opérerait à partir de 50 ans et depuis ce lundi. « Les malades au-dessus de 50 ans et ceux en dessous ayant au moins un facteur de comorbidité ne sont plus intubés, confient au quotidien deux infirmières du CH de Dunkerque, envoyées en renfort à l'hôpital de Pointe-à-Pitre en Guadeloupe la semaine dernière. La perte humaine sera énorme malgré toutes les bonnes intentions. Plus les jours passent, plus on se rend compte que la situation est catastrophique ! Les gens meurent dans les couloirs faute de place ».

L'information a été confirmée par le quotidien L'Echo de la Lys, dans les colonnes duquel une infirmière a confié « qu'aujourd'hui, ne pas être admis en réanimation c’est possible si vous n’avez pas 50 ans. On recule encore une fois. Les plus de 50 ans ne reçoivent malheureusement pas les soins auxquels ils pourraient prétendre ».

De nouveaux renforts de soignants venant de la métropole

Face à la dégradation de la situation sanitaire aux Antilles, de nouveaux renforts de soignants vont être envoyés vendredi en Guadeloupe et en Martinique, d’où une dizaine de malades devraient être évacués vers la métropole dans les prochains jours, a indiqué le ministère de la Santé, ce mercredi.

Le pont aérien se poursuit pour soulager les hôpitaux antillais saturés par les cas de coronavirus. « Un peu plus de 120 » soignants sont partis mardi pour la Guadeloupe et la Martinique, et « d’autres renforts arrivent vendredi », toujours « équitablement répartis entre les deux îles », selon le ministère.

Envoi d'oxygène médical

Florence Parly, ministre des Armées, a annoncé lundi un premier voyage du navire Dumont d’Urville de la Marine nationale pour livrer de l’oxygène aux Antilles, frappées de plein fouet par la quatrième vague de l’épidémie. L’acheminement de plus de 100 tonnes d’oxygène médical en Martinique doit permettre de prévenir tout risque de pénurie dans l'île.

Parti le 15 août depuis la Guyane, il « devrait accoster à Fort-de-France le 19 août pour mettre ces stocks d’oxygène à la disposition de l’Agence régionale de santé », indique son communiqué.

Des évacuations qui vont « se renforcer »

Ces professionnels de santé – dont le nombre n’a pas été précisé – doivent assurer « la relève » des 240 médecins, infirmiers et aides-soignants arrivés la semaine dernière. Au CHU de Guadeloupe, 40 % des lits sont désormais occupés par des patients Covid-19, et la morgue est saturée, a indiqué mercredi Gérard Cotellon, le directeur général du CHU. Les 46 lits de réanimation ouverts sont occupés et les urgences enregistrent jusqu’à 80 passages par jour, pour le Covid uniquement. « Tout le monde fait du Covid, même ceux dont la spécialité est loin de ce type de pathologie », a souligné Gérard Cotellon.

De nouvelles évacuations sanitaires vers la métropole sont « en cours d’organisation pour la fin de semaine ou le tout début de semaine prochaine », afin de désengorger les services de réanimation de Pointe-à-Pitre et Fort-de-France. Le ministère envisage le transfert de huit malades par gros-porteur dans le cadre de l’opération « Hippocampe », ainsi que de trois autres patients en jet Falcon, dont « les dates et îles de départ sont en cours de calage ». La directrice générale de l’Agence régionale de santé en Guadeloupe Valérie Denux a indiqué lors d’une conférence de presse que les évacuations sanitaires allaient « se renforcer » dans les semaines à venir.

La vaccination encore trop faible aux Antilles

En début de semaine prochaine, « nous ferons une autre rotation et on va ensuite accélérer les évacuations sanitaires en fonction des besoins car la vague est très forte et nous rattrape », a-t-elle ajouté, anticipant plusieurs évacuations par semaine. Ce dispositif est « plus que nécessaire pour soulager les services du CHU », a relevé Valérie Denux. « Nous avons ouvert 86 lits de réanimation sur tout le territoire et 82 sont occupés. Or, nous avons 5 à 7 entrées par jour ». Entre le 9 et le 15 août, la Guadeloupe a enregistré 7.276 nouveaux cas.

Aux Antilles, la couverture vaccinale est trois fois inférieure à celle de la métropole. Côté vaccination, 32 % des Guadeloupéens de plus de 18 ans ont reçu une première injection, quand seulement 20,9 % ont un parcours vaccinal complet.




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DRAMATIC HEALTH SITUATION

IN THE CARIBBEAN

In France, the fourth wave of Covid-19 particularly hits the overseas territories. Emmanuel Macron was alarmed, Wednesday August 11, 2021 by opening a health defense council, of the "dramatic situation" of the epidemic in the West Indies, where "the increase in contaminations results in an explosion of serious forms" of Covid-19.

In addition to the outbreak of Covid-19 cases in the West Indies, the Head of State underlined "the worrying state of affairs" in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Corsica and Occitanie regions, where the incidence rate exceeds 500 cases per 100,000 and raises fears of hospital pressure, he added.

"An emergency scenario is before us today", declared the Head of State during this defense council by videoconference.

This situation "implies the unconditional solidarity of the nation" and offers "the cruel demonstration" that "vaccination is the most effective means" against the virus, he added. This outbreak of contaminations has indeed an explanation: the weak vaccination. In Martinique, only 14.8% of the population is fully vaccinated against 55.6% nationwide.

"The objective is the vaccination of all French people," said Mr. Macron, launching a "call for civility and a sense of duty".

He explained "that we must meet at least the target of 50 million vaccinated at the end of August", and that

"We are on the right track", since "37.8 million French people" are already fully vaccinated.

The president also confirmed the establishment, at the start of the school year, of a vaccine booster campaign, with a third dose for those over 80 and particularly vulnerable people.

Finally, middle school and high school students will have the opportunity to be vaccinated in their schools.




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ASSASSINATION OF A PRIEST IN VENDEE

IN FRANCE

The  Father Olivier Maire was found dead on Monday August 9 in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre in Vendée. The town is located about twenty kilometers south of Cholet have confirmed the diocese and the gendarmerie of Mortagne-sur-Sèvre.

Gérald Darmanin announced that he was going there via a tweet. “All my support for the Catholics of our country after the dramatic assassination of a priest in Vendée. I go there. "

The suspect released in June

A man reportedly went to the Mortagne-sur-Sèvre gendarmerie. It would be the volunteer sacristan of Rwandan nationality, indicted for the fire at Nantes cathedral on July 18, 2020, reports France 3.

He was released under judicial supervision last June after several months of imprisonment pending trial.

The alleged perpetrator was coming out of a stay in a psychiatric hospital and was lodged by the community of Montfort missionary brothers according to our colleagues.

The Montfortian missionaries constitute a congregation present in some thirty countries, focused on charity and hospitality.

The last fatal attack targeting a member of the Catholic Church in France dates back to October 29

Brahim Aouissaoui, a Tunisian then aged 21, had killed with a knife two faithful and the sacristan of the Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption basilica in Nice.




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BIRTH OF TWO TWIN PANDAS

AT THE BEAUVAL ZOO IN FRANCE

The panda family is growing at Beauval ZooParc after the birth of twins, on the night of Sunday August 1 to Monday August 2, 2021. The two little plantigrades join their big brother Yuan Meng, born on August 4, 2017, in the siblings.

“The two babies are pink. Both are in perfect health. (...) They are magnificent ”, reacted the president of the ZooParc, Rodolphe Delord, from the control center of the Beauval panda reproduction and protection center.

“The first ten days are the sensitive period, but the two babies, two little girls in principle, are strong and Huan Huan has a much better behavior. She has the gestures of a good mother. It's a great birth ”, appreciated the head veterinarian of the zoo Baptiste Mulot, who will not be able to determine with certainty the sex of the small pandas for a few days.

Huan Huan first gave the first signs of restlessness on Sunday around 5:30 p.m. Alternating activity and sleep, she finally lost water at 12:30 a.m. before giving birth to her young at 1:03 a.m. are shown sharp and uttered shrill cries. Appropriate weight for baby pandas.

Incubated

A caregiver from the Chengdu Giant Panda Research Center, who came especially for the births, managed to seize one of the baby pandas to provide care and place it in an incubator. It weighed 149 grams, a "very reassuring" weight for a baby panda.

“The bigger they are, the less fragile they are. They are in the high range because they must weigh between 100 and 150 grams at birth, ”explained the veterinarian.

The second small female, who enjoyed a little more time with her mother, was weighed at 128 grams. The caregivers will now have to manage the health of Huan Huan and carry out regular rotations of the babies with their mother.

The reproduction of the panda is very difficult and the female is fertile only two days a year maximum. The two cubs will be reared by their mother and the caretakers alternately, one cub at a time. This to relieve the bear, according to the president of the Beauval zoo. “In nature, the mother abandons the weaker one because she cannot raise two young. "They are going to be put in an incubator and they will go to breastfeed their mother alternately. They will be monitored 24 hours a day, ”said Rodolphe Delord.

A species that is no longer "endangered" but "vulnerable"

At the end of March, the two giant pandas, Huan Huan and Yuan Zi, one of Beauval's main attractions, had tried to mate. Artificial insemination was also carried out as a precaution, the female being fertile only 24 to 48 hours per year.

It was through this technique that Huan Huan gave birth to her first twins, only one of whom was found to be viable. Now 4 years old, the first panda born in France now weighs more than 100 kilos.

Since 2016, giant pandas are no longer "in danger" of extinction on the red list of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). But the species remains "vulnerable", while 500 pandas live in captivity and 2000 in the wild in China.

Chinese National Treasure Status

Long poached, the animal has become an emblem of China but also that of the fight for the protection of nature. It is notably present on the WWF (World Environment Fund) logo. For many years, Beijing has offered or lent pandas to certain countries, with the aim of preserving or improving diplomatic relations.

The twins, along with their older brother, will return to China in four years, in accordance with the agreement with the country. For parents, initially on loan for ten years in 2012, the zoo will "extend the agreement for another ten years." Negotiations are underway between the two countries and go directly through the heads of state, due to the status of Chinese national treasure of the panda and the diplomatic symbol it represents.

The two newborns from Loir-et-Cher will only have final names in 100 days. According to tradition, they will be chosen by the Chinese First Lady. As a sign that the birth is part of “panda diplomacy”.



Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld

FRANCE

THE PROMOTION OF JULY 14, 2021

OF THE LEGION OF HONOR

This promotion distinguished 467 people, equally: 393 knights, 53 officers, 17 commanders, 2 grand officers and 2 grandcross.

The philosopher Edgar Morin, the skipper Jean Le Cam, the prefect Didier Lallement or the choreographer Carolyn Carlson are part of the promotion of July 14 of the Legion of Honor which was published this Wednesday in the Official Journal.

This promotion distinguished 467 people, on an equal basis: 393 knights, 53 officers, 17 commanders, 2 grand officers and 2 grandcross, including Edgar Morin, who celebrated his 100th birthday on July 8. He was elevated to the dignity of Grand Cross, the highest distinction of the Legion of Honor, like Alain Mérieux, founder of the institute of the same name (industrial biology). Former director of the WTO, Pascal Lamy, Honorary President of the Jacques Delors Institute, was promoted to Grand Officer. The Paris police chief Didier Lallement becomes a commander, among the 30% of public sector actors (excluding health and education) promoted.

Jean-Pierre Pernaut, Harry Roselmack ...

In the cultural sector, the Franco-American choreographer Carolyn Carlson and the lawyer, writer and member of the French Academy, François Sureau received the same rank.

Actress Laetitia Casta and journalists Jean-Pierre Pernaut and Harry Roselmack, two figures from TF1, were named knights. The winner of the Vendée Globe 2020/2021, Yannick Bestaven, was appointed to the same rank, as well as the skipper Jean Le Cam.

Among the health professionals, Marcel Lascar, founder of SOS Médecins, also received the knight's decoration.

A list of 467 personalities, honored on this Wednesday of national holiday, was published in the Official Journal

The Legion of Honor is the highest French distinction and one of the best known in the world. The promotion of July 14 is one of the two annual civil promotions of the Legion of Honor, along with that of January 1.

Founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the Legion of Honor now has 92,000 members, rewarded for their eminent merits in the service of the nation.



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GENERAL LECOINTRE HEAD OF STATE-MAJOR

FRENCH ARMIES TAKES ITS REVERENCE

The Elysée announced his departure and the appointment of General Thierry Burkhard, current Chief of Staff of the Army, before General Lecointre confirmed it this Sunday, June 13 during the broadcast of the Grand Jury ( RTL / LeFigaro / LCI).

“General François Lecointre submitted to the President of the Republic several months ago his request to leave active service after July 14, 2021.

The President of the Republic wishes to salute in him the great soldier, the military leader and the servant of the State ”, indicated the presidency.

The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces commands all of France's military operations and ensures the proper functioning of the institution. General Lecointre could still have been kept at his post. He did not want it even if the president "asked him to stay longer".

"Preserving the armies"

"It is not good that a chief of staff of the armed forces can be exactly aligned with a presidential mandate", estimated for his part François Lecointre. "We must at all costs protect the armies from the risk of suspicion about their absolute political neutrality."

"I did not want a Chief of Staff of the armed forces to be associated with a politician (...) Tiling guarantees continuity", he added.

"You do not know the heart of the armies (...) The President of the Republic, by definition, no more than anyone of his generation", continued François Lecointre.

Words that come when two military forums caused a small political storm a few weeks ago, sparing no party and pushing the Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly to intervene to recall, too, the requirement of neutrality of the soldier . In the second forum, anonymous senior executives denounced what they perceive as "the civil war (which) is brewing" in the country.

"That a soldier goes to take advantage of his rank and engage the armies in a position that can be assimilated to political activism, it is not acceptable", reacted François Lecointre, still on the set of the Grand Jury ( RTL / LeFigaro / LCI) this Sunday, June 13, 2021.

A high function "difficult, trying"

General Lecointre succeeded Pierre de Villiers in July 2017, who resigned with a bang against the backdrop of abrupt budget cuts and stepped-up reforms.

His high office, which he describes as a "pivotal post between the politician and the military" is "difficult, trying: she forces you to be very honest with respect to politicians on the consequences of decisions, which you must then implement by fully adhering to it, ”he confided.

Rwanda, ex-Yugoslavia, Matignon: he has a career that combines brilliant service in the field and solid experience behind the hushed scenes of power. Aged 59, this Saint-Cyrien pepper and salt with an athletic profile was notably chief of the military cabinet of the Prime Minister, where he had served the socialists Manuel Valls and Bernard Cazeneuve, then Édouard Philippe.

From the marine infantry, he served in Iraq during the first Gulf War (1991), in Djibouti (1991-93), in Somalia (1992) as well as in Rwanda, in the midst of genocide, as part of Operation Turquoise (1994) then during the Yugoslavian War (1995).

Hero of the battle of Vrbanja in Bosnia in May 1995, where the young captain fought with the bayonet to regain the bridge from the Serbian forces and defend the honor of France, General Lecointre will have spent 4 years accompanying the " revival of the armies ”.

Means that do not allow a rise in power

At the head of the French armies, he experienced a Military Programming Law (LPM) which breathed new life into the troops after years of very severe budget restrictions.

However, disagreements persisted between the armies and the Elysee. Military resources remain limited compared to the threats described in the Strategic Review. General Lecointre never ceases to raise the specter of the return of a “high intensity” conflict facing an adversary with means as efficient as those of France.

"The current military programming law today aims to consolidate this model of a complete army," he confided recently. With this "complete" model, the armies retain, sometimes at a minimum, all the skills. "It is not aimed at a rise in power or the acquisition of a mass that would allow the army to engage in a major state conflict," he added.

He is also leaving when the Head of State has just announced, after more than eight years of massive engagement, a reduction of the French military presence in the Sahel, marked by the closure of bases and a re-articulation of the anti-jihadist struggle around of an “international alliance” bringing together Europeans.

His successor Thierry Burkhard will also have to orchestrate a major strategic upheaval. "It has been more than ten years that the military has focused on the threat of militarized terrorism at the moment," he explained in November. "The Army must change scale and prepare for harsher, high intensity conflicts."

A shift which imposes in particular a rejuvenation of the armored fleet and artillery, but also in particular of aviation, ground-to-air defenses, information warfare and drones.

“A departure which is not, officially at least, linked to the end of Operation Barkhane in the Sahel, nor to the recent publication of military forums with a factious tone. ". , according to the daily Le Parisien.




Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld

FINALLY THE THIRD STAGE OF DECONFINEMENT

IN FRANCE

The President of the Scientific Council nevertheless called for maintaining the wearing of the mask outdoors "at least until June 30".

While the health situation is improving in France, the country must enter a new phase of deconfinement this Wednesday, June 9. Curfew shifted to 11pm, reopening of restaurants with reduced capacity or even health passes .....

This new step promises to be important, both for the French, but also for the government.

Finally, good news on the eve of this third stage of deconfinement.

"The situation is contained and is going in the right direction, it is true in France and in all European countries", rejoiced on RTL Jean-François Delfraissy, president of the Scientific Council, Tuesday 8 June.

“We have figures that have fallen faster than we had imagined. ";

The reason ?

“The dynamics of vaccination (…), there should be 35-38 million vaccinated [with at least one dose] by June 30, so this is the right way out. "

"We should, with this dynamic of vaccination, have a summer that should go in rather satisfactory conditions", therefore believes the President of the Scientific Council.

The immunologist nevertheless calls for caution during this new phase of deconfinement:

“Until now, we were outside and we are now going to open inside and that's where it will play out,” explains Jean-François Delfraissy.

May 19, 2021 finally presents the beginning of a return to normal life..




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A QUIET SUMMER WITHOUT COVID

ACCORDING TO THE PASTEUR INSTITUTE

If the figures for transmission and hospitalization continue to drop and the vaccination accelerates even further, we may be able to go a summer without an epidemic recovery from Covid-19. It is, in any case, a hypothesis of the Pasteur Institute.

The Pasteur Institute has sometimes been alarmist in its projections for the pandemic. This time, good news, the Parisian researchers consider that "the conditions are favorable for the summer". Several scenarios are still being considered which take into account the figures that have been falling for a month and the acceleration of vaccination. The unknown remains the effects of the deconfinement in progress.

Keep up the pace until June 9

"If we manage to maintain the current rate of decline in infections and hospitalizations until June 9 while maintaining or increasing the rate of vaccination, we do not expect to observe this summer of significant resumption of the epidemic linked to variant B.1.1.7 (the English variant, Editor's note) ”, explains the Institut Pasteur. But beware, if the decline observed in hospitals is stopped after the reopening of terraces, shops and cinemas, a rebound cannot be ruled out.

“The size of this rebound would depend in particular on the transmission rates in the second half of May and in June, the vaccination rate and the hypotheses on the increase in transmission of the B.1.1.7 variant.

But the Institute wants to be reassuring all the same: “In all the scenarios explored, this rebound would remain smaller than the third wave. "

Maintain the vaccination effort this summer

“Shifting from the rate of 500,000 doses to 700,000 doses of vaccines distributed per day could significantly reduce the intensity of the recovery,” the researchers write. Currently, the vaccination campaign is experiencing a real acceleration but the bar of 700,000 daily injections has not yet been reached. The Institut Pasteur wishes to emphasize that “these scenarios are not forecasts”. For example, a new vaccine-insensitive variant could reshuffle the cards.

In addition, the summer is less conducive to the epidemic rebound especially thanks to the temperatures, but a new wave of contamination in the fall is not excluded, insist the researchers who recommend "to maintain the vaccination effort this summer".



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MANIFESTATION OF THE FRENCH POLICE

BEFORE THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IN PARIS

The police, unions and politicians of several sensibilities met on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in front of the French National Assembly in Paris.

After a minute of silence which was observed in tribute to members of the police who died on mission.

Gérald Darmanin to explain his presence in the police demonstration:

"It's a way of telling them that I love them and that I support them!"

It is a gathering heavy with meaning, two weeks after the murder of Brigadier Eric Masson in Avignon and with the approach of important electoral deadlines.

All the unions are unanimous, thousands of police officers but also the Minister of the Interior and politicians of all stripes gathered in front of the National Assembly.

According to the organizers, 35,000 people gathered.

Thus, even Gérald Darmanin went there, shortly before 1 p.m., a first in police memory for a Minister of the Interior.

The minister took the opportunity to discuss with the police officers on the spot.

"We have to help us […] the job is very difficult, we need you, we need to be protected […] We go to work and we don't know how we are going to get back, in what state ...", one of them threw him, obviously very moved.

Minister Gérald Darmanin replied:

“Every morning I think of you […]. There is no doubt about my support for you ”.

“You send wood! », Congratulated another policeman.

"I came like all French people to support the police, that's all," commented only for the media Gerald Darmanin, in the middle of the crowd and accompanied by the Paris police chief Didier Lallemant.


"You need recognition, recognition and support when they are attacked"

"The problem of the police is justice", also rebelled a representative of Alliance, while Minister and Keeper of the Seals, Eric Dupond-Moretti indicated that he was considering going to the demonstration. .

The mention of his name was hissed by several of the participants. He ended up answering in the hemicycle, during questions to the government.

“As a citizen I could have found myself in this demonstration to support the police services,” he begins.

What seems to me dangerous for our democracy, however, is that we oppose permanently and for electoral purposes and therefore with a certain cynicism, the justice and the police.

The police officers, the magistrates of this country are in the same republican boat (...) I affirm that on the ground magistrates and police officers work together. "

Some demonstrators appeared in the demonstration with their faces masked, with tears of blood, carrying a coffin.

Then, a little later in the early afternoon, a minute of silence was observed, again in tribute to their colleagues who died on duty, followed by applause.

The event ended with a performance of the national anthem by lyric singer Chloé Chaume.

"It's my job, my way of supporting them, to be with them," says Gérald Darmanin!

"I bring my support to the police and gendarmes every day since I was Minister of the Interior and even before, as mayor of Tourcoing, the Minister of the Interior was justified on Wednesday on France Inter as to his presence at the event. I had the opportunity to see that these are courageous people, […] who are particularly the victims of an increasingly violent society ”.

For Minister Gérald Darmanin, who evokes the “two assassinations” of Stéphanie Montfeture in Rambouillet and Eric Masson in Avignon, the police officers

“Are marked by mourning, emotion and anger. "

“I'm going to tell them that we love them,” he also proclaimed, adding:

“It's my job, my job, my way of supporting them to be with them”.

Before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, the first demonstrators gathered in front of the National Assembly. The trade unions have erected a podium, where several non-political interlocutors will follow one another, in front of a large banner on which is affixed the inscription "Paid to serve, not to die".

By 1 p.m., the crowd had grown considerably, with many union flags flying in the middle.

Unions demand "the implementation of minimum sentences"

The unions have decided to organize this rally two weeks to the day after the murder of Eric Masson, killed at a deal point in Avignon.

A drama that shook the police, already marked by the assassination on April 23 of Stéphanie Monfeture, administrative officer at the Rambouillet police station (Yvelines), by a Tunisian who would have become radicalized.

According to union officials, many “angry” and “disgusted” police officers see the death of the sergeant during this banal intervention as a symbol of repeated violence against them, which requires a firmer “criminal response”.

Prime Minister Jean Castex in particular pledged to extend the safety period to thirty years for people sentenced to life imprisonment for a crime against a police officer or a gendarme.

And to strictly limit the possibilities of reducing sentences for those who attack the police.

But the unions deplore that their "most important demand", "the implementation of minimum sentences" (also called floor sentences) for "attackers of the police", has not been "taken into account" .

Obviously the French government will have to take action very quickly to resolve a growing problem !!



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FINALLY THE ANTI COVID VACCINATION

OPEN TO ALL FROM MAY 12, 2021

A visit to a new Paris vaccination center, the Head of State also announced that the age of access to the vaccine will be lowered to over 50 years from May 10. be vaccinated from May 10, instead of May 15, and the doses available at the end of the day will be open to all the next day "without age limit", announced Thursday, May 6 Emmanuel Macron, in order to accelerate the vaccination campaign against the Covid-19.

“We don't want to waste any dose,” so “from Wednesday the 12th you will be able to look the day before on the site if there are any doses available the next day where you are and appointments. you who are not taken "and these available appointments will be open" without age limit ", explained the Head of State by inaugurating the first large Paris vaccine park, Porte de Versailles in Paris.

So far in Paris "there has been no mess, all the doses have been used in the centers, but we want to optimize and be sure that all the doses are fully used", he added, specifying that “it is an exceptional device.” When people over 50, for whom the opening date for vaccination has been brought forward by 5 days, they can make an appointment as of Friday, May 7.

"The objective, of course, is to continue to march forward," insisted Emmanuel Macron, reaffirming the objective of reaching 30 million vaccinated on June 15. The government has set itself the goal of reaching the 20 million mark for the first doses injected by May 15, then 30 million a month later. As of Tuesday, 16.4 million people had received at least one dose and 7.3 million received two doses.

France expects more vials of the four vaccines authorized in May (4.5 million doses per week) and June (6.9 million weekly).




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THE BICENTENARY OF THE DEATH OF NAPOLEON

At the heart of the memorial battle, the French President, Emmanuel Macron, commemorates, on Wednesday, at Les Invalides, the 200th anniversary of the death of the Emperor Napoleon, a historical figure still contested.

On May 5, 1821, at 5:49 p.m., Napoleon Bonaparte breathed his last on Sainte-Hélène, an island located in the heart of the South Atlantic. The ex-emperor of the French dies after a long night of agony and delirium, during which a storm sweeps this territory at the end of the world.

The next day, an autopsy is performed, following the requests of the deceased. Antomarchi, Napoleon's personal physician, assisted by seven English colleagues, study the bowels of the winner of Austerlitz.

All agree in affirming that the death of Napoleon is of natural origin, he would have died of the consequences of a perforated ulcer in the stomach.

Two hundred years later, Emmanuel Macron will lay a wreath on Wednesday afternoon at the foot of his tomb, under the majestic dome of the Invalides. Just before, the Head of State will deliver a speech at the Institut de France to "look in the face" this "complex being" that was Napoleon, by being "neither in hagiography, nor in denial, nor in repentance ”, indicates the Elysee.

This “major figure in history” has been “contested for a long time”, recalls the Institute. And it continues to ignite the debates between its defenders, who celebrate the military strategist and the initiator of the "modern state", and its critics, who accuse him of having caused hundreds of thousands of deaths during his campaigns. military and to have re-established slavery driven by the economic and political pressures of his time.

The Head of State should salute Napoleon as the organizer of the modern State with the creation of the Civil Code, high schools, the Court of Auditors, the Council of State or the prefects ... Faced with a legacy too controversial, the heads of state have refrained from taking a position on Napoleon since Georges Pompidou celebrated in 1969 the bicentenary of his birth in Ajaccio, his birthplace .

“There is no name more glorious than that of Napoleon. Starting from nothing, stripped of everything, he obtained everything, ”summed up the Gaullist president.




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FRANCE DECONFINEMENT ACTS THREE

WHERE TO LIVE WITH COVID-19

Deconfinement, act 3: it will be done in 4 stages, extending until June 30, subject to changes in the health situation in each department. After the travel restrictions are lifted on May 3, 2021, terraces, cultural venues and shops will reopen on May 19, if the incidence rate permits. And we will have to wait until the end of June to return to an (almost) normal life. By starting the deconfinement of the country while the epidemic is still at a relatively high level, the Head of State is betting on a "positive agenda".

While a little over a year ago, Emmanuel Macron declared "war" on Covid-19, the Head of State has finally resolved to "live with" his "enemy", without the 'eradicate altogether.

The president assumed this strategy aimed at letting the virus circulate at a relatively high level, while hoping that respect for barrier gestures and the progress of vaccination will avoid a situation that is out of control.

"The choice of reason"

Precautions have been taken and "brakes" can be activated in areas where the virus circulates too much, but the slight drop observed in recent days, both in the incidence rate of the disease and in the occupancy rate of the health services. resuscitation, clear the horizon. “It's all a mixture of humility, pragmatism and determination. We will have to see in two weeks whether the decline has continued and in what proportion. It is also necessary that the acceleration of vaccination is maintained or even accentuated ”, indicates a relative of the Head of State. On this last point, "we will keep our objectives", assured the spokesperson of the government, Gabriel Attal.

Possible "emergency brakes"

"It is a timetable which is prudent and pragmatic, which is made with common sense and above all which takes into account the fact that the French want to resume an increasingly normal life, and that must be understood" after "More than a year with restrictions", already argued Gabriel Attal Friday, during a press point.

Referring to the “emergency brakes” cited by Emmanuel Macron in the event of a resumption of the epidemic locally, he explained that reaching one of the three criteria (more than 400 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, a “very sudden” increase in this rate, "threat of saturation of intensive care services") will trigger a "discussion at the local level with elected officials, representatives of the State - prefect, ARS)". "We will look and if we consider that there is a risk, we will pull on the brake."

While the opposition accuses the executive of making a new health "bet", Gabriel Attal again defended Sunday, May 2, 2021, on Europe 1, the deconfinement promised by Emmanuel Macron.

However, the figures for the epidemic are not looking good. For Raphaël Haddad, political communication specialist and founder of the Mots-Clés agency, having put forward a precise date for deconfinement is “an unprecedented blunder since the start of the crisis.” In November, the executive had set 5,000 new daily cases the condition of deconfinement. At the end of April, more than 25,000 cases are recorded per day and yet the restrictions will begin to be lifted.

A blind deconfinement or a new health challenge ?

“There is no figure announced because we know that they will not be kept. "

To lift the restrictions, this time, therefore, no target in terms of viral circulation. This decision is contested by epidemiologist Dominique Costagliola. “Taking measures without explaining which determinants we are basing ourselves on is not rational.

This makes it possible to decide anything, no matter how ", she annoys This absence of epidemiological objectives testifies to a desire of the executive" to simultaneously optimize the impacts of confinement on the health situation and socio-economic, ”says Mircea Sofonea, lecturer in epidemiology and evolution of infectious diseases at the University of Montpellier.

“By freeing itself from deconfinement objectives, the executive makes a compromise between the effectiveness and the duration of the confinement. Yet this is the whole point of the objectives: to say where we want to go. Without it, containment no longer plays its role of controlling the epidemic in the long term. "

"Set arbitrarily", this figure of 5,000 daily contaminations was to allow "efficient tracing" of patients, explains to "Obs" Benjamin Davido, infectious disease specialist at the Raymond-Poincaré hospital in Garches. “Today, there is no figure announced because we know that they will not be required,” he adds. Another reason according to him: “We have drawn the line on tracing, impossible if the number of cases is too high and it is not automated. "

So would not displaying a quantifiable objective be a way of getting rid of epidemiological indicators ?

If no figure has been given, it is a sign that the executive is not counting on this confinement to make the virus disappear. In his last speech, on March 31, Emmanuel Macron himself explained that "the way out of the crisis is finally taking shape thanks to vaccination".

Hospital saturation, the dominant criterion

Indeed, Benjamin Davido believes that it is this other objective which has taken control: “I do not believe that this leaves the government a very important margin of maneuver. If the hospital tension does not go in the right direction, the executive will not be able to deconfin as planned. "

Lifting restrictions in mid-May, a realistic goal ?

If the objective were to return to 5,000 new daily contaminations by May 15, "it would not be reached", explains Pascal Crépey, epidemiologist and biostatistician at the School of Advanced Public Health Studies. According to him, during this period, we will certainly still be on a high plateau, “which will reduce the government's room for maneuver”. Similarly, Mircea Sofonea believes that reopening the country is possible, "if the curfew is maintained: we can afford some reopening, but not all".

The deconfinement of France may seem insane to some with regard to health indicators. But it would not only be health in life ... contrary to what we believed a year ago.

"From May 19, successive stages will lead us together to define a new model of growth and prosperity," said Emmanuel Macron, Saturday, May 1, 2021, during the traditional lily of the valley ceremony at the Elysee Palace.




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SUSTAINING THE MEASURES CONTAINED IN THE ANTI-TERRORIST ACT OF 2017 IN FRANCE

A bill aimed at "perpetuating" the measures contained in the anti-terrorism law of 2017 and the intelligence law of 2015 will be presented Wednesday in the Council of Ministers, we learned on Saturday from a source close to the executive.
Gérald Darmanin will present a bill on Wednesday to strengthen the means of combating terrorism. A text - planned for several weeks - but which occurs in a context marked by the Rambouillet attack.

"The will is to perpetuate the current mechanisms of the two laws within the same law", the same source said. The text, which will be filed less than a week after the fatal attack at the Rambouillet police station (Yvelines), has been in preparation for several weeks, it was pointed out. Gérard Collomb's law on internal security and the fight against terrorism (Silt) was adopted in October 2017 to take over from the state of emergency put in place after the attacks of November 2015.

Three years of experimentation

This text made it possible to experiment for three years in common law with measures to fight terrorism, highly contested by defenders of public freedoms, such as “home visits” - ex-administrative searches -, individual control measures ( Micas), the establishment of a security perimeter and the closure of places of worship.

These controversial measures were extended in December 2020 by Parliament until July 31, 2021, the deadline for the adoption of the new bill.

Communications analysis

According to Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, interviewed by the Journal du Dimanche, this text should allow France "to be more efficient" by venturing more into "the field of technology used by terrorists". As such, the legislative project “provides for updating and perpetuating the use of algorithms, ie the automatic processing of connection data, by the DGSI”. “All big companies use algorithms. And would it be only the State that could not use them? Asks the minister, who rejects an excessive encroachment on individual freedoms . This technique, already tested in the intelligence law of 2015, makes it possible to analyze communications exchanged within an operator's network to detect threats.

The national intelligence coordinator Laurent Nuñez stressed Saturday on BFMTV "the importance of this technique with increasingly isolated individuals whose only traces are digital traces". "The signs of radicalization they show are very weak so it becomes very complicated for the intelligence services to detect this kind of profile," he added.

Two years of follow-up for terrorists leaving prison

Another major focus of this new text: monitoring terrorists after their release from prison. Thus, "the administrative measures of constraint which target persons convicted of terrorism on their release from prison may go up to two years", indicates Gerald Darmanin. In addition, the project of the Minister of the Interior aims to strengthen prevention with in particular “socio-psychiatric monitoring of potentially dangerous people”.

Mourning after yet another attack, France therefore wants to toughen the security law by strengthening the French anti-terrorism arsenal.

In any case, this is the wish of the Minister of the Interior who also welcomed the 36 plans for attacks thwarted by the intelligence services since 2017.




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TERRORIST ATTACK IN RAMBOUILLET

A MOTHER OF 2 CHILDREN SLUT IN A STATIONARY

A 49-year-old police officer lost his life on Friday in Rambouillet. A man, said to be of Tunisian nationality, stabbed him twice in the throat. He also lost his life.

According to the first elements of the investigation, the administrative official, aged 49, received two stab wounds in the throat in the airlock of the police station. She died of her injuries. The victim's name was Stéphanie, she had worked in Rambouillet (Yvelines) for 28 years and was the mother of two daughters, aged 18 and 13.

The national antiterrorist prosecution has announced that it is opening an investigation "of flagrante delicto of the heads of assassination on a person holding public authority in connection with a terrorist enterprise and terrorist criminal association." It was entrusted to the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police (DCPJ) and the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI).

The 36-year-old man would be of Tunisian nationality according to the first elements of the investigation. He died of his injuries after being shot in response by a police officer. According to a judicial source, three people from the assailant's entourage are currently in custody.- According to the anti-terrorism prosecutor, the assailant spotted the scene shortly before the attack.

The assailant shouted "Allah Akbar" in the airlock of the police station, according to the victim's colleagues. A police operation was underway at his home in Rambouillet at the end of the afternoon as well as in Val-de-Marne where the assailant had been accommodated before settling in Yvelines.

Prime Minister Jean Castex and Interior Minister Gérald Darmamin visited the site..




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COVID-19 THE PREMIUM BOOST STRATEGY WITH ASTRAZENECA ?

What second dose should be administered to 500,000 French under 55 who have already received a first injection of the vaccine against AstraZeneca Covid-19? In an opinion issued this Friday, April 9, the High Authority of Health (HAS) recommends using a mixed vaccination schedule (or "prime boost") since AstraZeneca is not recommended for young people, because of a higher risk of thrombosis , a very rare but potentially serious side effect.

This strategy, which consists of using another vaccine as a booster, will be deployed for the first time in France to allow people who have received a first dose of AstraZeneca to benefit from strong immune protection while avoiding any risk of thrombosis.

Change the vaccine between the two doses

Using a different vaccine platform, ie changing the vaccine between the two injections is a device that has not been used much so far in humans, but very interesting and without any additional risk of side effects ”, explained the Professor Élisabeth Bouvet, President of the HAS Technical Committee on Vaccinations.

If the HAS recommends to vaccinate in this way, it is because the immune reaction triggered by the first dose of AstraZeneca decreases after three months, it must therefore be stimulated after this period of time. The HAS considers that this stimulation can be done by another vaccine as long as it also causes immunity, is authorized, safe and available on the market. For the moment, only Pfizer and Moderna meet these criteria.

Two doses, two technologies, without any risk that this cocktail will increase the side effects, assures the High Authority of Health, which considers that varying the vaccines could even lead to better efficacy. The vaccine combination is an avenue explored in many countries, particularly in the United Kingdom with the Com-Cov study.

The mixed vaccination scheme is a promising strategy, in development in particular to combat influenza, AIDS or hepatitis B. In the context of Covid-19, the Russian vaccine Sputnik V is based on an almost identical principle, the viral vector is not is not the same for the first and the second dose.

A healthy strategy?

If the preliminary data and the theoretical elements suggest that the “prime boost” strategy is beneficial, studies launched by the National Medicines Safety Agency must specify the duration and the level of protection thus obtained. According to the doctor and journalist Damien Mascret on the set of 19/20 of France 3, Friday, the theory says that "the main thing is to have restimulated immune memory". But in practice, no experimentation proves that the efficacy obtained with two doses of AstraZeneca will be the same as that obtained with a dose of AstraZeneca and a dose of an RNA vaccine. "It's all the difference between theory and experience," said the specialist.

WHO awaiting data

Due to a lack of data, the WHO said it could therefore not make recommendations.

The WHO reiterated Friday that it could not, for lack of "adequate data", make a recommendation on a change in the anti-Covid vaccine between two doses, a few hours after the decision of the French regulator.




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WHAT ABOUT EMMANUEL MACRON'S ADS ?

"Decisions were taken" during the health defense council announced the government spokesperson. Emmanuel Macron will present them to the French this Wednesday evening.

What will Emmanuel Macron announce this Wednesday evening during his speech ?

Spring break will they be advanced ?

Braking measures extended to other departments ?

The head of state has probably decided and will announce it to the French at 8 p.m.

5,000 patients in intensive care

While more than 5,000 patients are in intensive care, the French are suspended from its arbitration, after a Defense Council during which "decisions were taken", according to government spokesman Gabriel Attal. These measures, which aim to "see the light at the end of the tunnel" according to him, should be partly "national" and concern in particular "school, travel and vaccination," said a government source.

"France will not refuse a patient" Sign of the importance of these announcements, Prime Minister Jean Castex will deliver a statement on Thursday, which will be followed by a debate and a vote in front of the two chambers of Parliament "on the evolution of the health situation ”.

"We have difficult weeks ahead of us", insisted Gabriel Attal, specifying that the new measures take into account "the dynamics of the epidemic" but also their consequences "on the morale of our compatriots, on the education of our children and on the activity in our country ”. "But the key factor in our decisions remains the situation of our hospitals", he added before ruling out any sorting of patients: "One thing is clear: France will not refuse a patient, the sorting of patients is not 'is not an option and never will be an option'.

On the side of health professionals: re-containment

On the side of health professionals, the call is also becoming more and more urgent. The National Council of the Order of Physicians and the French Hospital Federation have both called for strict action. According to the order of physicians, there needs to be "real re-containment wherever it is necessary", France having "lost control of the epidemic" of Covid-19.

The board of directors of the Hospital Federation of France (FHF) calls, for its part, "unanimously" for "strict confinement". "The projections indicate that a very strong deterioration in the hospital situation is to be expected in the short term, which will be all the more important without new sufficient measures to curb the epidemic," says the FHF. She is also worried about the cascade deprogramming made necessary by the influx of Covid-19 patients, which will not be able to last "without major consequences on public health".

Finally, the federation of public hospitals calls for "the strongest acceleration of vaccination", the only one capable of "definitively containing the epidemic".

"Until we are massively vaccinated, wherever the situation is serious, we must confine ourselves", writes the president of the council of the order (CNOM), Patrick Bouet, in an open letter published on Wednesday by the newspaper Liberation and addressed to Emmanuel Macron.

"There were probably errors"

“We have always watched with lucidity and humility the management of this epidemic. There are things that have been successful. There are points that have been less so. There were probably some mistakes. I believe that the important thing is to recognize it ”, declared the representative of the government questioned on this subject at the end of the Council of Ministers.

Gabriel Attal argued "the coherence" of the government's action for a year, "the fact of having refused since the start of this crisis to put our hospital in a position to sort the sick, the fact of continuing to accelerate our vaccination campaign, which allows us to have a light at the end of the tunnel ”.

Once again, the French are suspended from the arbitrations that the Head of State will make after the new defense council which was held at 9 am at the Elysee Palace.



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CORONAVIRUS LA VACCINATION POUR QUI

 ET AVEC QUEL SERUM EN FRANCE ?

Nouveau coup d'accélérateur pour la vaccination contre le Covid-19, érigée en « priorité nationale » par Emmanuel Macron.

Le chef de l'Etat, en déplacement ce mardi à Valenciennes, a annoncé une série de mesures pour accélérer la campagne, dont l'ouverture de la vaccination aux 70-75 ans qui ne souffrent d'aucune comorbidité.

« Je veux qu'on organise les choses de manière très méthodique, descendre par tranches d'âge », a souligné le président.

Voici un récapitulatif des Français éligibles à la vaccination, où et avec quel sérum.·

Tous les plus de 70 ans

Qui ? Les patients des Ehpad et les plus de 75 ans ont fait partie des premiers publics éligibles à la vaccination. Au 21 mars, ils étaient respectivement 91 % et 48 % à avoir déjà reçu une première dose, selon le ministère de la Santé. Emmanuel Macron a élargi cette tranche d'âge en abaissant ce mardi l'âge minimum requis à 70 ans.

Quel vaccin et où ? Le choix est vaste pour les seniors. Soit les vaccins Pfizer-BioNTech ou Moderna dans un centre de vaccination, ou en Ehpad si la personne y réside. Soit le vaccin d'AstraZeneca chez le médecin traitant, en pharmacie, ou en Ehpad.

 Les moins de 70 ans « à très haut risque »

Qui ? Tout majeur considéré comme « personne vulnérable à très haut risque » de développer une forme grave du Covid-19 est éligible à la vaccination. La liste des pathologies est détaillée sur le site du ministère de la Santé . Il s'agit notamment de personnes atteintes de cancers en cours de traitement par chimiothérapie, de maladies rénales chroniques sévères, de poly-pathologies chroniques, de certaines maladies rares ou encore de trisomie 21 et de personnes transplantées.

Quel vaccin et où ? Ce sont les vaccins Pfizer-BioNTech ou Moderna en centre de vaccination, sur présentation d'une ordonnance du médecin traitant, ou éventuellement dans l'établissement où la personne est déjà soignée.

Les plus de 55 ans peuvent aussi recevoir le vaccin d'AstraZeneca chez leur médecin traitant ou le médecin du travail, en pharmacie, ou éventuellement dans un établissement de soins.·

Les 50-69 ans « à risque »

Qui ? Ce public n'est pas considéré « à très haut risque », mais seulement « à risque » en raison d'une des comorbidités listées par la Haute Autorité de Santé : pathologies cardiovasculaires, respiratoires chroniques ou neurologiques, obésité, diabète, cancer, maladies hépatiques, etc.

Quel vaccin et où ? Ils peuvent recevoir celui de Pfizer-BioNTech ou de Moderna en centre de vaccination. La tranche d'âge 55 -69 ans peut aussi bénéficier du vaccin d'AstraZeneca dans tous les lieux où il est administré (médecin traitant, médecin du travail, pharmacie, ou éventuellement un établissement de soins si la personne s'y trouve déjà).

·Les soignants

Qui ? Après avoir été réservée dans un premier temps aux professionnels soignants de plus de 50 ans, la vaccination est ouverte à tous les âges depuis Quel vaccin et où ? Pour les 18-54 ans, les vaccins de Pfizer-BioNTech ou de Moderna en centre de vaccination ou dans leur établissement de santé. Les plus de 55 ans peuvent aussi recevoir celui d'Astrazeneca dans tous les lieux où il est administré.

 Bientôt d'autres professions

Emmanuel Macron a annoncé que des campagnes ciblées à destination de professions spécifiques, comme les enseignants, seraient lancées en avril-mai.

Tous les autres Français - les mineurs et les moins de 55 ans ne souffrant pas de comorbidités - ne sont donc pas éligibles pour le moment à la vaccination.

Le gouvernement vise 10 millions de personnes vaccinées mi-avril, 20 millions à la mi-mai et 30 millions mi-juin, contre 6,35 millions actuellement.




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COVID-19 AU MOINS 35 VACCINODROMES DEPLOYES PAR L'ARMEE ET LES POMPIERS EN FRANCE

La France passe la vitesse supérieure. L'armée et les pompiers vont déployer « au moins 35 grands centres de vaccination contre le Covid-19, pour pouvoir être capables d'utiliser » toutes les doses qui seront livrées à la France « à partir du mois d'avril », a indiqué lundi le ministre de la Santé.

« Le service de santé des armées va travailler à développer un certain nombre de grands centres de vaccination - on peut les appeler 'vaccinodromes' ou 'mégacentres', quel que soit le nom », a déclaré Olivier Véran lors d'un déplacement à Epinay-sous-Sénart, en Essonne, en compagnie de sa collègue déléguée chargée des Sports, Roxana Maracineanu.

Ces 35 centres, pris en charge par l'armée, s'inscrivent dans les 1 à 2 grands centres de vaccination par département gérés par le ministère et l'assurance maladie.

Il s'agit pour les autorités de « pouvoir être capables d'utiliser tous les vaccins qui nous sont livrés à partir du mois d'avril pour vacciner massivement les Français », a-t-il poursuivi.Olivier Véran a réaffirmé l'objectif de « 10 millions de primovaccinés à la mi-avril, et puis ensuite ça va augmenter, parce que les apports de vaccin vont augmenter », a-t-il assuré.

Le service de santé des armées (SSA) a également déployé un cinquantaine de ses personnels en renfort à Mayotte, afin de gérer dix lits de réanimation supplémentaires au sein du centre hospitalier.

Pendant la première vague épidémique, au printemps 2020, les militaires français avaient également contribué à l'effort collectif sous le parapluie de l'opération « Résilience »:

ouverture d'une structure médicale de réanimation sous tente à Mulhouse (Haut-Rhin),transfert de patients par voie aérienne ou encore convoyage de matériel médical et de renforts outre-mer.




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CORONAVIRUS LA FRANCE VEUT METTRE LE PAQUET SUR LA VACCINATION

Pour lutter contre la hausse de l’épidémie de coronavirus, un confinement est mis en place à partir de ce week-end dans le Pas-de-Calais, comme à Nice et Dunkerque. Paris et sa région y échappent certes pour le moment mais les commerces de plus 10 000 m² devront fermer et il sera interdit de boire la journée dans plusieurs zones. Trois nouveaux départements sont placés sous surveillance : les Hautes-Alpes, l’Aube et l’Aisne, ce qui porte le total à 23.

Jean Castex, rappelant que les prochaines semaines seront « très sensibles » sur le front du Covid-19, a promis ce samedi 6 mars 2021que le gouvernement allait « mettre le paquet sur la vaccination » et qu'il « ne débranchera pas tout de suite » les aides au secteur de la restauration lorsqu'il pourra rouvrir.

D'ailleurs vendredi 5 mars, ce sont 250.000 personnes ont reçu une injection en France, un record depuis le début de la campagne de vaccination. Et la campagne devrait encore s’accélérer : le décret autorisant les pharmaciens, infirmiers et sages-femmes à vacciner contre le Covid-19 a été signé vendredi.

Objectif : vacciner 10 millions de Français d’ici à la mi-avril et 20 millions d’ici à la mi-mai, promet le gouvernement.-

Est-ce réalisable ? Oui, mais à condition de passer à la vitesse supérieure ce qui implique de vacciner quasiment quatre fois plus qu'aujourd'hui, 7 jours sur 7. Jusqu'à présent, pendant le weekend il y avait un ralentissement voire un arrêt des vaccinations. Dorénavant ce ne sera plus le cas.

Sachant qu'il y a actuellement 400.000 doses d'AstraZeneca à écouler., tout est mis en œuvre : l'armée est mobilisée avec l'ouverture ce weekend de quatre hôpitaux militaires au quatre coins de la France. En Essonne, ce sont les pompiers qui ont construit des boxes supplémentaires pour pouvoir vacciner environ 1.800 personnes en deux jours. Le personnel soignant est également mobilisé.Et les doses sont censées arrivées à temps...

Le gouvernement a donc déployé les grands moyens avec les yeux rivés sur le compteur.

L'objectif est en effet atteignable que si 250.000 personnes sont vaccinées chaque jour, weekend compris.




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VERS UN « CONFINEMENT TRES SERRE » EN FRANCE FACE A L'ECHEC DU COUVRE-FEU ?

Rien n’est encore décidé mais depuis une semaine les tergiversations sur un éventuel troisième confinement sont à l'ordre du jour au sommet de l'exécutif. Le chef de l’État, qui déteste être mis sous pression, qui plus est par certains membres de son gouvernement comme par sa propre famille, veut prendre son temps face à un reconfinement à hauts risques.

D'autant qu'il a entre les mains des enquêtes d’opinion montrant que le taux d’adhésion au confinement a fondu de 85 % en mars à 40 % aujourd’hui. Et qu'existe un risque de désobéissance civile.


Pourtant les mauvaises nouvelles s'accumulent. Le couvre-feu instauré à 18H «ne freine pas suffisamment» la propagation du virus du Covid-19 pour être «pleinement efficace»,a déclaré ce mercredi 27 janvier 2021 le porte-parole du gouvernement Gabriel Attal.

Le couvre-feu a, selon lui, «une efficacité relative, qui est réelle mais qui n'est pas suffisante à ce stade». Elle «ralentit la progression du virus», mais ce dernier «continue à progresser» tandis que «les variants se développent à un rythme important», a-t-il expliqué.

Le gouvernement étudie donc plusieurs «scénarios» qui vont «du maintien du cadre actuel jusqu'à un confinement très serré», a-t-il précisé à l'issue du conseil des ministres ayant suivi un conseil de défense sanitaire à l'Elysée.

Le président Emmanuel Macron a demandé «des analyses supplémentaires» sur ces différents scénarios avant de prendre des décisions, a encore précisé Gabriel Attal.

Mais «le maintien du cadre actuel paraît peu probable», selon le porte-parole, qui a promis «une concertation avec le Parlement et les syndicats» dans les prochains jours.




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COVID POURQUOI LA FRANCE DE PASTEUR

N'A-T-ELLE PAS SON VACCIN ?

Sur le front du vaccin, l’Institut Pasteur a annoncé hier qu’il abandonnait le développement de son principal projet de vaccin. Les résultats des premiers essais cliniques ont montré que « la réponse immunitaire était inférieure à celle provoquée par une infection naturelle et à celle rapportée pour les autres vaccins », explique la société.

Certes, on savait que le candidat-vaccin de Pasteur avait pris du retard, en particulier sur les deux vaccins aujourd’hui disponibles, celui de Pfizer-BioNTech et celui de Moderna, fondés sur la technologie très innovante de l’ARN messager.

Mais le projet pastorien, conçu sur le principe des « vaccins vecteurs viraux », semblait prometteur et toujours dans la course.D'où la question suivante:
Pourquoi la France, pays de Pasteur, n'est-elle pas capable de mettre au point un vaccin contre le Covid quand les Britanniques et les Allemands y parviennent ?

Et ce, même avec le soutien d'un grand laboratoire comme Merck MSD, qui aurait pu jouer pour l'Institut Pasteur le rôle d'AstraZeneca pour l'université d'Oxford, ou de Pfizer, pour BioNTech. Sans oublier le champion tricolore Sanofi, tout numéro deux mondial des vaccins qu'il est, qui a lui aussi trébuché et dû remettre humblement l'ouvrage sur le métier en revoyant son calendrier.Comment notre industrie pharmaceutique en est-elle arrivée là ?

Le Conseil d'analyse économique (CAE) tente d'apporter une réponse dans une note, publiée ce mardi, à l'intitulé explicite : « Innovation pharmaceutique : comment combler le retard français ? ». La commission, qui réunit un panel d'économistes chargés de conseiller le Premier ministre Jean Castex, a analysé les points faibles de la recherche tricolore en matière de conception et de commercialisation de nouveaux médicaments.

Premier constat : la France n'a pas su anticiper puis s'adapter aux bouleversements que subit le secteur. « En témoigne un certain nombre d'échecs récents dans la recherche de vaccins, souligne Jean Beuve, l'un des conseillers scientifiques du CAE, en faisant allusion au retard de Sanofi, puis à l'annonce de l'Institut Pasteur de résultats insuffisants pour son candidat vaccin. « L'industrie pharmaceutique a fait face ces dernières années à des changements majeurs, enchaîne Anne Perrot, Inspectrice générale des finances, membre du CAE et co-rédactrices de l'étude. Avec notamment le passage de la chimie aux biotechnologies et à la génomique, rendant le processus d'innovation plus complexe et plus coûteux. »

Les progrès de la biologie, et notamment de la biotechnologie, ont en effet débouché sur une vague d'innovations sans précédent durant la dernière décennie. Avec des conséquences notables sur le portefeuille des laboratoires, leur business model, les coûts de développement et in fine, le prix des médicaments. A titre d'exemple, le coût moyen de développement d'un médicament commercialisé était estimé à 802 millions de dollars en 2003 ; en 2016, il était de 2558 millions de dollars, les coûts capitalisés ayant augmenté de 8,5 % par an. D'où l'importance des partenariats. Une nébuleuse de PME et de start-up sont ainsi venues compléter un environnement trusté jusque-là par quelques grands groupes historiques.

Or, deuxième constat : une collaboration insuffisante entre les start-up et les grands groupes, mais aussi les universités. D'autres pays en ont pourtant fait un pivot fondamental de leur innovation. Et le rapport de citer les exemples de l'allemand BioNTech et de l'américain Moderna, qui participent aujourd'hui à la production les deux premiers vaccins anti-Covid. BioNTech a ainsi été fondé par trois chercheurs en Allemagne en 2008, en menant des développements de pointe en immunothérapie. La start-up s'est rapidement développée en bénéficiant de la proximité de centres de recherche et d'hôpitaux universitaires en Allemagne (Mayence, Munich, etc.) et aux Etats-Unis (Cambridge, San Diego), établissant ainsi un solide pont entre recherche fondamentale et recherche appliquée.

Même schéma pour l'entreprise Moderna, créée par un biologiste de Harvard pour commercialiser ses recherches sur les cellules-souches. Les accords de licence, les partenariats ou les investissements de capital-risque des grandes entreprises pharmaceutiques sont en effet plus en capacité de fournir un financement essentiel.

L'Hexagone pâtit de ne pas pouvoir s'appuyer sur une université de pointe dans les biotechs, à l'image d'Oxford ou de Cambridge en Angleterre, du MIT ou de Harvard aux Etats-Unis. Cette absence est d'autant plus dommageable que « les liens entre universités et laboratoires pharmaceutiques sont faibles et de mauvaise qualité », souligne Philippe Martin, le président du Conseil d'analyse économique. Côté financement des recherches, « les crédits publics manquent mais aussi le maillon suivant : le financement privé », pointent les auteurs de la note.

Troisième constat : tous les fonds ne vont pas forcément dans les bonnes poches. A commencer par l'argent mis… dans les salaires. Plusieurs rapports alertent en effet sur la perte d'attractivité de la profession de chercheur dans l'Hexagone : la rémunération moyenne en début de carrière s'établit à seulement 63 % du salaire moyen des pays de l'OCDE. Résultat ? Une fuite des cerveaux, malgré une qualité de la formation tricolore toujours reconnue.Une fuite des cerveaux à cause de salaires trop bas. La française Emmanuelle Charpentier — passée par la Sorbonne et l'Institut Pasteur — vient ainsi d'obtenir le prix Nobel de chimie. « Elle fait aujourd'hui de la R&D en Allemagne et sa carrière s'est déroulée à peu près partout sauf en France », lâche l'une des autrices de la note.

Se pose enfin la question du trop faible recours aux génériques dans notre pays. Un meilleur usage de ces médicaments, dont le brevet est tombé dans le domaine public, permettrait de mieux faire jouer la concurrence et de libérer des crédits pour d'autres médicaments innovants.

Un tableau dressé par le CAE inquiétant quand d'autres pays comme les Etats-Unis, la Grande Bretagne ou l'Allemagne, mais également des nouveaux venus du côté de l'Asie, ont déjà pris une longueur d'avance.




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UN TROISIEME CONFINEMENT

DES LA SEMAINE PROCHAINE EN FRANCE ?

Un troisième confinement en France ?

Ce serait une simple question de jours. « La décision est sur le point d'être prise » selon les sources proches de l'exécutif citées dans l'édition du 24 janvier du JDD. Emmanuel Macron pourrait prendre la parole dès mercredi soir, après le conseil de défense sanitaire, pour une entrée de vigueur en fin de semaine, présagent nos confrères

La France vivrait alors une troisième période de confinement après l'avoir connu du 17 mars au 11 mai 2020 et du 30 octobre au 15 décembre 2020.

. Le calendrier précis et les modalités restent à définir. Le JDD indique que les sorties seraient de nouveau limitées, que les commerces non essentiels devraient limiter leurs horaires et que le télétravail obligatoire n'est pas envisagé. En revanche, les établissements scolaires resteraient ouverts « Maintenir la continuité de l'enseignement reste un marqueur primordial pour le Président autant pour ne pas creuser les inégalités sociales que pour ne pas empêcher les parents de travailler » assure un conseiller cité par le JDD.

Situation sanitaire préoccupante

Les dernières projections de l'Institut Pasteur et de l'Inserm ne présagent rien de bon avec des courbes exponentielles des infections. La cause : les différents variants ,beaucoup plus contagieux, déjà présents en France. Le variant anglais devrait même devenir le virus principal en France courant mars.

Ce samedi, 24 000 nouvelles contaminations ont été enregistrées par Santé publique France. 230 patients sont morts du Covid-19 en 24 heures. Dans les hôpitaux, la tension ne recule pas. 25 864 personnes sont hospitalisées dans toute la France (+ 1174 en 24 heures). Les services de réanimation accueillent 2886 patients (+ 172 en 24 heures). Pour tenter de freiner le virus et les nouvelles contaminations, le gouvernement avait élargi le couvre-feu entre 18 heures et 6 heures du matin à toute la France il y a une semaine. La France demande, par ailleurs, depuis ce dimanche, un test PCR négatif de moins de 72 heures à tout voyageur en provenance des pays de l'Union européenne.

L'Europe se reconfine

C'est la flambée de l'épidémie dans les pays voisins avec des restrictions sanitaires fortes qui met la pression sur le gouvernement français.

Plusieurs pays européens ont déjà mis en place un nouveau reconfinement depuis le début de l'année : confinement total au Royaume-Uni depuis le 6 janvier jusqu'en mars, confinement au Portugal depuis le 15 janvier pour un mois, confinement en Allemagne du 5 au 31 janvier. D'autres pays ont adopté un couvre-feu comme les Pays-Bas depuis ce samedi et même un couvre-feu municipal en Catalogne.

72 % des Français s'attendent à un troisième confinement

Le troisième confinement , redouté par une majorité de Français, devrait en contrarier plus d'un. Selon un sondage publié par Les Echos, 72 % des Français s'attendent à un reconfinement mais seulemment 41 % le souhaitent. C'est beaucoup moins que lors des deux précédents confinements.

Le hashtag #JeNeMeConfineraiPas était un des thèmes les plus populaires sur Twitter en France samedi.




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VERS UN TROISIEME RECONFINEMENT

 EN FRANCE ?

Couvre-feu national à 18 h, confinement le week-end ou reconfinement total: les trois scénarios sont à l'étude. Mercredi 13 janvier, le gouvernement se réunit autour d'un nouveau conseil de défense sanitaire, à la veille d'une nouvelle prise de parole officielle.

Ce mardi 12 janvier, il y a désormais officiellement 25 départements français en couvre-feu de 18 h à 6 h. Mais qu'en sera-t-il à partir de la semaine prochaine ? C'est la question que va devoir débattre le conseil de défense sanitaire réuni mercredi 13 janvier, alors que le président du Conseil scientifique doit remettre ce mardi un rapport à l'Elysée, sur l'efficacité de cette mesure.

Troisième vague, variant britannique…

L’hypothèse d’une troisième vague ne peut pas être écartée tant que les retombées des fêtes de fin d’année sur le rythme des contaminations n’ont pu être établies.

À cela s’ajoute le variant britannique que le gouvernement souhaite surveiller au plus près. 70 % plus contagieuse, cette souche a entraîné une hausse exponentielle de cas dans le sud-est de l’Angleterre.

Des foyers d’infections ont été depuis localisés à Bagneux, Lille, dans les Hautes-Alpes et Marseille, où la première adjointe a évoqué, lundi 11 janvier, la possibilité d’un reconfinement local.

Quant à la campagne de vaccination, commencée le 27 décembre, la première phase ne concernera qu’un million de Français en janvier. Cela permettra de limiter les contaminations et la mortalité au sein de Ehpad, mais pas de contrôler massivement la circulation du virus.

Selon plusieurs sources, trois scénarios seraient donc à l'étude pour faire face au rebond épidémique d'après les fêtes de fin d'année et à l'arrivée du variant britannique du Covid-19, qui sème le chaos en Angleterre et dont plusieurs foyers épidémiques ont été repérés en France.

Quels départements sont sur la sellette ?

Le scénario du couvre-feu laisserait donc en l'état le couvre-feu anticipé dans les département où cela a été acté et permettrait aux préfets, après concertation avec les élus locaux, de placer les territoires sous tension, au régime du couvre-feu dès 18 h.

Selon le Parisien, les départements qui pourraient basculer sont la Haute-Savoie, l'Yonne mais aussi les Deux-Sèvres où le taux d'incidence apparaît particulièrement élevé.

Un reconfinement national

Parmi ces scénarios, celui du reconfinement national, qui commence à faire de plus en plus de bruit. À ce sujet, le gouvernement ne ferme pas totalement la porte, mais présente cette option comme le « dernier recours ». C'est en tout cas le message qu'a fait passer Jean Castex, le Premier ministre, lors de la réunion « comité de suivi parlementaire » qui s'est tenue lundi 11 janvier. Lundi après-midi, lors du comité de suivi parlementaire, le Premier ministre Jean Castex lâchait : « Il ne faut pas exclure un troisième confinement en dernier recours. »

De nombreuses voix se font entendre pour réclamer un reconfinement : l’association PandémIA, constituée d’experts médicaux et scientifiques, craint que « l’aggravation de l’actuelle vague impose mi-janvier, un nouveau confinement, du fait, de nouveau, des graves pressions sur le système de santé. »

Pour l’association, « un reconfinement strict est la meilleure arme pour lutter contre la pandémie de Covid-19. »

Reconfinement ou couvre-feu étendu

Pour l’heure, le gouvernement semble plutôt miser sur le couvre-feu, avancé à 18 h dans un nombre grandissant de départements. Il pourrait être étendu à tout le territoire.Le couvre-feu national dès 18 h permettrait à l'exécutif de revenir à des mesures généralisées à l'ensemble du territoire, permettant ainsi davantage de lisibilité.

Mais le couvre-feu à 18 h est-il efficace ? Ce qui est sûr, c'est qu'il ne fait pas l'unanimité, de nombreux élus s'élevant contre l'engorgement provoqué notamment dans les magasins pour que les gens qui travaillent puissent faire leurs courses avant de rentrer chez eux.

Chez les scientifiques non plus, on n'est pas tout à fait d'accord sur l'efficacité de la mesure. Au Parisien, l'épidémiologiste Catherine Hill, confie : « Un couvre-feu avancé à 18 heures ne changera grand-chose. Cela va embêter les gens et ne va pas beaucoup réduire le nombre de personnes qui se croisent, et qui se contaminent ».

Autre hypothèse, celle d’une solution hybride : un couvre-feu à 18 h en semaine et un confinement le week-end, afin de limiter totalement les déplacements, alors que certains Français profitent de ces deux jours de repos pour se déplacer ou voir de la famille.

Des options sur lesquels le conseil de défense, qui se tiendra mercredi, aura à se prononcer.

Vers une fermeture des écoles ?

Les leviers ne sont pas très nombreux. Depuis jeudi 7 janvier, un nouveau protocole sanitaire permet aux salariés qui le souhaitent de se rendre un jour par semaine sur leur lieu de travail.Une semaine plus tard, difficile d’imaginer le gouvernement faire marche arrière et inciter à nouveau massivement au télétravail. Idem pour l’ouverture des lieux des cultes.

Quant à la fermeture des écoles, c’est un tabou – « Nous sacralisons, nous sanctuarisons l’école parce que l’éducation est fondamentale pour notre pays », avait insisté dimanche 10 juin Olivier Véran, sur Europe 1- même si certains scientifiques la réclament.

À l’issue d’une réunion avec les syndicats enseignants jeudi 7 janvier, le ministre de l’Éducation nationale Jean-Michel Blanquer a annoncé que le protocole sanitaire ne serait pas renforcé dans les établissements scolaires. Tout en disant se tenir en alerte et prêt à bouger le curseur s’il le fallait. Mais il se refuse à envisager pour l’heure un report des épreuves anticipées du baccalauréat.

Une marge de manœuvre étroite

La marge de manœuvre est étroite mais le gouvernement ne peut se permettre le statu quo si les chiffres de contaminations gonflent. Si l’épidémie, portée par le variant britannique, devient, à l’image de ce qui s’est passé au Royaume-Uni, à nouveau hors de contrôle, ce troisième confinement sera inévitable.

« En milieu de semaine, on saura quelle est la taille de l’ennemi et là il faudra prendre des mesures appropriées », prévient l’épidémiologiste Arnaud Fontanet, membre du conseil scientifique.

Le verdict tombera alors jeudi, lors de la conférence de presse du Premier ministre.




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COVID-19

 LE VACCIN MODERNA ARRIVE EN FRANCE

Après Pfizer, c'est au tour du vaccin Moderna, qui vient de recevoir une autorisation européenne de mise sur le marché, d'arriver en France.

Dès ce lundi 11 janvier , 50000 doses de vaccin contre le Covid-19 de la société américaine vont être livrées.

Elles sont réservées en priorité aux régions qui en ont le plus besoin, à l'instar du Grand-Est, de la Bourgogne Franche-Comté, de l'Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes et de la Provence.

D'ici à fin juin, ce sont près de huit millions de doses qui sont attendues pour le vaccin Moderna, précise ce communiqué. Ces doses s'ajoutant aux livraisons hebdomadaires du vaccin Pfizer.

Le vaccin Moderna présente des contraintes moins lourdes que celui de Pfitzer dans la mesure où il est plus simple dans son utilisation, notamment parce qu'il peut se conserver au réfrigérateur pendant 30 jours au lieu de 3 pour Pfizer et qu'il nécessite une congélation à seulement -20 degrés contre -70 degrés pour le premier.

Comme le vaccin Pfitzer, celui de Moderna a recours à la technologie dite à ARN messager, et les deux peuvent donc être utilisés « indifféremment dans le cadre de la stratégie vaccinale », précise le ministère.




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COVID-19 EN FRANCE JEAN CASTEX

N'EXCLUT PAS DE NOUVELLES RESTRICTIONS A VENIR

Le premier ministre français Jean Castex a tenu ce jeudi une conférence de presse consacrée aux mesures de lutte contre l'épidémie de Covid-19.

Le ministre de la Santé, Olivier Véran a participé, comme à à l’accoutumée, à cette conférence.

Une situation sanitaire préoccupante

Le chef du gouvernement a mis en garde face à une situation sanitaire toujours préoccupante sur le territoire national.

« La situation sanitaire est devenue plus fragile », a même souligné le chef du gouvernement. Il a indiqué que « le niveau des contaminations reste à un niveau élevé, il a même tendance à progresser depuis la mi-décembre. Les nouveaux cas tournent autour de 15 000 quotidiennement ».

« La pression sur les établissements hospitaliers reste importante avec en moyenne 2 000 nouvelles hospitalisations et 200 nouvelles admissions en réanimation par jour ». Or « il est hors de question de désarmer nos systèmes hospitaliers » et « il n'est pas question que nous baissions la garde dans les semaines à venir », a donc prévenu le Premier ministre.

Deux variants du virus en France

Le ministre de la Santé a fait le point sur les deux variants du virus, la souche britannique et celle provenant d'Afrique du Sud .19 cas étaient actuellement en circulation, dont deux dans des clusters à risque.

Olivier Véran a expliqué que ceux-ci étaient plus contagieux de l'ordre de « 40% à 70% » que le virus initial, et que les autorités sanitaires prenaient « très au sérieux » cette menace.

Tous les laboratoires sont donc mobilisés pour traquer le variant, tous les tests PCR douteux seront analysés pour faire du séquençage. Jean Castex a ajouté que « la frontière avec le Royaume-Uni restera fermée jusqu'à nouvel ordre ».

Vers un nouveau durcissement des mesures ?

Concernant les restrictions, le Premier ministre a indiqué que « les lieux culturels, établissements et équipements sportifs resteront fermés jusqu'à la fin du mois » ajoutant que les bars et les restaurants rouvriront « a minima mi-février ». Sur la situation des stations de sports d'hiver, un point sera organisé le 20 janvier prochain pour voir si une réouverture des remontées mécaniques sera possible « début février ».

Couvre-feu dès 18h envisagé dans 10 nouveaux départements

Jean Castex a annoncé également que la mesure de couvre-feu à partir de 20h reste en vigueur jusqu'au 20 janvier. En outre, le Premier ministre a fait savoir que 10 départements français supplémentaires pourraient être concernés par un couvre-feu à partir de 18 heures, alors que 15 départements de l'Est de la France y sont déjà soumis. Une décision devrait être prise d'ici vendredi soir. « Les décisions seront prises vendredi soir pour rentrer en vigueur dimanche » après des concertations menées par les préfets des territoires concernés. Le Premier ministre a aussi déclaré que de nouvelles mesures pourraient être appliquées au niveau national, « si la situation se détériore ».

45 000 Français vaccinés

Sur la stratégie vaccinale, le chef du gouvernement a indiqué que « la phase deux avait été avancée ». Ainsi, les personnes de plus de 75 ans pourront se faire vacciner « à partir de lundi 18 janvier dans des centres de vaccination ». 300 vont ainsi ouvrir rapidement pour atteindre 600 centres dans les prochaines semaines. Les personnes de plus de 75 ans pourront organiser leur vaccination soit via un numéro de téléphone ou le site internet santé.fr. Ils seront orientés vers le centre le plus proche de leur domicile pour y prendre rendez-vous.

La vaccination est également ouverte aux personnes handicapées hébergées dans des établissements spécialisés et aux personnels de 50 ans et plus qui y travaillent, a annoncé ce jeudi le gouvernement.

Jean Castex a indiqué que « 45 000 personnes avaient été vaccinées au cours des cinq derniers jours ». Le gouvernement s'est engagé à publier les chiffres des vaccinations quotidiennes dans les prochains jours.

Olivier Véran a indiqué que « 78 millions de doses seront livrées avant l'été entre les cinq principaux vaccins ».

Le ministre de la Santé a ajouté concernant le Vaccin Pfizer-BioNTech, que la deuxième dose peut être différée « jusqu'à six semaines au lieu de trois ».




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LA FRANCE EST LA RISEE DU MONDE

POUR LA VACCINATION ANTI-COVID

La France est à la traîne avec seulement 5 000 personnes vaccinées le 6 janvier 2021 alors que près de 15 millions de personnes ont reçu une première dose de vaccin contre le Covid-19 à ce jour . Et bien entendu la presse internationale en fait des gorges chaudes, moquant la lenteur de l' Hexagone.

La France a de nouveau « un retard à l’allumage évident » dans la campagne vaccinale contre le Covid-19 si bien que le ministre français de la Santé Olivier Véran a promis mardi 5 janvier « d’amplifier, d’accélérer et de simplifier » les injections de vaccin anti-Covid-19.

Lourdeurs administratives

Les médias étrangers pointent du doigt les lourdeurs administratives françaises en matière de vaccination. La France est en effet le seul pays à imposer une consultation préalable à l’injection, pour recueillir le consentement des personnes vaccinées.

« Les retards pris dans la campagne de vaccination contre le Covid-19 sont largement imputables aux blocages administratifs dans le secteur de la santé », déplore le journal Le Temps qui estime que « les vaccins français empêtrés dans la bureaucratie sanitaire ».

Le quotidien britannique The Guardian l’explique notamment par le fait que la France est « le seul pays insistant pour que les gens concernés par la vaccination donnent leur consentement après avoir été informés de possibles contre-indications ».

« L’État central »

En Italie, Il Foglio titre : « Comment se fait-il que la France soit si lente ? C’est l’État central, chéri ». Ce qui rappelle la boutade de Jean Rottner, président LR de la région Grand Est dénonçant le fait que «  Se faire vacciner est plus compliqué que d’acheter une voiture ».

Die Welt, l’un des trois plus grands quotidiens allemands, va même jusqu’à parler de « désastre var Et au média Bloomberg qui n'hésite pas à traiter la France de Pasteur de mauvais élève :« la mère patrie du pionnier de la vaccination Louis Pasteur, et porteuse de grandes victoire scientifiques comme la découverte du VIH dans les années 1980, se trouve aujourd’hui en bas du tableau en matière d’injections contre le coronavirus ».

« La défiance française »

Autre ralentisseur majeur : « le cercle vicieux de la défiance française », titre Le Soir. Puis développe : « alors qu’ailleurs, plus on pique, plus on recueille l’adhésion du public, dans l’hexagone, c’est la défiance qui croît ». Le quotidien espagnol El Pais décrit la France comme « l’un des pays les plus anti-vaccins d’Europe et du monde ».

En effet 58 % des Français refuseraient de se faire vacciner, soit 6 Français sur 10. Cette défiance contre les vaccins caractériserait selon le Le Japan Times le peuplke français depuis la nuit des temps. « Quand le roi Louis XVI, ses deux frères et sa belle-sœur ont été inoculés contre la variole, le public s’est inquiété des risques encourus. Bien que l’expérience fût un succès, inspirant même une nouvelle mode capillaire, les doutes n’ont jamais disparu. Si le vaccin a décollé au cours du XIXe siècle, l’ère de Pasteur, il en a été de même pour la résistance, l’apathie et la méfiance. C’est un défi similaire qu’affronte Emmanuel Macron », développe le quotidien anglophone japonais.

Et au grand quotidien allemand Die Welt de conclure tout bonnement au« désastre vaccinal français » !




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ACCELERATION DE LA VACCINATION EN FRANCE APRES LE FIASCO DU DEBUT

Après les difficultés liées à l'approvisionnement en masques puis le déploiement des tests, c'est au tour de la campagne de vaccination de prendre du retard en France par rapport à ses voisins européens. En effet, au 2 janvier, seules 432 personnes avaient reçu une première dose de vaccin, contre 239 000 en Allemagne et 88 000 en Italie. Ce lundi 4 janvier 2021, un octogénaire d’Oxford a été la toute première personne dans le monde à recevoir le vaccin anti-Covid développé par la société AstraZeneca et l’université d’Oxford. C’est le deuxième vaccin distribué au Royaume-Uni après l’autorisation donnée à Pfizer et BioNTech. Aujourd’hui, plus d’un million de Britanniques ont été vaccinés contre le covid-19. Et si l'on se tourne vers les Etats-Unis : ils sont à l'heure actuelle plus de 4 millions d’Américains à avoir reçu la première dose des deux vaccins (Pfizer/BioNTech et Moderna) ayant reçu le feu vert des autorités.

Face aux critiques sur les lenteurs de la vaccination contre le Covid le chef de l’Etat s'est vu dans l'obligation de piloter lundi à l'Élysée une réunion de crise consacrée à la stratégie vaccinale.Une façon de tenter de reprendre la main et de mettre un coup d’accélérateur dans les moyens engagés. L'exécutif promet en effet une montée en puissance dès mardi soir.

En charge de la gestion de la crise depuis dix mois, le ministre de la Santé Olivier Verran a précisé ce mercredi 5 janvier 2021 que l'Hexagone a « dépassé les 2.000 vaccinations hier » et promis que « d'ici jeudi on va augmenter encore de façon très importante, on va être sur une courbe exponentielle ».

Aussi Olivier Verran bouscule-t-il le calendrier vaccinal en ouvrant notamment la vaccination aux personnels soignants de plus de 50 ans, initialement prévue début février, dès le 4 janvier. Olivier Véran a indiqué que cet élargissement concernerait aussi les pompiers et les aides soignants à partir de cet âge. « Ce sont des professionnels qui sont au contact de personnes fragiles et qui peuvent être amenés à travailler auprès de malades », explique-t-il. Le ministre de la Santé a défendu le seuil fixé à 50 ans car « nous savons que le vaccin Pfizer protège des formes graves du coronavirus (...) Les gens qui sont en réanimation massivement sont âgés de 60 ans et plus (...) Nous priorisons les personnes les plus fragiles ». Les citoyens de plus de 75 ans pourront également bénéficier d'injections avant début février. « Cela fait 5 millions de personnes », a quantifié Olivier Véran. Plus généralement, l'exécutif prévoit notamment de permettre aux Français volontaires pour se faire vacciner de se signaler. « Nous allons ouvrir dans les prochains jours une inscription possible pour les Français qui le souhaitent par internet, par téléphone sans doute, et pourquoi pas par l'application TousAntiCovid, pour que les Français qui souhaitent se faire vacciner puissent le faire savoir, s'inscrire et puissent prendre des rendez-vous », a annoncé le ministre de la Santé sur RTL.

Le gouvernement compte aussi déployer davantage de centres de vaccination. « De 27 hôpitaux équipés en vaccins, nous en aurons 100 demain (mercredi, ndlr) après-midi afin de couvrir tout le territoire », a indiqué Olivier Véran qui souhaite aussi « développer les centres de vaccination destinés à la ville ». « La semaine prochaine, nous aurons 300 centres de vaccination. Et 500 à 600 centres de vaccinations seront accessibles en ville fin janvier », a-t-il ajouté.

« Nous allons désormais amplifier, accélérer et simplifier notre stratégie vaccinale » contre le Covid-19, a également promis Olivier Véran mardi 5 janvier.

Tout cela alors que le variant du virus plus contagieux qui sévit en Angleterre est aussi sur le sol français. Entre 10 et 15 cas ont été détectés, a précisé le ministre de la Santé.




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ENCORE DEUX SOLDATS FRANCAIS TUES AU MALI

L'Elysée annonce samedi 2 janvier 2021 la mort de deux soldats français de l'opération Barkhane au Mali Le sergent Yvonne Huynh et le brigadier Loïc Risser, du 2ème régiment de hussards de Haguenau, sont décédés dans l'explosion de leur véhicule qui a roulé sur un engin explosif, près de Ménaka, dans l'est du pays, lors d'une mission de renseignement.

« Le Président de la République rend hommage à la mémoire de ces soldats, morts pour la France dans l’accomplissement de leur devoir. Il partage la douleur de leurs familles, de leurs proches et de leurs frères d’armes et les assure de la gratitude et de la solidarité de la Nation », écrit l'Elysée dans un communiqué, tout en rappelant sa « détermination » face au terrorisme.

50 soldats français tués au Sahel

Yvonne Huynh, qui avait 33 ans, est la première femme de l'armée française tuée au Sahel depuis l'intervention Serval en 2013. Loïc Risser avait 24 ans. Tous deux étaient engagés dans un régiment spécialisé dans le renseignement.

Ces deux décès portent à 50 le nombre de soldats français tués au Sahel depuis 2013 dans les opérations antijihadistes Serval puis Barkhane, a précisé l'état-major des armées. Il y a cinq jours, trois militaires français avaient perdu la vie dans le même pays. En novembre, la France confirmait étudier une possible réduction du contingent français sur place, pour l'instant fort de quelque 5 000 hommes.

La force Barkhane opère depuis 2014 avec pour objectif de permettre aux forces armées du Sahel de faire face à la menace djihadiste.

Le nord du Mali était tombé en mars-avril 2012 sous la coupe de groupes jihadistes liés à Al-Qaïda, à la faveur de la déroute de l'armée face à la rébellion à dominante touareg, d'abord alliée à ces groupes, qui l'ont ensuite évincée.

Les jihadistes en ont été en grande partie chassés ou dispersés à la suite du lancement en janvier 2013, à l'initiative de la France, d'une intervention militaire, qui se poursuit toujours.

Cependant les violences jihadistes ont non seulement persisté, mais se sont propagées du nord vers le centre du Mali, puis au Burkina Faso et au Niger voisins, se mêlant souvent à des conflits intercommunautaires ayant fait des centaines de morts.




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CORONAVIRUS FEU VERT DE

LA HAUTE AUTORITE DE SANTE POUR

LE VACCIN DE PFITZER ET BIONTECH EN FRANCE

La Haute Autorité de santé (HAS) a donné jeudi 24 décembre son aval à l’utilisation du vaccin contre le Covid-19 développé par Pfizer et BioNTech.

Le vaccin « peut être utilisé chez les personnes de 16 ans et plus », « du fait de son efficacité et de son profil de tolérance satisfaisant », a estimé la HAS. Cela constitue la dernière étape réglementaire avant le lancement de la campagne de vaccination en France, dimanche 27 décembre.

Après le feu vert donné cette semaine par l’Agence européenne des médicaments (AEM) et l’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament (ANSM).

La « stratégie de priorisation » déjà annoncée (commencée par les populations les plus à risque de forme grave et les plus exposées au risque d’infection) reste valable pour ce vaccin, ajoute l’avis de l’autorité sanitaire.

Elle précise que « cet avis sera revu en fonction de l’évolution des connaissances, notamment au regard des résultats complets des essais de phase 3 ».

« Nous confirmons que ce premier vaccin a bien une place dans la stratégie vaccinale, au regard tant de son efficacité que de son profil de tolérance, ce qui est une excellente nouvelle », a déclaré la présidente de la HAS, Dominique Le Guludec.

« Les modélisations mathématiques que nous avons réalisées nous confortent dans la stratégie de vacciner en priorité » les résidents des établissements d’hébergement pour personnes âgées et le personnel à risque qui y travaille, c’est-à-dire ceux « qui ont le bénéfice individuel le plus important à cette vaccination ».En effet, si le vaccin de Pfizer et BioNTech a démontré une efficacité « importante » pour empêcher de développer la maladie Covid-19, « pour l’instant nous n’avons pas d’information sur l’impact de ce vaccin sur la transmission du virus », a souligné Elisabeth Bouvet, présidente de la commission des techniques de vaccination de la HAS.

Aussi, la campagne vaccinale qui débutera dimanche a essentiellement pour objectif de « réduire la mortalité et les formes sévères » de la maladie et de « préserver le système de santé en France », a-t-elle rappelé.

Le vaccin est, par ailleurs, « très bien toléré », avec « très peu d’effets secondaires graves », a encore précisé Elisabeth Bouvet. Les effets indésirables majoritairement rapportés, comme une douleur au point d’injection, sont « conformes à ce qu’on observe habituellement quand on administre un vaccin », a-t-elle ajouté, tout en soulignant qu’il serait « important d’avoir des études de post-administration sur les personnes vaccinées ».

Débuts des vaccinations dans plusieurs pays

La campagne de vaccination dans l'UE devrait commencer dimanche.

Les premières injections concerneront « quelques dizaines de résidents [d’Ehpad] d’abord dimanche ». Ensuite, cela sera étendu à d’autres établissements, lundi puis mardi.« La France a fait le choix d’une vaccination progressive, privilégiant en premier lieu les personnes les plus à risque (…), et fondée sur leur consentement. Nous ne confondons pas vitesse et précipitation », a déclaré M. Véran sur Twitter, rappelant que le consentement des personnes serait recueilli, la vaccination n’étant pas obligatoire.

Le Royaume-Uni a déjà approuvé un premier vaccin, créé par Pfizer et BioNTech, envoyé depuis le début du mois chez les personnes les plus vulnérables.

Le Koweït a lancé aujourd'hui une campagne de vaccination après avoir réceptionné des doses du vaccin américano-allemand Pfizer-BioNTech, comme ont déjà commencé à le faire plusieurs de ses voisins. Le Premier ministre cheikh Sabah al-Hamad Al-Sabah a inauguré cette campagne en se faisant administrer le vaccin, ont rapporté des médias officiels Koweïtiens.

Plus d'un million d'Américains ont reçu leur première dose contre le Covid-19 depuis que la campagne a débuté il y a 10 jours, a annoncé mercredi le directeur de la principale agence fédérale de santé publique des Etats-Unis, Robert Redfield.« Les Etats-Unis ont franchi un palier préliminaire mais crucial », s'est-il félicité.

Le Chili et le Costa-Rica qui commencent à dégainer les seringues, également remplies du vaccin de Pfizer/BioNTech.  L'Argentine a pour sa part autorisé le Spoutnik V devenant le premier pays d'Amérique latine, et un des premiers pays au monde à donner son feu vert au vaccin russe contre le Covid-19.

De leur côté, les tests cliniques du vaccin CoronaVac, du laboratoire chinois Sinovac, ont « atteint le seuil d'efficacité » exigé par l'OMS, a révélé le même jour l'Institut Butantan, chargé de sa production et distribution au Brésil, sans toutefois rendre publics les résultats officiels.


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COVID-19

UNE GESTION DEFAILLANTE DE LA PANDEMIE

Le gouvernement a-t-il été à la hauteur face à la pandémie de Covid-19 ?

Une commission d'enquête de l'Assemblée nationale qui devait en partie répondre à cette question brûlante a adopté un rapport accablant pour l'exécutif, mercredi 2 décembre 2020.

Eric Ciotti, rapporteur LR de la mission parlementaire mise en place dès le début de la crise sanitaire, a présenté mercredi les conclusions de son rapport. Il y dénonce le manque d'anticipation des autorités sanitaires et un défaut de pilotage pendant la crise.

Une mission d'information

Créée dès le 17 mars, la mission d'information « sur l'impact, la gestion et les conséquences du Covid-19 » s'était vue attribuer, en mai dernier, les pouvoirs d'une commission d'enquête, et bénéficiait à ce titre d'un délai de six mois pour auditionner les acteurs de cette crise et parvenir à ses conclusions.

Les députés ont mené 53 auditions, pendant environ 130 heures. Ils ont entendu, entre autres, l'ex-Premier ministre Edouard Philippe, alors à Matignon au début de la crise sanitaire, l'ancienne ministre de la Santé Agnès Buzyn, qui a quitté le gouvernement en février pour tenter de devenir maire de Paris, ou encore le directeur général de la santé Jérôme Salomon.

La commission avait également entendu, le 24 juin 2020, pendant près de trois heures, le professeur Didier Raoult, qui est à la tête de l'IHU, à Marseille .Des membres du conseil scientifique ont aussi été auditionnés, le 18 juin 2020, comme Jean-François Delfraissy, le président de l'instance, ou encore l'épidémiologiste Arnaud Fontanet.

Après six mois d’auditions tous azimuts, la commission d’enquête parlementaire sur la Covid-19 conclut donc à un « pilotage défaillant de la crise ». Les conclusions, sévères pour le gouvernement et les autorités sanitaires, ont été présentées mercredi par le vice-président de la mission Damien Abad, patron des députés LR, et par le rapporteur LR Eric Ciotti.

« Pilotage défaillant »

Les députés LR ont pointé parmi leurs conclusions, une situation où la France était « mal préparée », souffrant d'un « pilotage défaillant », de « lourdeurs administratives » alliées à un « manque de décentralisation » des prises de décisions.

Damien Abad a dénoncé « un manque d'anticipation, une sous-estimation du risque pandémique dans la hiérarchie des menaces ces dernières années ».

« Nous constatons aussi dans ce rapport une baisse des stocks stratégiques avec bien sûr les masques, des messages contradictoires sur les masques qui ont considérablement affaibli les capacités de résilience sanitaire, et des manques dans la politique de tests », a-t-il énuméré.

Le rapport critique également la mise à l'écart de la médecine de ville dans cette gestion.

La France est au « quatrième rang des pays les plus touchés en Europe », a souligné Eric Ciotti. « Des pays ont mieux fait face que d'autres », a-t-il martelé : la moyenne dans l'Union européenne a été de 532 décès pour un million d'habitants, et la moyenne en France a atteint 727 décès.

Le rapport, qui conclut à l'absence d'un pilote unique dans cette crise, propose notamment la suppression des actuelles Agences régionales de santé (ARS) au profit d'agences départementales sous l'autorité des préfets.

Mais il propose aussi - comble de l'ironie- de créer un ministère chargé de l’anticipation des crises !

Jugeant les conclusions des députés LR à charge, les députés LaREM et leurs alliés Modem, qui participaient à cette mission, ont décidé de s'abstenir lors de l'adoption du rapport.




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PRESIDENT VALERY GISCARD D'ESTAING

IS DEAD

The Former President of the Republic Valéry Giscard d'Estaing died this Wednesday evening, December 2, 2020 at the age of 94, his entourage announced.

He passed away "surrounded by his family" on his property in Authon in Loir-et-Cher.

He died "as a result of the Covid" then said his family.

The former head of state was admitted to "the cardiology department" of the Tours hospital on November 17, 2020 for "heart failure", said his entourage.

In September, the former head of state had already been hospitalized at the Georges Pompidou hospital in Paris for "a slight infection in the lungs".

He had already been hospitalized several times at the Georges Pompidou hospital a few years ago, in cardiology for the placement of stents.

Youngest president of the Fifth Republic when he was elected in 1974, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing had made one of his last public appearances on September 30, 2019 during the funeral in Paris of another President of the Republic, Jacques Chirac , who was its prime minister from 1974 to 1976.

Embodiment of triumphant modernity

He wanted to be the incarnation of a triumphant modernity, resulting from the liberal center-right and Christian Democrat which built post-war Europe.

Polytechnician and Enarque, from a large bourgeois family, VGE entered the government in 1959, multiplying ministerial positions in the Economy and Finance in the 1960s and 1970s.

A convinced European, in 2001 he took the helm of the Convention for Europe, responsible for drafting a European constitution, which would be rejected by referendum.

Brilliant economist, author of several books, he was elected in 2003 to the French Academy

After a political rise carried out at a sustained pace, the President of the Republic gave way to the man marked by the failure of 1981, finding in Europe another role to his measure.

Son of Edmond Giscard, Director of Finance of the French High Commission in the Rhineland, young Valéry immersed very early in the world of senior civil service.

An area that he embraced as quickly as after having participated in the liberation of Paris in 1944, he joined the ENA in 1949, from which he graduated sixth in his promotion.

It was then in Puy-de-Dôme, the department of his ancestors, that Valéry Giscard d'Estaing distinguished himself by becoming a member of parliament in 1956 at the age of 29.

The young man also made a place for himself at the top of the state, with General de Gaulle, who appointed him at the age of 32 Secretary of State for Finance.

He became Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs in 1962.

A role that he would resume from 1969 to 1974, under the shortened presidency of Georges Pompidou.

The death of the latter on April 2, 1974 requires the holding of an early election where Valéry Giscard d'Estaing will distinguish himself against François Mitterrand, to whom he will say the famous phrase during a televised debate: "You do not" have no monopoly of the heart ”.

On May 27, he became the third president of the Fifth Republic at only 48 years old.

A record of precocity that he held until the election in 2017 of Emmanuel Macron.

His presidency was marked by a serious oil shock, but also by strong measures, such as the decriminalization of abortion, led by the Minister of Health, Simone Veil.

Advocating an “advanced liberal society”, the new president notably voted to lower the majority from 21 to 18 years, the decriminalization of abortion, framing the voluntary termination of pregnancy (abortion), strongly defended by his Minister of Health, Simone Veil, the extension of the right of referral to the Constitutional Council and the end of the ORTF.

Its international policy was marked by the strengthening of European construction.

Thanks to the support of the German Federal Chancellor, Helmut Schmidt, he was also at the origin of the creation of the European Council in December 1974.

Valéry Giscard d'Estaing was only 48 years old when he acceded to the Élysée in 1974, beating François Mitterrand on the wire, and thus became, in a France which buried the Trente-Glorieuses and digested May-68, the first non-Gaullist to seize the Élysée.

However, on May 10, 1981, he failed to be re-elected against François Mitterrand.

A man with an extraordinary destiny who will have marked the Hexagon.

In 1981, he was still opposed to François Mitterrand, who succeeded him at the Elysée.

After a short retirement, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing arises in the 80s as the figure of the centrist opposition at the head of the UDF.

President of the Auvergne Regional Council between 1986 and 2004, Member of the European Parliament from 1989 to 1993 but also holder of a French Academy chair since 2004.




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GLOBAL SECURITY

CRISIS AT THE SUMMIT AROUND ARTICLE 24

The article 24 of the bill relating to global security, driven by aa LREM deputies led large demonstrations and was even the source of a political crisis between the executive and Parliament. before being de facto suspended.

The President lectured his Minister of the Interior on Monday morning at the Elysee Palace, furious at the fiasco of the Global Security bill "How did we come to suggest that we could limit the freedom of the press ? Thundered President Macron.

This text, tabled in early November, contains a total of 32 articles.

The 24th aims to better protect the police in the event of the dissemination of images concerning them, argue its promoters.

Conversely, his opponents see it as a “liberticidal” provision which would prevent police and gendarmes from filming during security interventions. To ease these tensions, the presidents of groups forming the majority in the National Assembly announced this Monday afternoon a “new writing” to come of article 24.

Article 24 consists of two paragraphs. In its initial version, the first of them provided as follows: "Is punished by one year of imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 euros for broadcasting, by whatever means and whatever the support, with the aim of harming his physical or mental integrity, the image of the face or any other element of identification of an agent of the national police or the national gendarmerie other than his identification number individual when acting in the context of a police operation. ".

The second paragraph stipulates that the law on freedom of the press "does not prevent the communication to the competent administrative and judicial authorities, within the framework of the procedures which they initiate, of images and elements of identification of an official of the national police or a soldier of the national gendarmerie ”.

Clearly, the goal is to better protect the police when they carry out their missions, as the Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin regularly insists. So a person who films an agent and disseminates the footage on social media with an insulting message or a call to violence, for example, could be prosecuted and then sentenced.

This article crystallized the tensions, while it planned to supervise the dissemination of the image of the police. '' include the new writing of article 24 in a different framework than that of the 1881 law on freedom of the press.

"It is clear that today the choice we made has left a disturbance to settle, if it is not even the conviction among the population that the right to inform, that the right to information, that the very exercise of the legitimate control of police actions was threatened, the balance that we sought on this article 24 was not unanimously perceived, of which act. », Concluded Christophe Castaner, the former Minister of the Interior, now president of the LREM Group in the National Assembly.

The method and timetable adopted by parliamentarians and the government provide that this work gives rise to all the necessary consultations. These will then be conducted under the aegis of the Law Commission, with a view to finalizing a new bill which will be submitted to the Prime Minister before the end of year recess.

Finally, it will be up to the Prime Minister to submit this proposal to the Council of State for opinion.



Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld
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CORONAVIRUS LE PLAN DE VACCINATION

 EN FRANCE

En France, la campagne de vaccination contre le Covid-19 doit démarrer à la fin de cette année.La Haute autorité de santé a détaillé ce lundi les 5 phases progressives de cette vaste campagne qui deviendra plus massive dans un deuxième temps.

Premier objectif de la Haute autorité de santé : « protéger en priorité les plus vulnérables et ceux qui s'en occupent ». Seront donc vaccinées en premier les personnes âgées résidant en Ehpad, soit 750 000 personnes visées.

Egalement concernés par cette première phase de vaccination, les salariés des Ehpad « qui présentent un risque de forme grave : les professionnels de plus de 65 ans et/ou avec comorbidité(s)) ». Ils représentent quant à eux 90 000 à 100 000 personnes.

La deuxième phase devrait concerner l'ensemble des personnes âgées, en commençant par « les personnes ayant plus de 75 ans, puis les personnes de 65 à 74 ans ayant une comorbidité, puis les autres personnes de 65-74 ans », ainsi que les « professionnels du secteur de la santé, du médico-social et du transport sanitaire, en priorisant les professionnels âgés de plus de 50 ans » ou présentant un facteur de risque de forme grave.

Dans une troisième phase, suivraient « l'ensemble des personnes de plus de 50 ans ou de moins de 50 ans mais à risque de forme grave du fait de leurs comorbidités » ainsi que « l'ensemble des professionnels du secteur de la santé et du médico-social » et les « professionnels issus des secteurs indispensables au fonctionnement du pays (sécurité ou éducation par exemple) ».

La HAS recommande d'élargir dans un quatrième temps aux « professionnels dont l'environnement de travail favorise une infection (contacts réguliers du public, milieu clos...)»et aux « personnes vulnérables ou précaires ayant un pronostic moins favorable en cas d'infection par la Covid-19 (résident en hôpital psychiatrique, sans domicile fixe, détenus...) ».Enfin, dans une cinquième et dernière phase, « sous réserve que les allocations de doses vaccinales auront été suffisantes pour vacciner chacune des populations prioritaires, la vaccination des personnes de plus de 18 ans et sans comorbidité pourrait alors être initiée ».

La vaccination contre la Covid 19 n'est pas obligatoire en France. Elle s’inscrit dans le cadre de la nouvelle stratégie du gouvernement « tester, alerter, protéger [et] soigner ». Seuls 41 % des Français ont l’intention de se faire vacciner, selon un sondage IFOP pour Le Journal du dimanche.




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PROCES DE L'ATTAQUE DU THALYS

 PAS DE TEMOIGNAGE DE L'EX-MILITAIRE

AMERICAIN HOSPITALISE

Hospitalisé mercredi 18 novembre 2020 après un malaise à son arrivée à Paris, Spencer Stone rentre aux États-Unis, indique son avocat ce dimanche 22 novembre. Il s’était jeté sur le tireur lors de l’attaque déjouée du Thalys, en 2015.

L’ex-militaire américain q ne témoignera finalement pas au procès et rentre aux États-Unis après une brève hospitalisation à Paris, a-t-on appris ce dimanche 22 novembre auprès de son avocat.

Son témoignage, d’abord prévu jeudi soir avant d’être repoussé à lundi après-midi, n’aura donc pas lieu.

« Après une sérieuse alerte de santé, il n’est pas en état de témoigner et retourne aux Etats-Unis », a expliqué son avocat, Me Thibault de Montbrial.

Spencer Stone, ancien soldat de l’armée de l’air américaine, avait été hospitalisé à son arrivée à l’aéroport de Roissy, mercredi 18 novembre, après un malaise, avait indiqué jeudi Me Thibault de Montbrial.Le 21 août 2015, Spencer Stone et deux amis américains avec qui il voyageait avaient

maîtrisé, avec l’aide d’autres passagers, Ayoub El Khazzani, monté à bord du Thalys armé d’une kalachnikov et de près de trois cents munitions.

« On aurait dû mourir ce jour-là »

Les trois Américains avaient été célébrés en héros pour avoir évité un probable carnage à bord du train, quelques mois avant les attentats islamistes du 13-Novembre, et joué leur propre rôle dans un film de Clint Eastwood sorti en 2018, intitulé Le 15 h 17 pour Paris.

Ses amis d’enfance Anthony Sadler et Aleksander Skarlatos (lui aussi ex-militaire), ont témoigné respectivement jeudi et vendredi devant la cour qui juge Ayoub El Khazzani et ses trois coaccusés

« On aurait dû mourir ce jour-là », a résumé devant la cour Aleksander Skarlatos, 28 ans, en décrivant comment ils étaient parvenus à maîtriser l’auteur de cette attaque, qui a « changé sa vie ».




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A MANDATORY ANTI-COVID -19 VACCINE ?

Will vaccination against Covid-19 become compulsory ?

The issue has arisen in the political debate since the encouraging results on the anti-covid front.

The whole question is whether this vaccine will be used once it becomes available.

"My fear is that the French are not getting enough vaccinations," Prime Minister Jean Castex warned in a recent interview with Le Monde. A concern justified by a recent Odoxa-Dentsu Consulting poll for Le Figaro and Franceinfo which revealed that one in two French people would refuse to submit to it.

Selon cette même étude, 60% des Français sont contre l’obligation de se faire vacciner. Or pour atteindre une immunité collective, 60 à 70% de la population doit se faire vacciner d’après plusieurs spécialistes.

Pour un vaccin obligatoire, comme le préconisent l’écologiste Yannick Jadot Gérard Larcher, président LR du Sénat ou Daniel Cohn-Bendit ?

Mais peut-on imposer une vaccination ?

Non. Ce serait tout d'abord porter atteinte aux libertés individuelles des Français.

Et de plus aujourd’hui il faut légiférer pour rendre le vaccin obligatoire. Comme en 2018, lorsque onze vaccins ont par exemple été imposés aux enfants après qu’un projet de loi défendu par l’ex-ministre de la Santé Agnès Buzyn a été approuvé par l’Assemblée nationale et par le Sénat. Pas un, mais plusieurs vaccins

Another limitation to the debate on compulsory vaccination as it has been posed in recent days is that there is in reality not one, but several candidate vaccines on the table. Three of these have recently been the subject of very enthusiastic announcements about their potential effectiveness :

The candidate vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech, presented as effective “90%” according to intermediate results mentioned in a press release from the laboratory, Monday, November 9; the Russian research institute Gamaleya, which claims for its product a higher efficiency (92%);

Moderna's vaccine, which would be effective "at 94.5%", announced the American biotech, Monday, November 16.

All the candidate vaccines have their own characteristics, especially since they were developed using different procedures. Pfizer and Moderna's products are “messenger RNA” vaccines, which use pieces of modified genetic material while Gamaleya's is “viral vector”, using as a carrier another virus which is modified to adapt to the virus.

fight against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

It is therefore not a vaccine but vaccines, with different characteristics involving differentiated vaccination strategies.

Rather, there is a prioritization system among decision-makers for health personnel, people at risk and caregivers, as for the flu vaccine. A caution shared by the High Authority for Health which, for its part, recommends not to introduce a vaccine obligation, but on the contrary to "promote adhesion" and "respect a principle of transparency" in a sheet in terms of vaccination published on November 9, 2020. And to recommend, as for the executive, to "prioritize people at risk" in the campaign. The criteria remain to be defined.

Progressive vaccination for priority people, “with their consent” could then be considered.

Questions about the vaccination strategy

The spectacular figures on the supposed effectiveness of candidate vaccines also hide a more complex reality. These are results obtained in the weeks following the second injection of the vaccine, which does not give us, at this stage, any hindsight to know what immunity will be conferred, for example, six months later.

Likewise, it is not known today whether these vaccines only protect the person vaccinated against Covid-19 and its symptoms, thereby reducing the number of severe cases, or whether they also prevent them from transmitting the disease. Neither do we know how effective they are on different types of audiences.

Judith Mueller, epidemiologist attached to the Institut Pasteur questions “the effectiveness of a vaccine against Covid-19.

“We do not know the effectiveness of the vaccine in the long term. For group immunity to be achieved with a compulsory vaccine, the immunity induced by the vaccine would have to prevent transmission and persist for some time, over 6 months. In theory, this would eliminate the pathogen from the population ”.

Moreover, for the epidemiologist, a vaccination campaign on a voluntary basis could be enough to protect part of the population and to relieve the burden on hospitals.

Question of the responsibility of the State or of the manufacturers

Finally, we must above all look at the real questions, such as the evaluation of the benefit-risk ratio. Many questions about the effectiveness of the vaccine and its possible side effects should be asked before considering a compulsory vaccination campaign. Who from the State or from the manufacturers will pay the compensation in the event of serious side effects?

The urgency is to reflect on the responsibility:

"Who in the state or the manufacturers will be held responsible for serious adverse reactions?"

Who will pay for the compensation ?

And what will be the role of insurers ? “, Asks Olivier Borraz, research director at CNRS and co-author of the book Covid-19: an organizational crisis.

Today, France has pre-ordered 90 million doses of anti-Covid vaccines.

Knowing that two doses would have to be injected into the French for the vaccine manufactured by Pfizer and BioNtech to be effective, the 90 million doses would only allow 45 million French people to be vaccinated, and not the entire population.




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TOWARDS A PROGRESSIVE DECONFINEMENT

FROM DECEMBER 1, 2020

Emmanuel Macron is due to speak next week, ahead of December 1, 2020, the deadline for confinement, in order to discuss the stages of the coming months.

On the menu of the Defense Council Wednesday, November 18, 2020, an equation from which many questions arise: how to loosen the noose without taking the risk of relaunching the circulation of the virus and being forced into a third confinement?

It is a question of "providing an organization and a framework allowing the French to live as normally as possible, while keeping the epidemic under control", explained the spokesman of the government, Gabriel Attal, after the Council of Ministers.

We can therefore reasonably count on "a possible adaptation of the confinement from December 1, 2020".

A progressive deconfinement

“We are not at all in deconfinement, we are even far from it. We are talking about a possible adaptation of the confinement from December 1 if the health situation allows us, "said Gabriel Attal, stressing the" extreme tension in hospitals "during the report of the Council of Ministers.

Sports halls should be able to accommodate minors from December 1 and worship could also resume on that date, with health restrictions. But the question of the reopening of so-called "non-essential" businesses has not yet been decided: for the moment they must be satisfied with online sales and by appointment, and are calling for a resumption from November 27, the day of the gigantic “Black Friday” commercial operation.

In a letter posted on Twitter on Wednesday, the Association of Mayors of France called on the Prime Minister to "gradually reopen" non-food convenience stores, such as bookstores, florists, hair salons and the clothing sector. , "Who are in a position to apply a reinforced strict sanitary protocol and to welcome the public again".

The situation is even more difficult for bars and restaurants. For them, the government spokesman, Gabriel Attal, only promised "prospects at the beginning of December", and they fear to remain closed until 2021. A disaster for these establishments but also for the sectors of supply like those of poultry and foie gras.

"A significant increase in depressive states"

Even if the figure of 2 million confirmed cases since March has been exceeded, "the epidemic is slowing down", confirmed Tuesday evening the director general of health, Jérôme Salomon. But "hospital pressure remains very strong", with "an unprecedented number of 33,500 Covid patients" on Monday, which decreased slightly to 33,170 on Tuesday.

Among these patients, more than 4,800 were in intensive care on Tuesday, for a total of patients in intensive care, all pathologies combined, over 8,000. The daily rate of hospital deaths does not weaken either, with 437 new deaths. recorded in twenty-four hours.

If he welcomed the slowdown in the epidemic, Mr. Salomon worried Tuesday evening about the consequences of the crisis for mental health in the French population. We thus observe "a significant increase in depressive states", which affected twice the number of people at the beginning of November compared to the end of September, from 10% to 21% within a representative sample of the population surveyed by Public Health France.

The increase is "even more marked among people in difficult financial situations, people with a history of psychological disorders, the inactive and young people," noted the director general of health.



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THE ARMISTICE OF NOVEMBER 11

MAURICE GENEVOIX AT THE PANTHEON

At the initiative of Emmanuel Macron, Maurice Genevoix joined the crypt of the Great Men and Great Women of the Panthéon this Wednesday, alongside the 560 combatant writers whose names are inscribed on the walls

With Maurice Genevoix, the Poilus enter the Panthéon; I wanted to testify, said Maurice Genevoix.

And distort as little as possible. Maurice Genevoix, whose literary vocation was born in the trenches of the Great War, immortalized the memory of the Poilus in his remarkable story "Those of 14".


Goncourt Prize for his novel Raboliot (1925) and perpetual secretary of the French Academy for more than fifteen years (from 1958 to 1973), this survivor occupied a prominent place in French literary life of the twentieth century, celebrating "the 'invincible hope of men'.

The war writer

In August 1914, at the general mobilization, Maurice Genevoix who knew Germany well, was a student at the Ecole normale supérieure. Incorporated as a second lieutenant in the 106th infantry regiment, he took part in the battle of the Marne and the march on Verdun. Promoted lieutenant, he saw the daily life of the infantryman, the mud, the blood, the steel storms, all this "insane farce".

On April 25, 1915, he was seriously wounded on the Eparges coast, a village in the Meuse surmounted by a strategic hill which would swallow up 12,000 men in four months.

It is during his hospitalization, which will last seven months, that the young man of 24 years begins to write, from notes and drawings, because he also drew very well, recorded on the forehead. Anxious to bear witness to the horrors that he and his comrades experienced in the trenches, he becomes the voice of the Great War.

In 1916, he published "Sous Verdun", a story whose realism earned him wide censorship. Then "Nuits de guerre" (1917), "At the threshold of guitounes" (1918), "La mud" (1921) and "Les Eparges" (1923) united under the title "Those of 14" in 1949. "What we have done, it is more than one could ask of men, and we did it ", he writes in this masterful testimony, devoid of any subversive analysis. 70% invalid, it is reformed. His body will never forget the Meuse line of fire. And his nights, will testify his second wife Suzanne, will remain haunted.

"The first of our ecologists"

Born on November 29, 1890 in Decize (Nièvre), "a small town in the Loire Valley", Maurice Genevoix belongs to the Loire Valley. "I hold more than ever a great privilege to have spent all my childhood in a small French town before 1914", he explained, alluding to Châteauneuf-sur-Loire where he grew up. Then it was in Orléans that he followed his secondary school as a brilliant student, already eager to express himself. He lost his mother there at 12 years old.

After the war, he returned to Châteauneuf and celebrated there in his first novel, "Rémi des Rauches" (1922), the Loire, "mirror of moonlight and nights full of stars". He wrote dozens of hymns to the inhabitants of Sologne, to the animals of the forest, to the waters of the river and the ponds: "Raboliot", "The fishing box" (1926), "Rroû" (1931), "La lost forest "(1968).

Author of a series of bestiaries from 1968 to 1971, the flâneur of the Loire, who has since settled in the hamlet of La Vernelle, is also an excellent animal writer. On his death on September 8, 1980, President Giscard d'Estaing greeted "the first of our ecologists". The Academician

Elected in 1946 to the French Academy in the chair of Joseph de Pesquidoux, he became its perpetual secretary in 1958. "You marvelously humanized the function", Joseph Kessel will regret when Maurice Genevoix, eager for freedom to write, resigned in 1973.

We owe him the election of Paul Morand, Julien Green, Montherlant. An assiduous member of the Dictionary of the French Language Commission, the sparkling storyteller drives out the Anglicisms of scientific literature, participates in numerous television programs and revives a whole neglected vernacular vocabulary.

"When we were in daily contact with death from our youth, we understood with our viscera that life is a wonderful thing", explained Maurice Genevoix.



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THE SPEECH BY JOE BIDEN THE GATHERER

A few hours after the election results were announced, in front of a cheering crowd gathered for a drive-in, Joe Biden promised, Saturday, November 7, to be the president who will unify America, celebrating in his City of Wilmington "a convincing victory" against Donald Trump.

A unifying speech

Joe Biden on Saturday thanked American voters for giving him a "convincing victory" and pledged to be "a president who unites, not who divides."

“I promise to be a president who doesn't try to divide, but to unite. Who does not see Republican and Democratic states, but the United States. ", He declared Saturday evening." I will work as hard for those who did not vote for me, as for those who chose me ", he still promised. The former vice-president of Barack Obama said he understood the “disappointment” of the voters of Donald Trump, who refuses to admit his defeat. "Myself, I lost elections, but (...) it is time to put aside the abrasive rhetoric, to bring down the temperature", he declared. "I am proud to be a Democrat but I will govern like a president," he added.

"A new day for America"

"Let's see, let's talk," "let's give ourselves a chance," insisted Joe Biden, to the sound of enthusiastic horns. It is "time to heal the wounds" of the country and to put an end to "demonizations". Thanking the "broad and diverse coalition" which applied for it, he paid tribute to the African Americans, who played a central role in his victory. “They always support me, as I will support them. "I campaigned to restore the soul of America," he repeated.

The election of Joe Biden as President of the United States marks "a new day for America," also greeted Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in her victory speech. “You walked, you demonstrated for equality, for justice, for our country. And then you went to vote. And the message is clear: you have chosen decency and unity. You have chosen Joe Biden as the next President of the United States! "

“As our democracy itself hangs in the balance in this election, with the soul of America at stake in the eyes of the world, you marked a new day for America,” she said. asserted to Democratic supporters.

Tribute to Women with Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris, who is the first woman of color to hold the post of vice-president, has also assured that she would not be "the last". In February 2019, Democratic women in Congress had already dressed in white during Donald Trump's State of the Union address.

The Democratic Senator paid tribute to her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, who arrived in the United States from India at the age of 19, and to all the "generations of women" who "paved the way" for her and fought to achieve equality.

Civil rights activist Shyamala Gopalan Harris was a breast cancer researcher. She passed away in 2009. "She couldn't have imagined that moment, but she deeply believed in an America where a moment like this was possible," Kamala Harris said Saturday night.

"I think of black, white, Asian, Latin women, I think of all those women who paved the road leading to this moment," said the vice-president-elect.




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TOWARDS A CONTAINMENT OF THE ONLY VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN FRANCE ?

The executive is considering the scenario of confinement for the only vulnerable people.

Emmanuel Macron leaves the door open to this hypothesis, for the moment ruled out, yet long recommended by some doctors.During the speech on October 28 announcing a re-containment for the entire population without distinction, Emmanuel Macron the had ruled out. “A measure may be relevant but not sufficient. This route is not, as I speak to you, usable ”, he declared to the French.

The possibility seems however to return to the front of the stage, even if the President of the Republic had suggested that the measure would be unconstitutional, according to information from Le Monde.

The reason: the strong spread of the Covid-19 epidemic and the damage caused to seniors. Targeted isolation in order to preserve economic and social life as much as possible while awaiting the arrival of a vaccine is now a serious possibility

The re-containment put in place would not be effective enough.

According to the words of the Director General of Health Jérôme Salomon, in a confidential note to the Defense Council obtained by Europe 1, the re-containment would not be effective enough because of the schools left open, as well as the public services and the maintenance of visits to nursing homes.

France is "the country in Europe with the largest number of cases" of contamination since the start of the pandemic, said Jérôme Salomon. For the day of Thursday, November 5 alone, more than 58,000 new cases have been identified in the country.

But such a measure should also "respect the principle of the dignity of the human person - which is also a constitutional principle", explained public law professor Guillaume Drago, public law professor, at Le Figaro.

According to the Covid-19 scientific council which advises Emmanuel Macron, 22 million people could be considered vulnerable in France.




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DESPITE THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

THE STATE OF HEALTH EMERGENCY UNTIL

FEBRUARY 16, 2021

A while opposition MPs had adopted an amendment rejecting the extension of the health emergency until February 16, the text was again put to the vote on Wednesday. This time with enough members of the majority.The opposition had indeed succeeded in passing an amendment extending the state of health emergency until December 14, when the government wanted to extend this date to February 16.The opposition deputies simply wanted, by limiting the extension of the state of health emergency to December 14, to obtain a parliamentary debate every two months on the situation: What is done in any democracy.

To vote again an amendment or a bill, the possibility is certainly offered by article 101 of the regulations of the National Assembly. And Olivier Véran did not hesitate to seize the opportunity for a second deliberation. with the LREM, MoDem and Agir deputies present, this time, at the rendezvous to have the government text adopted. At the end of this second deliberation, the government also canceled an opposition amendment voted on Tuesday, relating to confinement and providing that the latter can only be renewed beyond November 30 after agreement by Parliament.

A new vote which did not fail to react opposition members of all sides, accusing the government of authoritarianism.

By revoting article 1 of the bill, the government came under criticism from the opposition. “All of this is consistent with who you are. You are building an authoritarian regime with a smile on your face, ”said the leader of the LFI deputies, Jean-Luc Mélenchon. "We are under the direction of the Defense Council which decides everything and we are called here to record your decisions," he added. "Vote and re-vote until it is the vote that the majority wants! The National Assembly is transformed into a simple registration chamber and the government grants itself full powers until February, lambasted MP LR Brigitte Kuster. The term authoritarianism also came out of the mouth of Jean-Christophe Lagarde (UDI),who denounced "an abnormal circumstance of deliberation where we cannot exercise our rights and our prerogatives"

"There is a drift which ends up characterizing a displaced authoritarianism", he concluded.

The bill on the extension of the state of health emergency continues its parliamentary shuttle. It must be examined this Thursday by the Senate, then return for final adoption after a final reading at the Palais-Bourbon on Saturday, November 7.




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FRANCE ATTACK IN LYON
BULLETIN WOUND ORTHODOX PRIEST

An Orthodox priest was shot and wounded this Saturday, October 31, 2020 afternoon in the seventh arrondissement of Lyon.

The facts took place on rue Saint-Lazare, in the seventh district of the city, at the level of the Greek Orthodox Church.

The archpriest, of Greek nationality, was injured while closing his church.

The archpriest, 52 years old and of Greek nationality, was injured around 4 p.m. while closing his church.

A lone man approached him before shooting him twice with a rifle in the abdomen, police sources said.

The priest was medicalized on the spot.

The priest's vital prognosis is engaged, he was medicalized on site

A security perimeter was installed around the scene of the assault.

The police are calling to avoid the area.

A security perimeter was installed around the scene of the assault. The police are calling to avoid the area.

The investigations were entrusted to the judicial police of Lyon.

Prime Minister Jean Castex, traveling to Saint-Etienne du Rouvray announced that he is returning immediately to Paris where a crisis unit has been opened at the Ministry of the Interior.

A suspect was arrested rue Baraban, in the 3rd arrondissement. It could correspond to the report of the shooter .

A crisis unit has been opened at the Ministry of the Interior.




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COVID-19 IN FRANCE UNLIMITED RECONFINATION

IN TIME OR

THE FAILURE OF A PANDEMIC MANAGEMENT ?

It is a feeling of failure that may have embraced the citizen in the face of the presidential announcement of new confinement for this month of November. The deconfinement did not go well: the government's objective is now to go from 40,000 cases of contamination per day to 5,000 within four weeks. An unachievable goal for some scientists. who believe that an extension of the confinement will already be necessary.

“As of December 1, 2020, we will not be at 5,000 contaminations per day, I can tell you straight away today. It will take more time, ”retorted the President of the Scientific Council Jean-François Delfraissy.

All the indicators of the epidemic continue to deteriorate in France. As of October 29, the curves of resuscitation, hospitalizations and hospital deaths are all on the rise. The health situation is more serious than during the first confinement in the spring.

The entire territory concerned

“We are in a situation which is less favorable than the one we had at the beginning of March. (...)

The contamination is on the whole of the territory, and not only in certain regions ”as in spring, warned Jean-François Delfraissy. With the exception of Guyana, all French departments have reached an alert threshold on the basis of the incidence rate for the population as a whole, the incidence rate for those over 65, the rate of occupation of resuscitation services.

“In France, the virus is doubled every 10 to 14 days. (...) We had 36% more cases yesterday [Wednesday October 28] than the previous Wednesday. », Clarified Olivier Véran.

A funny reconfinement

Containment does not allow transmissions to be completely stopped insofar as there is intrafamily contaminations.In addition, the health restrictions of this new confinement have been relaxed compared to the first. Nurseries, schools, colleges and high schools remain open, as do parks and gardens. Factories and public works companies will continue their activity, as will the public service counters. Containment therefore slows the spread of the virus but does not guarantee that it will stop.

As of October 29, there were 3,156 patients in intensive care, and a total of 21,183 hospitalizations, numbers up from previous weeks. According to a report submitted to the Defense Council on Tuesday, patients with Covid-19 could in this case occupy more than 40,000 hospital beds and more than 9,000 intensive care beds in mid-November. However, these figures are well above the normal capacities of hospitals, which were 5,080 before the pandemic, and which amounted to “5,800 beds last week, and 6,400 at the start of the week and were soon to reach 7 000 ”, Olivier Véran said Thursday.

However, many non-Covid patients will be added to patients with Covid-19 to be taken care of. Winter is favorable to contamination

Difficult to model the future results of the current containment on those obtained in the spring, because several parameters differ, in particular the temperatures. “In April, it's dry and hot. The autumn months, it is humid, heavy, cold. These are climatic situations favorable to the transmission of the virus, ”explained Olivier Véran.

From the end of July, the Scientific Council also called to prepare for an at the end of July, the Scientific Council also called to prepare for a second wave in the fall. A report published in July by Public Health France on the seasonality of the virus, underlines that "human coronaviruses other than Sars-CoV-2 have a seasonal behavior with attenuated transmission during the summer season".

Failure of testing policy

If the head of state said he had done everything to deal with the coronavirus after the 1st confinement, the testing policy was flawed. Emmanuel Macron certainly spoke about it during his speech but he did not go far enough Antigenic tests still awaited According to the professor of medicine Jérôme Marty, it would also be necessary to have saliva tests in companies and in places where there is a lot traffic. This would rule out people who are positive. ) we could also give self-tests so that people test themselves when they go to unstable places (weddings, family reunions, with friends, going to the cinema ...).

Zero health risk and our freedom?

"For want of having anticipated, rearmed our public policies, simplified our Byzantine administrative organizations, we are running after a virus which operates as a metaphor for the political loss of credit. The most serious thing is that in the light of this double obsession with zero health risk and unreasoned faith in technical mastery of this risk, we condition men and women socialized in a context of fundamental freedoms to avoid it. deprive them without their appearing to take offense.

This learning of docility, against a background of health imperative, should appeal to all those who think that a society, in order to be free too, must agree to an incompressible share of risk, otherwise it is threatened by entropy. », Asks Arnaud Benedetti in Altlantico.



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FRANCE THE DRAMA !!

TERRORIST ACT THREE DEAD IN THE NICE ATTACK

A knife attack took place in and around the Notre-Dame de l'Assomption basilica, in Nice, around 9 a.m., Thursday, October 29, 2020.

Three people died, a man and two women, according to police sources in Le Monde.

The first woman was slaughtered inside the Notre-Dame de l'Assomption basilica. The second, a man, was fatally stabbed.

The third was killed in a bar in front of the basilica, where she had taken refuge.

The national police and the municipal police intervened and the alleged perpetrator was arrested.

Shot by the municipal police, he was in an absolute emergency and was taken to hospital.

The National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor's Office (PNAT) has opened an investigation for “assassination” and “attempted assassination”. The alleged perpetrator repeatedly shouted “Allahu akbar” as he left the church.

The Elysee Palace announced that Emmanuel Macron would visit the site in the early afternoon. Gérald Darmanin, the Minister of the Interior, immediately set up a strengthening of the surveillance of places of worship and cemeteries.

The Prime Minister, Jean Castex, announced that the Vigipirate plan was going to the level of "emergency attack" throughout the territory.

The prosecutor insists on the fact that the investigation is continuing, in particular on the possible complicity from which he could benefit.

Jean-François Ricard calls on the media to take responsibility for disseminating the identity of the accused:

"Many points remain to be verified," he insists.

The prosecutor gave some information on the profile of the terrorist, who is still between life and death:

The suspect is in the hospital, where he was operated on. He is very seriously injured.

Its vital prognosis is engaged. He is not known to the intelligence services, nor for that matter to the police.

The assailant carried a document from the Italian Red Cross with him. It entered Europe through Italy via the island of Lampedusa at the end of September. He was also reportedly in Bari on October 9, 2020.



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TOWARDS A RECONFINATION

FOUR WEEKS IN FRANCE ?

Reply Emmanuel Macron tonight at 20h. The President of the Republic, faced with the worsening of the Covid-19 epidemic, must announce new restrictions at 8 p.m., explained government spokesman Gabriel Attal after the Council of Ministers.

“We have implemented many measures to slow this second wave,” he said. “But like everywhere in Europe, it touches us very strongly and we must do everything so that it does not overwhelm us, so that it does not take tens of thousands of our compatriots. "

Half of the resuscitation beds in hospitals are now occupied by Covid-19 patients. A trend set to grow, since 33,000 new cases were identified in twenty-four hours. A total of 523 additional deaths were recorded on Tuesday; a record since April.

As a result, Emmanuel Macron is considering subjecting the whole country to confinement which is partly lightened compared to that which was imposed in the spring. the path of a four-week reconfinement is favored while keeping schools open and strengthening teleworking in companies.

Towards national reconfinement

The objective being to break the curve of the epidemic, currently exponential and dizzying, according to the executive, even departments that are still relatively untouched will be affected by the measure so as not to switch in their turn. The measure will therefore be national. The government plans to put an end to the principle of territoriality to protect the hospital capacities of the green areas and allow the transfer of patients, since it is no longer possible to transfer them to border countries where the epidemic is resuming.

Schools still open, telework reinforced

The re-containment will not however be done under the same conditions as in March, when there were no masks or tests.

Emmanuel Macron does not want to close either schools or colleges. Developing distance education is on the other hand envisaged in high school. At the university, this distance work is recorded: no more lectures in lecture halls, tutorials in half-groups every other week.

In companies, teleworking should be reinforced, the ministry preparing an evolution of the health protocol by the end of the week.

EU calls for health coordination

The EU will commit € 100 million for the purchase and distribution of rapid tests, which it recommends for use by member states to stem the new outbreak of Covid-19, European Commission President Ursula announced on Wednesday. von der Leyen, calling the pandemic situation “very serious”.

On the eve of a videoconference summit of the 27, the head of the European executive also called again to harmonize the rules for travelers across Europe.

She called for increased interoperability between national tracking applications and called on states to step up sharing of health data.




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CURFEW IN FRANCE

IT ALL STARTED LIKE THIS !

The head of state took this decision to slow the spread of the virus.

It will last at least four weeks

In addition to the Ile-de-France region, the cities of Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Aix-Marseille, Montpellier, Rouen and Toulouse are concerned.

The curfew established between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. came into effect on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 12 a.m.

It will last at least four weeks. "We will go to Parliament to extend it until December 1, 2020," added the President of the Republic.

Today, Thursday 22 October 2020, Prime Minister Jean Castex completes the number of zones facing Covid-19

“Six weeks is the time that seems useful to us. "

Faced with the threat of Covid-19, this curfew measure seems to be a necessity !!




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DECAPITATION OF PROFESSOR SAMUEL PATY

AND A NOTE OF GENERAL INFORMATION

Since Friday, 5 p.m., France has been plunged into fear. Two days later, investigators are still trying to find out how the young Chechen got there, and whether he acted alone.

A history-geographic teacher, Samuel Paty, was beheaded by an 18-year-old Chechen, a political refugee, for after showing caricatures of Muhammad during a course on freedom of expression in early October with his students of 4th.

He had become the target of violent criticism from a father of a student and an Islamist activist known to the police, Abdelhakim Sefrioui, who accused him in videos posted on social networks of having shown on October 5, 2020 the caricatures of Muhammad to his 4th year students, as part of a course on freedom of expression.

An information note dated October 12, 2020 refers to an "incident in connection with the principles of secularism" within the college where Samuel Paty taught.

A note of information

This note retraces the facts day after day, with the start of tensions on October 5, the date of the professor's course on press freedom, with the cartoons of Muhammad.

The day after this session, the first parents of the students react and then, from the 7th, the establishment receives anonymous emails of protest.

But on the spot, "communication between management and families helped ease tensions," the note concludes.

Recent signs of radicalization

The student's father and the Islamist activist maintain that they did not know the young Chechen. However, the terrorist would have contacted them, via social networks. For now, it is not known whether the two men have responded to his requests.

In the Madeleine district in Evreux, Abdoullakh Anzorov's neighbors evoke a "discreet" young man, "immersed in religion" for three years. According to prosecutor Jean-François Ricard, the young man was known for damage to public property and violence in meetings, when he was still a minor.

Reports on the Pharos police platform

Also according to his relatives, the young had recently shown signs of radicalization and frequently referred to the videos relating to the teacher's course. The assailant had published calls for violence. At the end of July, this had earned him a report by an Internet user to the police platform Pharos, which had transmitted it to the Counterterrorism Coordination Unit (Uclat).

Abdoullakh Anzorov was also pinned for the publication of a first beheading photo at the end of August. According to Mediapart, several Pharos reports (the Platform for harmonization, analysis, cross-checking and orientation of reports) had thus been made in recent months. Still according to the investigation site, the examination of a few tweets, as well as of the subscribers and friends of the Twitter account made it possible to draw the portrait of a man very anchored in religion, "and probably in jihad".

So how did he get under the anti-terrorism radars?

When he arrived in front of the Bois-d'Aulne college on Friday, equipped with two knives and an Airsoft-type handgun, Abdouallakh Anzorov resorted to an unusual procedure for a terrorist, equipped with several hundred 'euros, he approached college students by offering them money in exchange for information .... The name of Samuel Paty has been added to the long list of victims of Islamist terrorism in France. “He was returning to his home, on foot, at the end of the afternoon when he left Conflans-Sainte-Honorine abruptly to find himself plunged into the Algeria of the GIA years, in the Syria of the Islamic State, in the Afghanistan of the Taliban, in Nigeria of Boko Haram, in Mali of the Signatories by blood. "Writes Barbara Lefebvre, teacher and essayist, author ofGeneration I have the right(ed. Albin Michel, 2018). “Because, by regular eclipses, this is where our France today falls. In a few moments, a life, lives, switch to another space-time: that of jihad. Fright seizes us, emotion invades us, tributes are organized. But so far, no serious fight against the cancer of political Islam has been waged. », Continues to analyze the essayist in an interview given to Figaro.

Urgent measures taken by the Minister of the Interior

The Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin, announced that he would soon “propose”, in the Council of Ministers, the dissolution of several associations considered “separatist”. Among them is the very controversial “Collective against Islamophobia in France” (CCIF). According to him, the CCIF has indeed contributed to the “fatwa” launched by the parents of pupils against Samuel Paty, professor of history and geography. beheaded in the street by a terrorist on Friday. The elected representative of Tourcoing (North) then assured that his office would target other structures, including "BarakaCity", an Islamic NGO whose founder - very active on social networks - is close to the Salafist current.

During the Defense Council which was held at the Elysee Palace on Sunday 18 October, the Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin, also announced that he wanted to expel "231 people in an irregular situation and followed for suspicion of radicalization".

Very late measures ... and homeopathic

"Fear will change sides, Islamists must not be able to sleep peacefully in our country," said Emmanuel Macron, while part of the political class urged him

" To go to war" .....!!!



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A PROFESSOR BEED UP FOR SHOWING

MAHOMET'S CARTOONS

Three weeks to the day after the terrorist attack by a Pakistani in front of the former Charlie Hebdo premises, which left two seriously injured, a teacher was beheaded with a knife. The national anti-terrorism prosecution has just taken up the facts.

Nine people in custody

Five new people were arrested overnight, bringing the total number of people in custody to nine, according to a judicial source on Saturday morning. Among the five new people are two parents of students from the college where the victim worked, as well as people from the assailant's non-family entourage.

The first four people, including a minor, placed in police custody come from the family entourage of the assailant, said a judicial source. They were arrested in Yvelines, Conflans-Sainte-Honorine and Chanteloup.

The Head of State spoke at the scene of the attack:

“One of our fellow citizens was assassinated because he taught, taught his students freedom of expression, to believe or not to believe. Our compatriot was the victim of a marked Islamist terrorist attack. (…) I want to say this evening to all the teachers in France that we are with them, that the whole nation will be there, by their side today and tomorrow, to protect them, defend them, allow them to do their job. , which is the most beautiful there is: to make free citizens. "


Facts

An armed individual was shot dead on Friday October 16, 2020 by the police in Éragny, in Val-d'Oise. He is suspected of having beheaded Samuel P., a history teacher, in the Yvelines.

The individual, suspected of having beheaded a man in the neighboring town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines), was armed with a knife and threatened the Bac police who came to arrest him, according to Europe 1.

The decapitated body was found Friday afternoon by BAC police officers on the public road not far from his college in Bois d'Aulnee, in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, according to "Le Parisien". The suspect, present at the scene, fled in the direction of Eragny, where he was caught by the police before being shot because he would have been threatening. The assailant of the professor shouted "Allahu Akbar" before being killed by the police.

The victim is said to be a history teacher who recently gave a course on freedom of expression to his students and showed them caricatures of Muhammad.

The attacker is said to be an 18-year-old man ; He has also been identified as a young man of 18 years of Chechen origin, born in Moscow, according to the judicial source.

A message claiming responsibility for the attack was posted on a Twitter account on Friday evening minutes after the tragedy. This account had, according to a judicial source in Le Monde, a kunya (Muslim nickname) of someone claiming to be Chechen. The published message was addressed to "Macron, the leader of the infidels", before continuing: "I executed one of your hell dogs, who dared to belittle Mohammad. "

The link is established between the perpetrator of the attack and a message of demands broadcast on Twitter with a photo of the victim, broadcast immediately after the attack, according to a source close to the investigation.

Neither the perpetrator nor his family were known to be radicalized.

The victim was a history teacher who was reported in early October by parents of students for showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

"He was assassinated because he had done his job, that is to say, building a critical mind," Sophie Venetitay, deputy secretary general of SNES-FSU, said on BFMTV. This history-geography professor was also in charge of “moral and civic education”. "In this context, he had given a course on freedom of expression with caricatures of Muhammad," she confirmed.

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, traveling to Morocco, decided to return to Paris immediately. He announced his return on Twitter, indicating that he was “informed live from the crisis unit”. From Rabat, he met with Prime Minister Jean Castex and President Emmanuel Macron.

The magistrates of the national anti-terrorism prosecution, including the prosecutor Jean-François Ricard, went to the scene and took up the investigation opened for "murder in connection with a terrorist enterprise and criminal terrorist association".

The investigations were entrusted to the anti-terrorism sub-directorate (Sdat) and the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI).

The fifth Islamist terrorist attack since January 2020

The beheading of the history and geography professor in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine is the fifth terrorist attack since the start of the year. The first took place on January 3 in Villejuif. The second, on April 4 in Romans-sur-Isère. The third, on April 27 in Colombes. Finally, the last dates back to September 25 in front of the former premises of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. On the occasion of this assault, the Ministry of the Interior recalled that 32 attacks have been foiled in France since 2017.

"One of our fellow citizens was assassinated today because he was teaching": said Emmanuel Macron this October 16 in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine where a college teacher was beheaded in the middle of the street. In a course on freedom of expression, he had shown his students a caricature of Muhammad, a prophet of Islam.

"It is the Republic which is under attack", declared the Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer with "the despicable murder of one of his servants". “Our unity and our firmness are the only answers to the monstrosity of Islamist terrorism. We will face it, ”he added.

Those days leading up to the beheading:

October 5: the teacher teaches a course on freedom of expression. It is in this context that he intends to show caricatures of Muhammad to his 4th year students.

October 8: the father of a student at the establishment decides to file a complaint against the teacher. A report also reaches Rodrigo Arenas, co-president of the FCPE, the first association of parents of pupils, reporting "an extremely angry father". An investigation is then opened.

October 12: the teacher is heard and the police reveal to him the content of the father's complaint. The teacher discovers, amazed, that this father is talking about a student who is not part of his class.

He recounts the course he did, which focused on the cartoons of Muhammad. He says he suggested that students who did not want to attend this class leave it. The design showed the prophet crouching with a star drawn on his buttocks and the inscription "a star is born".

In view of the accusations to which he is the subject, the teacher decides in turn to file a complaint, not for violence or threats, but for defamation and slanderous denunciation.

Four days later, he was found beheaded.



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JEAN CASTEX DETAILED MEASURES TAKEN
WITH THE CURFEW

The government is once again strengthening measures to fight the Covid-19 epidemic. The day after the shocking announcement of night curfews in Île-de-France and in eight metropolises from Saturday, the government to the text explanation this Thursday with a press conference by Jean Castex.

The Prime Minister therefore clarified certain points . "All private parties, such as weddings or student parties, which are held in halls, in multipurpose rooms or any other establishment open to the public will be prohibited3 throughout the country, " Jean Castex said on Thursday. .

In addition, "all restaurants in France will apply the health protocol which was recently reinforced and provides in particular for the limitation to six of the number of customers per table" as well as "the registration of the names of customers to facilitate contact tracing". Until now, these measures intended to halt the progression of the Covid-19 epidemic have only applied in areas with a maximum alert level.

Prime Minister Jean Castex nevertheless specified that some establishments - including restaurants that sell take-out - could remain open after 9 p.m. “These are health and medico-social establishments, the most precarious reception structures, hotels, restaurants providing home delivery and public establishments providing service in the evening and at night”.

Public transport not directly affected by the curfew

Public transport is not directly affected by the curfew. "There will be no transport restrictions," Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday evening, because "there are people who will continue to work at night, or in the evening, or in the early morning". In addition, "we have not decided to reduce travel between regions," said the President of the Republic.

Among the reasons for waiving the curfew, the Prime Minister mentioned the possibility of taking a train or a plane after 9 p.m. or before 6 a.m., provided that it can be justified with a ticket.

Jean Castex was accompanied by Olivier Véran, Gérald Darmanin, Bruno Le Maire and Elisabeth Borne. Its ministers of health, the interior, the economy and labor specified points specific to their area of ​​expertise.

Telework encouraged

Teleworking remains encouraged and not compulsory for companies. In his televised intervention Tuesday evening, Emmanuel Macron recommended “two to three days of teleworking per week” in companies where it is possible, to “reduce collective pressure a little”. "It must also be negotiated in the branches and as closely as possible in the company", insisted the Head of State. Teleworking remains encouraged and not compulsory for companies. In his televised intervention Tuesday evening, Emmanuel Macron recommended “two to three days of teleworking per week” in companies where it is possible, to “reduce collective pressure a little”. "It must also be negotiated in the branches and as closely as possible in the company", insisted the Head of State.return travel certificate

Exceptional travel certificate

Gérald Darmanin told him that a derogatory travel certificate, on the model of that in force during confinement, will be necessary to travel between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. from Saturday where the curfew will apply.

As during confinement, the certificate can, on the website of the Ministry of the Interior, be downloaded on his phone and stored on it.

Any offender will be liable to a fine of 135 euros then, in the event of a double recidivism (three frauds in total), to "6 months of imprisonment and a fine of 3,750 euros", he recalled.

In addition, 12,000 police officers, gendarmes, and if necessary municipal police officers will be "every night between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. specially responsible for checking the bans" in the areas affected by the curfew, namely the entire city. Ile-de-France and the metropolitan areas of Lille, Grenoble, Lyon, Aix-Marseille, Montpellier, Rouen, Toulouse and Saint-Etienne. Those who have to visit a loved one in a situation of dependency or take their pet for a walk may, among other reasons, circulate during the curfew with this certificate.

It "is valid for one hour when the trips have no connection with work," said the Minister of the Interior.

Extensive solidarity funds

The Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire, for his part, announced that all companies with less than 50 employees located in curfew zones will be eligible for the solidarity fund up to 1,500 euros if their loss of turnover. business reaches 50% for as long as the curfew continues.

For hotels, cafes and restaurants, the solidarity fund of up to 10,000 euros can be received by companies with a loss of turnover of at least 50%, and no longer 70%, added the minister.

Bruno Le Maire also indicated that the state guaranteed loan scheme (PGE) is extended from December 31, 2020 until June 30, 2021.

On the other hand, the minister asked "the French banking federation to examine a postponement of the repayment of these loans for an additional year for companies which really need them".



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CURFEW IN FRANCE

TO FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS ?

Emmanuel Macron, who will speak on Wednesday early evening on television, is chairing a new health defense council on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 to study ways to stem a second epidemic wave of coronavirus. of the Covid-19 crisis poorly managed from the start ...

As in the other European countries, France is confronted this autumn with a clear deterioration of health indicators. The threshold of 1,500 patients treated in intensive care for a Covid-19 infection was crossed again on Monday for the first time since May 27.

Localized re-containments under study, perhaps curfews?

Referring to a "very difficult" situation faced with the "reality of a second epidemic wave", the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, did not rule out Monday ordering localized reconfigurations in the country where the health crisis will last according to him several more months.

"General reconfinement must be avoided by all means," said the head of government on France Info, referring to the "absolutely dramatic" consequences of such a drastic measure. "Nothing should be excluded when we see the situation in our hospitals," he replied, however, when asked about possible local reconfigurations.

Several media also evoke the possibility of curfews in the most affected territories, a measure that specialists are calling for, like the president of the National Academy of Medicine, the former Minister of Health Jean- François Mattéi.

“Everything is on the table” according to Marlène Schiappa

Asked about LCI on the possibility of a curfew in Ile-de-France, Marlène Schiappa, Minister Delegate in charge of Citizenship, replied that everything was "possible". "Everything is on the table and nothing can be excluded since the virus is evolving", she added, stressing that in this unprecedented health crisis, there were "no good solutions" and that it was necessary constantly making “new tough choices”.

Nine metropolises and Guadeloupe on high alert

Nine metropolises (Aix-Marseille, Paris, Lyon, Grenoble, Saint-Etienne, Lille, Toulouse and Montpellier) as well as Guadeloupe are now in the maximum alert zone, with the closing of bars and strict protocol in restaurants.

More and more health professionals are raising concerns about the health situation in France, in particular the saturation of certain intensive care services. In Ile-de-France, according to the director of the Regional Health Agency (ARS), Aurélien Rousseau, the occupancy rate of intensive care beds by Covid patients is now 42% and the incidence of the virus in the population general is very high

The latest: the director general of the AP-HP, Martin Hirsch, who warns this Tuesday morning in Le Parisien on a possible occupation of 90% of resuscitation beds in Île-de-France by Covid patients from here the .

An intermediate measure: the curfew

Among the tools made available to the executive is, among others, the curfew, while the government is particularly concerned about what happens in the evening in the private sphere, whether it is meetings between friends or meetings in the family sphere. In addition, three curfew scenarios would be considered at the top of the State, particularly in the Paris region. The first at 8 p.m., the second at 10 p.m. and the last at 11 p.m. In Guyana, the curfew is still in place, from midnight to 5 a.m. This measure would indirectly prevent private gatherings, since the executive cannot legislate on private places.

The health authorities have been putting forward this hypothesis of a curfew for several weeks. Also internationally, several curfews have been implemented. In August, the city of Melbourne in Australia decided to confine its citizens between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Similar measures have just been put in place in Antwerp and Berlin.

Young people in the sights

Thus, if this measure is indeed applied, it would target in particular the youngest classes, more and more affected by the disease. Aurélien Rousseau, director general of ARS Île-de-France, stressed that the incidence rate in Paris for 20-29 year olds exceeds 800 cases per 100,000 individuals. The alert threshold is set at 50 cases per 100,000.

But the establishment of a curfew, a symbolically strong measure, remains delicate and can be badly perceived by citizens who do not feel they are in a period of war !!



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FACING THE REPEATED ATTACKS OF THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT'S LAXISM COMMISSIONS

Sunday, October 11, 2020, dozens of young people attacked a police station in Champigny-sur-Marne in Val-d'Oise. He had already been in April.

Neighborhoods in "republican reconquest" Champigny-sur-Marne: two attacks in a few months

This time around forty young people tried to enter the police station, armed with iron bars. The assailants, however, were unable to pass through the armored doors that protected the police station.

It all started with a traffic accident. The police are accused of being responsible for it and it is in the district of Bois-l'Abbé (a district classified as “republican reconquest”, very marked by drug trafficking) that young people have gathered to attack. at the police station.

In recent months, several police stations have been attacked in Île-de-France, each time by means of "mortars", fireworks of large caliber, prohibited for sale to individuals in France.

Pyrotechnic means

The use of these pyrotechnic means is not new, "we've seen this for about twenty years", explains Thierry Clair, deputy general secretary of the UNSA Police union. “But previously, we only saw them around July 14. Which is no longer the case today, ”he adds.

One more law as a response from Darmanin

On Sunday, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, announced his intention to ban the Internet sale of fireworks mortars to the general public. Because launched horizontally, these pyrotechnic devices with a very simple composition - a cardboard or metal tube and a low explosive charge - can reach a speed of 100 km / h and turn into real weapons, causing damage as in Champigny , but also injuries. Last May, two police officers were burned in Argenteuil, in the Val d 'Oise, after being the target of fireworks mortars. A success which is explained, according to him, by the legal vacuum which surrounds the mortars of fireworks. "Today, the young people know that even if they are challenged with mortars of fireworks, they do not fear much. - something ”, according to a trade unionist.

Legislation easily circumvented

Since 2017, the sale of these machines is however reserved for professionals. A ban easily circumvented on the Internet where European sites offer these fireworks for around fifteen euros. At the end of 2019, Christophe Castaner had already announced, after the fire of an associative circus in Chanteloup-les-Vignes, to strengthen the legislation in this area, without however this being followed up. During confinement, the resurgence of ambushes against the police after a motorcycle accident in Villeneuve-la-Garenne, forced the Paris police headquarters to temporarily ban the purchase and possession of mortars from fireworks in Paris but also in the inner suburbs. A similar decree was taken in Essonne and Val-d'Oise.

Territory war

Beyond the legal vacuum, the “visual” side of these devices promotes the virality of certain videos posted on social networks. "The delinquents know very well that these mortar attacks, especially at night, are very spectacular and will be repeated in a loop on social networks and on news channels, specifies Christophe Soullez, director of the National delinquency observatory. and criminal responses. In turf war, the communication aspect is very important. ”

At least nine police station attacks since the start of the year

Champigny-sur-Marne this weekend is far from being an isolated case. Since the beginning of the year, the police stations of Ulis, Corbeil-Essonnes or Plaisir have also been targeted by these fireworks mortars.

In Argenteuil, on the night of May 18 to 19, the Argenteuil police station was attacked for hours by about fifty individuals. The previous Sunday, an 18-year-old town man had been killed on a scooter while trying to escape the police. Quickly, young people in the city blamed the police, before attacking the police station directly. The attackers fired with mortars and threw molotov cocktails at the police station. Several trash and car fires were also set off to surround the police. Four policemen were injured.

At Les Mureaux, at Fontenay-le-Fleury, aPlaisir is no less than three attacks in three days in July! Between July 6 and 9, every night, police stations in Yvelines were attacked at Les Mureaux, Fontenay-le-Fleury, Plaisir. Each time, several dozen people attacked the officials with mortar fire and stone throwing. In the surrounding municipalities, in Mantes-la-Jolie, or Guyencourt, several police patrols had also been attacked at the same time.

Trappes experiences a resurgence of violence on leaving confinement

May 16, 11:15 p.m., the Trappes police station in Yvelines was attacked by fireworks. The ten people behind the shootings were spread out on either side of the gate, they then fled, pursued by the police from the Anti-Crime Brigade. Confronted with the gang of young people behind the attack, the police used de-encircling grenades to disperse the group, without any injuries being reported.

Boissy-Saint-Léger is an acid attack that starts on Monday February 3, around 9:20 p.m. : three bottles of acid were thrown in the courtyard of the Boissy-Saint-Léger police station in Val-de-Marne. One of these bottles exploded, poisoning four police officers.

Faced with these inadmissible attacks against depositaries of public authority, Gérald Darmanin is content to bulge his chest evoking the making of a new law. Faced with the seriousness of the facts, the government's laxity. To the rioters to feel unpunished !!!




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CORONAVIRUS AGAIN THREATS OF RECONFINATION AND AFTER ?

CALAMITE GOVERNMENTAL MANAGEMENT

The executive will examine the epidemiological data on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, during the weekly defense council, to see whether there is reason to take additional measures after the screw turns given in several metropolises.

“Nothing should be excluded when we see the situation in our hospitals. »An admission of incompetence and powerlessness

“At the national level, new hospitalizations, admissions in intensive care for Covid-19 and the numbers of deaths currently remain at moderate levels compared to the situation observed in March-April 2020, but the increase in the circulation of the virus, in particular among the oldest people, raises fears of the continuation of hospitalizations and deaths in the weeks to come ”, notes the health agency Public Health France in its weekly bulletin, which relates to the week of September 28 to October 4, 2020 .

"The overall trend of monitoring indicators for the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic remains on the increase": the number of new confirmed cases is up 7% to 77,980 throughout France, the test positivity rate also increased, to 9.1% against 7.7%, and the incidence rate (new cases over seven days) in metropolitan France was also increasing with 116 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (108 the previous week). But the health agency warns that the number of new cases and the incidence rate can be underestimated, "because of the still existing tensions on the diagnostic capacities (of the laboratories) and the deadlines for reporting results and therefore the data consolidation "

Possible reconfigurations

Faced with worsening indicators, the government has decided to place several new metropolises in high alert zones, synonymous with restrictions such as the closure of bars and stricter reception conditions in restaurants.

After Aix-Marseille and Paris, this has been the case since Saturday for Lyon, Lille, Grenoble and Saint-Etienne. The cities of Toulouse and Montpellier also switch on Monday, October 12, 2220.

In an attempt to stem the second epidemic wave due to the new coronavirus, the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, did not rule out, Monday, October 12, ordering localized reconfigurations in France, while insisting that a "General re-containment must be by all means avoided".

"A graduated and territorialized response"

"We are in a second strong wave", noted Mr. Castex, who "calls extremely clearly that we all mobilize to face this second wave (...) There can no longer be any relaxation ". He considered that the French had, in particular during the summer holidays, "considered a little too quickly that this virus had disappeared", while he himself did not "cease [have] all summer to call for vigilance" .

He thus ruled that "something is wrong" when this weekend again in Paris and in the inner suburbs, 95 of the 500 checks carried out by the police gave rise to "findings of offenses in bars and restaurants ”. The government's strategy is "clear" - "a graduated and territorialized response" -, as have been "the instructions for several months", he insisted, calling for "respect".

But the French can also, for their part, judge that the management of the epidemic by the government is calamitous when the latter threatens a containment because of the saturation of hospitals and the insufficiency of tests !!!



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CHANGE OF DOCTRINE OF THE HIGH AUTHORITY OF HEALTH WITH THE EXTENSION OF COVID TESTS

We had to face the facts, the access time to PCR tests and their results was becoming unmanageable for the management of the epidemic in France - the HAS wants to develop the use of antigenic tests. The High Authority of Health (HAS) held Friday to refine its doctrine on the use of these tests, fifteen days after a first positioning.

These tests, which no longer detect the genome but the proteins of the virus from a nasopharyngeal swab, were previously reserved only for symptomatic people - because they are less sensitive than PCR tests.

Symptomatic people at risk

But now the HAS is extending their use to screening in clusters such as universities or slaughterhouses, where the density of people possibly infected is greater than in the general population.

Faced with the congestion of PCR testing circuits, HAS is indeed trying to broaden its criteria to substitute for PCR tests whenever possible, and it is also trying to reduce the use of PCR tests whenever possible. it is not essential. Until now, rapid antigenic tests performed on symptomatic people had to be confirmed by a laboratory PCR test. From now on, only symptomatic people over 65 or presenting an aggravated risk factor (chronic diseases, immunocompromised patients or undergoing chemotherapy, etc.) and tested negative, will continue to be required to carry out this confirmation. The others are now exempt.

Used on an experimental basis in Ile-de-France

Antigenic tests have already been used since Monday on an experimental basis in Ile-de-France, for a screening campaign among the staff of 80 nursing homes. The favorable opinion of the High Authority opens the way for reimbursement and wide use of this new tool, once the government has published the decree authorizing it. It should be "in October", according to HAS.

A large-scale test in the Grand Est

The Grand Est, severely hit by the virus in the spring, was appointed to immediately carry out a campaign of 400,000 tests targeting mainly students before their departure for the All Saints holidays on October 24, announced the Prefect of the Region, Josiane Chevalier. “This is an experiment,” she said.

Public health lens : Detect positive cases in minutes to better control the epidemic.

“It is true that rapid antigenic tests are less sensitive than PCR tests, recognizes Dominique Le Guludec, president of the HAS, but people who escape detection would have a lower viral load and would therefore also be less contaminating. In addition, in the absence of an aggravated risk, they also have very little chance of developing a serious form of the disease ”. On condition that the tests meet the minimum efficacy criteria (with a sensitivity greater than 80% and specificity greater than 99%) and are carried out on time, that is to say before the fifth day after the appearance of the symptoms.

Health authorities must finally establish the list of tests that are sufficiently efficient to be used.



Abby Shelcore for DayNewsWorld
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PRESIDENTIELLE 2020 LE GENERAL

 PIERRE DE VILLIERS PUBLIE  REPARER LA FRANCE

A moins de deux ans de la présidentielle, le général Pierre de Villiers s'apprête à publier son troisième ouvrage, « L'équilibre est un courage », sous-titré « Réparer la France », qui pose à nouveau la question de ses intentions secrètes sur son engagement politique.

Comme en 2017 lorsqu’il a publié « Servir » en pleine tempête sociale des Gilets jaunes, comme en 2018, quand  « Qu’est-ce qu’un chef ? » s’arrachait en librairie sur fond de polémique à propos de la réforme des retraites, la sortie du troisième ouvrage du général Pierre de Villiers, le 14 octobre prochain en pleine crise sanitaire du coronavirus, pose une fois encore la question des intentions secrètes du militaire préféré des Français.

Celui qui a démissionné de ses fonctions de chef d’état-major en juillet 2017 en signe de désaccord avec le nouvel exécutif veut-il régler ses comptes avec Emmanuel Macron en présentant sa candidature à la présidentielle de 2022 ? Ou ne cherche-t-il qu’à consolider sa carrière fulgurante d’auteur à succès ?

Le « en même temps » version Pierre de Villiersvec « L’équilibre est un courage » et son sous-titre énigmatique « Réparer la France », Pierre de Villiers cultive encore l’ambiguïté et le mystère, faisant sienne, en définitive, l’arme du « en même temps » qui a conduit Emmanuel Macron au pouvoir.

Ainsi le frère cadet du souverainiste Philippe de Villiers rejette-t-il systématiquement toute tentation de reconversion politique lorsqu’on l’interroge sur son avenir, tout en distillant année après année livres-programmes et conférences que l’on dirait au service de son destin de chef d’État, et pourquoi pas « d’alternative »…

« J'ai ressenti le déchirement qui s'opère dans notre nation, l'impérieuse nécessité d'une véritable réconciliation nationale », déclare l'officier dans le communiqué de presse diffusé par l'éditeur Fayard à quelques jours de l’arrivée du nouvel ouvrage en librairie. Les deux précédents se sont vendus à plus de 350 000 exemplaires et il faut s’attendre sans doute à ce que le troisième accède de la même façon au rang de best-seller.

De ses 40 ans passés sous les drapeaux, Pierre de Villiers conserve à l’évidence un sens aigu de la stratégie, cette fois politique ou commerciale. Calée sur un calendrier millimétré, sa production littéraire surfe sur le trouble et la colère sociale qui semblent constituer son fonds de commerce. Gilets jaunes, réformes controversées, crise sanitaire.

Quand le pays va mal, alors surgit celui qui incarne l’ordre et la discipline, une certaine idée de la France .




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A NOUVEAU L'HORREUR

ATTAQUE TERRORISTE A L'ARME BLANCHE A PARIS

Deux personnes ont été blessées à l’arme blanche au pied de l’ancien immeuble de « Charlie Hebdo », en plein procès des attentats de janvier 2015. Voici ce que l’on sait de cette attaque, qui intervient dans un contexte de menaces accrues pour l’hebdomadaire satirique.

Une attaque à l’arme blanche a fait deux blessés vendredi à Paris près des anciens locaux de l’hebdomadaire satirique , en plein procès de l’attentat meurtrier qui l’avait visé en janvier 2015. Voici ce que l’on sait du drame.

Peu avant midi, un homme muni d’une arme blanche a blessé deux personnes près des anciens locaux de l’hebdomadaire satirique, rue Nicolas Appert, dans le 11e arrondissement de Paris. « Cela s’est passé vers 11h45, un homme est arrivé et a attaqué avec un hachoir deux salariés qui fumaient devant l’immeuble, un homme et une femme », a raconté Paul Moreira, fondateur et co-dirigeant de l’agence de presse Premières Lignes. «  L’homme et la femme ont été tous les deux très gravement blessés ». Les deux victimes, blessées, travaillaient au sein des studios Bocode, une société de production et de post-production de films appartenant à Premières Lignes.

La première, une femme, s'occupe de l'accueil, tandis que le second est assistant de production au sein de cette structure, qui fournit des prestations à une multitude de sociétés . Une photo diffusée sur les réseaux sociaux montre un hachoir ensanglanté. Une source proche de l’enquête a confirmé qu’il s’agissait bien de l’arme utilisée lors de l’attaque.

Les deux victimes se trouvent dans un état d’« urgence absolue » mais leur pronostic vital n’est pas engagé. « L’auteur principal », qui a reconnu les faits au moment de son interpellation, a notamment été identifié en raison de ses baskets rouges.

Le Parquet national antiterroriste (PNAT) a été saisi, et une enquête a été ouverte pour « tentative d’assassinat en relation avec une entreprise terroriste » et « association de malfaiteurs terroriste criminelle ». Le procureur du PNAT, Jean-François Ricard, a confirmé en milieu d’après-midi que l’« auteur principal » de l’attaque a été arrêté, et a ajouté qu’un « second individu » a été également interpellé et placé en garde à vue. Le suspect principal de l’attaque au couteau est né en 2002 au Pakistan et était connu pour des faits de droits commun et de port d’arme illégal. Il a été arrêté en juin en possession d'une arme blanche, selon une source proche du dossier. Le second suspect est un Algérien de 33 ans, selon une autre source proche.

Le principal suspect à l'identité floue

L'individu interpellé vendredi, principal suspect dans l'attaque au hachoir dans le 11e arrondissement, « assume son acte », indiquent des sources proches de l'enquête.

Cet homme, qui se présente comme né au Pakistan et âgé de 18 ans, invoque « le contexte de la republication des caricatures par Charlie Hebdo », ajoute l'une de ces sources.

Il est le principal suspect de l’attaque au hachoir perpétrée vendredi midi devant les anciens locaux de Charlie Hebdo mais les enquêteurs s’interrogent encore sur son identité. L’homme, qui a revendiqué son geste lors de son interpellation, s’est présenté comme Hassan Ali, un Pakistanais de 18 ans arrivé en France trois ans auparavant. Mais un document d’identité découvert dans son téléphone portable jette le flou sur ses déclarations : une autre identité y figure, Zaheer Hassan Mehmood, un Pakistanais de 25 ans, a appris 20 Minutes de sources proches de l’enquête, confirmant une information du Monde. Cette pièce d’identité n’a cependant pas encore été authentifiée par les enquêteurs.

L’assaillant avait indiqué lors de son arrivée sur le territoire – en août 2018 – être né en 2002 à Islamabad. Il avait alors été pris en charge par l’Aide sociale à l’enfance du Val-d'Oise. Le département, ne croyant pas à sa minorité, avait contesté sa prise en charge. La justice avait finalement confirmé sa prise en charge, jusqu’à sa majorité, le 10 août 2020.

Un acte de terrorisme islamiste

Cette attaque survient alors que la rédaction de Charlie Hebdo fait l'objet de nouvelles menaces depuis que l'hebdomadaire a republié des caricatures de Mahomet le 2 septembre, à l'occasion de l'ouverture du procès des attentats de janvier 2015, qui doit se tenir jusqu'au 10 novembre. Après une courte suspension au procès, l'audience a repris sans aucune mention par la cour d'assises spéciale de Paris de cette attaque.


« Il y a peu de doute c'est une nouvelle attaque sanglante contre notre pays. Manifestement c’est un acte de terrorisme islamiste. Manifestement la menace terroriste a été sous-estimée dans cette rue. J'ai demandé un rapport au Préfet. Deux personnes ont été arrêtées dont manifestement l'auteur présumé de l'attaque près des anciens locaux de Charlie Hebdo. L'auteur n'était pas connu pour des faits de radicalisation », a déploré Gérard Darmanin.

Le ministre de l'Intérieur a annoncé que des policiers avaient été déployés près de sites « symboliques » visés par des attentats ces dernières années et de synagogues.




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FRANCE IN DANGER ?

ECONOMIC STORM, HEALTH  AND SOCIAL IN FRANCE

Here he is back in the ring.

Edouard Philippe is once again campaigning for the senatorial elections. On the 25th, the former head of government will participate in the re-entry of La République des maires in Angers, a network of center-right elected representatives led by his friend Christophe Béchu.

And it's up to him to predict difficult times, which all observers have already predicted :

“I think we're going to face a storm - an economic storm, a health storm, a storm in every way - and maybe a social storm, maybe a political storm. And I think that the times to come are difficult times ”, observed the elected Norman.

Very quickly, probably, as soon as the State no longer plays the role of insurer !

In this context, and by spinning the maritime metaphor, Edouard Philippe praised “calm, open, balanced minds”, as well as “the ability to gather, to go beyond”. “When you're on a boat and the storm comes, it doesn't have to be that you agree on all issues with those who are with you on the boat. The important thing is to know where we want to go and how we are going to weather the storm, ”he explained. For the former head of government, “the compass” that must be “favored” in order to “work together” is therefore that of “going beyond”, of “the meaning of the State”, of the “meaning of France”, rather than the “partisan compass”.

Hence a call to his troops? "We will need these women and men of good will who understand that we are going to suffer, that we are going to go through a very strong squall," he said, who experienced the yellow vests crisis, the protest against pension reform, and the first wave of the coronavirus epidemic.

The ex-tenant of Matignon has also subtly referred to his former status as leader of the majority. “Experience shows that when majorities are very short, they are also often very tight-knit. And when they are bloated, we forget ourselves, we disperse, we ventilate. ” “Rather than partisan logic, let's focus on women, men, projects, method, values, what you want to fight for. Surpassing, the sense of the State, the sense of France, should be able more surely than a partisan compass to tell us how to work together ”, added Édouard Philippe.

This first public expression confirms, for those who still doubted it, that he intends to weigh and make his voice heard, recalling in passing his exclusion from the Les Républicains party, he who has never joined the LREM either. “We preferred to consider that I would be better outside. And I must say that I am quite grateful, it is true that I am rather better on the outside! ”, Quipped Philippe.

A candidate who sees well beyond the Senate.....



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CORONAVIRUS POUR UN COLLECTIF DE MEDECINS

 IL FAUT « SIFFLER LA FIN DE LA RECREATION »

Plus de 10 000 nouveaux cas de Covid-19 ont été détectés en France en vingt-quatre heures, un bilan au plus haut depuis le lancement des tests à grande échelle dans le pays, selon les données publiées, samedi 12 septembre, par Santé publique France. D'où l'avertissement sans appel d'un collectif de médecins dans une tribune parue dans le Journal du dimanche : « Il reste probablement peu de temps pour agir collectivement » préviennent les six médecins dont Axel Kahn et Anne-Claude Crémieux

Des médecins et professeurs, dont le généticien Axel Kahn, appellent dimanche à « siffler la fin de la récréation » face à la dégradation de l’épidémie de Covid-19, en demandant aux Français d'« éviter les rassemblements privés ». « Nous sommes à une nouvelle étape de l’épidémie : celle de sa diffusion (…). Il reste probablement peu de temps pour agir collectivement », avertissent six médecins et professeurs dans une tribune au Journal du dimanche.

« Après la joie des retrouvailles de l’été, il est temps de faire attention dans le milieu privé. A mesure que l’épidémie progresse, la probabilité d’être contaminé dans ces lieux clos augmente. Vendredi, en Grande-Bretagne, la ville de Birmingham a interdit les rencontres entre amis et en famille », rappellent les signataires.

« Evitez, autant que possible, les rassemblements privés »

Se défendant d’être « dans l’injonction », ils estiment qu’il faut « peut-être siffler la fin de la récréation » en France : « Evitez, autant que possible, les rassemblements privés. Plus une pièce est petite, plus elle contient de monde, moins elle est aérée, et plus vous augmentez les risques. Réduisez le nombre de personnes présentes dans le cadre privé. Si possible, reportez toute réunion », détaillent-ils.

« Nous sommes à une nouvelle étape de l'épidémie : celle de sa diffusion (...). Il reste probablement peu de temps pour agir collectivement », avertissent six médecins et professeurs dans une tribune au Journal du dimanche.

« Si possible, reportez toute réunion »

« Après la joie des retrouvailles de l'été, il est temps de faire attention dans le milieu privé. A mesure que l'épidémie progresse, la probabilité d'être contaminé dans ces lieux clos augmente.

Vendredi, en Grande-Bretagne, la ville de Birmingham a interdit les rencontres entre amis et en famille », rappellent le collectif.




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HAUSSE ALARMANTE DU COVID-19 EN PACA

Près de 25 000 nouveaux cas de Covid-19 ont été détectés en France dans les trois derniers jours. Dans les Bouches-du-Rhône des médecins ont alerté sur la situation qui se dégrade de plus en plus.

« Ce qui nous fait peur », c'est l' »augmentation exponentielle des cas graves qui arrivent dans nos unités », s'est inquiété ce lundi 7 septembre 2020 le professeur Lionel Velly, membre du service d'anesthésie-réanimation du CHU La Timone à Marseille.

« Notre service est presque saturé, avec une augmentation des cas en PACA qui est importante, et en particulier dans les Bouches-du-Rhône. On a plus 12 patients en 24 heures en PACA et en particulier plus 6 dans les Bouches-du-Rhône.

Sur La Timone, nous avons 16 lits disponibles pour les patients Covid-19 et nous sommes actuellement à 13 lits et bientôt 14 avec un patient qui vient d'arriver.» , alerte-t-il .

On a eu une situation ultra-stable, surtout l'été, avec peu de patients. A partir de fin août, avec le passage des détections Covid-19 positives chez les patients âgés, on a eu une augmentation exponentielle. Pour cause: le taux d'incidence dans les Bouches-du-Rhône est de 179 cas positifs pour 100.000 habitants, c'est 3 fois plus que la moyenne nationale.

On va être en permanence dans le doute en se demandant si c'est du Covid-19 ou de la grippe. Par exemple, nous avons une épidémie de rhinovirus qui va mimer de nombreux symptômes du Covid-19 et on s'aperçoit que pas mal de patients vont être positifs en rhinovirus. On va avoir le même problème avec la grippe et une vaccination antigrippale va nous permettre de soulager déjà le système de santé pendant la période hivernale.

La prise en charge de nouveaux patients atteints par le coronavirus est à conjuguer avec celle des patients en réanimation pour d'autres pathologies.




Andrew Preston pour DayNewsWorld
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CORONAVIRUS EN FRANCE MONTEE EN FLECHE

DE NOUVEAU CAS

C’est une augmentation sans précédent depuis le 30 mai. La France a recensé 1 695 nouvelles contaminations au coronavirus en vingt-quatre heures, a annoncé mercredi 5 août 2020 la direction générale de la santé (DGS) dans un communiqué.

Neuf personnes supplémentaires sont mortes entre mardi et mercredi, portant à 30 305 le nombre total de décès du Covid-19 dans le pays – 19 799 au sein des établissements hospitaliers et 10 506 en Ehpad et autres établissements sociaux et médico-sociaux.

Le nombre de personnes hospitalisées à cause du virus, lui, s’élève à 5 148, soit 14 personnes de moins que la veille.

L’Ile-de-France, la Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, les Hauts-de-France et la Guyane regroupent 70 % des malades en réanimation, rappelle la DGS.

« Même en vacances, même en été, le virus circule toujours activement. Nous sommes donc toutes et tous concernés », souligne la DGS, qui appelle une nouvelle fois au respect des gestes barrières et des mesures de protection vis-à-vis des plus âgés et des plus fragiles.

Mardi, le conseil scientifique qui guide le gouvernement dans la lutte contre le Covid-19 avait prévenu que la France n’est pas à l’abri d’une deuxième vague à l’automne et il avait exhorté les Français à respecter les mesures barrières.

A l’échelle mondiale, la pandémie a provoqué la mort de plus de 700 000 personnes depuis fin décembre .




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LA VENUE D'EMMANUEL MACRON AU LIBAN

 LE FRUIT D'UNE LONGUE AMITIE FRANCO-LIBANAISE

"Quand le Liban saigne, la France souffre avec lui ", a réagi l'ex-président socialiste François Hollande, appelant à une « solidarité internationale à la mesure des pertes humaines et des destructions ».

La France n'oublie pas son rapport singulier au pays du cèdre. En se rendant dès ce jeudi 6 aout à Beyrouth, Emmanuel Macron est le premier chef d'État étranger à se déplacer dans la capitale libanaise ravagée par des explosions qui ont fait au moins 137 morts et 5000 blessés, montrant les liens étroits entre les deux nations.

De l'aide, il en a tout de suite été question de la part de l'État français dès mardi soir, après que Beyrouth a été frappé de pleins fouets par deux explosions. Emmanuel Macron a promis mardi au Liban l'aide de la France. Dès mercredi, du matériel d'urgence et du personnel médical a été envoyé au Liban. Un premier vol a décollé de Marseille le matin, un second de Paris vers 17 heures, un troisième en fin de journée. Par ailleurs, une enquête a été ouverte par le parquet de Paris, après l'identification de « 21 personnes de nationalité française blessées dans l'explosion », selon l'institution.

Une importante communauté chrétienne

Ces liens sont le fruit d'une longue histoire. Le Liban compte depuis le Ve siècle une importante communauté chrétienne, les maronites, des catholiques orientaux disciples du moine saint Maron. Le roi Louis IX, saint Louis, à l'occasion de la VIIe croisade à laquelle il a participé, leur promet en 1250 une « protection comme aux Français eux-même » des rois de France, comme l'indique un rapport d'information du Sénat. Le lien entre chrétiens d'Orient (donc maronites) et les rois de France est confirmé à plusieurs reprises dans l'Histoire. En 1536, les capitulations entre François Ier et le sultan Soliman Ier le magnifique confirme le rôle de protection de la France sur les lieux saints et les chrétiens d'Orient.

Et en 1860 la France au nom de l'Europe intervient militairement pour mettre fin aux affrontements religieux entre les Maronites et les Druzes. Des missionnaires sont envoyés et des écoles françaises sont mises en place. Ce qui explique en partie pourquoi le Liban est aujourd'hui toujours francophone avec la présence notamment d'un peu plus de 20 000 Français au pays du Cèdre.

Le Liban un « protectorat français »

Le Liban a ensuite passé 25 années sous mandat français au sortir de la Première Guerre mondiale. En vue de la dislocation de l'Empire Ottoman, l'Irak et l'actuelle Palestine sont attribués à la Grande-Bretagne par la Société des Nations (SDN) lors des accords secrets Sykes-Picot. Pour des raisons culturelles et historiques, la France revendique, elle, la Syrie et le Liban. Le pays du Cèdre passe donc sous mandat français (sorte de protectorat) en avril 1920 lors de la conférence de San Remo. La France s'engage alors à mener le pays à l'indépendance quand le niveau de développement économique et politique sera jugé suffisant.

En1936 un premier traité d'indépendance est signé par l'État français gouverné alors par le Front populaire. En réalité ce n'est qu' en 1943 que la France Libre accorde l'indépendance définitive et que l'État du Liban est créé.

Découlant de ces liens, durant la guerre civile libanaise (1975-1990), un certain nombre de Libanais se sont réfugiés en France.

Les liens étroits entre Chirac et Hariri

Les relations particulières entre les deux pays ont perduré, tout particulièrement avec l'amitié entre la famille Hariri et Jacques Chirac qui débute dès 1980 alors que Jacques Chirac est maire de Paris . Rafic Hariri est nommé Premier ministre du Liban en 1992 et Jacques Chirac devient président de la République en 1995.

Une idylle stoppée nette le 14 février 2005. Rafic Hariri est retrouvé mort dans un attentat à l'explosif contre son convoi à Beyrouth. Jacques Chirac est le seul chef d'État occidental à se rendre aux obsèques. L'amitié qui liait l'ancien Premier ministre du Liban Rafic Hariri à l'ex-président de la République française Jacques Chirac a ainsi poussé ce dernier à faire pression auprès de l'ONU pour la création d'un tribunal spécial afin de juger les responsables de l'attentat. Le verdict devait d'ailleurs être prononcé vendredi. Il a finalement été repoussé au 18 août en raison de la situation sur place. La communauté internationale y voit un acte de la Syrie, alliée du Hezbollah et essayant de faire du Liban un « protectorat ».

Dans le même sens, lors du conflit direct entre Liban et Israël à l'été 2006, Jacques Chirac demande au Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies d'instaurer un cessez-le-feu et le retrait de l'armée israélienne le 11 août 2006. Poursuivant cette logique, en 2017, Emmanuel Macron a un temps offert l'asile politique au fils Hariri, Saïd, démissionnaire de son poste de Premier ministre et dénonçant la mainmise de l'Iran sur son pays avec le mouvement chiite du Hezbollah.

En somme, du fait de ces liens singuliers entre les deux nations, Paris compte jouer un rôle de premier plan afin de mobiliser l'aide internationale nécessaire, notamment au niveau européen, dans un pays déjà traversé avant l'explosion par une grave crise économique et sociale due à une classe politique jugée corrompue et incapable d'engager des réformes.




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LA STATUE DE COLBERT VANDALISEE

Après la statue de Faidherbe à Lille, ou celle du général Gallieni à Paris, celle de Jean-Baptiste Colbert, devant l'Assemblée nationale, a été vandalisée, mardi 24 juin, en étant recouverte de peinture rouge au torse et aux jambes et d’une inscription « Négrophobie d’Etat ». L’auteur des dégradations, qui a été arrêté, revendique une action antiraciste. Une vidéo postée sur Twitter par la « Brigade antinégrophobie » montre l'auteur du tag être interpellé par la police et se justifier : « Ce qui est interdit, c'est le racisme. Cet homme-là (Colbert, ndlr) fait l'apologie de la négrophobie ». Ministre de Louis XIV, Colbert est considéré comme à l’initiative du Code noir, rédigé en 1685 et qui a légiféré sur l’esclavage dans les colonies françaises.

Face à la recrudescence de ces actes de vandalisme et aux appels à déboulonner les statues jugées racistes, le président de la République avait réagi, le 15 juin dernier. « La République n’effacera aucune trace ni aucun nom de son Histoire. La République ne déboulonnera pas de statue. Nous devons plutôt lucidement regarder ensemble toute notre Histoire, toutes nos mémoires », avait-il martelé.

Cet acte prétend s'inscrire dans le sillage des manifestations antiracistes dans le monde à la suite de la mort de l’Américain George Floyd. Mais plusieurs responsables politiques ont dénoncé avec justesse, mercredi, une tentative de « censurer » l'Histoire ou de « culpabilisation ». Côté LR, le député souverainiste Julien Aubert a estimé sur Twitter « purement consternante » le tag apposé sur la statue de Colbert, « grand serviteur de l'État et promoteur de notre industrie ».

« Arrêtons cette culpabilisation permanente qui est vraiment ridicule », a surenchéri sur Public Senat le député LR des Alpes-Maritimes Eric Ciotti, pour qui « on juge avec des valeurs qui viennent d'autres pays, et nous n'avons pas la même histoire que les Etats-Unis ».




Andrew Preston pour DayNewsWorld

THE CALL OF 18 JUNE BY GENERAL DE GAULLE OR THE SPIRIT OF RESISTANCE

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Appeal of June 18, part of the commemorative cycle of "the year of Gaulle", the Head of State pays tribute this Thursday to General de Gaulle. The President of the Republic calls, on this occasion, to the unity of the nation, while all his opponents compete for the heritage of General de Gaulle.

"Revive the embers" of the nation's values.

Emmanuel Macron, accompanied by many political figures, attended the traditional military ceremony at the Mont-Valérien memorial, west of Paris, to honor the memory of the roughly one thousand hostages and resistance fighters executed by the Nazis during the Second World War.

The Patrouille de France and the Red Arrows, the Royal Air Force patrol, flew over the memorial and the Invalides.

Before going to Mont-Valérien, Emmanuel Macron spent an hour at the Musée de la Liberation, with Hubert Germain, 99, one of the first companions in Free France in 1940 and one of the four last Companions of the Liberation still alive.

“We have to be inspired by this strength of soul. Even when the love of the fatherland seems to fade (...) the example of the General must inspire the young generations.

Do not give in to confusion and doubt. The embers can be rekindled and they can burn again, ”he told the former resistance fighter.

The President of the Republic then had to fly to London to pay homage to the city which was the capital of free France.

In the presence of Prince Charles, Mr. Macron will deliver the Legion of Honor to the city of London, the seventh city thus decorated after Algiers, Belgrade, Brazzaville, Liège, Luxembourg and Volgograd.

The day after his arrival in London, General de Gaulle had called on the French military, engineers and workers to join him to continue the fight against Nazi Germany, despite the armistice requested by Marshal Pétain. "Whatever happens, the flame of French resistance must not go out and will not go out," he said in concluding his speech. Emmanuel Macron will be received at Clarence House, residence of Prince Charles, heir to the British crown, and his wife, Camilla.

This trip will be for the Head of State the second event in the framework of "the year of Gaulle" after the celebration, on May 17, of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Montcornet (Aisne) and before the 50th anniversary of the death of the general in Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises, November 9. The historian Serge Berstein summarizes, for the newspaper L'Opinion, the Elysian intentions behind these productions.

“What is striking for historians is that it commemorated the anniversary of the Battle of Moncornet, a small local victory that had no effect in a France that completely collapsed in 1940. Emmanuel Macron took the opportunity to celebrate 'the French spirit of resistance'. He implicitly poses as heir to the General. After all, that’s what history is for politicians: to rise to the height of one who is considered a role model, ”he said.

"The DNA of our family"

Emmanuel Macron is not the only one to claim to be General de Gaulle, in particular as the defender of the "sovereignty" of France, a word now used by the entire political class.

Right and left parties claim, in this moment of social crisis against a background of health and economic crisis, of General de Gaulle. While for the Republicans (LR) the general is "the DNA of our family", according to the leader of the party, Christian Jacob, he is a man who “never joined the invisible hand of the market and preferred planning”, for Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of La France insoumise (LFI). For its part Marine Le Pen, the president of the National Rally (RN), went on Wednesday to the island of Sein to commemorate the call of June 18. Citing as an example its defense of the independence of France, it now considers that the RN is the real heir to the values ​​of De Gaulle.

But who can today rise to the level of providential men like General de Gaulle was ?



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THE COUNCIL OF STATE IN FRANCE RE-ESTABLISHES

FREEDOM TO MANIFEST

As of Thursday by unions and the Human Rights League, the Council of State ruled in favor of the demonstrations.

The Council of State lifted Saturday June 13, 2020 the ban on the assembling of more than ten people, imposed within the framework of the state of health emergency, put in place because of the coronavirus, restoring the freedom to demonstrate, in compliance with "barrier measures".

Since the end of confinement on May 11, the French have partially recovered their pre-epidemic life, but still could not gather more than ten, as the decree of May 31, 2020 reaffirmed:

"Any gathering, meeting or activity on the public highway (...), bringing together more than ten people simultaneously, is prohibited throughout the territory of the Republic".

The ban "not justified" by the health situation

"The judge of summary proceedings of the Council of State considers that the ban on demonstrations is not justified by the current health situation when the barrier measures can be respected," writes the Council of State after the hearing.

"While the freedom to demonstrate is a fundamental freedom, the President concludes that, except in special circumstances, the prohibition of demonstrations on the public highway is justified by health risks only when the barrier measures cannot be respected or that the event risks bringing together more than 5,000 people. "

"Consequently, the judge in summary proceedings suspends the execution of article 3 of the decree of May 31, 2020, for the demonstrations on the public highway subjected to the obligation of a preliminary declaration", ends the Council of State.




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PRELIMINARY MANAGEMENT SURVEY

FROM THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

The Paris prosecutor, Rémy Heitz, announced the opening on Monday June 8 of a vast preliminary investigation into the criticized management of the Covid-19 crisis in France.

It mainly targets the crimes of "endangering the life of others", "homicide and involuntary injury" and "failure to assist a person in danger".

These complaints against X sometimes target by name officials of the administration, in particular the general director of health Jérôme Salomon, or even Public health France. Also included are the prison administration and the ministry of labor.

The survey does not concern Ehpad

These investigations, entrusted to the Central Office for the fight against damage to the environment and public health (Oclaesp), relate to the main grievances expressed since the beginning of the epidemic: protection at work, provision of masks and tests, etc.

This national survey does not concern accommodation establishments for dependent elderly people (Ehpad), which are the subject of local surveys to date, including two in Paris, but also in Nanterre or Grasse (Alpes-Maritimes).

This survey "is not there to define political or administrative responsibilities," explained Rémy Heitz, "but to uncover possible criminal offenses" of national decision-makers. With the exception of the Head of State, who is criminally irresponsible, and members of the government, whose responsibility falls to the Court of Justice of the Republic, hearing eighty complaints.

"If there are criminal faults, they are very likely - it is a hypothesis - unintentional faults. However, the law sets precise conditions for establishing these crimes: it requires proof of a “qualified fault” which is not mere recklessness or negligence, ”explained the prosecutor.

Combining these investigations will, according to the prosecutor, establish a common documentary fund on the state of scientific knowledge. Because "for this type of offense, the penal code says that we must assess the responsibilities" of the decision-makers "in the light of the means and knowledge they had at the time of the decisions," he stressed.

The Paris prosecutor anticipates “considerable” work, in a “historic situation”:

"This is the first time that complaints have been filed while the crisis is in full swing," he revealed, while until then "in major public health cases (contaminated blood, asbestos ...) , justice intervened well a posteriori ".




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DEMONSTRATION AGAINST

POLICE VIOLENCE IN FRANCE

Despite the prefectural ban, some 20,000 demonstrators gathered in court Tuesday evening to answer the call of the family support committee for Adama Traoré, the 24-year-old black man who died in 2016 after his arrest.

A parallel with the death of Georges Floyd and the American police violence

On the signs we could read many references to Eric Garner, who died in 2014 in New York during his arrest, or to Zyed and Bouna, who died in 2005 in Clichy-sous-Bois (Seine-Saint-Denis) after a race- prosecution with the police. Three featured letters: "BLM", for "Black Lives Matter [". On the masks we sometimes read "I can't breathe", words spoken in their respective languages, shortly before their death, by George Floyd and Adama Traoré. "The death of George Floyd is modeled on the death of Adama Traore" claims his sister, Assa Traore.

Certain members of the security forces in France have been accused in recent years of disproportionate use of force, in particular during the opposition to the Sivens dam project in 2014, demonstrations against the El Khomri law in 2016, or more recently during the Yellow Vests demonstrations in 2018 and 2019. The current government has always rejected the term "police violence", denounced by human rights organizations

Violent clashes and 18 arrests in a prohibited demonstration

This rally in tribute to Adama Traore and against police violence, which took place in peace until 9 p.m., then degenerated into sometimes violent incidents. Street furniture fires were lit and participants blocked the ring road while the police were trying to evacuate the premises.

Eighteen people were arrested. 13 were carried out in Paris and gave rise to 12 police custody, including 4 against minors. Individuals placed in police custody are suspected of having carried a weapon without legitimate reason, participated in a crowd after summons, committed degradations, aggravated violence or insults on any person holding public authority. "Violence has no place in democracy," tweeted the Minister of the Interior, Christophe Castaner. Nothing justifies the excesses which occurred this evening in Paris, whereas the rallies of public way are prohibited to protect the health of all. "

The demonstration, which had been announced since May 29 on social networks but had not been the subject of a prior declaration, had been banned by the Prefecture, on the grounds that it was "not authorized by the decree of May 31, 2020 relating to the health emergency, which prohibits any gathering, in the public space, of more than ten people.

Four years after the death of Adama Traoré, on July 19, 2016, this case became a battle between legal experts who dismiss the responsibility of the gendarmes and the doctors chosen by the family who sweep their conclusions.

Condemnation of the government and the right

French government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye on Wednesday called for caution over the comparison between police violence in the United States, where the death of a 46-year-old black man during a police check continues to cause outrage and monster protests in the United States. "I believe that the situation of our two countries is not entirely comparable either in terms of history or in terms of the organization of society, I call to approach these subjects with great caution" she said.

The right, meanwhile, condemned this Wednesday the prohibited rally organized the day before in Paris at the call of the support committee for the family of Adama Traore. "It is inadmissible because I remind you that we are still in the grip of a state of health emergency and that normally the gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited", indignant the leader of the senators LR Bruno Retailleau on Cnews. "What is also unacceptable is that some of the Adama Traore memory support committee want to link what happened in the United States to what supposedly happened, four years ago, here in France, "he added in connection with accusations of police violence.

"Such a demonstration, in full state of emergency, is to flout the law", also denounced the president LR of the Senate Gérard Larcher on RTL.

"In a state of law, justice is rendered by the judges, neither by social networks, nor by the street", he added, estimating that "what is happening in the United States is another nature ".



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PHASE TWO OF DECONFINEMENT IN FRANCE

The Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced, Thursday, May 28, 2020, new measures decontainment. This second phase, which runs between June 2 and June 22, allows the French to find more freedom. The presence of the disease is indeed declining on the national territory. "The results are good in terms of health", announced Edouard Philippe, even if he specified that it was not necessary to be casual to avoid any risk, the virus continuing to circulate and new clusters forming.

But for Edouard Philippe the urgency, from now on, is economic: the country will have to face a historic recession, announces the Prime Minister.

The new map of departments

No more departments are in red, but the orange of the first presentations is making a comeback. "Today, all indicators are green, with the notable exception of Val d'Oise and Mayotte," said Edouard Philippe. The news is "good", but not good enough for "everything to be normal". The departments of Île-de-France, Guyana and Mayotte are the three areas where the virus circulates more than elsewhere so that the deconfinement will be more "careful than in the rest of the territory".

Reopening of bars, cafes and restaurants

1 ° Restaurants, bars and cafes can reopen from June 2.

2 ° People who have chosen to have lunch together can meet up to 10 at the most. Each table must be separated by one meter.

3 ° Wearing a mask is compulsory for customers who travel and for staff.

4 ° In bars, standing consumption will be prohibited to avoid grouping.

5 ° In the orange departments, only the terraces may open on June 2.

6 ° Parks and gardens will reopen Beaches and museums will also be reopened. Wearing a mask will be mandatory, says Édouard Philippe.

7 ° In the green zones, theaters, gymnasiums, sports halls and leisure parks will reopen on June 2.

8 ° In the orange zones, theaters, gymnasiums, sports halls and leisure parks will reopen on June 22.

9 ° Cinemas will reopen everywhere on June 22.

But contact sports, nightclubs or gatherings in covered places will remain prohibited.


Travel ban lifted in France

In Europe, France is in favor of reopening the borders of Europe without a fortnight. For the time being, the country's borders remain closed, except for French nationals who will be able to return to the country. Outside Europe, borders remain closed.

Measures for national education

The Minister of Education intervened to speak about the reopening d . at school. In phase 2 all schools will be opened, announced Mr. Blanquer. "All schools must offer a welcome for families", up to a maximum of 15 students per class.

As for the colleges, 95.5% of the colleges were opened in the green zone. In phase 2, in the green zone, all classes will resume, from 6th to 3rd. In the orange zone, pupils in grades 6 and 5 will be given priority. The health program is maintained and “sport, culture and civics” courses will be offered.

Regarding high schools, in the green zone, all high schools will open on June 2 (general, technological and professional), at least on one of the three levels, at technological and professional appreciation), at least on one of the three levels, at the discretion of the principals. In the orange zone, only professional high schools open. Students from technological and vocational high schools can have recourse to individual interviews.

StopCovid app

Edouard Philippe did not fail to recall the supposed interest of StopCovid, voted the day before. The mobile application, he says, is not a "magic weapon against the epidemic", but an instrument to fight the epidemic more effectively.

It will be available on June 2, for the second phase of deconfinement, said Édouard Philippe.




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GREEN LIGHT FROM PARLIAMENT FOR THE STOPCOVID APK

The Parliament approved on Wednesday evening the StopCovid smartphone application, supposed to contribute to the fight against the epidemic, but deemed "liberticide" by its detractors, with a cleavage between deputies and right-wing senators and some dissonant voices at LREM.

The government intends to launch this digital tracking tool in the coming days, to support the second phase of deconfinement.

The deputies approved this controversial project by a comfortable majority, by 338 votes against 215, and 21 abstentions. In the Senate, after a debate, 186 senators voted for (majority of the LR group, LREM, Independent), 127 voted against (PS, CRCE with communist majority, major part of RDSE with radical majority) and 29 senators (mainly centrists) abstained.

Target

As soon as it is downloaded, and each time the user meets a person within a meter, and this for more than a quarter of an hour, the phone records the references of the other person in an encrypted manner.

Thus, if one or the other comes to contract the Covid-19 during the following days, the user who has been in contact receives a notification informing him of this “risk of exposure” with advice on walking. to be continued

The government targets in particular the “active urban”, who take “public transport”, cross “unknown” in the stores…

The application uses the bluetooth function and not the geolocation.

Cédric O, secretary of state for digital technology and the linchpin of the device, estimated that the application would make it possible to fill certain gaps in the current strategy for detecting contact cases, particularly in transport or restaurants.

The guarantees surrounding this application

Before the Assembly and then the Senate in the evening, the Minister of Justice Nicole Belloubet insisted at length on the "guarantees" surrounding this "temporary, voluntary installation, non-identifying and transparent" application.

“This application is not intended to become the alpha and omega in the fight against Covid-19. Nor is it a pretext for the state to transform itself into a police state controlling the actions of our fellow citizens, "defended the Keeper of the Seals.

The application only works if both people have downloaded the application and are using it. On the other hand, StopCovid is anonymous and does not have access to the directory of the phone that hosts it.

Bruno Retailleau, leader of LR in the Senate, explained that a significant part of his support was due to the "digital sovereignty" of France, which chose not to use the tools designed by Apple and Google to follow up of contact cases. In fact, unlike other countries, the French government chose not to use Google and Apple solutions, and asked researchers from Inria, the French IT research institute.

The government, for its part, has repeatedly reminded the green light of the National Commission for Information Technology and Liberties (Cnil). This body estimated Tuesday that StopCovid respects the legislation relating to the private life, while demanding a regular evaluation and a detailed information for the users.

A dangerous and liberticidal tool ?

However, this application raises questions from its critics about respect for private life.

For Paula Forteza, digital expert and former member of the majority group, this application "presents significant technical risks", pleading for a "digital precautionary principle". She also denounced an effort intended to "force the social acceptability of this technology which digitizes our social interactions through a massive deployment driven by the State ”.

Philippe Gosselin, deputy (LR) of La Manche and member of the National Commission for Information Technology and Liberties (CNIL), meanwhile, denounced “the frog syndrome, guilty falling asleep, slouching in the fight against collective and individual freedoms ”. "Let's not create a precedent! ", He enjoined.

If this double positive vote in the National Assembly then in the Senate removes the last uncertainties on the future of StopCovid, the final decision returns to Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.




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LREM KNOWS BLEEDING WITH

SEVEN NEW DEPARTURES

The defections continue.

This Tuesday morning, seven new deputies leave the LaREM group in the National Assembly to join a new group, called "Acting together". Despite this departure, the group presents itself in its press release as a "pillar of the majority".

At present, there are therefore 281 deputies in the LaREM group at the Palais-Bourbon. In fact, the loss of the absolute majority (289 seats) is widening. The new group, called "Acting together", whose spirit aims to be "constructive", includes 17 elected officials in all.

Barely a week ago, "walkers" and ex "walkers" officially tabled in the National Assembly a ninth political group called "Ecology democracy solidarity" so that La République en Marche (LREM) thus lost the absolute majority. politicians elected.

A new thunderbolt in the political landscape: the party of Emmanuel Macron not only no longer knows its absolute majority at the Palais-Bourbon, set at 289 deputies. But since 2017, would lose an average of one deputy every two and a half months. The movement now has only 281 - against 314 at the start of the legislature three years ago.

But what are the reasons given by the interested parties ?

Why are these elected officials leaving the ship ?

A colleague from Franceinfo explains the flight of "walkers". With the exception of the case of deputy M'jid El Guerrab who left in September 2017 after being accused of intentional violence with a weapon, Jean-Michel Clément, MP for Vienna, is the first to leave the macronist movement. He slams the door in April 2018, after several political disappointments.

Security laws that put off leftist deputies.

The former socialist did not appreciate the extension of the state of emergency in June 2017, the law on the transparency of political life, which, according to him, omits the question of lobbies but especially the asylum and immigration law, in April 2018, which precipitates his departure.

The security texts put off a myriad of deputies from the PS or with a left-wing sensitivity. Thus Albane Gaillot, elected in the Val-de-Marne, who first stood back from the group by sitting among the related in September 2019, before finally leaving his former comrades in March 2020. “It was a gradual evolution.

There was the asylum and immigration law and the anti-breakers law. I was more and more uncomfortable on these subjects, and then the government's response to the crisis of 'yellow vests' was not up to par, ”she explains for France-info. The use of 49.3, this article of the Constitution brandished by the government to push through the pension reform was the last straw that broke the camel's back, she explains.Sébastien Nadot also joined Ecology, democracy, solidarity after having been excluded from the LREM group in December 2018, for not having voted the budget ...

Lack of political culture and aides-de-camp.

In addition to their political disagreement on certain texts, these deserting deputies also advance another major dysfunction specific to the young macronist movement and likely to explain in part their departure. “LREM is an empty ideological shell. The deputies have no other choice but to put themselves in phase with the text of the minister because they have no ideological basis to get in the way.

There are no resources collectively, explains Sébastien Nadot. At the PS and at LR's, when a minister came to present his text, he would eventually get into it. It was not necessarily visible, but the text was evolving ”. An observation shared by all those who left. "It is a plethora of unexpectedly elected people, with no political background or culture, and who do notwere not in the sense of disobeying, "says Jean-Michel Clément. We do not have an ideological corpus, we have not worked on it and therefore we do not have this political depth, which is lacking in all this architecture ", continues Albane Gaillot, ex-deputy LREM on franceinfo

LREM deputies would have no room for maneuver. “It is run like a business with four out of five MPs who decide in relation to the government. The others are aides-de-camp, ”says Sébastien Nadot.




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IN FRANCE A CHILD MISSING EVERY TEN MINUTES

Figures that are cold in the back : in France, a child disappears every ten minutes.

Police and gendarmerie services counted more than 51,000 disappearances of children in 2019. These include runaways or abduction by a separate parent. But sometimes the reason for these disappearances remains unknown.

Every May 25, the International Day of Missing Children raises public awareness of these tragedies and publicizes 116,000, a free, European number that allows families to find a child. This issue processed nearly 1,200 cases in 2019. It provides social and psychological assistance to families, offers support and provides care for parents in distress.

Fortunately, most of the missing children are found. "A third of these young people return or are found within seventy-two hours, a second third in the first quarter following their disappearance" explains Parisian Laureen Burbau, director of communication at Droit d'Enfance. But another third, that is to say thousands, disappears definitively each year, without being able to trace them.

In the majority of cases, these untraceable children are adolescents who have run away from the family home.

They fall into wandering and when they reach the age of majority, they disappear from the Register of wanted persons.

Many of them fall into drugs, prostitution or become marginalized.

The police and gendarmerie services are also focusing their research on these voluntary departures, a wandering minor being always vulnerable.



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HEALTH EMERGENCY STATUS LAW IS NOT PROMULGATED ON TIME

At midnight on Monday, the hour of deconfinement in France struck. After fifty-five days of unprecedented confinement throughout the territory, certain trips, and the reopening of most businesses are again authorized, with however rules to be respected. To avoid a second wave

But it is with a major failure for the government that this deconfinement begins: the law of state of health emergency was not promulgated in time by the Constitutional Council seized by Emmanuel Macron. In a joint press release, the Elysée and Matignon explain that the Constitutional Council will not finally give its opinion until Monday on this emergency law adopted Saturday by the Parliament.

This postpones until Monday evening, subject to this approval, the entry into force of two flagship provisions: limiting travel to 100 km and compulsory certification in public transport.

The executive is therefore forced this Monday to appeal to the "responsibility of the French" for limiting travel and the use of public transport while stressing that it was "in any event expected that the news measures had to be subject to a tolerance period ”Failure to present the employer certificate requested to use public transport in Ile-de-France between 6.30 am and 9.30 am and between 4 pm and 7 pm will not be fined that from Wednesday, had also announced Sunday the president of the region Valérie Pécresse.

As for the other deconfinement measures, they will enter into force on Monday morning since, "taking into account these exceptional circumstances", a temporary decree was published in the Official Journal on Monday to have them applied with immediate effect. These are the end of the restrictions on leaving the home, the obligation to wear a mask in public transport, the reopening of shops provided that the barrier gestures are respected and the distance and limitation to 10 people rallies in public places.

Another decree will finally be, after the CNIL's opinion "taken before the end of the week" to authorize, still subject to the decision of the Constitutional Council, "the information systems necessary for epidemiological investigations".

In particular, monitoring of coronavirus patients and contact cases, thanks to a file linked to Health Insurance, the data of which will only be kept for three months.



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THE CHARLES DE GAULLE A FLOATING CLUSTER

The Charles de Gaulle is the second officially contaminated aircraft carrier in the world, after the American aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, in the Pacific.

Over a third of seafarers infected

More than a third of the sailors of the French aircraft carrier Charles-de-Gaulle have tested positive for Covid-19 since their early return to France on Sunday, after the discovery of fifty cases of coronavirus on board, according to a report provisional published, Wednesday, April 15, by the Ministry of the Armed Forces. The 1,900 seafarers were placed in solitary confinement for 14 days before being able to return to their homes.

“As of April 14 in the evening, 1,767 sailors of the carrier strike group were tested. The vast majority of these tests concern sailors of the aircraft carrier at this stage. 668 were positive, ”details the ministry. Among them, "31 are now hospitalized at the Sainte-Anne army training hospital in Toulon (south), including one in intensive care," he said. This temporary assessment is set to swell further because "30% of these tests have not yet delivered their results", and "the test campaign is still in progress", according to the ministry.

In parallel, "the disinfection operations of aircraft and surface buildings have started", carried out by the armies in association with industrialists, underlines the ministry. High temperature steam and anti-virus product will be used.

"The army played with our health, our life"

The origin of the contamination of the aircraft carrier is not yet known. The crew had not been in contact with an outside element since a stopover in Brest from March 13 to 15. The first confined sailors, ten, were around March 10, according to some sources. The ship had been refueled by the Somme, and could have been contaminated even before the stopover on March 13-15 which precipitated the contagion, when the sailors were in town. The French general staff first followed its officers who, again in early April, announced to the sailors of the ship that the mission was continuing despite the numerous cases of Covid-19 detected on board.

Testimonies from sailors and relatives raise questions on how to manage the crisis on board, on condition of anonymity. The Médiapart site claims to have identified two cases of sailors presenting symptoms without being confined. "From April 3 or 4, the situation worsened very quickly, according to a relative of a sailor. According to information from Mediapart, not all precautions have been taken on board in order to limit the spread of the virus.

France Bleu Provence, for its part, published the testimony of a crew member, father of the family, tested positive. "The army has played with our health, our life," he said, assuring that the commander of the aircraft carrier would have proposed to interrupt the mission in Brest, when several sailors he said were already showing symptoms of coronavirus. Still according to this anonymous sailor, this proposal was refused by the ministry.

“The Covid-19 changes our plans and our operations”

Continuing military operations in the Sahel, in France or at sea, this is the priority set by President Macron for the armies. But at what cost when the coronavirus epidemic gains ranks ?

This is the first time in the armies.

“Does the Covid-19 change our plans and our operations, yes, sometimes. But does it deflect us from our objectives, no, "assured Minister Florence Parly on April 10 before the senators of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Armed Forces.




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THE DATE OF MAY 11 IS NOT CERTAIN

BUT A GOAL

On the evening of April 13, Emmanuel Macron announced the extension of the strictest confinement until May 11. Date on which “progressive” deconfinement should start to take place, with respect for civic responsibility and that the progression of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic will be halted.

May 11 is a goal

The horizon of May 11 to begin a gradual deconfinement is a date to "conquer by respecting confinement", said this Tuesday April 14 Interior Minister Christophe Castaner

“May 11 is a target date.

What the President of the Republic announced yesterday, it is not the deconfinement on May 11, it is the confinement until May 11 ", underlined on France Inter Christophe Castaner reminding the French the" discipline "q who must prevail while respecting confinement

"It is necessary not to project ourselves by saying May 12, it is the month of May and we do what we please and well no, we will have to keep fighting," continued the minister.

Resumption of classes

Jean-Michel Blanquer, for his part, indicated that all the students will not return to school, or classes, "at the same time".

"It is out of the question to have crowded classes in this situation," he said, adding: "We can only imagine small groups. "

Without further details, which will have to be provided by the deconfinement plan to be unveiled within the fortnight, the Minister of National Education simply implied that vocational high schools could be led to resume classes first.

Summer vacation ...

Asked several times about the prospects for deconfinement in this or that area, for example departures on summer holidays abroad, Christophe Castaner stressed that there was "no precise answer at the time" when he was aimed at journalists and listeners.

"I would advise my family not to rush on reservations especially in foreign countries", he only commented, before adding elliptical: "I think there will be summer holidays" .

Longer containment for the most vulnerable

"We will ask the most vulnerable, the elderly with severe disabilities, people with chronic diseases, to stay, even after May 11, confined at least initially," said the President of the Republic , but without specifying who can be described as "vulnerable".

Tests on people with symptoms

Emmanuel Macron has promised that as of May 11, "anyone with symptoms" of Covid-19 can be tested.

The next day, Christophe Castaner added that the possibility of tests for the entire population had been ruled out. "It is necessary to do the tests when there is a risk, he insisted. On the other hand, to imagine that we test all the French every day would perhaps be something that could answer media expectations, but that doesn't meet medical expectations. "

Asked about the interest of systematic tests of the whole population, many carriers of SARS-CoV-2 being asymptomatic, Christophe Castaner took refuge behind the fact that these tests "were not necessarily reliable".

Seen from abroad, we are worried by so many incompetences and lies.




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TERRORIST ATTACK IN ROMAN SUR ISERE IN FRANCE ?

The Drôme was the scene on Saturday April 4, 2020 of a stabbing attack which claimed the lives of two people. Two Sudanese were arrested on Saturday.

A third Sudanese man was arrested Saturday evening in the investigation into the knife attack perpetrated in Romans-sur-Isère by a Sudanese refugee in south-eastern France.

He is "a young Sudanese man who lived in the same home" as the respondent, said the National Counterterrorism Prosecutor's Office. This brings the number of Sudanese men in police custody in this investigation to three. There is the author of the attack born in 1987 and refugee in France since June 2017, a second man presented as "one of his acquaintances"; he was arrested "at the latter's but did not live at home", according to a source close to the investigation.

Terrorist track ?

Armed with a knife, the first attacked passers-by on the street and people in a tobacconist, a butcher and a bakery on Saturday morning in Romans-sur-Isère. Two people died, and two injured are in intensive but stable care, a third is in the recovery room and two others have left the hospital, according to the source close to the investigation. .

The perpetrator obtained refugee status on June 29, 2017 and a ten-year residence permit in July of the same year. He is unknown to the French or European police or intelligence services, according to the Public Prosecutor's Office, which has opened an investigation in particular for "assassinations in connection with a terrorist enterprise" and "criminal criminal criminals association".

The assailant first lived in Moras-en-Valloire, in the north of Drôme, "accompanied by state services and Catholic Relief", and "followed a professionalization contract and training in leather goods" , according to a press release from the mayor of the town, Aurélien Ferlay. He would have settled in late 2019 in the center of Romans-sur-Isère.

"Land of unbelievers"

The first elements of the investigation "highlighted a murderous course determined to seriously disturb public order by intimidation or terror", the same source. According to a source close to the investigation, the assailant said "do not remember what happened". His hearing had been delayed a bit because he was very agitated after his arrest. A psychiatric assessment is scheduled for Sunday.

During a search of his home were found "handwritten documents with a religious connotation in which the author of the lines complains in particular of living in a country of unbelievers", according to the prosecution, "a priori" written by him.

The Anti-Terrorism Sub-Directorate (SDAT) and the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI) were seized, in addition to the judicial police of Lyon.

France has lived under a constant terrorist threat since the wave of unprecedented jihadist attacks that began in 2015, which left a total of 258 dead after Saturday's attack.




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MEDICINE SHORTAGE IN FRANCE

A visibility of a few hours. After the lack of masks, beds and respirators, caregivers alerted to the shortage of drugs.

In Moselle, this is already a reality. Morphine, curares, propofol…

For certain essential treatments in intensive care, "the reserves are between twenty-four hours and five days", alert 10 elected Moselleans of all stripes in a letter sent yesterday to the Minister of Health.

After the transfer of six patients from Metz to Toulouse today, they make two requests:

1 ° Revise the quota of medicines, to restock the Great East;

2 ° Operate new patient transfers to less affected French regions.

"We need national solidarity," insisted Les Républicains member Fabien Di Filippo, who signed this letter. It is a way of saying to the rest of France:

"Don't abandon the Moselle! ' but also 'Get ready! ".

Yesterday, while Edouard Philippe conceded "very strong tensions" on TF1, a decree authorized the use of drugs intended for veterinary use.

To believe that the French health system is out of breath !




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MORE THAN HALF OF THE POPULATION LIKELY CONTAMINATED BY CORONAVIRUS

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel behind closed doors on March 10, 2020 at a meeting of the CDU / CSU fraction of the Bundestag had already announced that "60 to 70% of the Germans will be infected by the coronavirus".

The French Minister of Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, estimated, for his part, this Sunday March 13 on the chain of a colleague that the coronavirus epidemic would "probably" affect more than half of the French population.

"We consider, and here, I am only repeating what the scientists say, that 50 to 70% of the population in the end ends up being contaminated by the virus, and it is moreover that which puts an end to the virus since it creates a form of majority immunity, and therefore the virus dies out by itself. "

With twelve deaths and 839 additional confirmed cases in twenty-four hours, France now has 4,500 confirmed cases of contamination, including 91 fatalities. More than 300 patients are in serious condition and are in intensive care, announced Saturday March 14, Jérôme Salomon while specifying that more than 50% of them are aged under 60 years.

"We have a doubling of the number of cases in 72 hours," he insisted during his daily press briefing, an evolution, he said, which gives an idea of ​​the speed with which the virus is spreading. spreads in France.

Faced with such a speed of spread of the virus throughout the territory and, at the same time, a first round of municipal elections maintained it was time for France to enter phase 3. This Sunday, March 15, 2020, the French are waking up with an extraordinary scenario to counter the epidemic. Have the citizens been too disrespectful of preventive security measures, as the Prime Minister explained ?

The fact remains that the government has decided to close all "non essential" public places since midnight on Saturday.

The prohibition measures announced by Edouard Philippe were also specified by a decree of March 14, 2020 published on March 15 in the Official Journal.




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MEASURES AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

INCREASING IN FRANCE

Would France take the same path as Italy ?

Transmission chains of the new coronavirus appear clearly in at least two of its departments, that of Oise, in the north of the country, and in Haute-Savoie, in the east. The number of confirmed cases of contamination has more than doubled, from 18 to 40, of which 26 are currently hospitalized.

It is in the Hauts-de-France region that the coronavirus has developed its highest contamination:

12 people are affected, who were in contact with the teacher of the college Jean de La Fontaine in Crépy-en-Valois, who died at 60 in the night of Tuesday to Wednesday in Paris, or in connection with another man of 55 years old, who is hospitalized in Amiens and is in serious condition. Neither of them had yet traveled to a country at risk.

Consultation or confinement

In the college of 700 students where the deceased professor worked, classes will not resume until next Thursday. But Monday and Tuesday, middle school students and all staff of the establishment will be able to be received in consultation by doctors, in coordination with the infectiology services of the University Hospital of Amiens and Lille.

"Around 2,000 students" have not returned to school and are currently staying at home because they have returned from an area affected by the coronavirus, a figure likely to increase next week, said the Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer. Jean-Michel Blanquer also assured that a distance education device could be deployed on a large scale if necessary: ​​"We have been preparing for it for several weeks with the Cned".

Finally, some organizations expect the government to make binding decisions. The Synerpa Federation of Aid to the Elderly calls for directives limiting access to retirement homes and senior residences for people from "China, South Korea, Macao, Hong Kong, Singapore and Italy (Lombardy and Veneto)" , "Or anyone who has been in contact with a traveler from these countries".

Measures for companies

For their part, Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, and Muriel Pénicaud, Minister of Labor, announced exceptional measures to deal with the epidemic of Coronavirus which is considered as "a case of force majeure for the business, employees and employers ”.

The minister announced to companies working for the state that they will not be penalized in the event of delays in delivery. He also announced "possibilities of recourse to partial activity" and "the spreading of social and fiscal charges for the companies which will need it". Local communities will have to do the same.

The Minister of Labor, Muriel Pénicaud, meanwhile, announced the posting of a question and answer online on the rules to follow for companies and employees. It underlines in particular that the employer can set up teleworking without the employee's agreement, contrary to the usual practice, or modify the dates of leave already set. The Ministry of Health also recalls that "the employer is responsible for the health and safety of the employees of his company in accordance with the provisions of article L. 4121-1 of the Labor Code".

It also confirmed that the parents of confined children can be "put on sick leave" without a waiting day and with coverage for daily social security benefits.

For their part, large companies are multiplying the precautions: if some are content to restrict travel to Asia, L'Oréal has just implemented a travel ban for the entire month of March for its employees.

No cancellation a priori for events

For his part, the new Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, agreed with his counterparts from the countries bordering Italy, Tuesday, to exchange information on the situation in their respective countries. The ministers undertook to harmonize the alerts sent to travelers and not to cancel a priori cultural and sporting events. The goal is not to create panic.

The message is already struggling to get across, however. Wednesday, the arrival of Turin's Juventus supporters in Lyon was criticized by opposition leaders, while the same day, we learned of the postponement of the Ireland-Italy rugby match scheduled for March 7 in Dublin in the as part of the Six Nations Tournament.

The arrival of Turin supporters is "not reasonable", judged the president of the RN, Marine Le Pen, and "not consistent", said the socialist Ségolène Royal. And in Nice, the mayor LR Christian Estrosi decided to shorten the carnival which was planned until Saturday.




Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld

GENERAL STRIKE IN FRANCE


Hundreds of thousands of French people responded to the union's call on December 5 to protest the government's pension reform. The strike, renewed, affects many sectors: transport, education, health ...

The CGT announces more than 1.5 million demonstrators "spread over more than 250 events".

No comment !! To be continued........


Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld

FRANCE A REFORM OF RETIREES

NO BRUTALITY

In order to maintain the vagueness of his pension reform, Édouard Philippe tried to take over the file. Eight days of a day of mobilization against this reform, the French Prime Minister says "more than ever determined" to implement a new system by points and universal but with amenities.

"We will not compromise on the target but we will take the time it takes to get there," said the Prime Minister. We will put an end to the special diets, but we do not want to stigmatize those who are there today. In other words, universality yes, brutality, no.

Between "determination" and "appeasement". This is the line that wanted to adopt this Wednesday Edouard Philippe after the consultations he had with the social partners on pension reform. This, after weeks where the words of the executive alternated between great flexibility to consider "the clause of the grandfather" and haro on special diets "of another time".

Find the right cursor

What is not negotiable for Édouard Philippe is the change of system. What is still negotiable, on the other hand, is the "transition", that is, the date of entry into force of this new system. The prime minister said it was "open" Wednesday that the first generation concerned by the pension reform is no longer the generation 1963. "I do not believe that an immediate and brutal transition is acceptable and legitimate, and I do not believe that a slow transition to the point of returning to decades the effect of reform is timely, "continued the head of government He also slipped that the transition mechanisms must be equitable between the regimes ... while taking into account "the history of public enterprises", where the transitions will certainly be longer.

Rights granted to unions

He assured that he heard "the importance" of the CFTC family rights and committed to guaranteeing them (the question of the eight quarters of career bonus for children already born is particularly on the table, as well as the 10 pension bonus for families with three children), in the wake of a controversy over the impact of the reform for mothers With regard to the CFDT, he highlighted the issue of the work of seniors and that of hardship, which will have to be extended to the public service or will have to evolve for night work (for the health care staff in the hospital, in particular). On the employment of seniors, he - form of pressure - says wait for solutions Medef and CPME. The report Bellon-Soussan-Mériaux, expected in December, should indeed be made in January.

At the attention of Unsa, Edouard Philippe promised to write "in the law guarantees for teachers for example". And for U2P, he promised to continue to discuss the situation of the liberal professions. Finally, the Prime Minister has reiterated that social partners such as Parliament will have an important place in the future governance of the system.

The Prime Minister has thus occupied the ground since the beginning of the week to do what he calls "pedagogy" but above all, to show the French that the executive is already preparing after December 5.

The after December 5th

In communication, this is called a sequence, and this sequence is Emmanuel Macron who launched it after his trip to Amiens late last week with a goal: to try to show that he is not paralyzed while waiting for the December 5th strike. A Edouard Philippe to launch in turn a tone of matamore. "I do not feel like someone who is paralyzed, usually people say I'm determined, sometimes they say I'm calm. I recognize myself quite well in these two qualifiers, "he explained.

The head of the government specified that the main lines of the reform will be presented around mid-December: Jean-Paul Delevoye would give his conclusions of the consultations on December 9 or 10 before he himself gives the arbitrations of the government before Christmas for a bill presentation in early 2020. An acceleration of the timetable to try to remove doubts about the executive's willingness to carry out a major reform.

One way also to allow yourself the opportunity to make ads likely to defuse the movement while trying to sell a "refoundation" of "social justice", a "system common to all French with the same rules for all.»

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld

GERARD DARMANIN REVIEW OF THE NON-PLACE

FOLLOWING A COMPLAINT FOR RAPE

The Court of Cassation announced Thursday that the dismissal, following a complaint for rape, which benefited the Minister of Action and Public Accounts, Gerald Darmanin, in 2018, will be reviewed.

Indeed, an examining magistrate refused on 16 August 2018 to restart the investigations after a dismissal by the Paris prosecutor of the initial complaint of Sophie Patterson-Spatz. The latter had appealed this decision, but her appeal had been judged out of time by the Paris Court of Appeal.

But the highest court of the judiciary on Thursday said that "the proof of the notification of the order (no place, Ed) was not established, the time for appeal had not begun to run As expected on the day of the decision, made in the middle of the summer. Consequently, the Court of Cassation ordered the investigating chamber to reconsider Mrs Patterson-Spatz's appeal against this dismissal.

Gérald Darmanin, 37 years old, is accused by this 46-year-old woman of having raped her in 2009. At the time, she spoke to the elected representative, who was then in charge of the legal affairs department of the UMP. , to try to cancel a 2004 conviction for blackmail and malicious appeals against a former mate. According to her, Mr. Darmanin would have shown him his support to the Chancellery, in exchange for sexual favors.

At the height of this affair, a second accuser, a resident of Tourcoing (North), whose minister was mayor from 2014 to 2017, had lodged a complaint of "abuse of weakness", claiming that the elected representative had asked her for sexual favors. in exchange for housing. This procedure was also dismissed by the Paris prosecutor's office in spring 2018.

Benjamin Griveaux, still spokesman of the government, had excluded any resignation of the tenant of Bercy: "the questioning (...) against Gerald Darmanin is not an indictment, so we must leave the justice do its job.»

Kate White for DayNewsWorld

BLACK DAY IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS IN FRANCE

Black day in public hospitals. All hospital staff, from doctors to caregivers, deans to students, is called Thursday, November 14 to demonstrate throughout France, to demand more resources and staff.

It is a question of putting pressure on the government, which is expected to announce a long-awaited "support plan" in the near future.

A widespread challenge

Rarely, all unions in the hospital public service have rallied, especially the CGT, FO and CFDT, which are struggling so much to agree on other topics at the national level.

In practice, Snphare anesthetists rely on "historic mobilization", while the gynecologists of Syngof "prepared the strike by avoiding any non-emergency care programming". At AP-HP, which has 37 hospitals in Île-de-France, 80% of all paramedics (nurses, caregivers) should declare themselves strikers, even requisitioned ..

Even the discrete chiefs of service have started a "coding strike". This is the case in Marseille and the AP-HP, where 380 services are affected by this practice which penalizes the finances of the 39 hospitals of the group.

The claims have not changed since the start of the emergency crisis eight months ago: the recovery of hospital debt estimated at nearly 30 billion euros salary increase of 300 euros, increase in staff and reopening of beds removed.

Health Minister Agnès Buzyn has already failed with her plan of rebuilding in September and the premium of 100 € to come out of this conflict which lasts for eight months, so that the demonstrators intend to be received at Matignon.

Jaimie Potts for DayNewsWorld
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11 NOVEMBRE INAUGURATION D'UN MONUMENT AUX

SOLDATS MORTS EN OPERATION EXTERIEURE

A l'occasion des commémorations du 11 novembre, Emmanuel Macron inaugure lundi à Paris un monument pour les 549 militaires « morts pour la France », en opérations extérieures depuis 1963.

Le mémorial est une haute sculpture de bronze dans un espace tranquille du parc André-Citroën. Il représente six soldats de chaque armée - cinq hommes et une femme portant un cercueil invisible.« Matérialiser le cercueil par le vide est la meilleure forme symbolique pour rendre hommage à nos soldats disparus », explique le sculpteur, Stéphane Vigny.

À côté, sur un mur,on peut lire les noms de 549 militaires, dont deux femmes, tués par l'ennemi ou morts à la suite de blessures de guerre, de maladie ou d'accident au cours des « Opex », ces interventions des forces militaires françaises menées en dehors du territoire national depuis la fin de la guerre d'Algérie. Un « mur des noms » qui permettra à chaque famille de soldat mort pour la France « de se recueillir, passer un moment paisible », la secrétaire d' Etat aux anciens combattants Geneviève Darrieussecq.

Ces représentants de « la quatrième génération du feu », comme l’appelle l’armée, sont morts sur 17 théâtres d’opération, dont 141 au Liban, 129 au Tchad, 85 en Afghanistan et 78 en ex-Yougoslavie.

« La France n'oublie pas ceux qui sont morts pour elle. Elle n'oublie aucun de ses enfants. C'est notre devoir et notre honneur », avait déclaré le chef de l'Etat le 13 juillet 2018 dans un discours aux armées.

Carl Delsey pour DayNewsWorld
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ROUEN INCENDIE USINE LUBRIZOL LA DEFIANCE

ET LA COLERE NE CESSENT DE MONTER

Malgré les propos qui se sont voulus rassurants, tenus hier au soir, 30 septembre 2019, par le Premier Ministre Edouard Philippe, la population de l’agglomération rouennaise est au bord de la crise de nerf.

Cinq cent (500) personnes étaient massées hier au soir devant les locaux où se tenait une réunion organisée à l’initiative du Préfet ,devant les élus eux aussi inquiets et demandeurs d’informations précises.

La foule hurlait : « on veut savoir » !

Il faut dire que depuis plusieurs heures les choses se sont singulièrement compliquées, cette évolution étant due aux contradictions successives de la communication gouvernementale .

Hier, le PDG de LUBRIZOL qui déclarait qu’il n’y avait aucune activité humaine dans la nuit du 25 au 26 septembre dans le secteur du stockage, a fait savoir simultanément qu’en s’appuyant sur des vidéos et témoignages de riverains, il avait déposé plainte.

Il faut convenir que non seulement la zone de stockage de Lubrizol a brûlée mais que le feu s’est étendu aussi à un entrepôt voisin, appartenant à la Société SCMT (Société Commerciale de Magasinage et de Transports).

Ce qui est sûr, en tout état de cause, c’est que le nuage de fumée s’est répandu bien au delà de l’agglomération rouennaise, jusque dans les Hauts de France, peut-être même au-delà de la frontière belge.

La campagne environnante a été si sérieusement touchée par les retombées de suies, que décision a été prise d’interdire aux agriculteurs de vendre leurs produits, conduisant par suite le Ministre de l‘agriculture à promettre des indemnités de réparations. Qui va payer ? Pour l’instant ! On ne sait pas !

Les informations contradictoires recueillies heure après heure par les élus locaux, directement concernés et en charge de leurs concitoyens, ont mis ces derniers en colère, à la sortie de la réunion préfectorale d’hier soir certains n’ont pas hésité à déclarer que l’on se retrouvait en face du Syndrome de Tchernobyl ( le nuage s’était soi-disant arrêté aux frontières) ou encore devant celui plus récent de l’incendie de Notre-Dame de Paris dont on ignore encore tout des résultats de l’enquête, toujours inachevée après l’incendie spectaculaire du 15 avril 2019

Pour contrecarrer le silence des autorités: Corinne Lepage, Présidente de Cap 21, avocate spécialisée dans le droit de l’environnement et ancienne ministre de l’Environnement sous les gouvernements Juppé 1 et Juppé 2 (Présidence Jacques Chirac).

A la demande de l’association « Respire » elle vient de déposer, dans le cadre d’une procédure d’urgence, un référé dont l’objectif est de savoir quels sont exactement les produits qui ont brûlé dans l’incendie, quels sont les polluants qui ont été découverts. Selon elle, il se pourrait que des métaux lourds soient découverts dans les suies qui sont retombées sur le sol, dans les prés et les champs et dans les habitations et leur environnement. Elle s’appuie pour lancer cette procédure sur diverses informations :

- Réalisations de travaux d’extension, en juin 2019, dans la zone de stockage de Lubrizol où l’incendie s’est développé rapidement
- Informations qui n’auraient pas été données à temps en raison d’une simplification excessive des procédures de contrôle initiées par Emmanuel Macron et ses équipes.

Ajoutons, parallèlement qu’une enquête parlementaire a été demandée par des élus nationaux

Pour ne rien arranger, mais aussi pour aider encore mieux à comprendre le niveau de défiance et de colère des habitants de Rouen, nous rappellerons que l’entreprise Lubrizol, qui est installée depuis 1954, (et qui vient d’être mise à l’arrêt) appartient au groupe de Chimie américain Lubrizol, lui-même propriété de Berkshire Hatthaway, holding du milliardaire Warren Buffet aujourd’hui âgé de 87 ans.

A 80 ans, Warren Buffet, troisième fortune mondiale selon le magazine Forbes (85 milliards de dollars) s’est offert Lubrizol, pour 9 milliards de dollars.

L’homme, qui n’a jamais investi dans les technologies internet, aime les sociétés qui rapportent de l’argent de façon quasi mécanique.

Selon le milliardaire lui-même, lorsqu’il a fait cette acquisition « il avait le fusil de chasse rechargé et le doigt sur la gâchette le démangeait ».

Son choix est tombé sur Lubrizol « qui vend des composants chimiques aux industries du bâtiment, aux industries cosmétiques, des lubrifiants pour les moteurs de voitures et de bateaux, comme Coca Cola vend son sirop (sic), en imposant ses prix à ses clients car sa technologie n’est pas imitable ».

Ces déclarations risquent de redonner du corps à l’idéologie de ceux qui pensent que le capitalisme nuit à la santé…..

Clara Mitchell pour DayNewsWorld

GREAT MOBILIZATION AGAINST REFORM

RETIREMENTS

The Prime Minister wanted reassurance on the construction site of the retreats. But hardly lost, three days after the unprecedented strike of the RATP agents of other categories beat the pavement this Monday, September 16 in Paris, between Opera and Nation to oppose the reform.

"For the first time in the social history of this country, lawyers, healthcare professionals and employees of the air transport together will march together to denounce the project of capturing without summation of their autonomous retirement plans," he said. the collective "SOS Retraites" created by these professions to defend the specificity of their schemes.

At the forefront of the mobilization is the National Council of Bars (CNB): this event is coupled with a strike hearings with almost all 164 French bars "mobilized" according to the Conference of the bâtonniers. Almost everywhere, the lawyers decided not to plead any case and to request the referral of the lawsuits.

These "unprofessional" professions go out on the streets to defend their "self-governing" retirement systems against the "universal system" desired by the executive. "The common point is that each of us has autonomous plans," says Ghislaine Sicre, president of Convergence Nurse (CI).

The "universal system" promised by the head of state must indeed result in a sharp rise in contributions "that many of us can not support," she says. regimes that are all bound to merge, in the long run, into the universal system promised by Mr. Macron.

This scenario involves a "collection of reserves" accumulated by the various funds involved with significant sums involved. At lawyers, it is two billion euros. As for the Carpimko - the fund of paramedical professions - the amounts amounted to 3.4 billion "We do not want a hold-up takes place," says the president of CI.

Moreover for several professions the contribution rate could be higher for less pension: thus lawyers to whom it should double. Similarly in paramedical professions where contributions are expected to increase by fourteen points which will bring the rate of load to 60%. To Mrs. Sicre to conclude "In the end, there will be more punctures for less pensions. "

To curb the nascent revolt, High Commissioner Jean-Paul Delevoye will meet "by October 15" the representatives of the 42 regimes will be extinguished, to "draw up an inventory" and "set a timetable of work ".

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld
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DES RASSEMBLEMENTS DE GILETS JAUNES

AVEC TRES PEU DE JAUNE FLUO

Pour leur 44e semaine consécutive de mobilisation, plusieurs groupes de Gilets jaunes se sont donnés rendez-vous dans la ville de Nantes pour une manifestation nationale. La cité des ducs n’a pas été choisie au hasard.

Elle est est le fief de l’ancien ministre, François de Rugy, qui a dû démissionner après une série de révélations de Mediapart. C'est également une ville marquée par la mort de Steve Maia Caniço, 24 ans, qui avait disparu le soir de la Fête de la musique après une intervention policière controversée et dont le corps avait été retrouvé cinq semaines plus tard dans la Loire.

Des heurts à Nantes avec les blackblocs

«Contre le pouvoir en place, manifestation», peut-on lire sur les affiches ornées d’un homard en référence aux fastueux dîners organisée par l’ancien minnistre de la Transition écologique.

Dans un communiqué, le collectif citoyen Justice pour Steve a appelé à se joindre à la manifestations des Gilets jaunes, ce 14 septembre 2019, «contre un pouvoir qui utilise la violence policière pour réprimer les mouvements sociaux, les réfugiés ou les rassemblements festifs de jeunes [...]

Face à la violence et au cynisme de l’État... Pour dire non à une police qui ressemble de plus en plus souvent à une milice d’extrême droite».

La situation a rapidement dégénéré. Dans le cortège, des manifestants ont scandé des messages contre la police et plusieurs commerces et abribus ont été vandalisés.

Des poubelles ont été incendiées. Des projectiles ont été tirés contre la police qui a répliqué par du gaz lacrymogène. Au total, 30 interpellations ont eu lieu à Nantes dans la journée.

Des manifestations ont eu lieu dans plusieurs autres villes.

À Paris, ce sont environ 500 personnes qui ont manifesté dans le calme entre la porte de Choisy et le boulevard de Grenelle, tandis qu'à l'aéroport d'Orly une centaine de «gilets jaunes» ont manifesté contre la privatisation d'Aéroports de Paris (ADP). A Lyon, 400 manifestants se sont rassemblées malgré l'interdiction de la préfecture.

Les forces de l'ordre ont procédé à 9 interpellations pour « attroupements illégaux en vue de commettre une infraction et au port d'armes illégal », selon la préfecture.

Environ 700 personnes, selon la police, ont défilé à Nancy, plusieurs centaines de personnes à Toulouse, Marseille, Montpellier ou 150 à Bordeaux.

Si peu de manifestants arboraient le gilet jaune, le gouvernement n'en sait pas moins qu'il faut compter désormais avec l'opinion pour mener à bien ses réformes.

Britney Delsey pour DayNewsWorld
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LE MIS EN EXAMEN RICHARD FERRAND

GARDE LE PERCHOIR

Le président LREM de l'Assemblée nationale a été mis en examen, dans la nuit du mercredi 11 au jeudi 12 septembre 2019 à Lille (Nord), pour « prise illégale d'intérêts » dans l'affaire des Mutuelles de Bretagne. Il a été entendu par trois juges d'instruction lors d'un "interrogatoire de première comparution" au tribunal de grande instance de Lille, où l'affaire a été dépaysée

Sandrine Doucen entendue à son tour, la compagne de Richard Ferrand est entendue, jeudi, par les juges lillois en charge du dossier. Sandrine Doucen est au cœur de l'affaire.

En effet, alors que Richard Ferrand était directeur général des Mutuelles de Bretagne, celles-ci ont voulu louer des locaux commerciaux à Brest.

Entre trois propositions, elles ont choisi celle d'une société civile immobilière appartenant à Sandrine Doucen.

Quelle est vraiment cette affaire ?

Les faits remontent à 2011, quand Richard Ferrand était directeur général des Mutuelles de Bretagne. L'organisme à but non lucratif recherchait des locaux commerciaux à Brest pour ouvrir un centre de soins.

Trois propositions: l'établissement choisit une société civile immobilière, la Saca pour un loyer annuel de 42.000 euros annuel.

Mais petit problème : Saca, qui propose un « petit » loyer appartient à la compagne de Richard Ferrand, Sandrine Doucen, avocate. Ce serait Richard Ferrand lui-même qui aurait quelque mois plus tôt acheté les locaux concernés. Il aurait notamment signé en décembre 2010 une promesse de vente conditionnée à la conclusion d'un bail commercial entre une SCI, devant se substituer à lui, et les Mutuelles de Bretagne. De plus la promesse de location aurait permis à sa compagne d'obtenir un prêt bancaire.

Offre de Sandrine Doucen la mieux-disante ? La proposition de Mme Doucen était certes la moins chère MAIS sans prendre en compte le coût important des travaux pris en charge par les Mutuelles par la suite soit la bagatelle de 184 000 euros.

On a l’impression de nager en eaux troubles dans le rôle joué par Richard Ferrand autour des Mutuelles de Bretagne.

Précisons qu'il a été directeur général des Mutuelles de Bretagne de 1998 à 2012, avant d’y conserver un poste de chargé de mission de 2012 à 2017. ..

La SCI Saca appartient aujourd’hui à Sandrine Doucen (99 % des parts) et à la fille qu’elle a eue avec Richard Ferrand (1 %). Les loyers de ces locaux brestois ont permis à la SCI d’acquérir en 2013 un appartement de 353 000 euros à Paris. Une belle opération immobilière !

Juste après l'annonce de sa mise en examen, Richard Ferrand a annoncé être « déterminé à poursuivre [sa] mission à la tête de l'Assemblée ».

Il a également assuré « rester serein sur l'issue de la procédure, au regard du classement sans suite de l'ensemble des griefs de la première plainte » en octobre 2017, « d'autant plus qu'aucun élément nouveau n'a été versé à ce dossier dans lequel il n'y a ni préjudice ni victime ».

Jérôme Karsenti, avocat de l'association anticorruption Anticor qui s'est portée partie civile dans ce dossier, a expliqué : "Pour nous, Richard Ferrand doit partir, en raison de l'équilibre des pouvoirs et de la manière dont les institutions doivent fonctionner". Il a également jugé que "cette mise en examen [allait] perturber les institutions".

Jamais un président de l'Assemblée nationale n'avait été mis en examen !

Alyson Braxton pour DayNewsWorld
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LE COLLECTIF CITOYEN EST  UN LEURRE DEMOCRATIQUE

Le tirage au sort des 35 citoyens devant former le collectif citoyen pour accompagner la stratégie vaccinale a commencé ce lundi 4 janvier 2020. Le président de la République avait annoncé la mise en place de cette nouvelle instance, sous la coupe du précise le Conseil économique, social et environnemental (Cese), dès le 24 novembre dernier. Le tirage au sort doit permettre une mise en place dès le 10 janvier pour un début des travaux fixé au 16 janvier prochain.

Un « collectif citoyen » mais pour quoi faire ?

Il s'agirait en fait d'associer plus largement la population à la campagne de vaccination voulue par le gouvernement. Gabriel Attal, le porte-parole du gouvernement, a détaillé la mission de ce collectif citoyen : « Leurs membres pourront poser toutes les questions, faire toutes les observations et interpeller Olivier Véran ou le professeur Alain Fischer ». Ils « sont là pour dire si oui ou non ils comprennent ce que (nous sommes en train de faire)  résumait ce lundi la ministre de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation Frédérique Vidal sur BFMTV, avant que le président de la République ne préside, cette après-midi, une « réunion de suivi » de la vaccination en France à l’Élysée.

Les citoyens tirés au sort débuteront dès le 16 janvier une phase de réflexion et de propositions qui durera tout le long de la campagne vaccinale. Le gouvernement table sur un total d’environ 20 millions de Français vaccinés lors du premier semestre 2021. Ce n’est donc qu’en juillet qu’un bilan des travaux est attendu. L’Elysée précise qu’une plateforme dédiée de consultation citoyenne sera mise en place en parallèle d’ici

Mais Emmanuel Macron tiendra-t-il compte des propositions des personnes tirées au sort. On se souvient que celles retenues par les 150 Français à l’issue de la Convention Citoyenne pour le Climat n’avaient pas toutes été sélectionnées, ou alors largement modifiées...

De plus quelques jours après avoir pris l’engagement d’accélérer la stratégie vaccinale dans l’Hexagone, le gouvernement ne devrait donc pas attendre le 16 janvier pour prendre les mesures qui s’imposent. Cela soulève la délicate question de l’utilité d’un tel collectif, si ce n’est pour suivre et évaluer les résultats des décisions prises.

Un « gadget totalement délirant et antidémocratique ».

L’opposition n’a pas de mot assez fort pour fustiger la nouvelle initiative de l’exécutif dénonçant une « nouvelle usine à gaz », qui ne permettra pas d’optimiser la stratégie vaccinale .Nombreux sont les responsables politiques, à l’image de l’eurodéputé RN, Jean-Lin Lacapelle, à demander la fin de à souhaiter « que le gouvernement prenne ses responsabilités ».

« La démocratie représentative, ce n’est pas se défausser dès que l’on ne maîtrise plus rien, c’est assumer son rôle de représentant du peuple, faire ce pour quoi on reçoit un mandat et une délégation du peuple français », fustige par exemple la présidente du Rassemblement national Marine Le Pen sur Twitter, selon qui « l’exécutif renonce à décider, à agir, donc à gouverner. ». Les parlementaires s’estiment (encore) contournés. Même au centre, le président de l’UDI Jean-Christophe Lagarde dénonce, toujours sur les réseaux sociaux, un « gadget totalement délirant et antidémocratique ». Car avec ce collectif, ou « comité Théodule », selon des critiques toutes plus acerbes les unes que les autres, les oppositions estiment que le gouvernement contourne, à nouveau, le Parlement.

Mais pour le gouvernement, l’objectif est ailleurs : ce collectif citoyen vise principalement à renforcer la confiance de la population envers ses classes dirigeantes mais aussi envers les vaccins en général...qui n'ont pas cessé de nous mentir.




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ZONE D'ALERTE MAXIMALE A PARIS ET SA PETITE COURONNE ET DE NOUVELLES MESURES CONTRAIGNANTES

Paris et les trois départements de la petite couronne passent en « zone d’alerte maximale », a annoncé ce dimanche 4 octobre Matignon à l’ ajoutant que de nouvelles restrictions seront annoncées demain, lundi.

Ces « mesures contraignantes »dureront 15 jours et ont été détaillées lors d’une conférence de presse à 11H30 par la maire de Paris Anne Hidalgo. Cette décision gouvernementale s’est fondée sur des données inquiétantes du week-end qui confirment une tendance de fond à la dégradation des trois indicateurs principaux: taux d’incidence de la maladie, taux d’incidence pour les personnes âgées, et taux d’occupation des lits de réanimation par des patients Covid.

Les restaurants resteront toutefois désormais ouverts avec un protocole sanitaire renforcé dans les zones d'alerte maximale. Les bars et cafés sont eux toujours dans le flou.

Un nouveau coup dur pour un secteur déjà durement éprouvé par la crise sanitaire.

Par ailleurs, et toujours pour faire face à un regain de circulation du Covid-19, le télétravail est « plus que jamais » privilégié dans les zones rouge et écarlate. Soulagement pour le secteur de la restauration. Après la fronde soulevée par la fermeture obligatoire des restaurants dans les zones en alerte maximale, le gouvernement a revu sa position ce dimanche 4 octobre annonçant leur réouverture

Les universités sont également concernées. Les salles de classe ou amphithéâtres des universités ne pourront être remplis qu’à 50% de leur capacité au maximum en zones d’alerte renforcée et maximale, a annoncé dimanche 4 octobre Matignon, en précisant que cette mesure s’appliquait à partir de mardi.

Avant que Paris et sa petite couronne ne soient placés en alerte maximale ce dimanche, seuls la Guadeloupe et Aix-Marseille étaient concernés par ces fermetures obligatoires.




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OFFICIAL G7 SUMMIT PROGRAM

TO BIARRITZ

The meeting takes place in the center of Biarritz, at the Hotel du Palais, an establishment overlooking the Grande Plage.

The press center is planned at the Halle d'Iraty, 1 km away.

What is the official program of the summit?

The reception of G7 leaders organized in Biarritz will take place from Saturday at 19:30.

Here is the official program of the summit organized until Monday in the Basque city.


Saturday, August 24

19:30: Reception of the G7 leaders by Emmanuel Macron

8.30 pm: Informal dinner of Heads of State and Government

Sunday, August 25

9:30: Working Session "International Economy / Trade and continuing discussions on the international security agenda"

11:15: Bilateral interviews

12:45 pm: Welcome of the leaders of the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, the International Labor Organization, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, of the African Union and the African Development Bank

1 pm: Working lunch "Fight against inequalities"

2 pm: Presentation of the report of the Consultative Council for Gender Equality

14:45: Welcoming Heads of State and Government of South Africa, Burkina Faso, 2:45 pm: Welcoming Heads of State and Government of South Africa, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Senegal and Rwanda by the President of the Republic and representatives of the African Development Bank and the African Union.

15h: Working session "G7 Partnership with Africa".

4:45 pm: Press briefing Sahel

17h: Bilateral interviews

5:15 pm: Press Briefing on Women's Entrepreneurship in Africa

7:15 pm: Welcome of the leaders of Spain, Australia, Chile and India by Emmanuel Macron

19:30: Family photo

8:45 pm: Official dinner

Monday, August 26

9am: Bilateral interviews

10am: Working session "Climate, Biodiversity, Oceans"

12h: Bilateral interviews

1 pm: Working lunch "Digital Transformation"

14.45: Closing session of the G7

3 pm: Closing press conferences

The summit of the G7 that opens this Saturday in Biarritz (until Monday 26th) in the South of France promises to be electric with leaders at the antipodes on the major issues of the world.

To President Emmanuel Macron, who sees himself as the architect of a new world order, deploying treasures of diplomacy and skill to bring his peers in tune.

From Iran to taxes on GAFA through Brexit, the lines of fracture are multiplying.

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld

JEFFREY EPSTEIN CASE

OPEN INVESTIGATION IN PARIS

FOR RAPE AND SEXUAL AGGRESSION ON MINORS


The Paris prosecutor's office on Friday opened an investigation into "rape" and "sexual assault," particularly on minors, in the Jeffrey Epstein case, prosecutor Remy Heitz said.

The investigations, entrusted to the Central Office for the Repression of Violence against Persons, will aim to uncover possible offenses committed not only on the national territory, but also abroad to the prejudice of French victims or to against authors of French nationality, "said the prosecutor in a statement.

"Several victims" French

Upon the arrest of the American financier, the French association Innocence in danger had alerted the prosecution. "From a reliable source, Innocence in danger has been confirmed recently that several victims of the prostitutional network, created by Jeffrey Epstein and his accomplices, are also of French nationality" wrote the association to the public prosecutor of Paris on Monday, August 12th.

The association announced Thursday, August 22 that it held "ten testimonies", "mainly victims," ​​concerning acts related to the case Jeffrey Epstein "committed on French soil," according to President Homayra Sellier.

As "surprise birthday gift"

The prosecution made this decision after carrying out "checks and cross-checks on the basis of the elements" that had been transmitted to it and having had "exchanges" with the competent US authorities, the statement said.

In a testimony dating from 2011 but recently made public in the United States, a complainant also accused the financier and jet-setter of abusing very young French women who had been sent to her as a "surprise birthday present".

According to Anglo-Saxon media, she also assured that these girls had been sent to the United States by a former close friend of Epstein, the French Jean-Luc Brunel, founder of modeling agencies Karin Models and MC2 Model Management.

Sexual crimes on minors

The American businessman was accused of organizing a network of exploitation of girls and sexual assault on minors. Already convicted in the United States in 2008, he avoided a trial and was sentenced to 13 months in prison thanks to a plea bargain.

He was arrested again on 6 July 2019 and charged with sexual exploitation of minors. The facts alleged against him date from the period from 2002 to 2005, at least.

According to the indictment, he allegedly "brought minors (some 40 and some 14 years old) to his residences in Manhattan and Palm Beach (Florida) and on an island in the Caribbean to engage in sexual acts with him. him, after which he gave them hundreds of dollars in cash. "

He was found dead on August 10 in his New York cell, the results of the autopsy confirming a suicide by hanging.

Kate White for DayNewsWorld

FRANCOIS DE RUGY THE RESIGNATION

François De Rugy resigns and says: "I privileged the sense of responsibility for the president and the government"

The French Minister of the Ecological Transition after the multiple cascading revelations of MEDIAPART resigned this Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

At the center of a controversy over excessive spending, François de Rugy announced his resignation from the government, while considering himself victim of a "media lynching", and announcing to have filed a complaint of defamation against the site of investigation MEDIAPART .

François de Rugy:

"I feel good even if I feel a great feeling of injustice with the methods of MEDIAPART ".

Since last week, the site of investigation revealed that the interested party had organized sumptuous dinners at the Hotel de Lassay at the time when he was president of the National Assembly from June 2017 to September 2018.

MEDIAPART also reveals work worth 63,000 euros in its company housing.

One thing is certain: the torch burns between the French people and their leaders (political class) who seem to abuse public money in the eyes of citizens, while at the same time poverty and difficulties only increase with a taxation become unbearable, France being the world champion of taxes, taxes and levies of all kinds !!!

Simon Freeman for DayNewsWorld

CASE OF BERNARD TAPIE ADDIDAS / CREDIT LYONNAIS

THE BEGINNING OF JUSTICE

The latest episode in a 20-year-old judicial serial, marked by many reversals, the Paris Criminal Court decided on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, to relax former Minister Bernard Tapie and the five other defendants in Arbitration of the case of Addidas / Credit Lyonnais

Bernard Tapie: "My cancer has just taken a dirty blow in the mouth" launched the former minister, under chemotherapy for a double cancer

"It's proof that you always have to fight to the end."

Dominique Tapie, the wife of the former minister commented:

"It's the best day of my husband's life because his honor has been recognized"

Hervé Temime Bernard Tapie's lawyer:

"The court has rendered with rare independence a judgment of exceptional clarity and it is for us (...) an immense satisfaction and a great liberation"

Prosecuted for fraud and embezzlement of public funds, former minister Bernard Tapie, a five-year prison sentence and 375,000 euros fine that was required on April 1, 2019, against the businessman, He was reproached for organizing, with his former lawyer Maurice Lantourne, arbitration "rigged" in consultation with one of the three members of the arbitral tribunal, the high magistrate Pierre Estoup to settle the dispute between Bernard Tapie and Credit Lyonnais, bound on the resale of Adidas in the 1990s.

For the public prosecutor, who has not yet announced whether he would appeal, Bernard Tapie had "rigged" the arbitration which had granted him in July 2008 the unprecedented sum of 45 million euros in respect of non-pecuniary damage .

This judgment does not, however, call into question the judgment of the Paris Court of Cassation in the civil part of the case.

The court annulled the arbitration in 2016, deeming it "fraudulent" and sentenced Bernard Tapie to repay the 404 million euros obtained.

A decision that appears today at odds with the relaxation pronounced in the criminal aspect.

However, the two procedures were not exactly the same thing.

- In the civil part, it was a question of judging the decision taken during the arbitration itself.

- In the criminal section, judges were interested in the conditions under which this procedure was chosen and executed.

- The court has not retried Adidas litigation, it was not seized, said Hervé Temime, the lawyer Bernard Tapie.

- But for me there is no consistency between these decisions.

Other relaxed person Stéphane Richard, 57, Orange CEO at the head of the telecom operator, at the time of the case, Stephane Richard was Chief of Staff of the Minister of Economy and Finance Christine Lagarde, for which the public prosecutor had requested against him three years of prison of which 18 months firm, 100,000 euros fine and a prohibition of any civil service during five years

Stéphane Richard, said on leaving the court:

"Today there is this relief to have my innocence totally recognized by this court, it's the feeling that dominates me, the court said the arbitration was legal, it even said it was legitimate" .

Seen from here (USA)

This judgment is only the beginning of a right return of things, because if the memory is missing a certain it is necessary to remember on the bottom of the facts which generated this situation !!

Indeed the case Addidas Bernard Tapie is not the only one in which the Credit Lyonnais has been involved !!!

Jean-Maxime Lévêque former president of Crédit Lyonnais but also owner of an exotic bank, International Bankers, is one of the actors of the Crédit Lyonnais disaster and its 120 billion losses of the nationalized bank!

Jean Maxime graduated from the ENA in 1948, senior official, inspector of finance, he accumulates prestigious appointments and represents France at the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

He left his post of economic adviser at the Elysée in 1964 for the Crédit commercial de France (CCF), of which he became president in 1976.

In 1982 that turns the fate of Jean-Maxime Lévêque. This year he created a promising small bank, the International Bankers Incorporated Cy NV Holding (IBI), which he lives in the Netherlands Antilles.

The sulphurous story of Jean-Maxime Lévêque begins in Curaçao, in the Netherlands Antilles.

This tax haven will be the home of IBI. The Bank's operational headquarters, International Bankers SA, is located in Luxembourg.

In addition to the mysterious Sheikh Baroum, IBI's round table brings together three former CCF clients. There is the Syrian Akram Ojjeh, the Saudi Adnan Kashoggi and the Lebanese Samir Traboulsi.

With 130 million initial capital, the small IBI has great ambitions.

Jean-Maxime Lévêque, who wants to make it a star of international trading, quickly creates branches of the bank in Paris, London, Hong Kong and Geneva.

The bank's range of services is vast and particularly suited to companies and business people who want financial flows to be lost in specially created exotic companies.

In the field of the administration of offshore companies, explains a report of the direction of the economic and financial studies of Credit Lyonnais, IBI is able to intervene on twenty types of companies, located legally in Luxembourg or on other offshore places (Jersey, Panama, Netherlands Antilles, etc.).

The appointment of Jean-Maxime Lévêque in July 1986 as President of Crédit Lyonnais.

After the defeat of the right in the parliamentary elections of 1988, Jean-Maxime Lévêque is dismissed from the presidency of Lyonnais and regains the seat of president of an IBI he had not really left, since he had taken great care to maintain, in the meantime, the functions of vice-president of the bank.

In 1994, IBI's losses amounted to several billion francs, and Crédit Lyonnais, the leading shareholder, paid the bill alone.

On the money of the French taxpayer !!!

The most extravagant records of this financial madness:

Altus Finances, MGM, Addidas, Sasea and its accounts in Switzerland ...

With many influential businessmen like Robert Maxwell, Bernard Tapie, Florio Fiorini, Giancarlo Parretti ........ !!

Crédit Lyonnais innocent?

That's a lot of business !!

All guilty except the Credit Lyonnais ???

The case Addidas Bernard Tapie / Credit Lyonnais is too long, the compensation of Bernard Tapie seems normal, even if the sum of 404 million euros may seem important to the general public.

Simon Freeman for DayNewsWorld

BIG SCANDAL AROUND TOXIC ASHES

OF THE CATHEDRALE NOTRE DAME DE PARIS


The information was passed at the time, almost unnoticed, except for the residents who had been recipients.

In a press release dated April 27, 2019, the Prefecture of Police of Paris and the ARS (Regional Health Agency of the Ile de France) had invited the residents of the Cathedral to carry out a meticulous household of their home or their premises, using wet wipes, to remove any dust likely to contain dust containing a high lead content from the combustion residues of the smoked frame of the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral.

However, in this note, the two administrations indicated that "no poisoning was reported in the days following the fire".

We had wanted to believe it ... notwithstanding the fact that, at the same time, pregnant women and children were asked to dose their lead levels?

What everyone had learned simultaneously was General Gorgerin, a devout Catholic, cultivated but also politically savvy, whom Emmanuel Macron had appointed on April 27 to oversee the operations of reconstruction "of the Cathedral.

Since radio silence!

Until our colleague Médiapart makes last Thursday, July 4, disturbing revelations on the subject.


This is how we learned that:
According to documents dated May 3, sampling to measure lead in the debris revealed rates up to 740 times the authorized thresholds. On the forecourt, the measured rates are around 500 times, while on some bridges, squares or streets nearby, the rates are up to 800 times higher.
That during a meeting of May 6, organized in the offices of the ARS where were found officials of the Police Laboratory, the City of Paris, the Antipoison Center, the CRAM of Paris and the Direction of the Work we asked ourselves whether we should communicate on the subject? One person at the meeting revealed that "the ARS was playing the watch by refusing to communicate and even forcing individuals and associations to seize the CADA", thus paving the way for a real obstacle course for the victims.
The law of silence that had settled seemed nevertheless to be perfectly suitable for the Ministry of Culture and the health authorities.

The only concern of the government was to vote the bill on our Lady of Paris which provides for the creation of a Public Establishment and derogations to the rules of urban planning and environmental protection.

On the construction site, the prospects are worrying: companies that do not want to be the scapegoat for the event and its consequences; but also all stakeholders according to which, the dangers to health and the environment may increase due to the opacity that has developed.

As a result, some protagonists began to show their embarrassment at the example of the Prefecture of Police, some of whose premises were affected by lead pollution, or the bottle-feeding room or "Thousand Paws" of the nursery of the said prefecture. had to be closed for emergency decontamination. Functional apartments have also been decontaminated.

Safety checks on the construction site revealed that workers were working on site with bare hands, without gloves, handling rubble in protection, without a mask. Decontamination showers verified by the Labor Inspectorate do not work. The workers go home with the lead dust?

Sources close to the site even indicate that Franck Riester, the Minister (former LR / Macron-compatible) would not be dissatisfied that workers walk on the site without protections, thus not arousing any fear or residents or tourists.

With the fire of Notre Dame de Paris which caused the melting then the evaporation of some 500 tons of lead, the file which had at the beginning already triggered a scandal and doubts now takes the appearance of a scandal Sanitary, in-situ, near the building but also in the capital intra and extra muros, the cloud of lead dust having not as Chernobyl respected borders.

The malaise is even giving rise to the vocations of investigators whether it is on the side of those who plan to launch the American "class actions" to obtain compensation or pensions or on the part of those who have never believed in the accidental thesis of the fire.

They rely on the fact that the "guilty" have enemies from everywhere who will not miss the opportunity to deprive themselves of delivering sensitive information to put a spoke in the wheels of the state, owner of the monument.

It will be recalled that lead poisoning by ingestion or inhalation that causes serious damage to the central nervous system is called lead poisoning. And so, the saturnism, taken from the name of Saturn, (the disturbing Roman God) which would have caused the fall of the Roman Empire, could at the beginning of XXI century cause the fall of Jupiter / Saturn.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld

CASE  GENERAL ELECTRIC/ ALSTOM

Case Alstom, the Elysée again pointed the finger.

1000 employees of General Electric, Belfort in particular will lose their job!

The news fell on May 29, 2019, three days after the European elections, even though the American company had promised, during the Alstom takeover, to create a thousand!

Mayor LR Belfort, Damien Beslot and employees immediately shouted scandal, going so far as to denounce a state scandal.

From an internal source, the details of these dismissals will be presented to the unions around mid-June 2019.

It was Hugh Bailey, a former adviser to Emmanuel Macron in Bercy, who confirmed what had been going on for weeks and that he could not ignore because on April 22 he became the boss of General Electric.

But, cross of wood-iron cross, the Elysee assures for his part that he knew nothing before May 26:

"We were not more aware than the people concerned" swore on France Info the Secretary of State to the Minister of Economy and Finance, (Bruno Le Mayor) Agnès Pannier Runnacher who nevertheless wished to recall " that General Electric had been required to set up a 50 million euro fund to finance industrial revitalization plans ".

Just believe it and especially believe that the Elysee has not maneuvered for information to fall after the European elections.

However, early June 2019, we learned that the deputy of Eure et Loir, Olivier Marleix had been heard May 29 by investigators of the Central Office of the fight against corruption.

The MP reported to the floor last January the sale of Alstom's energy activities to General Electric and the merger of Tecnip FMC, in order to know if personalities who have contributed financially and operationally to them, were not on the list of supporters to Emmanuel Macron during the presidential election campaign.

And to add that during his two years at Bercy, Emmanuel Macron authorized mergers for colossal amounts: Alstom / General Electric for 13 billion €, Lafarge for 17 billion €, Tecnip for 8 billion €.

Each time the sums involved have been considerable, in unprecedented acceleration in the history of mergers and acquisitions. Each time, they have provided the Bankers with success fees ranging from 10 to 15 million euros.

These sales were examined by the Ministry of Defense for activities concerning it (for example the turbines that equip our submarine) but the procedures of control provided by decree were largely bypassed each time, according to Olivier Marleix, who presided over the Commission of Investigations to examine the decisions of the State in matters of industrial policy, including that of Alstom.

In April 2018, MP LR had already expressed his damning conclusions in the role played by the Elysee Palace in the sale of the French flagship of his American competitor. "We must, of course be careful," said Jacques Myard, former deputy and mayor LR Maison Lafitte who also interested in the file; but Olivier Marleix, whom he knows well, is, according to him, "a precise and serious deputy" who never ceases to denounce the mixing of genres in these cases, due to the fact that they are the treasurers of Emmanuel Macron's campaign, Alexis Köhler former Secretary General of the Elysee, resigned and under investigation in the case of Benalla and Julien Denormandie, Minister of the City and Housing, who were in charge of these cases in the Cabinet. "This is an extremely serious matter," added Jacques Myard; "It is a matter of sovereignty and industrial power but also of justice because today hundreds of jobs are threatened".

In the 4-page letter published by the newspaper "Le Monde" on January 17, 2019, Olivier Marleix had already noted that the two consulting banks that had been called upon for the sale of Alstom-Activities Energies at General Electric were Bank Of America / Merill Lynch and Rothschild & Co, two banks that have come back to be mandated in the privatization of ADP (Paris Airport). We recall in passing that Emmanuel Macron was manager of Banque Rothschild from 2008 to 2012.

We will also like to remind you that four years ago, on May 25, 2015, Emmanuel Macron, then Minister of the Economy and Finance, visiting the industrial site Energy and Transport had assured that "Belfort had an industrial future "(sic) We understand the anger of local elected officials and employees.

The state scandal seems to be looming on the horizon which has already allowed several observers to say that the sinking of Alstom could well cause that of Emmanuel Macron.

Case to follow ...


Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld

THE PRESIDENTIAL BLAH ASLEEP

SEVERAL MINISTERS

Images are looping on social networks:

several ministers of Emmanuel Macaron went to sleep in front of the cameras during the press conference of Emmanuel Macron of April 25, 2019.

Obviously, indeed, the presidential purr was far more effective than the Prozac.

Besides, fortunately the event happened in France, a Republic, still (but for how long?) Democratic and liberal. In North Korea, Hyon Yong Chol, the Minister of Defense who had fallen asleep during military celebrations, was executed by air gun ...

Of course, the continuous news TV channels have seen nothing and heard nothing!

And yet, while Emmanuel Macron was talking about the pension reform that called on the French to work more, his ministers began to sleep.

The images have raised hilarity and mockery on social networks: "the pipo player, sandman (remember good night little ones) a man named Emmanuel Macron, went well that night.

It is true that the scene we followed from end to end was soporific.

Before the presidential election of 2017, we had been announced a new world, happy, alive and satisfying, led by a brilliant man, charismatic, with a good knowledge of France, a man with a feather new to rhyme poetry, philosophy and politics .

The French found themselves in fact, less than 2 years after the said election, in the face of an austere man, pronouncing endless monologues, in a tone and by means of proposals that sound wrong, so much Emmanuel Macron overplay his score facing the events of more and more agitated.

Even Christophe Castaner, who usually drinks the words of the monarch and who seems, again, the most "motivated" minister, has given the impression of anger. ... thinking maybe, according to some nasty languages, at his last night out.

What we have seen in any event, April 25 is that, or Emmanuel Macron exhausted or they became, one after another zombies against a president, prophet of misfortune who debits " complex sentences ", more and more irrational, disconnected from the daily life of the French.

It is also true that on the side of the floor of some 300 journalists, handpicked (some have not managed to get an access badge) the impression was no better. The eyecups of the cameras swept that evening a public amazed or even annihilated.

The introductory speech that was announced to last 20 minutes actually lasted 1:30, leaving a small hour available for questions and answers where, it should be noted, women journalists and their impertinence, were the brightest.

But then, if LREM falls asleep, imagine what could happen in response to the 3.4 million viewers who, at a prime time, had agreed to listen to the speech of the Head of State.

Let us point out, from the same point of view, that Emmanuel Macron had had more exceptional hearings during the last six months: on December 10, 2018, the President of the Republic's speech, devoted to the violence during the Yellow Vest demonstrations, had gathered 23 million listeners (3 times more) ...

A Harris Interactive-Agence Epoka survey, commented on Saturday (April 27th) shows that Emmanuel Macron only convinced 37% of the French; 63% were therefore not persuaded of the correctness of the speech in relation to the current situation and their demands.

Also, it seems vain to believe, as Jean Michel Blanquer, Minister of National Education, who has come to do after sales service on France Info, suggested, that hope could come "when people will see concrete measures"? ? We will have to wait again!

Discontent therefore remains important. Far from lulling the French, Emmanuel Macron and his acolytes annoy more and more, preventing a large majority of French to fall asleep in front of wallets or empty fridges.

On the other hand, while the great debate had somewhat anesthetized opinion today, the day of the XXIV episode of the Yellow Vests, the context of the demonstrations could prove that the trap of the Great Debate, could close soon on Emmanuel Macron.

A few weeks before the European elections, the hardest will indeed start for the executive who was expected at the turn for the press conference Thursday night.

Because many have not yet found "there had been a before and after Yellow Vests" or even a change of course, Emmanuel Macron remained straight in his boots.

Let's be honest nonetheless! Edouard Philippe had warned and prepared the ground: "after the Great Debate would be deceptive"; but deceptive! I invite you to consult the Larousse is synonymous with "deception".

The French would have been deceived which would explain the anger that is still expressed in the streets, during the demonstrations during which we heard: "Macron resignation" or "dissolution of the National Assembly" next to the RIC ...

A good look at the images of Ministers sleeping in front of the cameras during the speech of Emmanuel Macron one is taken to the impression that the somnolences macron-diurnal some ministers could soon end, tired that are some of them, of always hear the same speech that fails to convince and does not interrupt the sometimes violent manifestations.

If our impression was good, it could soon (in the aftermath of the European elections ?) A schism appears on awakening, in the government, the "and left and right" can not continue for a long time.

The awakening will then be hard for Emmanuel Macron, who has not long ago dreamed of a European leader ship ...

But if this was still his state of mind, the Head of State could have at least told us about Europe during its Press Conference and reform, priority, of the ECB (European Central Bank), a dossier which will inevitably be tackled immediately.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld

SHOULD WORK MORE IN FRANCE ?

How to respond to the crisis of yellow vests that require more purchasing power?

This is the question that tears the government and especially Emmanuel Macron two days of his speech in the form of a press conference, the first of his quinquennium. The president would be prepared to advocate for longer working hours as a response to the tax cut.

Emmanuel Macron wants the French to "work harder" to finance the tax cuts. But the solutions envisaged can be explosive ...

"I asked the government to implement this tax cut by funding it by removing some tax loopholes, the need to work more and cuts in our public spending. "

This excerpt from Emmanuel Macron's address, recorded last Monday but not broadcast because of the Notre-Dame fire, highlights a new, unconventional axis of the President's policy, even explosive in a social context. very degraded especially as 54% of the French voted against an extension of the work in an Ifop survey published Sunday by the JDD. Ian Brossat, head of the PCF list for Europeans, is one of them.

"When I hear President Macron tell us he will have to work more to earn as much, it is insulting for millions of French (...) while the number of billionaires in France has increased threefold in the last ten years He said on RFI.

In what form? A holiday worked for free, like what had made Pierre Raffarin then prime minister under Jacques Chirac for the financing of solidarity. May 8, for example, for a single memorial day on November 11, the elimination of certain tax loopholes or even the decline in the legal retirement age.

The subject divides the political class even among the LREMs.

For Nicolas Bay of the National Rally, the French are "ready" to work more "conditions are favorable", while calling "gadget" the idea of ​​removing a holiday to establish a day of solidarity that would bring only three billion euros per year to the State The subject divides up within the LREM.

While Aurélien Taché, deputy of the left wing of LREM, advocates "privileging tracks where we will not ask the French to work more" and allocate the contribution for the repayment of the social debt (CRDS) to the dependence, Aurore Bergé, another MEP LREM, defends the proposal for a new day of solidarity.

France is one of the countries where we work the least and one of those who redistribute the most towards the most disadvantaged.

The executive will have to be convincing in the battle of working time.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld

OUTCRY AROUND THE NOMINATION OF

RAPHAELE RABATEL DIRECTOR

OF COMMUNICATION AND

DEVELOPMENT DURABLE OF THE FDJ

It is by a brief statement of about thirty lines that the FDJ (French Games) announced on April 9, 2019 that Raphaële Rabatel had been appointed Director of Communication and Sustainable Development of the company, a function that she will join in early May.

The information immediately aroused an uproar, Raphaele Rabatel being the wife of Gilles Legendre, macronist of the first hour, deputy of the 2nd district of Paris and President, since the cabinet reshuffle of September 2018, the LREM Group of the 'National Assembly.

The reasons for the bronca: the information fell in the middle of the adoption of the PACT law, which provides for the privatization of the FDJ. (Adopted definitively on April 11, 2019).

The weekend of week 15 was certainly put to good use to endorse the decision, in the pipes before April 11th. The phones have to heat up this weekend!

"Curious mix of genres", "Bravo the new world", "deeply shocking"! The opposition has given it to heart, denouncing in bulk, serious suspicion of conflict of interest and nepotism.

In their creaky remarks, most of the opponents point out that they would never have been on the front line of criticism, if Gilles Legendre, who for months campaigned on the theme of probity and moralization of public life had been deported during the PACTE vote.

Given the timetable described above, Gilles Legendre could not ignore that his wife had been approached for several weeks to occupy the post of Director of Communication and Sustainable Development at the FDJ and that this decision would be taken the day after its privatization!

New world or not, we see that the small arrangements between friends still have long life and that the arrival of Emmanuel Macron did not change anything to this unbearable phenomenon, despite the protests, the hand on the heart of the executive .

In the LREM camp it is objected that the case of Raphaële Rabatel is malicious attacks ... without convincing, the Penelope Gate (Fillon case) is not so old.

Protestant of his good faith and the "proven" competence of his wife, retained by him regularly by recruiters, the Paris MP who had chosen, certainly, to formalize the appointment of his companion, has just backed down.

To put an end to the controversy, he announced today, April 15, that he had seized the deontologist of the Assembly.

The position was created in April 2011. He is currently occupied by Agnès Roblot-Troizier, doctor in public law. She was appointed to this post on the proposal of François de Rugy.

Since the passing of the law of moralisation of public life, the deontologist has a power of investigation. It will therefore be necessary to wait for the closure of his investigation.

According to Gilles Legendre it would be the only way to definitively remove doubts about the conditions surrounding the vote on the law providing for the privatization of the FDJ, a vote he nevertheless participated in "forgetting to withdraw"?

Meanwhile, and to parody Arnault Montebourg, it is possible to say that the biggest fault of Gilles Legendre is his wife….

Clara Mitchell pour DayNewsWorld

THE OFFICIAL JOURNAL COMES TO GIVE US

NEWS BY ALAIN GIBELIN

Et hop ! Here is a small decree quickly signed, Friday, March 15, 2019, before leaving (Emmanuel Macron) ski at Mongie!

The Official Gazette (OJ) published on 16 March 2019 a decree which had been signed the day before by the President of the Republic and which ends the functions of Director of Active Service of the Prefecture of Police, and, Director of the Public Order and Circulation of the Prefecture of Paris occupied until that date by Alain Gibelin who is reinstated in his original body of Commissioner General of Police.

This decree gave Alain Gibelin the provisions of a decree of 16 June 2016 establishing the rank of Commissioner General of Police. The decree of March 15, 2019 has 4 lines, succinct!

Phew! we have just heard from Alain Gibelin, who was told by our colleague "Le Point" that he had been hospitalized in the Emergency Department of the Salpetriere Hospital on February 28, 2019, in a probable state of burnout. ?

We purposely use the terminology "probable state" because we do not know much about what exactly happened that day.

What we are sure nevertheless is that Alain Gibelin was not hospitalized in the emergency for a burn out following a heartache ...

It will be recalled, moreover, that the decision to suspend this senior police officer was taken with complete discretion.

It will also be recalled that this decision was put on the account of the back-pedaling of the latter before the Commission of Inquiries of the National Assembly, a back-pedaling that had not been the taste of the Elysee and even less the President of the National Assembly, Richard Ferrand who for the occasion had invented the "corrigendum of declaration under oath".

But it will also be recalled that Alain Gibelin was decorated with the Order of National Merit on November 5, 2018, which decoration was given to him by Michel Delpuech, Prefect of Police of Paris, who today, at the same time as we write risk, (we have just learned this moment), to be also dismissed, attacked from all sides that it is following the incidents that occurred on the Champs Elysees Saturday, March 16th.

The day of the publication by the JO of the reinstatement decree of Alain Gibelin, was also published the decree appointing Jerome Foucault to replace Alain Gibelin. Jerome Foucault is also a senior police official, heard by the Senate Investigations Committee.

Alain Gibelin was, however, in the opinion of all a specialist of public order. From this point of view, one can imagine that his presence in police headquarters last Saturday, during the incidents that occurred on the Avenue des Champs Elysees could have been very useful, as could have been useful also the presence of 3 police officers , very competent, suspended in the Benalla case, all decisions that beheaded the Parisian National Police.

We are not finished, obviously, with the Benalla affair!

But the authority that sits at the Elysee since May 2017 is misguided in the words of Philippe Bilger (see twitter account # Philippe Bilger, former Attorney General near the Court of Appeal of Paris) and it is necessary Admittedly, it was not because of the doglit reign on Paris that Alain Gibelin was sacked but because the latter had simply contradicted the Elysee Palace in the Benalla affair.

As a result of this latest information, we have waited impatiently for the decision of the President of the Senate, Gérard Larcher, "the first institutional opponent of Macron".

Indeed, Gerard Larcher promised to convene the highest instances of the Senate on March 21, 2019 to decide whether or not the referral to the prosecution in the case of Benalla, following the report of the Senate Inquiry Commission.

All French citizens, whether they are Yellow Vests or not, are waiting with interest and impatience for the decision of the President of the Senate. Unless …

We have just announced that hand in hand, Gerard Larcher and Richard Ferrand are expected to make several trips in the coming weeks "to bring the democratic voice in this period when institutions are attacked."

Their first trip is scheduled for Friday, March 22. Their first meeting must take place at Sciences Po Lilles.

Hopefully, in the closed-door of a smoked-glass sedan or in the cabin of a Falcon aircraft, the two men will not agree ... to conclude that there is no urgency in this case Benalla, democracy being in danger, since the violence of last Saturday?

It will be recalled that in September 2018, Emmanuel Macron, himself, had telephoned Gerard Larcher, to complain about the attitude of Philippe Bas, Senator of the Channel and President of the Senate Inquiry Commission, and to solicit indulgence against Alexandre Benalla. The event took a public turn, Gerard Larcher then promised not to let insult the Senate ....

NB At 3:23 this morning, March 17, 2019, Alain Gibelin published on his twitter account a message at the end of which he said: "To put definitely (?). A term to false rumors about me, it was not terminated by the government as seems to say the media obviously not well informed. I have had a stroke for a month and will be hospitalized for several months. It is impossible for me to assume my duties.

At 3:23? this stroke victim seems particularly awake........

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld
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NICOLAS DUPONT AIGNAN

PRIVATISATION DE ADP OU PILLAGE EN FRANCE

«On va vendre une infrastructure qui rapporte à la France, qui produit des dividendes et qui est bien gérée, pour la placer sur un fonds qui va rapporter au budget 2 à 3 fois moins » et «  qui va faire la transaction ? » ajoute-t-il : « C’est la Bank of America ». Et qui « s’occupe de ce dossier chez Bank of America ?  … c’est Bernard Mourad un soutien fidèle d’Emmanuel Macron ».

Ces propos ont été tenus devant un public gêné et à l’air constipé sur le plateau de l’émission de RMC , Les Grandes Gueules où officiaient, nos confrères médusés ce jour là , Alain Marshall et Olivier Truchot .

L’attaque a fait bredouiller Thibault Lanxade (le fils de l’ancien amiral) PDG du Groupe Jouve, une entreprise financière de services numériques et d’impressions spécialisées dans les datas dont on apprend qu’il a été nommé le 10 janvier 2018, par la Ministre du Travail , Muriel Pénicaud et par le Ministre des Finances et de l’Economie, Bruno Le Maire, ambassadeur à l’intéressement et à la participation ?

Que sa quo ?

Savait-il ou ne savait-il pas ?

Nous penchons pour la seconde hypothèse, car Thibault Lanxade a cherché à esquiver la question , tout en niant, quelques secondes après, une situations de conflit d’intérêts.

Pour sauver l’affaire sur le plateau, quelques voix se sont élevées pour indiquer que c’est l’UE qui ordonnait à la France de vendre ses bijoux de famille ( ?), et « de la dépecer comme cela s’est passé en Grèce… ».

Une très mauvaise argumentation en tout état de cause à quelques semaines des élections européennes du 26 mai .

Mais qui est donc Bernard Mourad ?

Bernard Mourad est un banquier qui vient (lui aussi) d’être nommé (en septembre 2018/ l’annonce de la privatisation d’ADP a été faites officiellement en octobre 2018) à la direction du Siège Parisien de la Bank of América-Merryl Lynch.

Bernard Mourad , 43 ans, est le grand copain d’Emmanuel Macron depuis 2008. Il fait toujours parti du premier cercle, notamment de celui qui s’est engagé dans la conquête du pouvoir.

En dehors du dossier d’Aéroport de Paris (ADP) de gros dossiers sont dans les mains du banquier qui est assisté depuis septembre 2018 de 200 traders rapatriés de la City (400 personnes au total) en raison du Brexit qui s’approche (comme on le voit, tout le monde ne sera pas perdant dans cette affaire du Brexit).

Bank of America a signé un bail pour plus de 10 000 m2 de bureaux , rue de la Béotie, dans les anciens locaux de la Poste (adieu services publics) rénovés à grands frais .

Les deux hommes ont toujours été proches. Quand Bernard Mourad appelle le Président de la République (ou précédemment le candidat à la Présidentielle d’En Marche) on s’échange des « mon lapin » ; Bernard Mourad bombarde Emmanuel Macron de « Forza, tient bon mon chou !». Par messagerie chiffrée Telegram , il lui susurre « Love U.. » (voir enquête interview faite par notre excellente collègue Sophie des Déserts pour Vanity Fair publiée en décembre 2018, n°24)

Avant qu’Emmanuel Macron devienne le résident de l’Elysée les deux hommes se rencontraient souvent dans un bar parisien, devant une bière ou un déjeuner.

Là, ils se donnaient rendez vous pour le prochain meeting de campagne .Le magasine Vanity Fair déroule dans son papier la confiance de l’époque qui règne entre Bernard Mourad et celui qui fut son poulain et à qui il lançait régulièrement avant de se quitter : « je viens avec une perruque rose et un string En Marche… t’as intérêt à être bon » ! Ce à quoi Emmanuel Macron répliquait « qu’il allait balancer la sauce » !

Les échanges sur ce ton ont duré encore longtemps, car le nouvel occupant de l’Elysée avait encore besoin des conseils de son ami qui connait le Tout Paris de la finance et de la politique. En décembre 2018, le banquier était parait il encore fier de son ami Président. Il avouait néanmoins que, les mois défilant, il s’agaçait, en se mettant à ne plus reconnaitre son ami de l’époque Rothschild. Certains pensaient même que les liens étaient coupés.

L’affaire ADP vient de démontrer le contraire… on ne se voyait plus, pour des raisons stratégiques ?

Les liens personnels sont de toute évidence encore très forts, pouvant aller jusqu’au conflit d’intérêts que Nicolas Dupont Aignan (Debout la France/Droite Nationaliste) compare à une opération de  pillage de la France.

Le projet de privatisation de ADP , défendu par Edouard Philippe et Bruno Le Maire suscite de nombreuses critiques . A l’heure où nous écrivons l’Assembée Nationale vient de voter pour le dossier de privatisation d’ADP, et ceci même si le Sénat l’avait rejeté à l’automne.

Selon Nicolas Dupont Aignan, le gouvernement espère retirer 300 millions d’€ de l’opération, alors qu’elle rapporte beaucoup plus aujourd’hui !

Les députés PS, PCF et LFI ont déjà annoncé qu’ils saisiront le Conseil Constitutionnel où l’arrivée d’Alain Juppé début mars 2019 (mais est ce un hasard) va donner au gouvernement une majorité de soutien.

Face à la levée de boucliers contre son projet, Bruno Le Maire a donné des gages aux députés, notamment en ce qui concerne le contenu du Cahier des Charges qui sera imposé au concessionnaire et qui sera révisé tous les 10 ans (ce qui n’est pas le cas pour les concessions d’autoroutes)

Le  ministre de l’Economie et des Finances accuse néanmoins Nicolas Dupont Aignan « d’abuser l’esprit public » et de « renforcer les théories du complot ».

Sauf que, il faut en convenir les révélations de NDA ont fait tomber à plat les accusations de Bruno Le Maire, en caractérisant tout aussi bien les liens malsains qui existent entre Emmanuel Macron et Bernard Mourad que la précision du jeu de chaises musicales qui s’est joué depuis le début du mandat présidentiel.

Les Gilets Jaunes auront une fois de plus des raisons d’être en colère !


Clara Mitchell pour DayNewsWorld

YELLOW VESTS LOOTING TRASHED

AND CHARS IN PARIS

Looting of luxury shops on the Champs-Elysees, Fouquet's ransacked.

Saturday is marked by renewed violence in Paris. The 18th Saturday of Yellow Vest mobilization takes place in a much more tense climate than the previous ones. Clashes take place since mid-morning in Paris in the Champs-Elysees district

A mobilization "Act 18" of "yellow vests" sounds like an "ultimatum" for President Emmanuel Macron a day after the closing of the "great national debate". Four months of the movement.

In the morning, hundreds of people converged on the Place de l'Etoile, at the top of the Champs-Elysees, in Paris. Meetings were also organized near the train stations, where protesters from all over France arrived.

Eric Drouet, had indeed invited, in a video, the sympathizers to converge towards the capital, evoking even the reinforcement of sympathizers of Italy, Belgium, Netherlands or Poland.

Some dressed in yellow but others dressed in black and hooded.

Clashes with the police broke out at the end of the morning. The gendarmerie's Twitter account called the "yellow vests" to "dissociate" from the thugs.

At midday, barricades were on fire and groups were attacking the shops of the Champs-Elysées and restaurants.

The famous Le Fouquet's brewery, listed as an historic monument, was also ransacked, as well as a burned newsstand.

"It's the mobilization of the ultra-violent ones who are there. There are 7000 to 8000 people in Paris. Within them, more than 1500 ultras who came to break and fight. "Said Christophe Castaner.

A major fire was also reported in a building on Roosevelt Avenue, near the Champs. "Two people were saved from the flames.

A woman and her baby were stuck on the second floor, "said the fire department. The fire started from a bank on the ground floor. A fire that left 11 people injured, according to a provisional report.

The investigation will determine whether the incident is the result of clashes on the sidelines of the demonstration of "yellow vests" in the area of ​​the Champs-Elysees.

"The individuals who committed this act are neither protesters nor thugs: they are assassins," responded Christophe Castaner on Twitter. 94 people were arrested.

The Great National Debate ends, but the Yellow Vests do not totally disarm. The mobilization has been declining for several weeks, but the leaders of the movement have called for a resurgence this Saturday, March 16, for "act 18" presented as that of "the ultimatum".

Paris is the epicenter of the movement. s of people were arrested. The interior minister called for "the utmost firmness". The cap of 100 arrests in Paris has passed.

Everywhere in France14,500 people were mobilized, including 10,000 in Paris, according to the Ministry of the Interior.

There were 7,000 people across the country, including 2,800 in the capital, at the same time last weekend.

A last demonstration of Yellow Vests before other types of actions?

"After this day, at least for me, it will be the end of the demonstrations, it will be real actions for the future," had for its part warned Eric Drouet, a figure of the movement.

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld

YELLOW VESTS MIGHT FIND A SECOND BREATH

On Saturday, several multi-event protests took place all over France, before the big national day on March 16th marked the end of the great debate. At 14h, there were 7000 "yellow vests", including 2800 in Paris according to the Interior.

In total, according to the figures of the Ministry of the Interior, 2,800 demonstrators were identified in Paris at 14 hours, against 1320 in the act 16. This increase in participation is also recorded in the regions, since 7,000 people were counted throughout France, against 5,600 on March 2.

While the latter evoked a "decisive act" by multiplying the various actions.

Nearly four months after the beginning of the movement, the "yellow vests" did not flag but last week-end, mobilization was out of breath. For the "act 17", the time is therefore to revive with new actions such as sit-in, flash-mob, parades with feminist collectives ...

The cortege started at 11 am from the Champs-Elysees towards the Luxembourg Gardens. At the head, the "pink vests", these maternal assistance mobilized since February 2 against the reform of their unemployment compensation, as well as the collective # 8mars15h40 which calls to wear a purple scarf to denounce pay inequalities and sexist and sexual violence.

But on the Champs-Elysees, the situation is somewhat confusing. Part of the procession did not follow the main, led by women.

The avenue was cut in two by a CRS dam with trucks and water cannon, at Galileo Street. Many "yellow vests" remained static for several hours, before being joined a little later by protesters who had left with the first procession, after the dispersion of the latter.

The Parisian sit-in was "to set up our roundabouts in the heart of the capital, where we will be visible to all and heard," explained Priscillia Ludosky. This figure of "yellow vests" participated Saturday morning in a blocking action of the bridge of Iena with the associations on the climate. Under the Eiffel Tower, this Saturday morning, about fifty demonstrators were gathered in front of a banner half yellow, half green, proclaiming: "Climate and social justice same fight."

A sit-in that quickly turned short.

A "giant flashmob" at Terminal 1 of Paris Roissy Airport also took place at midday, to protest against the privatization of Aéroports de Paris. A hundred "yellow vests" danced while protesting against the privatization project of Aéroports de Paris

Elsewhere in France, demonstrations took place in Lyon, Besançon, Strasbourg, Lille, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Avignon, St. Etienne, Poitiers, Quimper.

The events were held without major incident in Lyon, Saint-Brieuc, Caen, Rouen, Dijon, Lille, Strasbourg or Nancy while the atmosphere was more tense in Nantes, Montpellier or at Puy-en-Velay. Around 2000 people marched through the streets of the capital of the Haute-Loire, sometimes with projectile jets on the police.

This is for the "yellow vests" to reconnect with the spirit of the beginnings, when the movement had gathered 282,000 people across France on November 17.

Scheduled on March 16, the "act XVIII" of the movement will take place the day after the official end of the great debate with the objective of bringing together "the whole of France in Paris" by way of "ultimatum" for the government.

Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld

EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE IN FRANCE

ACCORDING TO THE UN

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is asking on Wednesday for France to investigate the police violence that has occurred during the Yellow Vest demonstrations since mid-November.

In a speech to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Michelle Bachelet said that yellow vests are protesting against

"What they consider to be (their) exclusion from economic rights and from (their) participation in public affairs".

"We encourage the (French) government to continue the dialogue and urgently call for a thorough investigation of all reports of excessive use of force," said Michelle Bachelet .

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet also recalled that "inequality affects all countries" and that "even in prosperous states, people feel excluded from the benefits of development and deprived of economic and social rights" .

However, she cited France as a prosperous country, but denounced the violent repression of recent protests in Sudan, Zimbabwe and Haiti.

"France assured Wednesday that it would follow the recommendations of the UN, while" surprising " to be on the same list as Venezuela or Haiti.

Would it have become a banana republic?

"Obviously we will follow the recommendations with the necessary diligence , " said government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux during the minutes of the council of ministers at the Elysee.

"It is necessary, I say it nevertheless, to be astonished all the same to be found quoted in a list between Venezuela and Haiti where there were deaths, I remind it, of the numerous deaths, following demonstrations", a he added.

And how many deaths since the Yellow Vests demonstrations in France?

Benjamin Griveaux also recalls that "162 investigations were opened as of March 1".

The protesters "demand a respectful dialogue and real reforms. And yet, in many cases, they are greeted by violent and excessive use of force, by arbitrary detentions ... ", she lamented.

Several demonstrators claim to have been injured by launcher shots of defense (LBD) in France . Videos taken during events reveal particularly severe injuries, such as the loss of an eye or a hand torn off ...

The High Commissioner for Human Rights is not the first representative of a European or international body to denounce the excessive use of force in demonstrations of "yellow vests".

On February 14, it was up to a group of experts from the UN Human Rights Council to issue a ground-breaking communiqué on the subject, saying that "the right to demonstrate in France has been disproportionately restricted." While giving the figure of 1700 wounded.

On 25 February, it was the Council of Europe's turn to call on France to suspend the use of LBDs.

"The injuries caused by LBD shots reveal a disproportionate use of force, as well as the maladjustment of this type of weapon in the context of law enforcement operations," noted the Commissioner of Human Rights. Man of the ECHR, Dunja Mijatovic, in a ten-page memorandum.

Jaimie Potts for DayNewsWorld

THE AGRICULTURE FAIR AND EUROPE

FARMERS ARE ALWAYS BREASTY

The Agriculture Fair closed its doors this weekend, leaving farmers once more "hungry" (no pun intended), despite the ballet and bowing of almost all politicians. Yet they were treated with all the attention and extreme sympathy of all the French ruling class.

However, this ballet of politics or economic leaders has not reassured the agricultural world which has been for many months in great difficulties either globally or individually (for each farmer).

At the end of the show, several questions remained unanswered:

CAP (Common Agricultural Policy)

This is the first item of expenditure, ie 37.6% of the budget of the European Union. Since the Lisbon Treaty (2005), the CAP has been part of a five-year binding multiannual framework. But whereas before, it was the Commission alone which controlled all the decisions of the agricultural budget, since 2005 the Parliament holds more power.

With the European elections approaching, it is easy to imagine all the interest that farmers will have in the future of the CAP and the place it will have in the proposals of the programs of the different political parties that will present lists for these elections.

However, the European Commission, by voice, in the Agriculture Committee of Phil Hogan, has already developed its own proposals for the future budget of the CAP for the period 2021-2027.

2021, it's almost tomorrow! The talks have already made good progress, in a period of shortfall of around 12 billion euros caused by the departure of the United Kingdom from the EU, as a consequence of Brexit.

Because, following the first proposals of the European Commission, which provides for a reduction of 5% of the total budget of the CAP France would receive only € 7.147 billion of direct aid after 2020.

The reduction of the CAP budget will therefore have a very negative impact on farmers' incomes ... who see this shift come to fright.

The Commission is aware of this situation. Under (political) pressure in the run-up to the European elections, it dropped the ballast and left each country free (it is not customary) to increase its national contributions "to finance the aid for sustainable development, the safeguarding of diversity, product quality and societal expectations of health ".

But everyone knows that the budget of France is bloodless and that the margins of action are virtually non-existent as a result of the explosion of Yellow Vests.

It is very exactly and for this reason, because it is also in campaign, that Emmanuel Macron walked during 14H30 (a record) the alleys of the Salon of the Agriculture, punctuating his stops of exchanges improvised, promising a Europe that protects, cradling in its arms a kid, named Désir (it does not invent!) Offered by a farmer, promising to regulate the "population of bears and wolves pragmatically", caressing the asses of cows as the Jacques Chirac was doing ... In short! All in all, a vertiginous sum of gossip which has not come out very much and which leaves questions about the concrete intentions of the executive in matters of national agricultural policy.

The Agriculture and Food Law promulgated on November 1, 2018:

Coming into force on February 1, 2019, the law's main objective is to prohibit the sale at cost price of appeal products (Coca Cola, Ricard, Nestle, Nutella, etc.) and to require increases of 10% . According to the law, the resulting increase in turnover should, in theory, better pay agricultural suppliers and the work of farmers. Consumers held their breath, expecting massive increases in their shopping carts.

In fact, the measure has paradoxically benefited large stores once again ... who, using their considerable financial weight, forced manufacturers to lower their prices (3% on average) and which also played on the margins of distributors, not subject to the minimum margins provided by law. Extravagant!

As a result, the peasants are still waiting for the "runoff" promised to them

Certainly the Minister of Agriculture, has raised the tone, recently. He promised controls and sanctions ... a posteriori!

But in detail, too busy also with his obsequious genuflections made to the profession during the Salon de l'Agriculture, he says he has not yet had time to deal with the problem. Farmers will wait again!

The arms passes betw