Vladimir Putin acts on the annexation of Ukrainian territories to Russia. The Russian president, as well as the representatives of Kherson, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporija, signed this Friday the annexation of these regions to Russia. The five leaders then took hands and chanted “Russia!”, to the applause of the audience. From the member countries of the European Union to those of the G7, this decision has been unilaterally denounced by Westerners. Emmanuel Macron has thus ” Damn [é] developed” the annexation by Russia of Ukrainian territories. Ukraine, for its part, through the voice of its president Volodymyr Zelensky, has asked to join NATO. The United States also adopted this Friday new sanctions against Russia after the annexations in Ukraine. Read our analysis.
Bayou case: comments from activists and exes put the head of EE-LV under surveillance. Julien Bayou was broadcast on Monday after accusations of psychological violence against his ex-girlfriend. For three years, he had been living under pressure from an informal feminist collective that reproached him for his conduct and investigated his relationships. “There was clearly, as early as 2019, a campaign led by feminists to bring it down”, told to Release a former companion of the ecologist, contacted at the time by this small group. Read our survey here.
Afghanistan: the massacre of 19 students in Kabul confronts the Taliban regime with its contradictions. A terrorist attack killed at least 19 students on Friday in Dasht-e-Barchi, a Shiite district of the Afghan capital where a majority of Hazaras live. Given the number of people rushed to hospitals, the toll, provided in the morning by a Taliban police spokesperson, is likely to worsen. The target and modus operandi designate the Islamic State, which is still active in the country. Read our analysis and report.
Moral harassment at France Telecom: reduced sentence on appeal for the ex-CEO Didier Lombard. The former boss of France Telecom was sentenced for institutional moral harassment to a one-year suspended prison sentence by the Paris Court of Appeal. At first instance, the former boss, now 80 years old, had been sentenced to four months in prison.
Imam Hassan Iquioussen arrested in Belgium. The imam from the north of France, a preacher reputed to be close to the Muslim Brotherhood, was wanted by the French authorities after the decision of the Council of State concerning his expulsion from the national territory. “I can confirm to you that he was arrested today by the police,” Belgian Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne said on Friday. Read our article.
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Dinah case closed without further action: “Not all investigative acts have been carried out”, judges her mother. While the Mulhouse prosecutor’s office announced on Friday that the investigation into the suicide of this teenager had not led to the conclusion of school harassment, the family held that this was what prompted her to put an end to her days. The teenager’s mother judges as well as “Not all acts of investigation have been carried out. Dinah’s cell phone was not used on the correct dates. They only looked at the last two months, and she was no longer in college at that time. We had to look at the year when she was in fourth.. Read our article.
Partial legislative: in Yvelines, Minister Jean-Noël Barrot beats the recall on the right. After the resignation of his deputy, the Minister for the Digital Transition is playing big in a constituency where he has already won twice. If he were to lose, he would then be forced to leave the government. His colleagues in the government, like the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire, hammer the argument of the majority relative to the Assembly to convince the voters of the constituency. Read our report.
In an ultra-polarized Brazil, Neymar and Brazilian football still lean towards Bolsonaro. As in 2018, many Seleção players enveloped the far-right president, seduced by his attitude and his love for God. While many Brazilian footballers come from disadvantaged backgrounds, the segment of the population that has suffered the most from Bolsonaro’s tenure, their support is surprising. However, a few dissenting voices remain. Read our analysis.
In Brittany, the shooting of a film on green algae faces local mistrust. It is a fiction that touches on a reality that is still sensitive in Brittany. Adapted from the comic Green algae, the forbidden storythe new feature film by Pierre Jolivet, author of social films like my small business, comes up against local reluctance. Read our article.