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News in France
Violence. Forty people attacked each other on Saturday evening at the Champigny-sur-Marne police station (Val-de-Marne) with fireworks mortars, without causing injuries, we learned on Sunday from the Paris police headquarters. The Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin expressed in a tweet his “total support” for the police “who do a difficult job”. He is due to meet with the Police unions on Tuesday. Read also : In Champigny-sur-Marne, the classic face-to-face meeting between police officers and working-class districts.
5G. On the night of Friday to Saturday, the Lille municipal council has adopted a moratorium on the deployment of 5G, planning to suspend all authorization of antennas until the publication in 2021 of a report expected from ANSES, announced the city.
Womens rights. “To great women, the grateful mother.” A dozen feminist activists gathered this Sunday, in front of the Pantheon, in Paris, to ask for the entry of lawyer Gisèle Halimi, died July 28, in the monument which is intended to welcome the personalities who have marked the history of France.
Bioethics. In Paris, Toulouse, Lille, Rennes, Bordeaux or Lyon, demonstrators opposed to the bioethics bill gathered on Saturday to protest in particular against the opening of the PMA to all women.
Roland-Garros. Rafael Nadal once again pulverized Serbian player Novak Djokovic in the Roland-Garros final this Sunday, October 11. The Spanish world number 1 wins in three sets, 6-0, 6-2.7-5, and thus triumphs for the thirteenth time on clay at the French Open. It also equals the record of twenty Grand Slam trophies set by Swiss Roger Federer. In the ladies’ final, Iga Swiatek (54th world) on Saturday became the first Polish winner in a Grand Slam tournament after her 6-4, 6-1 victory at the expense of American Sofia Kenin.
Elsewhere in the world
Belarus. Water cannons, batons and stun grenades: Belarusian police intervened in force Sunday in Minsk to disperse the thousands of demonstrators denouncing the re-election in August of the president, the most violent police intervention in recent weeks.
Haut-Karabakh. A ceasefire agreed by Armenia and Azerbaijan entered into force on Saturday at noon local time to end nearly two weeks of intense fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh. The authorities of this separatist enclave and the Azerbaijani forces accused each other on Saturday of continuing the fighting with bombings, missiles and drones, even after the entry into force of the ceasefire. In the night from Saturday to Sunday, bombings killed seven people in Ganja.
United States. Donald Trump went back to the campaign with a first meeting from the White House. His doctor said thathe was no longer contagious after testing positive for Covid-19 then hospitalized for a few days. Initially scheduled for next Thursday, the second debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden for the US presidential election has was canceled by the independent commission responsible for organizing them.
North Korea. North Korea has unveiled on Saturday a giant intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) during a military parade in Pyongyang, according to military analysts.
Kyrgyzstan. Former President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev, released from prison Tuesday by protesters, was arrested again on Saturday while current President Sooronbai Jeenbekov appeared to regain control of the country after several days of turmoil.
Coronavirus. Brazil has passed 150,000 deaths. Latin America and the Caribbean became the region of the world most affected by Covid-19 on Saturday with 10 million cases recorded, while throughout Europe the worrying increase in contamination forced new measures including a curfew decreed in Berlin.
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Elections. Regional: in Ile-de-France, Audrey Pulvar in a hurry to unscrew Valérie Pécresse. The former journalist, recently elected deputy mayor of Paris, should become the head of the socialist list for the election next March.
Trial. Orthez maternity drama: “It must have been the happiest day of her life, it’s the day she will lose it.” A Belgian anesthesiologist appeared at the Pau criminal court for manslaughter after the death of a woman during her childbirth in September 2014.
Seen from Algiers. Algeria: “Madame Maya” or the trial of Bouteflika’s hidden false daughter. Nachinachi Zoulikha had used rumors of his family link to the president to cash in on his influence. His trial is a plunge into the corrupt and clan system of the old regime.
Tomorrow in Libé
In the news, the Convention report cold beaten by the majority. The finance bill debated from Monday in the Assembly is an opportunity to translate into law some of the 149 citizens’ proposals. Also an analysis on the Spotify system who thrives while independent musicians rise up against their paltry rate of pay. But the discussions in committee and the statements of certain ministers do not always go in this direction. A report in New Jersey, in Ocean Country, a Republican county died by Covid-19. Postal voting has been open since mid-September. Without premises or meetings, Joe Biden’s activists have adapted to campaign from a distance. An investigation into the vein of a mining start-up French in Guinea to avoid tax. A meeting with a 64-year-old Frenchman, committed to the Armenian cause and then exiled to the country in the 1980s, became military leader during the conflict against Azerbaijan. An interview with the historian of American feminism Lisa Levenstein, who explains that feminism that was thought to be dead in the United States in the 90s has revived after four years of Trumpism. And finally the portrait of Barbara Stiegler, philosopher of biology which tells of his late shift into politico-social action.