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Aug 2022
Sixteen hours under the hull of a boat: the miraculous rescue of a French skipper in the Atlantic

'A rescue at the limit of the impossible”. This is how "Salvamento Marítimo" (the Spanish sea rescue service) described on Facebook the rescue, on Tuesday, of the 62-year-old sailor from Marseille, whose boat had capsized the day before in the Atlantic,...

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04
Aug 2022
On the Ukrainian front, painful thoughts during the lull

The 10th battalion of the Ukrainian army had begun to advance by digging new trenches in the black land two kilometers from the Russian border, before a break was necessary."There are sporadic bombardments. But currently it is the grain armistice for the...

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04
Aug 2022
Death of Colonna: Blocking action at Arles prison

The supervisors, some in uniform, burned pallets and tires in front of the entrance to this central house, AFP journalists noted. Banners with the names of the unions behind the protest - Ufap Unsa Justice, CGT, FO - were hung at the entrance to the prison.The...

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04
Aug 2022
Germany: munitions explosions and forest fires in Berlin

The sky of Berlin took on exceptional appearances in the heart of summer, with wisps of white smoke visible from afar above a large wooded area in the south-west of the German capital, Grunewald, very popular with walkers.At regular intervals explosions sounded...

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04
Aug 2022
Russia: heavy sentence required against American basketball player Griner

Since her arrest in February at a Moscow airport, a few days before the Russian offensive in Ukraine, the double Olympic champion has been plunged into the geopolitical crisis between Russia and the United States.Her trial has accelerated in recent days as...

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04
Aug 2022
Patrick Balkany authorized to leave prison on Friday after a "final warning" from justice

The judgment confirms in all its provisions the decision of the Evry sentence enforcement court of May 30, 2022, which had released Patrick Balkany, without his having to wear an electronic bracelet.The convict will have to "repair (...) the damage caused...

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04
Aug 2022
Firefighters, gendarmes and foresters investigate the fires "like at a crime scene"

In Générac (Gard), the agents of the departmental unit for Research into the causes and circumstances of forest fires (RCCI), fluorescent vests on their backs, surrounded a charred area with red and yellow ribbon on Wednesday.Advancing with small steps,...

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04
Aug 2022
Monkey pox: should we fear an increase in deaths?

Two deaths in Spain, one death in India, another in Brazil and one in Peru. For the first time, five deaths caused by monkey pox, or Monkeypox, have been recorded outside Africa, where the disease is endemic and was first detected in humans in 1970. A total...

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04
Aug 2022
In Iceland, the new eruption attracts the curious

The eruption, which began on Wednesday, is located nearly a kilometer from the Mount Fagradalsfjall volcano in southwest Iceland, which had been erupting for six months last year.The site of the eruption, in a difficult to access area that requires a 90-minute...

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04
Aug 2022
In Gérardmer, a summer season at the time of drought

On Wednesday, the water from the public network was declared undrinkable for at least 48 hours in this station in the Vosges. Victim of a drought of exceptional magnitude and precocity, the city is now forced to draw water from its famous lake, which must...

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04
Aug 2022
The ECHR rejects a request to suspend the deportation of preacher Hassan Iquioussen to Morocco

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin announced last week the forthcoming expulsion of this preacher of Moroccan nationality. Reputed to be close to the Muslim Brotherhood, he is accused by the French authorities of having launched calls for hatred and violence...

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04
Aug 2022
The east of France in turn won by the heat wave

The twenty-six departments placed in orange vigilance from Wednesday, at the peak of this new episode, will remain so on Thursday, from the South-West to Burgundy and Alsace, and from Languedoc to the Alps. Fifty others are in yellow on the Météo France...

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04
Aug 2022
Faced with drought, a village in Cap Corse opts for desalination

"We no longer have a choice, we are going to be the pioneers in Corsica to install a desalination unit to produce 500 cubic meters of drinking water per day which should start operating around September 10", explained to AFP Patrice Quilici, mayor of this...

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04
Aug 2022
Borne announces the creation of an "ambassador for LGBT rights" position

The head of government spoke during a visit to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi, trans) center in Orléans, on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the repeal of discrimination between heterosexual and homosexual relationships introduced in the Penal Code...

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04
Aug 2022
Mexican border: when Trump's "impenetrable" wall looks like a sieve

It was supposed to be "virtually impenetrable", a Chinese wall on the border with Mexico that would stop migrants and traffickers of all kinds. The ace ! The "beautiful big" wall so vaunted by ex-president Trump looks more like a sieve. Over the last three...

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04
Aug 2022
L1: Lacazette, Sissoko, Mandanda... the recruits to follow this season

. Lacazette and Tolisso at homeBoth sold in 2017 - the first went to Arsenal for 53 million euros, the second to Bayern Munich against 47 million, without bonuses -, left free this summer, Alexandre Lacazette and Corentin Tolisso, trained at the club and...

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04
Aug 2022
Shooting towards Taiwan: Chinese tourists in the front row

These maneuvers of an unprecedented scale are a response to the visit to Taipei, earlier this week, of the leader of the American deputies Nancy Pelosi, considered by the Chinese authorities as a serious provocation and a denial of the commitments of the...

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04
Aug 2022
"If Putin is guilty, the West is responsible": Eric Zemmour facing his contradictions

Unable to renounce. This is the posture described by Éric Zemmour's competitors when they discuss his strategy in the presidential race. Follower of provocation, the nationalist candidate has made several mistakes in his campaign, the middle finger...

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04
Aug 2022
The ex-mayor of Levallois-Perret Patrick Balkany authorized to leave prison on Friday

"The parole measure (...) will be set for August 5, 2022," wrote the court in its decision, which AFP was able to consult."This decision is irreproachable in law, because nothing justifies the continued detention of a 73-year-old man who has already served...

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04
Aug 2022
Taiwan: China begins its military maneuvers and fires projectiles towards the strait

If her trip to this territory claimed by China lasted less than a day, Nancy Pelosi - the highest elected American official to visit Taipei, capital of Taiwan, in 25 years - unleashed the fury of Beijing. Who, a few hours after leaving the island, began large-scale...

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04
Aug 2022
War in Ukraine: UN launches investigation into explosions at Olenivka prison

The UN secretary general is to launch a fact-finding mission to find out the "truth" about the explosions that took place last week in Olenivka prison, in a pro-Russian separatist zone in eastern Ukraine. In addition, according to the Russian gas giant Gazprom,...

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04
Aug 2022
Far from cities, an autonomous shuttle tries its luck in rural areas

Without ever exceeding 50 km/h, a pink, green and blue van crosses the Brenne and its ponds (in the center of France, south of Tours). Apart from a few protrusions and sensors, there is nothing to distinguish it from conventional minibuses.But in the shuttle...

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03
Aug 2022
More jobs, persistent inequalities... The mixed situation of young executives

With 269,100 hires in 2021, recruitment of executives is increasing sharply after a difficult 2020 due to the health crisis (228,700 hires). And it is the young graduates who benefit from this rebound, indicates in a report the Association for the employment...

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Aug 2022
The United States ratifies the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO

The US Senate approved this resolution in a vote by a very large majority, with elected officials from both parties (95 votes for, 1 against). A two-thirds majority was needed to approve the text."This historic vote is an important sign of the United States'...

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