Five dead in the storms in Corsica: “I had the feeling that in the face of nature, nothing can be done”. Corsica wakes up after a night without any new drama, the day after deadly bad weather. On Thursday, at least five people died in the storm that hit the island. Residents and vacationers bear witness to the violence of the weather episode. The island is still placed in orange vigilance this Friday morning, even if the night was relatively calm, according to Météo-France, which speaks of“lull”. Read our article.
After the violent storm in Corsica, the forecasts of Météo-France questioned. Exceptional phenomena storms remain difficult to predict because they are very unstable. In Corsica, the most likely simulation retained by forecasters for this Thursday morning was that of strong gusts at sea. Thursday, Météo-France admitted to having been “surprised [e] by burst values” but emphasized the character “exceptional” of the situation. Our article.
In Lviv, Ukraine, negotiations on the agreement concerning the export of grain. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelensky tried to change the grain export agreement and find a quick solution to the critical situation at the Zaporizhia power plant, during a meeting on Thursday. Zelensky referred to “a future increase in cooperation” possible between Kyiv and Ankara. Read our analysis.
Apple alerts on a security breach allowing to control the Iphone, Ipad and Mac. The American company has recommended that owners of certain models of Iphone, iPad and Mac update the operating software, which has a security flaw allowing them to take control of these devices. According to the Apple firm, in the old version of the operating software, “an application may use arbitrary code” with improper access to the device, which means that a hacker can perform actions without permission.
Nine years later, a massacre of the Syrian regime submitted to French justice. The Quai d’Orsay transmitted to the National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor’s Office photographs and videos it received of the Tadamon massacre, which reportedly killed nearly 300 people in 2013. “Several dozen civilians were reportedly killed during these abuses”said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
After a discreet summer, Emmanuel Macron expected in Bormes-les-Mimosas. The Head of State, who is on vacation “studious” at the Fort de Brégançon, is expected this Friday in the small town of Var to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the liberation, in August 1944. On the bridge after a summer marked by the heat wave, the fires and the recent storm in Corsica, the President should exchange like every summer with the inhabitants of the commune.
Supplementary pensions run on fossil fuels. Agirc-Arrco, the main fund in the country, places the contributions of the French on the stock market in sectors that emit greenhouse gases such as hydrocarbons and the automobile. Faced with growing pressure to green its investments, the institution pretends to act without really changing course. “When Agirc-Arrco buys TotalEnergies shares, 70% of its funds go to oil and gas infrastructure, because that is the company’s strategy. This must stop”, warns his side, in an interview with Releasethe founder of the NGO Reclaim Finance, Lucie Pinson.
Pink is not dead. Synonymous with garish vulgarity or insipidness for some, pink is, for others, a sign of resistance in the face of the ambient gloom, even of rebellion. Overview of a trend that is making a strong comeback in fashion, design or gastronomy. Our analysis here.
Jim Morrison, the tormented rider. If the Doors singer hadn’t died at the age of 27, he would be about to take the stage with Mick Jagger after a life of masked adventurer and lit financier. The eighth episode of our summer series “The Returned” to read here.