For seven days now, the raging deadly conflict between Ukraine and Russia has been in the spotlight of the whole world. If in wartime the rest of the news may seem secondary, the fact remains that the world continues to turn and that… the information does not wait. For those who need to take stock of the “other news” of the past week, or for those who just want to take a moment’s break from the anxiety that the prospect of World War III might cause, 20 minutes we bring you her press review, section by section.
Since just before the war we were still battling a global pandemic, let’s recap the good old Covid-19. The epidemic in France continues to decline, with 384 new hospitalizations this Sunday, up from 712 the day before. New restrictions have been lifted, in particular the obligation to wear a mask in places subject to vaccination. Because yes, if you haven’t seen the news yet, know that museums, cinemas and restaurants have run out of masks! Only transport does not apply, such as trains and planes. There is always a vaccination pass required. This relief also benefits vaccinated contacts in the general population. Although three tests were required, now only one is sufficient (self-test, PCR, or antigen). Finally, Jean Castex announced this afternoon the end of vaccinations and mask wearing indoors from March 14th.
A total of 195 countries gathered on Monday to adopt a benchmark science report on the devastating effects of climate change. In this IPCC report, the conclusion is once again clear: it’s getting hot! In less than a century, 18% of animal species could disappear and 8% of arable land could become uncultivable. We’re bringing you increased heatwaves, extreme precipitation, or rising sea levels. In short, for the restless, it might be best to move on to the next section.
Bonus information: Since a little sweetness can’t hurt in this world of Putin, here’s the Nezh cow, which will melt visitors to the Agricultural Salon. The beautiful Abondance ruminant was chosen as the face of the 58th edition of the show. If you feel like it, it’s at the Porte de Versailles in Paris until March 6th.
It should be noted that the opening of the Salon d’Agriculture brought the problems faced by French farmers back to the forefront of the presidential campaign. Emily Petit will tell you more here.
It was a long awaited judgment. On February 14, in a specially created jury trial began on the case of the terrorist attack in Saint-Etienne-du-Ruvre. Four men are on trial for these facts, dated July 26, 2016 near Rouen. In fact, there are only three of them in the box, the last one is judged by default, probably dead in Iraq. The three men must answer “terrorist association of criminals.” They are accused of stabbing 85-year-old Father Jacques Amel in front of three nuns and an elderly couple. Their crime is punishable by thirty years of criminal imprisonment. The trial will last four weeks, until March 9.
End of the slap. Christiane Taubira, the candidate nominated by the People’s Primary, announced Wednesday that she is ending her presidential campaign. The former Keeper of the Seals announced his tardiness, conditional on his candidacy in a popular primary election, and wanted to form an alliance of the left. “Obviously we won’t be able to get sponsorship,” she said. “My candidacy was legitimized by an unprecedented democratic process (…) It is this candidacy that is hindered by the administrative structure,” complained the winner of the popular primaries.
Prices for road fuel sold in France hit new records, according to official data released on Monday, while crude oil prices soared after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. According to data from the Ministry of Ecological Transition arrested last Friday, a liter of diesel fuel cost an average of 1.7415 euros per week. This is 3.64 cents more than the previous week. The price of a barrel of Brent oil from the North Sea rose above $96, a peak not seen since 2014.
This is news that shocked the PAF, but not only. Jean-Pierre Pernot, former TF1 celebrity news anchor, has died at the age of 71 from lung cancer, his wife’s agent Natalie Marquet-Pernot said on Wednesday. “Tom, Lou, Olivier and Julien’s father died of lung cancer,” she said minutes before TF1 confirmed the journalist’s disappearance.
In late November, in a Twitter video, Jean-Pierre Pernot revealed that he had lung cancer. A few days later, the symbolic journalist of the TF1 group disappeared from the antenna of the LCI channel, on which he presented Jean Pierre and you Every Saturday.
PSG have no limits when it comes to Kylian Mbappe. According to information from Parisian, the staff of the club, would have made a final financial offer to his striker. A check for 50 million net wages a year on top of a €100 million loyalty bonus to extend his lease until 2024.
In an interview on Command, Leonardo, sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain, however, denies the existence of excessive offers for the French striker, but confirms that the Parisian club is actively working on a file. Will leave, will not leave, the secret will remain.