Long Sunday campaign, renewed tensions in Corsica, Biden characterizes Putin as a “butcher”… This weekend’s news – Liberation

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Two weeks before the presidential election, find most of the news from the last weekend of March.

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A very long Sunday in the village. Two weeks before the first round of candidates for the presidential elections, there were more on the ground or on the air this Sunday. While Emmanuel Macron reiterated on France 3 that he sees no problem in not debating other candidates, Fabien Roussel at a meeting in Toulouse criticized “useful vote” who would like the left to vote for Mélenchon in the first round. At the same time, the Insumi leader called for the construction of “a society of harmony between people and with nature and guarantee to beready to rule. At Zénith de Paris, Yannick Jadot wanted to see ecology.”strong” April 10, while Eric Zemmour confirmed the strategy “union of rights at the Trocadero. The day before, Socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo, still struggling in the polls, tried to make her social accent heard in Toulouse.

War in Ukraine: Biden blames Putin, the White House tempers. On Saturday from Warsaw, the US President presented the war in Ukraine as “strategic failure” for Moscow. His very harsh remarks about the master of the Kremlin soon had to be softened in the White House. In turn, invited to respond to this outing, Emmanuel Macron assured on Sunday that he “wouldn’t use” such conditions, considering that there should not be “in escalation no words, no actions” at war. Look for all the latest news about the Ukrainian conflict in our live broadcast.

Tensions in Corsica after the funeral of Ivan Colonna. About 500 people gathered late on Sunday in front of the military town of Furiani in Corsica, where videos were filmed of policemen singing “La Marseillaise” during Ivan Colonna’s funeral. The situation was still tense at 19:00, when tear gas and high-explosive grenades from mobile gendarmes responded to the demonstrators’ attack. Since Saturday, nationalist circles have been outraged on social networks by a video that was allegedly filmed on the territory of the military camp of Furiani on the day of the funeral, where the Marseillaise sounds without distinguishing those present. Member of the Corsican Parliament Jean-Félix Acquaviva (Freedoms and Territories group) sees “pure hate” and ask “directly accountable to the government”.

Orpea scandal: state files complaint and demands restitution of state grants. An administrative review confirmed many of the accusations in the book. gravediggers on the “major faults” in the private nursing home group Orpea, the government announced on Saturday in the voice of the Ministerial Delegate in charge of the autonomy of the elderly, Bridget Bourguignon. This indicates that the government has taken legal action and is seeking reimbursement for excessive donations. The investigation report will not be published as it “trade secret”his cabinet said.

Mobilization against the “mega-basins” in Deux-Sèvres. Thousands of opponents of the “mega-pools”, those gigantic reserves of water intended for agricultural irrigation, gathered on Saturday in La Rochenard (Deux-Sèvres) under close police surveillance. According to the prefecture, there were about 4,200 people, according to the organizers – 6,000 people who opposed this extensive water storage project in the Marais-Poitevin area. At the origins of this national mobilization is the Bassines Non Merci collective, which leads the opposition to the projects, and the agricultural union Paysanne Confédération.

A state of emergency has been declared in El Salvador after a record number of murders in one day. On Saturday alone, there were 62 murders in the gang-ridden country. If these figures are to be believed, corresponding to the number of requests for deaths received by the Institute of Forensic Medicine, this would have been the deadliest day in the history of the country since the 51 murders on August 27, 2015. At the request of President Naib Bukele, Parliament declared a state of emergency for a period of one month . Read our article.

Iranian nuclear power: agreement is “a matter of the day”, according to the head of European diplomacy. The conclusion of the Iranian nuclear agreement after several months of negotiations in Vienna is “deal of the day” said the head of European diplomacy on the sidelines of the Doha Forum in Qatar. “We are very close to it, but there are still a few unresolved issues”Josep Borrell told reporters on Saturday. Read our article.

Great stories in sports sections. The sports weekend was marked by some great stories. First, Christian Eriksen, the Danish footballer who was close to death after collapsing during a match against Finland during the last European football. Rebuilt and now equipped with a defibrillator, he returned in a national team jersey on Saturday night against the Netherlands and even scored a superb goal. It’s also Saturday’s performance of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Sizeron: a month after winning the Olympic title, the ice dancers became the first five-time world champions in the history of French figure skating. Finally, on Sunday, Biniam Girmai made cycling history. The 21-year-old Eritrean runner won the prestigious Gent-Wevelgem sprint race and became the first black African to win the classic. Pretty symbol.

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Oscars 2022: our picks for the best picture figurine. The 2022 Oscars will take place Sunday night at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles for Hollywood professionals and on ABC for the rest. Ten films compete for the most coveted best film award. We found nine articles corresponding to nine films. Read our reviews.

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