Bombed exile in eastern Ukraine, “Super Thursday” presidential meetings, second dose of anti-covid booster since 60… Thursday morning news


Ukraine demands more weapons from NATO, exile to the East. Urging its population to flee the country’s eastern regions, now a priority target for the Kremlin, this Thursday morning Ukraine is asking the Atlantic Alliance for more weapons. When Russian troops shelled several cities, the governor of the Lugansk region, neighboring Donbass, said he “We managed to evacuate more than 1200 people” Wednesday. The official specified that these evacuations were carried out in the absence of any ceasefire and under very difficult conditions due to heavy bombardment by Russian forces. Look for the main news of the war in Ukraine in our live broadcast.

The 2nd booster dose is open to people aged 60 and over. Amid a slight decline in infection rates, a second booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine will be open to people aged 60 and over whose last injection was more than six months old, the minister said on Thursday morning. Health of Olivier Veran. “We will be able to open this second booster for French people aged 60 and over if they have six months left before their last booster,” without it becoming mandatory, the minister said on RTL radio. Until now, this dose has been reserved for people aged 80 and over, as Jean Castex announced in mid-March in the face of a resurgence of the pandemic.

Elon Musk opens his new Tesla megafactory in Texas. Between thousands of invitations and a cult devoted to Elon Musk by his fans, the opening of Tesla’s new Austin plant this Thursday looks like a stellar concert in the already established tradition of the quirky billionaire who celebrates growth beyond his company’s standards. and its creation in Texas far from Californian culture. This is Tesla’s fifth “megafactory” after factories in Nevada, New York, Shanghai and Berlin. These factories produce cars, as well as equipment and batteries, on a very large scale.

The start of the 2022 campaign… on income tax returns. From this Thursday, French households can start declaring their income for 2021 online for almost everyone, with some new features such as the reassessment of the mileage scale adopted due to rising fuel prices. Households that cannot file online and are therefore still completing a paper return will have to return it by midnight on May 19th. For those who declare their income online, the deadline varies from May 24 to June 8, depending on their department of residence.

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Voting at the UN on the fate of Russia. This Thursday at 14:00 (16:00 in France), the UN General Assembly will vote on the request of Western representatives to remove Russia from the Human Rights Council because of the invasion of Ukraine. Removing Russia from the Geneva-based institution requires a two-thirds majority of countries to vote yes and no in a vote to which 193 members of the General Assembly are invited.

Presidential: meetings are like rain. This Thursday, the penultimate day of the election campaign, the number of candidates in the presidential election is increasing ahead of an election in which the gap between the two favorites, Emmanuel Macron (LREM) and Marine Le Pen (RN), is narrowing every day. . There are six meetings on the program: Yannick Jadot (EE-LV) at 18:00 in Nantes, then Fabienne Roussel (PCF) and Marine Le Pen (RN) at 18:30 respectively in Lille and Perpignan, Valerie Pecresse (LR) at 19: 00. in Lyon, Philippe Putou (NPA) and Eric Zemmour at 20:00 in Toulouse and Paris. Anne Hidalgo will wander around Rouen during the day. From the side of the presidential majority, Gabriel Attal and François Bayrou will arrive in Bordeaux for an open meeting. Follow this “Super Thursday” live with Release.


Ukraine: on Borodyanka, ordeals of destroyed cities. This quiet town, located 40 km northwest of Kyiv, was heavily bombed. Rescuers estimate that the numerous ruins hide many victims, and the authorities fear catastrophic loss of life. Find our report.


Pensions: right and right reform in the old fashioned way. Life expectancy, funding, the need for savings… Emmanuel Macron, Valerie Pecresse and Eric Zemmour put forward the same arguments, detours and false evidence in defense of the postponement of the legal age of departure. Find our breakdown.


Stefan Eicher, wandering spirit. I was pleasantly surprised by the meeting with the Swiss singer, who talks about his constant tours, about his digitized music, as well as the deadly Covid and geopolitical confusion. Find his portrait.

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