Mayhem in French airports, deadly bad weather in Italy, new mass grave in Ukraine … The news of this Friday morning


At least a thousand canceled flights and delays at airports. Friday promises to be very difficult for users of French air transport, affected by a strike by air traffic controllers which could disrupt European traffic. At the call of the National Union of Air Traffic Controllers (SNCTA, majority), this new movement to demand salary increases in the face of inflation, but also an acceleration of recruitment, concerns both metropolitan France and overseas. -sea.

Zelensky denounces a mass grave in Izium. A « common grave » has been uncovered in Izioum, a city taken over from the Russians by Ukraine, said Thursday evening its president Volodymyr Zelensky, whose country will benefit from new American aid. This Friday, Ukrainian and international journalists will be welcomed on site. He did not give details of the number of people buried or the causes of their deaths. Read our article.

Deadly rains in Italy. At least seven people were killed and two others are missing in violent weather that hit the Marche region in central Italy overnight from Thursday to Friday evening, flooding streets and homes.

Fire fixed in Gironde. The Saumos fire, which ravaged 3,400 hectares in Gironde, having now been fixed, a large part of the evacuees were able to spend the night back in their homes. In the municipalities of Saumos and Sainte-Hélène, located between the seaside resort of Lacanau and Bordeaux, 1,700 people out of more than 1,800 evacuated since Monday were authorized to return to their homes from 6 p.m. Two fires also burned 400 hectares in southern Charente on Thursday evening.

Macron wants to reform his migration policy. A bill on asylum and immigration will be tabled « from the beginning of 2023 »announced Thursday evening Emmanuel Macron, with the aim of ending a « absurd policy » and « inefficient because we find ourselves with more foreigners in an irregular situation than many of our neighbours, inhuman because this pressure means that they are too often poorly received ». Read our article.

Perseverance makes promising finds on Mars. NASA’s wheeled robot Perseverance rover has taken a major step in its search for traces of ancient life on Mars with the collection of the samples « the most precious » so far, containing potential biosignatures whose nature will have to be confirmed once on Earth, NASA announced. Traces of a « active volcanism » were also spotted. Read our article.

To be continued

The weakened boss of the FFF received by Amélie Oudéa-Castéra. A « moment of exchange » with heavy files two months before the World Cup: the boss of the French Football Federation Noël Le Graët is received this Friday morning at the Ministry of Sports, when he is accused of having sent SMS with sexual connotations to collaborators. On the program: the World Cup in Qatar, ecology, the question of supporters, and his own case. Read our article.

The slide

The Federer legend at a glance. After the announcement of Roger Federer’s retirement, a look back at seven highlights of the tennis legend. From his victory over Sampras at Wimbledon in 2001 to his ultimate Grand Slam title, seventeen years later, a career in snapshots. To see here.


Child crime in a monastery. After having remained silent for thirty years, three brothers claim to have been raped in the Orthodox monastery of Saint-Nicolas, in Hérault. While the investigation has been closed for prescription, everyone tries, in their own way, to live “with, if they cannot live without”. Read our article.


What if Biden avoids the midterm mandate? A few weeks before the midterm elections, Jeo Biden seems to have reconciled with part of his electorate. Capitalizing on his legislative successes, the decline in inflation, the defense of abortion and the threat of Trump, the President is recovering. Promised to a debacle, the Democratic camp could save part of its majority in Congress. Read our article.

The portrait

Moving. The dancer Fauve Autot, emblematic figure of Dance with the stars, whose twelfth season has just started on TF1, wants to expand its repertoire. Read our article.

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