News around the world
The extreme right close to power in Italy. The Italians went to the polls in large numbers on Sunday to elect their parliament, where unless surprised the far right should enter in force and propose the Prime Minister who will succeed Mario Draghi. At only 45, Giorgia Meloni, leader of the post-fascist Fratelli d’Italia party, credited with nearly a quarter of the votes in the latest polls, is the favorite to lead a coalition government in which the he extreme right largely dominates the classical right.
Ukraine: Moscow intensifies mobilization, replaces the head of military logistics. In full mobilization of its reservists, Moscow on Saturday toughened the penalties in the event of refusal and replaced its chief of military logistics, a weak point of its offensive in Ukraine, where continuing « referendums » of annexation. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed amendments providing for up to 10 years in prison for soldiers who desert or refuse to fight during mobilization, as is currently the case.
At least 89 migrants from Lebanon drowned off Syria. Driven by the country’s economic collapse, more and more of them are setting sail from the Lebanese coast. According to Syrian authorities, around 150 people, mostly Lebanese and Syrian and Palestinian refugees, were on board the small boat that sank off Tartous, Syria.
Iranian authorities are toughening up the protests. The head of the Iranian judiciary threatened this Sunday not to show« no leniency » vis-à-vis protesters after nine days of nationwide protests over the death of a young woman in the custody of the vice squad. According to the NGO Iran Human Rights, at least 50 people were killed during the demonstrations repressed by the security forces. Iranian authorities have arrested 739 people, including 60 women, in the north of the country, accused of taking part in protests, state media said on Saturday. Read our interview.
Natural gas: new major investment by TotalEnergies in Qatar. Qatar announced on Saturday the signing of a $1.5 billion contract with French oil and gas giant TotalEnergies for the development of the world’s largest natural gas field. The announcement comes against the backdrop of an energy crisis in Europe caused by the Russian war in Ukraine. This Sunday, Germany signed with Abu Dhabi for the supply of gas and diesel.
Space mission to the Moon: take-off of Artemis I postponed for the third time in a month. The take-off of NASA’s new mega-rocket for the Moon, for the long-awaited Artemis 1 test mission, cannot take place on Tuesday as announced, due to the formation of a storm. Under the threat of tropical storm Ian, currently south of Jamaica, NASA must prepare the rocket to return to its assembly building.
Remco Evenepoel wins the road cycling world championship. The young Belgian prodigy Remco Evenepoel became world champion on Sunday in Wollongong (Australia) after a solo raid of more than thirty kilometers, ahead of the Frenchman Christophe Laporte. The 22-year-old Flemish offers his country its first world title in ten years after already becoming, two weeks ago at the Vuelta, the first Belgian to win a Grand Tour since 1978.
News in France
To fight against medical deserts, the government is extending general medicine studies by one year. The social security budget for 2023, which is due to be presented on Monday, will include a measure to extend the studies of future general practitioners by one year, in the hope that they will complete their course in medical deserts. A measure that targets medical student unions. Our article.
After the investigation of « Libé », an open listening device for employees of France Culture. In an internal email sent Friday afternoon, the president of Radio France, Sibyle Veil, writes “that no fact of moral harassment has been established”and supports the director of France culture, Sandrine Treiner, while announcing several measures to improve dialogue within the channel, two days after the publication of the survey of Release. Thereby, “a diagnostic and listening device” will be put in place by the human resources department of Radio France and proposed in the coming weeks « to all who are willing to speak ». Our article.
Data stolen from a hospital in Essonne is found online. The hackers carried out their threat. Data from the South Francilien Hospital Center (CHSF) in Corbeil-Essonnes, victim of a computer hack on August 21, is now online. According to the specialized site Zataz, the Lockbit 3.0 hackers thus distributed more than 11 gigabytes of sensitive content. Read our article.
The best of the weekend on liberation.fr
We explain how the tariff shield for gas works. The tariff shield, which the French government has undertaken to extend in 2023 by limiting the increase in tariffs to 15%, applies to electricity but also to all gas contracts, with rare local exceptions. Read our article.
United Kingdom: in Happisburgh, the fear of “slipping gently into the sea”. In the east of England, global warming is accelerating coastal erosion. Faced with dike projects deemed costly, some suggest letting nature take its course or relocating, to the chagrin of the population. Report from our correspondent.
World Cup in Qatar: footballers, we too, we get up and we break! It’s time for players to disobey, to shake up the old world of bodies, such as the FFF or Fifa to whom we owe the World Cup in Qatar, calls Vikash Dhorasoo, former player of the France team of soccer. Grandstand.
“Jacquie et Michel”: porn in dirty sheets. Freed investigated Michel Piron, the long-anonymous sexagenarian creator of the pornographic site, indicted for « complicity in aggravated rape » and « trafficking in human beings ». Investigation.
Bibi Club, Alex G, Laure Briard, Maya Hawke… the playlist of the Liberation music book. Every weekend, the “Tsugi” web radio accompanies the “Liberation” music book. Press play.