Tornadoes in the United States, frigates, Guingamp maternity hospital: midday update – international news

At least 50 dead in Kentucky tornado

At least fifty people were killed in Kentucky during a tornado that swept through several regions of the United States, said governor Andy Beshear on Saturday. The roof collapse of a candle-making factory « has claimed countless lives » in the town of Mayfield, he said. Tornadoes killed and damaged several states in the southeast and south-central United States on Friday. Amazon employees were in particular trapped this Saturday in a warehouse of the distribution giant ravaged the day before in Illinois, according to the authorities and media which speak of a hundred people. [Plus d’infos]

Sale of frigates to Greece: the contract with France « signed », the American offer « lapsed »

The agreement for the sale of three French frigates to Greece « has just been signed », announced the French Ministry of the Armed Forces, deeming the competing offer presented by the United States null and void. “Since we have been in discussion with the Greeks, the American offer is no longer on the table (…) In addition, we have signed the contract with the Greeks. It was initialed a few days ago, ”the Ministry of the Armed Forces told AFP. The US government gave the green light on Friday to a possible sale to Greece of four frigates, competing with Paris which in September concluded a prior agreement on the sale of three French frigates – manufactured in Lorient by Naval Group – to the Greek Navy. [Plus d’infos]

Tornadoes in the United States, frigates, Guingamp maternity hospital: midday update

Guingamp maternity ward: nearly a thousand people in the street

This Saturday morning, nearly a thousand people gathered in the city center of Guingamp to defend the hospital and its maternity ward, threatened with closure. On the spot, midwives but also unions and elected officials have all denounced this situation, demanding its maintenance. The subject of its closure has returned to the news in recent weeks. A first demonstration had already brought together 600 people a few weeks ago.

Breton football live on Le Télégramme

Will Stade Brestois’ impressive rebound in Ligue 1 continue? The Finistère club faces Montpellier at home this Saturday at 5 p.m. On the Ligue 2 side, En Avant Guingamp is moving for a match against Caen at 7 p.m. These two meetings will be followed live on the Telegram website.

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Floods: a slow decline begins in the South-West, returned to orange vigilance

A slow recession of the gaves, these torrents of the Pyrenees, and rivers, out of their beds since the day before, began to begin on Saturday morning in the departments of Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Landes, returned to orange vigilance by Météo France. In Peyrehorade, in the Landes, where the water has risen to 5.52 meters, the recession is « very slow », notes Mayor Didier Sakellarides. “Usually the water goes down quickly by at least a meter, there we only lost 15 centimeters in 12 hours. It’s not much, ”he adds, advising his constituents“ not to return to their homes in the coming hours ”. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin is expected on site at 4.30 p.m., the prefecture told AFP.

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