“Bismuth” affair, university fees, vote in Russia … News this Wednesday

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Borders. The European Union has reopened its borders to 15 countries but not to the United States, where health officials have declared they have no control “totally” the coronavirus pandemic and fear an explosion in the number of cases. The health situation is also worrying in Latin America and the Caribbean, where the death toll could exceed 400,000 in three months if more stringent health measures are not taken in this region, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) ). In the United States, due to the epidemic, the Democratic candidate for the White House, Joe Biden, 77, gave up organizing meetings for the presidential election of November, unlike the republican president, Donald Trump.

“Bismuth” case. Nicole Belloubet on Wednesday ordered an inspection to shed light on the controversial investigation by the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office, which for almost six years tried to identify, in vain, the “mole” who could have informed Nicolas Sarkozy that he was on listen.

Auditions. After Agnès Buzyn, who went on the grill on Tuesday, the Assembly’s committee of inquiry on the management of the coronavirus crisis questions on Wednesday two other former health ministers, Marisol Touraine and Roselyne Bachelot, also expected on management. mask stocks in France. Agnes Buzyn defended herself for four hours after having run out of«anticipation» and of “reactivity” to prepare France for the coronavirus crisis.

Airbus. State aid schemes should make it possible to “to save” 2,000 jobs, out of the 5,000 jobs that Airbus intends to cut in France. This was assured Wednesday the Secretary of State for Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari at the microphones of BFM TV and RMC.

CSI 93. The security and intervention company (CSI) of Seine-Saint-Denis, targeted by more than fifteen judicial investigations into suspicions of violence, theft, falsification of reports and crimes linked to drug trafficking, is going to be partly dissolved.

Clashes. At least 81 people were killed in Ethiopia in two days of demonstrations started by the death of a famous singer of the Oromo majority ethnic group and marked by community violence, the police announced on Wednesday.

Revelations. Several months after a wave of revelations of sexual assault in French sport, nearly 180 people are implicated in alleged cases of sexual violence in sport, detailed Wednesday the Minister of Sports, Roxana Maracineanu.

Recourse. The decision was awaited. The Council of State examined on June 12 the appeal of several organizations (including the UNEF) opposed to the controversial increase in tuition fees for foreign students decided in November 2018 and has just announced the rejection of their requests. To read.

Judicial guerrilla warfare. Administrative justice has definitively validated the creation of the Triangle de Gonesse development zone (ZAC) on agricultural land north of Paris, where the controversial megacomplex Europacity was to be set up, abandoned in 2019, according to the judgment consulted by AFP.

Presidency. She re-stacks for a second term. After being elected in 2017, the president of the FNSEA, Christiane Lambert, announced on Wednesday her re-election as head of the majority agricultural union, during a press conference.

Referendum. The Russians voted 73.55% in favor of constitutional reforms wanted by President Vladimir Putin, in particular that paving the way for him to remain in power until 2036, according to partial results published Wednesday after the vote.

Hongkong. Less than 24 hours after the entry into force of the national security law imposed by Beijing on Hong Kong, the police made the first arrests under it. More info here, and the political letter on the subject.

Bouteflika. It is a page of Algerian governance that is finally turning. Algerian businessman Ali Haddad, ex-boss of bosses, and a string of ministers linked to ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, were sentenced to heavy prison terms for corruption on Wednesday in Algiers, defense lawyer said. .

“Dieselgate”. It spoils for Continental. The automotive supplier was targeted on Wednesday by searches of German justice (including group sites in Hanover, Frankfurt and Regensburg) on ​​as part of the investigation into the «Dieselgate», a vast rigged engine scandal that has been spilling over the German automotive sector for five years.

Also read on Libération.fr

Who run the world. Each month, Release takes stock of the stories that made the news of women, their health, their freedoms and their rights. Fifty-eighth episode: June 2020. If you missed the previous episode, it’s here (and everyone else is there).

Primes. After the revelation on the payment by Russia of talibans to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan, the entourage of Trump specifies that the President remains informed while remaining vague on his level of knowledge of this affair. Our article.

Seen from Germany. Reputed to be a good crisis manager, the German chancellor presides over the EU under new conditions. One year before her announced departure from the Chancellery, she will have to reveal once again her science of compromise in the face of the division of the EU on economic management after the Covid. To read here.

Migrants. Young people returned to the streets, congestion of administrative procedures, daily refoulements towards Ventimiglia: the situation is getting worse at the Franco-Italian border. From our correspondent in Nice.

LIBERATION avec AFP

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