Khashoggi affair, bookstores recognized as essential shops, demonstrations in Algeria … The news of this Friday





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Affaire Khashoggi. In one report published this Friday, the American intelligence services affirm that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman “validated” the assassination of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. Washington announces visa restrictions for 76 Saudis.

Algeria, the Hirak continues. After two days of mobilization earlier this week, thousands of Hirak supporters demonstrated again this Friday in the Algerian capital, after a year of hiatus. Read our article.

Essential shops. Bookstores have joined the list of so-called essential shops and may remain open in the event of confinement at weekends, according to a decree published this Friday in the Official Journal. Follow Covid-19 news throughout the day.

Bolloré at the helm? A judge of the Paris judicial court deemed “necessary” a trial for businessman Vincent Bolloré for facts including corruption in Togo, but validated a fine of 12 million euros for the Bolloré group, thus allowing the end of the proceedings against the multinational. Read our article.

Equitable access to vaccines. The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a UK resolution demanding equity in access to vaccines against the Covid-19 pandemic. The resolution, the second in a year from the Security Council on the pandemic, also calls for solidarity and ceasefires around the world to better fight the virus and carry out vaccinations.

American raids in Syria. The US military carried out airstrikes on pro-Iranian militiamen in Syria on Friday before dawn, the first such operation of the Joe Biden administration carried out in response to anti-US attacks in Iraq. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the strikes killed 17 people and destroyed three trucks of ammunition. Read our article.

Kidnapping in Nigeria. For the third time in a few weeks, young students have been kidnapped by armed groups in the north of the country. A criminal phenomenon that surfs on the “Bring back our girls” mobilization initiated after the mass kidnapping of Chibok in 2014. Read our article.

Pataquès in Paris on confinement. The proposal for a three-week confinement in Paris, formulated by Emmanuel Grégoire on Thursday evening, made the elected officials of the Parisian right jump. They criticize the lack of consultation and accuse Hidalgo of maneuvering for 2022. Jean Castex for his part taxed the proposals of the mayor of Paris of “Nonsense”. Read our article.

Burma. Before the UN General Assembly, the Burmese ambassador created a surprise by breaking with his authorities and calling for an immediate end to the coup. “We need the strongest action of the international community to immediately end the military coup, end the oppression of the innocent people and restore state power to the people”, Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun said during a special session dedicated to his country.

Homophobia in the police. The IGPN was seized after the homophobic remarks of a police officer during a control in Paris. The scene, which occurred Monday evening in the La Chapelle district, was filmed and broadcast on social networks. Several LGBT associations have decided to file a complaint. Read our article.

Ethiopia. In a report posted online this Friday, the NGO Amnesty International claims that Eritrean troops have “Massacred hundreds of civilians” in Ethiopia, which could constitute crimes against humanity. Read our article.

Also read on Liberation.fr

Info Libé. According to information from Release, criminal proceedings will be initiated against Hop by the labor inspectorate for benefit fraud. The Air France subsidiary is suspected of having allowed some of its pilots to combine partial unemployment and increased overtime. Read our article.

VIH. The National Agency for Research on Infectious Diseases is looking for volunteers from the Ile-de-France region from March 1 to test the tolerance and immune response in humans to an HIV vaccine candidate. Four decades of vaccine research have so far yielded nothing except dashed hopes. Read our article.

Inde. The Indian guru Baba Ramdev, who has become a rich entrepreneur of Ayurvedic products, derived from traditional medicine, thanks to his company Patanjali, proposes to cure the Covid with his traditional products. A juicy and perilous business. Read our article.

AP-HP. Distress, lack of staff, unsuitable premises … The staff of the “violence clinic” of Bondy, in Seine-Saint-Denis, specializing in particular in the care of victims of rape, denounce unworthy working conditions despite the importance of their mission. Read our article.

In Liberation this weekend

2022. The front page of Liberation will be devoted to the growing refusal, on the part of left-wing voters, to vote Macron to block the FN for the 2022 elections.

In the rest of the newspaper, find the account of the controversy in Argentina on the circumstances of Maradona’s death, an article on the desire of part of the right to see the return of Sarkozy for the next presidential election, an interview on the ‘evolution of brawls between young people, a double page on Daft Punk seen by eight other artists, an interview Ideas on the consequences of the automation of driving on our feelings, pages Images on the new saga of Steve McQueen on the exclusion of the British Afro-Caribbean community in the 1960s, Music pages on the boom in online masterclasses, Books pages with novelist Noémi Lefebvre, Food pages on millers from the Jura, as well as the author’s portrait American Thomas Chatterton Williams, who invites us to deconstruct the idea of ​​race.

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