The World Cup, demonstrations in China, landslide in Ischia… Five facts to remember from the weekend
Have you been away from the news for a while in the last couple of days? We summarize the main information to remember.
Protests against zero-Covid strategy grow in China
Protests against the arrests erupted Sunday at several universities in Shanghai, Beijing, Wuhan and other Chinese cities, where anger grew against the authorities’ draconian zero-Covid policy. A video that went viral on the Internet and Agence France-Presse’s geolocation shows protesters shouting in Shanghai “Xi Jinping [le président de République populaire de Chine], resignation! » and go after the Chinese Communist Party. It is a rare display of hostility towards the Chinese leader and regime in the country’s economic capital, who was jailed for two months earlier this year.
The protest took place in the early hours of the morning on Wulumuqi Street, the Mandarin name of Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang province, and ten people died in a fire on Thursday. Many posts on social media in China blame the restrictive measures against Covid-19 for exacerbating the tragedy by slowing down the arrival of help.
The Italian island of Ischia was hit by a devastating landslide
At least four dead, dozens missing, mudslides, potholed streets, buildings half-buried in alluvium, crushed bodies of cars swept into the sea under a leaden sky: images and announcements from Ischia on Saturday gave the first. an idea of the extent of the disaster. This small Italian island near Naples was hit by heavy rains early in the morning, causing a devastating landslide.
More than two hundred civil defense and security forces are still on the ground searching for dozens of missing people, and hundreds of volunteers are busy cleaning the streets of the small town with knee-deep mud. The Italian government declared a state of emergency on the island on Sunday, and an emergency envelope of 2 million euros was released after an emergency government meeting.
Snow is expected in Kyiv, electricity supply is still cut
Heavy snow was expected to fall in Kyiv on Sunday evening and temperatures will remain in the negative (around −2°C) overnight, leaving millions of residents with only limited access to electricity and heat. Vitali Klitschko, mayor of Kyiv This was reported on Telegram on Sunday “public services [avaient] the cleaning of the streets of the capital has already begun ». On Saturday, the national electricity grid operator Ukrenergo announced that electricity production could meet only three-quarters of consumer needs. As a result, restrictions and supply cuts will be necessary.
A number of European leaders also went to Kiev to commemorate the Holodomor, which killed millions of Ukrainian peasants between 1932 and 1933. Alexander De Croo, Mateusz Morawiecki and Belgian Prime Minister Liu Simonyte and Belgian Prime Minister Ingrid Simonyte were present.
EELV Congress: activists put Marine Tondelier in charge
Yannick Jadot or Sandrine Rousseau, environmentalists mainly favored the Sea Tondelier during the first decentralized round of the European Ecology-Greens Congress (EELV) on Saturday. Party members put the municipal council of Hénin-Beaumont (Pas-de-Calais) under the leadership supported by the outgoing administration, without giving it an absolute majority.
Partial results (with 90% of constituencies removed) released Saturday evening showed 46.97% of the vote and about 50% participation among 11,000 entries. Behind him are two competitors supported by two media figures of the party: first, lawyer Sophie Bussier, supported by Yannick Jadot, with 18.07% of votes; followed by Lille municipal councilor Melissa Camara, Sandrine Rousseau’s former spokeswoman, with 13.53%.
France qualified for the final round of the World Cup
The French team has shed much of the pessimism that accompanied it before arriving at this World Cup in Qatar on Saturday. Four days after a smooth success against Australia (4-1), the Blues scored a big win against Denmark (2-1).
Kylian Mbappe scored twice and the Habs have already qualified for the round of 16. The first place in Group D is almost certain, as France, which is the first with 6 points, has a favorable goal difference: + 4 – 2 against the Australians, second with 3 points.
In contrast to their lackluster start to Tuesday’s match, the Blues immediately played their football against Denmark, the toughest opponent in the group. Danish Dynamite (“Danish Dynamite”) defeated the French team twice in the League of Nations this year, the last time in September in Copenhagen (2:0).
Politics. Bruno Le Maire admits that the government “looks too much at consulting firms”.
Huawei, ZTE. The US has officially banned Chinese telecommunications equipment
Prisons. The number of prisoners in France reaches a historic high
Dormitory. Three buildings in Lille were evacuated from Saturday to Sunday due to the risk“crash”
Bolivia. Census bill ends 36 days of protests