Legislative: in Marseille, Mélenchon passes the baton to his campaign manager. After having criticized the “monarch” Macron, the rebellious leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon confirmed Thursday evening in Marseille that he would not stand for legislative elections in his constituency of Bouches-du-Rhône. And his campaign manager and negotiator between the lefts, Manuel Bompard, will officiate there under the Nupes banner.
North Korea: first death from Covid and national “spread” of the virus. North Korea announced its first death from Covid-19 on Friday, adding that the virus has already spread across the country and that tens of thousands of people are currently “isolated and cared for”. Two and a half years after the start of the pandemic, Kim Jong-un recognized the first case of the omicron variant this week before ordering a “strict containment” national. A statement that could foreshadow a major health crisis. Six victims of “fever” died in the country, including one who tested positive for Omicron subvariant BA.2, the KCNA news agency reported.
The shortage of baby milk in the United States is turning into a political crisis. Empty shelves, anxious families: the White House assured Thursday to take very seriously the shortage of baby milk in the United States. According to data provider Datasembly, the stock-out rate of infant milk formula reached 43% at the end of last week, a situation that has only worsened since the shutdown in February of a factory of the manufacturer Abbott. Accused at worst of indifference, at best of wait-and-see attitude, the White House on Thursday set out a few measures, of limited scope. Read our article.
Oil should not be a “weapon” of punishment. The Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the President of Venezuela on Thursday urged world leaders not to use oil as a “armed” Politics. Mohammed Barkindo and Nicolás Maduro agreed that oil should not “not be politicized”.
Ten days before Roland-Garros, Rafael Nadal diminished by his foot injury. At 34, the Spanish player was abruptly eliminated from the Rome tournament on Thursday, his chronic foot pain preventing him from playing. “Today I couldn’t play. But maybe in two days it will be better. At Roland-Garros, I will have my doctor with me. It can help.” Rafael Nadal did not give up in the round of 16 of the Rome tournament. But unable to move normally due to chronic foot pain, he lost to world number 16 Canadian Denis Shapovalov (world number 16) 1-6, 7-5, 6-2. Our article.
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Funeral of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in Jerusalem. Two days after her death in an Israeli military operation in the West Bank, the funeral of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh is to be held Friday at a church in Jerusalem. A 51-year-old Christian born in East Jerusalem, the Al-Jezira journalist is to be buried the same day near her parents in a cemetery near the Old City. Several thousand Palestinians paid their respects on Thursday.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar releases his fifth album. Kendrick Lamar’s latest opus was one of the most anticipated records of the year: five years later DamnMr. Morale & the Big Steppers was released this Friday morning, an 18-track album in two “volumes”. The latest to be released on the highly regarded Top Dawg Entertainment label.
Moldova: in Gagauzia, the Ukrainian conflict exacerbates pro-Russian sentiment. In this autonomous region of southern Moldova, the pro-Russian population defies the Europhile national government of Maia Sandu. Our report.
Elina Svitolina: “Allowing a Russian tennis player to play on the circuit is propaganda for the Kremlin”. Impact of the war in Ukraine, banishment of Russian and Belarusian players from Wimbledon… “Liberation” met the Ukrainian tennis player on Wednesday May 11 in Paris. Ten days before Roland-Garros, the world number 27 clearly displays her political position. Our interview.
Song on Emiliano Sala in Nice: “We heard rotten humor, but making fun of a dead player…”. The Disciplinary Committee of the Professional Football League was seized to examine the chants during the match against Saint-Etienne on Wednesday evening. Sung by people from Nice, they made fun of the tragic death in a plane crash of a former player from Nantes. Our story.
With Starlink, Elon Musk offers a great communication operation in Ukraine. Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, has sent more than 10,000 Starlink internet kits to the Russian-invaded country. A timely spotlight for the billionaire’s project which is struggling to attract attention. Our video.
“Libélysée” episode 15: Marine Le Pen, the disappeared from the legislative elections. Despite a historic score in the second round of the presidential election, Marine Le Pen plays it discreetly for the legislative elections. What’s going on on the far right? The political podcast of Release takes you behind the scenes. Our podcast.
Coralie Camilli and Jérôme Le Banner, the knockout theory. In the city as in the ring, the doctor of philosophy forms an explosive couple with the kick-boxing icon. Our profile.