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G7, classes closed, strike at the port of Lorient: midday update – international news




G7 leaders meet in person to discuss vaccines and climate

The leaders of the great powers of the G7 meet in Cornwall, determined to put forward their unity in the face of global crises, starting with the climate and the pandemic with the distribution of a billion anti-covid vaccines. Work meetings but also other events, conducive to private conversations – a reception this Friday around Queen Elizabeth II and a barbecue on the beach with marshmallows to roast on Saturday – take over from long months of videoconferences until Sunday in Carbis Bay (South West England). The first face-to-face in almost two years, this summit bringing together Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and the United States is subject to strict anti-covid constraints. [Plus d’infos]

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Covid-19: a hundred classes closed in Brittany

Thursday, June 10, 111 classes were closed in Brittany because of the covid-19 pandemic, 51 less than the previous week. Ille-et-Vilaine has 38 (16 in schools, 10 in secondary schools, 12 in high schools), Côtes-d’Armor 35 (18 in schools, 17 in secondary schools, 0 in high school), Morbihan 21 (14 in schools, 5 in secondary schools and 2 in high schools) and Finistère 17 (17 in schools, 0 in college, 0 in high school). In addition, after a week of closure, the Saint-Pierre school in Baden (56), was able to reopen its doors this Friday. It was, Thursday, the only establishment still fully closed in the region. [Plus d’infos]

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Agreement ends strike at Lorient fishing port

On the third day of the strike by employees of the fishing port of Lorient, who denounced the deterioration of the social climate, an agreement was reached, this Friday, June 11, with the management. The main request from employees, which concerned an audit of psychosocial risks carried out by an independent firm, has been validated. Employees also obtained guarantees on the re-examination of the job classification and their eligibility for the hardship regime. The auction will be able to resume. [Plus d’infos]

(The Telegram / Julien Boitel)

Ethiopia: 30,000 children at risk of dying in famine-stricken Tigray

Tens of thousands of malnourished children are at risk of dying in hard-to-reach areas of Ethiopia’s famine-stricken region of Tigray, the United Nations has warned. “Without humanitarian access to increase our aid, some 30,000 children suffering from severe malnutrition in these extremely inaccessible areas are at great risk of dying,” said James Elder, spokesperson for UNICEF, in Geneva. [Plus d’infos]

epa08858048 Ethiopian refugees from Tigray region at the Um Rakuba refugee camp, the same camp that hosted Ethiopian refugees during the famine in the 1980s, some 80 kilometers from the Ethiopian-Suda
(Ala Kheir / EPA)

Oil demand on track to exceed pre-pandemic peak

Global demand for oil is expected to exceed pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2022, at odds with efforts to contain global warming, predicts the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Friday. “Global oil demand will continue to recover,” against a background of vaccination and economic recovery, she writes in a monthly report containing her first detailed forecasts for next year. “By the end of 2022, demand is expected to surpass pre-covid levels,” predicted the agency, which last month underlined in a shattering report the need to reduce demand to prevent a climate catastrophe. [Plus d’infos]

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