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“Manhunt” in Dordogne, soldiers in Mali, Vannes rugby players and Brest handball players expected: midday update – France




“Manhunt” in the Dordogne

(AFP photo)

A “manhunt” has been engaged since Sunday morning in the Dordogne to find a former heavily armed soldier who was wanted after firing on gendarmes called for family violence in Lardin-Saint-Lazare, a village about thirty km away. of Sarlat. According to the gendarmerie, the Toulouse GIGN is in intervention on the spot, two helicopters and 210 gendarmes are engaged. Two negotiators are also on site. “He is a former soldier who is armed, who moves quickly, who uses his weapon,” said the prefect of Dordogne, Frédéric Périssat, on BFMTV.


Radical Islamize in Mali: Macron’s threats

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Emmanuel Macron said France would withdraw its troops if Mali went “in the direction” of radical Islamism, in an interview with the JDD published this Sunday, after a second coup in nine months. France, with about 5,100 men within Barkhane, supports Mali which has been facing, since 2012, a jihadist push in the north of the territory which plunged the country into a security crisis before spreading to the center of the country .


Covid-19: the best in French hospitals

© Joedson Alves / EPA / MAXPPP - epa09199824 A ward for patients with COVID-19 is prepared in a field hospital inaugurated in Brasilia, Brazil, 14 May 2021. The delivery of this hospital, in the central ar
(EPA illustrative photo)

The number of hospitalized covid-19 patients continues to decline slowly, with fewer than 17,000 people hospitalized, according to data from Public Health France. Critical care wards, where the most seriously ill are cared for and which include intensive care beds, recorded 3,028 patients (3,104 the day before), about 500 fewer than a week ago. These services admitted 93 new Covid patients (155 the previous day). In 24 hours, the disease killed 71 patients in hospital, bringing the total number of deaths to 109,387 since the start of the pandemic.

Contamination also continues to decline, with 10,675 positive cases identified in 24 hours (11,268 Friday) for a positivity rate (number of positive people compared to the total number of people tested) of 3.3% out of the seven last days.

Covid-19: the latest info


The Vannes rugby players aim for the summits

PHOTO Nicolas Creach / THE TELEGRAMME. RUGBY (56) Stade La Rabine (Vannes) LE 14012021 Pro D2 Day 14 RC Vannes / Biarritz The RC Vannes team.
To continue dreaming of the Top 14, the Vannetais will have to beat Biarritz this Sunday at home. (Photo Nicolas Créach)

RC Vannes is playing the semi-final of Pro D2 this Sunday against Biarritz. At home, in its lair of La Rabine (kick off at 6 p.m.), the Breton team, second in the regular season, will play its future against BO, five-time champion of France. If the Vannetais win, they will then have two possibilities to join the Top 14: win the Pro D2 final against Oyonnax or Perpignan (who face each other in the second final) or, in case of defeat, win the jump-off against 13th in the Top 14. But, before that, you have to beat Biarritz!

All the news of RC Vannes


Last step before paradise for handball players from Brest

PHOTO Nicolas Creach / THE TELEGRAMME. Handball Budapest (HUNGARY) 29052021 Final Four in Budapest GYOR / BBH The joy of the Brestoises following their victory on goal against GYOR 26 to 25.
The Brestoises after their success against Györ, Saturday in Budapest. (Photo Nicolas Créach)

There is only one step left, more than one match for the players of Brest Bretagne Handball before reaching paradise. Champions of France after winning the Coupe de France, the Brestoises achieved a feat, Saturday in Budapest, in the semi-final of the Final Four of the Champions League. They have, in fact, eliminated the Hungarians of Györ, triple title holders, in the semifinals at the end of a shootout session (4-2, 23-23 AD) rich in emotions.

The first French women’s club in the final of the Champions League in handball, the BBH faces, this Sunday in the final (kick-off at 6 p.m.), the Norwegians of Kristiansand. The last step before great happiness.

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