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Rishi Sunak appointed UK Prime Minister

Liz Truss, the most ephemeral Prime Minister that the United Kingdom has known, left Downing Street on Tuesday after 49 days in power, before the appointment of her successor Rishi Sunak, third head of government in two months. After having crossed for the last time as Prime Minister the famous black lacquered door struck by No. 10, Liz Truss sent her wishes for “all possible success” to her successor, “for the good of our country”. Charles III has entrusted the task of forming a new government to Rishi Sunak, who unless surprised, should in particular keep Jeremy Hunt as Minister of Finance.

A gendarme from Rennes killed in an accident in Normandy

A serious traffic accident left one dead and seven injured around 3 a.m. on October 25, on the A13 motorway, near Pont-Audemer, in Eure. The facts took place following an arrest of drug traffickers carried out by gendarmes from the Rennes Research Section, with the help of the GIGN. After this intervention, which took place without any particular difficulty, according to the Rennes prosecutor’s office, a heavyweight lost control and hit the device put in place during the removal of the suspect vehicle. A gendarme, father of 4 children, belonging to the Rennes Research Section died, three other gendarmes were injured, one of them seriously, and three other people were injured. [Plus d’infos]

The village of the Route du Rhum opens this Tuesday afternoon

The departure village of the 12th edition of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe, opens its doors this Tuesday, October 25, at 2 p.m. On the program, thirteen days of entertainment, until the start on November 6, with several highlights. This Tuesday, from 4:35 p.m., it will be possible to attend the entry of the Ultim and the Ocean Fifty. [Plus d’infos]

The parades of the different categories of boats are the great novelty of this 12th edition of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe. (The Telegram/Yvan Zedda)

Poll: Inflation weighs down Macron’s popularity rating

Emmanuel Macron’s popularity rating fell sharply in October, according to the monthly barometer produced by Odoxa for LCP, Public Senate and the regional press. The French believe that it does not do enough against inflation. Faced with this situation, 73% of French people feel that the government “does not act” (36%) or “not as much as it could” (37%), compared to only 26% who believe, on the contrary, “that he is already doing a lot, the French being more protected than our European neighbors are”. [Plus d’infos]

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives for the first day of a EU leaders Summit at The European Council Building in Brussels on October 20, 2022. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)
(Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP)

Italy: Meloni denies any “sympathy” or “proximity” with fascism

New Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, leader of the post-fascist Fratelli party, on Tuesday categorically denied any “sympathy” or “closeness” to fascism. “I have never had any sympathy or closeness to anti-democratic regimes. For no regime, including fascism,” she said in her general policy speech to the Chamber of Deputies. She also assured that Italy will remain a “reliable partner of NATO” to support Ukraine against Russia.

Giorgia Meloni.
Giorgia Meloni. (Andreas Solaro/AFP)

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