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Vaccination, stalking in the Dordogne, Carlos Ghosn: midday update – international news




Vaccination now open to all adults

No more age or state of health criteria: from this Monday, the entire adult population of France is eligible for vaccination against covid-19, a “key step” to avoid a rebound in the epidemic while the restrictions are gradually easing. Candidates must nevertheless be patient. With “28 million adults eligible for vaccination and not vaccinated” for “an average of 500,000 appointments available each day”, the Doctolib platform warned that it could not meet all the requests in view of the “number still limited doses of vaccines, notably Pfizer and Moderna ”. The number of hospitalized covid-19 patients continued to decline on Sunday, with that of patients in intensive care units falling below the 3,000 mark, according to data from Public Health France. [La crise sanitaire en direct]

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Dordogne: the ex-military “neutralized”, announces Darmanin

In a tweet this Monday at noon, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, announces that the heavily armed former soldier tracked down since this weekend in Dordogne for attempted homicide has been “neutralized”. Since Sunday, the GIGNs of Toulouse and Satory, in the Paris region, and more than 300 gendarmes as well as dog teams, supported by at least seven armored vehicles and seven helicopters, tried to flush out this 29-year-old man, who had taken refuge in an area. steep, stony and wooded, difficult to access, about 4 km². [Plus d’infos]

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Carlos Ghosn heard in Lebanon by French justice

French magistrates traveling in Lebanon began to hear the former boss of Renault-Nissan Carlos Ghosn, the first hearing of its kind for the investigations targeting him in Nanterre and Paris, in particular for abuse of corporate assets. On the menu of the interrogation sessions planned over five days: two parties at the Palace of Versailles, including one that justice suspects of having been organized in honor of the 60 years of the deposed boss, financial flows with a commercial distributor in Oman , as well as consulting services when Carlos Ghosn was CEO of Renault-Nissan. The hearing takes place in a room of the Court of Cassation in Beirut. [Plus d’infos]

Carlos Ghosn. (Archives Joël Saget / AFP)

Nils Palmieri and Julien Villion win the Transat in doubles

The Franco-Swiss duo Julien Villion / Nils Palmieri won this Monday, for their first participation, the double-handed Transat between Concarneau and Saint-Barthélémy with a record time of 18 days, 5 hours and 8 minutes, the organizers announced. The Tanguy Le Turquais / Corentin Douguet tandems, who arrived one hour and 42 minutes after the winners, and Tom Laperche / Loïs Berrehar (two hours and three minutes) completed the podium in this renowned sailing race. The night in Gustavia was very lively with the arrival in seven hours of 14 duos out of the 18 in contention. [Plus d’infos]

Nils Palmieri and Julien Villion, aboard the Figaro TeamWork, winner of the Transat En Double Concarneau-Saint Barthelemy 2021 - Gustavia on 05/30/2021
(ALEXIS COURCOUX)

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The French public deficit expected at 9.4% in 2021, announces Le Maire

The French public deficit will widen further this year to reach 9.4% of gross domestic product (GDP), Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday, unprecedented for the French economy, as a result of new spending committed to deal with the covid-19 epidemic. This record deficit “is linked to three things: the first is that we are postponing a certain number of expenses from 2020 to 2021 (…), (then) because we continue to help a certain number of sectors and companies, even if we are gradually going to remove this aid, and thirdly because there is part of the recovery plan that has been disbursed, ”detailed Bruno Le Maire on France 2. [Plus d’infos]

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