War in Ukraine: Russia continues strikes but the war spreads to its territory
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Ukraine was the target of Russian missile salvos on Friday. In the southeastern city of Dnipro, a clinic was hit. At least 2 people were killed. Russia, for its part, reported for the 5th consecutive day Ukrainian bombardments on the Russian region of Belgorod, the region that was the scene at the start of the week of an incursion by fighters from Ukraine. An attack which is claimed by two groups claiming to be Russian.
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In the United States, the ultra-conservative Ron De Santis entered the campaign for the 2024 presidential election. He made his announcement in a rather original way via Twitter. During a live chat with Elon Musk, the boss of the social network. But it didn’t go as planned: for 30 minutes, there were technical problems. Eventually, Ron DeSantis read an emotionless nomination paper.
This Sunday, the Turks vote for the second round of the presidential election. Outgoing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who obtained 49.5% in the first round, is the big favorite according to the latest polls. In an attempt to catch up, his rival Kemal Kiliçdaroglu is trying to seduce the most nationalist voters. This week traveling to Antakya, bordering Syria and devastated by the earthquake, he again promised to send back the more than 3 million Syrian refugees.
Finally, in France, the general assembly of TotalEnergie was disrupted this morning by dozens of climate activists trying to block access to the Salle Pleyel in Paris. A way of protesting in particular against the group’s new projects related to fossil fuels.
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