Ten dead including five children in a building fire in Vaulx-en-Velin. A tragedy in the Lyon suburbs. The fire in a building in Vaulx-en-Velin left ten dead, including five children aged 3 to 15, and fourteen injured, including “four in absolute urgency”, overnight from Thursday to Friday. The disaster, of which “origin is unknown” and who is “now extinct”, broke out shortly after 3 a.m. on the ground floor of a 7-storey building and mobilized nearly 170 firefighters. Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, on his way to Vaulx-en-Velin, mentioned in his statement a “absolutely no accident”, the firefighters do not rule out a criminal track yet. More information here.
The security plan for the World Cup final unveiled. 12,840 police and gendarmes mobilized on Saturday in France for the Morocco-Croatia small final, 14,000 on Sunday for France-Argentina. Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin unveiled the security arrangements put in place for the World Cup final on Friday. The stakes are high as in several major cities in France, Wednesday’s semi-final evening was marked by racist attacks and the mobilization of dozens of identity activists. Our edition of the day.
The Comptroller of Prisons recommends “suspending incarcerations” in Bois d’Arcy. Of the “unworthy conditions of confinement”an occupancy rate of 165%, a “general disorganization of detention” which did not allow “to guarantee neither the safety of the people imprisoned, nor that of the people who work in the penitentiary centre”… the Comptroller General of Places of Deprivation of Liberty (CGLPL) recommends “suspend incarcerations” in jail “overcrowded” of Bois-d’Arcy (Yvelines). Emergency recommendations published this Friday in the Official Journal.
Musk suspends Twitter accounts of journalists covering Elon Musk. Musk cleans up. Twitter on Thursday suspended the accounts of several journalists who covered the social network and its new owner Elon Musk. Some of the reporters had tweeted about Twitter’s decision on Wednesday to suspend the account that automatically reported Elon Musk’s private jet rides. Among the suspended journalists are employees of media such as CNN, the New York Times, or the Washington Post, others being independent journalists. More info here.
Kherson under bombs, new EU aid and sanctions. The Russian army struck Kherson on Thursday “more than 16 times”, according to Volodymyr Zelensky. Faced with these intense bombardments, which left two dead and deprived the city of southern Ukraine of electricity, the European Union announced new sanctions against Moscow and reached an agreement for new aid of 18 billion euros in Kyiv.
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The situation is still escalating in Peru. Seven people were killed on Thursday in Ayacucho, southern Peru, during clashes between soldiers and supporters of deposed President Pablo Castillo, according to regional health authorities. Under investigation for “rebellion” after his failed attempt to dissolve parliament, Pedro Castillo will remain in pre-trial detention for 18 months, the country’s Supreme Court has announced.
Kevin Spacey back in front of British justice. American actor Kevin Spacey appeared in a London court on Friday to answer new charges of sexual assault in the early 2000s, a few months after pleading not guilty to other similar charges. The 63-year-old Hollywood star is accused of sexual violence against a man between 2001 and 2004. The comedian has already been prosecuted for four sexual assaults suffered by three men between March 2005 and April 2013, when he was director of the London theater Old Vic.
Sale of the Parc des Princes: behind the scenes of the Paris-Doha match. As the World Cup comes to an end, a clash is played out on the lawn of the Parisian stadium, which opposes the town hall of Anne Hidalgo, who owns it, to Nasser al-Khelaïfi, the bloody Qatari boss of PSG, against a backdrop of disagreement within the municipal majority on the line to take. Our article.
Renovation of high schools in Ile-de-France, the great failure. After the shocking images of the Voillaume high school in Aulnay-sous-Bois in the dark, an example among others of the dilapidation of establishments in the Ile-de-France region, teachers point to delayed and poorly followed work, and a lack of transparency and communication in the region directed by Valérie Pécresse.
Christophe Dechavanne: hello, it’s him again. Thinking he was lost for TV, the host, obsessed with the fear of disappearing, lives again alongside Léa Salamé, on France 2. To read here.