Have you picked up the news? Let’s summarize the main information of the last two days.
In Sri Lanka, the president flees and agrees to leave office
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled his palace in Colombo on Saturday, July 9, under popular pressure. When a crowd of protesters, demanding his resignation, entered his official residence, he announced his intention to leave office within the next week, according to remarks reported by the Speaker of Parliament, Mahinda Abeywardana. “To ensure a peaceful transition, the president said he would step down on July 13”he said on television.
The prime minister also made it known that he intends to resign. On Sunday, the vagueness remained in the country. The opposition political parties of Sri Lanka have joined together to agree on a new government.
As Europe prepares for a winter without Russian gas, Elisabeth Borne plans targeted aid after the end of the tariff shield
The European Union (EU) and member state governments are preparing for a complete cut in Russian gas supplies this winter. According to a statement by the Minister of Finance, Bruno le Maire, this is the scenario considered most likely in the current projections.
The season in this case could be tough, as before Russia’s President Vladimir Putin decided to invade Ukraine on February 24, Russian gas accounted for 40% of EU imports.
In this context, governments are working on quota plans that organize the management of any shortages in the various industrial sectors. The European Commission is trying to implement a “Emergency demand reduction plan”.
In France, the prime minister, Elisabeth Borne, on her way to Aix-en-Provence, announced that the tariff shield on energy prices could be replaced next year by more targeted aid for the French.
War in Ukraine: Russia continues its strikes, Kyiv accuses it of burning cereal fields
The war threatens the crops planned for this summer, which could aggravate the world food crisis. Spokesman for the Odessa region administration Sergey Bratchuk shared photos taken by local police showing burnt fields on Telegram. ” Due to the fire of incendiary shells, large-scale fires occur every day in fields and forests throughout the region. The Russian troops, on the other hand, do not allow the inhabitants to put out the fires. They destroy grain stores and equipment. “
On the ground the bombing continues. On Saturday night a strike ripped apart a residential building in Chassiv Yar, killing at least 15 people, Ukrainian authorities said. Twenty-four people are still under the rubble, including a child, while another five have been rescued, according to relief efforts. Russian missiles killed two people and injured three others Saturday in the southern Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih, according to regional authorities.
“Uber Files”: revelations on the secret “deal” between Uber and Emmanuel Macron at Bercy
Internal company documents, analyzed by The world and its partners in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), show how, between 2014 and 2016, the Minister of Economy worked behind the scenes for the company VTC, which was trying to impose the deregulation of the market and face government hostility.
These “Uber Files”, tens of thousands of emails, presentations, spreadsheets and PDF documents written between 2013 and 2017, shed a particularly harsh light on these roaring Twenties, punctuated by violence during taxi protests, during which the American company has used all the proceeds of the lobbying to try to obtain the deregulation of the market, in France as elsewhere.
The “Uber Files” also reveal how the Californian group, determined to impose itself by fait accompli and, if necessary, by operating illegally, has implemented practices deliberately playing with the limits of the law, or which may constitute a judicial obstacle to the investigations referred to. it was object.
At the diploma, a success rate of 91.1%, down 2.8 points compared to 2021
In total, 664,300 candidates were admitted to the 2022 baccalaureate after the recovery session, or a 91.1% success rate, a figure down 2.8 points compared to June 2021, announced on Saturday by the Ministry of Education .
After two sessions upset by the health emergency, this first edition of the “Sausage tray”organized under near-normal conditions, led to a 96.1% general baccalaureate success rate (- 1.5 points compared to 2021), a 90.6% tech baccalaureate success rate (- 3.5 points) and a professional baccalaureate success rate of 82.3% (- 4.5 points), detailed Rue de Grenelle in a press release.
But also :
UK. Boris Johnson’s rat race has begun.
Japan. The ruling party gave the winner of the senatorial elections two days after the assassination of the former prime minister
Tour of France. The threat of Covid-19 eclipses Wout Van Aert’s victory in Lausanne and forces Guillaume Martin to retire.
Rugby. The Blues, winners of Japan, ended the season undefeated.
Wimbledon. Elena Rybakina won her first Grand Slam title and Novak Djokovic won the seventh crown
Indonesia. In Bali, Antony Blinken warns Wang Yi of Chinese pressure on Taiwan.
Mexico. Former president Echeverria, prosecuted for “dirty war” against his adversaries, he died
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