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AstraZeneca, cyberattacks, tragedy in Brazil: mid-day update – France

EMA press conference on AstraZeneca at 4 p.m.

At 2 p.m. GMT (4 p.m. French time), the European Medicines Agency will hold a press conference on the potential link between AstraZeneca’s vaccine and blood clot formation. Emer Cooke, executive director of the EMA, will participate after the suspension by several European countries of the use of the vaccine of the Anglo-Swedish laboratory. [Suivez notre direct]

Home school: investigation opened after computer attacks against Cned

The cybercrime section of the Paris prosecutor’s office opened an investigation after a series of computer attacks against the Cned platform on the first day of the return of distance school education linked to the pandemic. An investigation which was “opened for fraudulent access to an automated processing system and hinders the operation of such a system,” said the prosecution, confirming a information from France Televisions. [Plus d’infos ici]

Anti-covid vaccines: Amnesty calls for a boost in the face of the “quasi-monopoly” of rich countries

Faced with the low hand of rich countries on vaccines against the coronavirus, Amnesty International calls on the international community to correct the situation “immediately”. “The pandemic has thrown a harsh light on the inability of the world to cooperate effectively and fairly,” said Frenchwoman Agnès Callamard, appointed secretary general of the organization at the end of March. [Suivez notre direct]

Covid-19: more than 4,000 dead in 24 hours in Brazil, a record

This Tuesday, Brazil crossed for the first time the threshold of 4,000 deaths from covid-19 in a single day, with 4,195 deaths recorded in 24 hours, a new record. This country of 212 million inhabitants is the second most bereaved in the world in absolute numbers, after the United States, with a total of 336,947 deaths. It is also second in the world in terms of contamination, with 13,100,580 confirmed cases, 86,979 in the last 24 hours. [Suivez notre direct]

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France opens to the public important archives on the period of the genocide in Rwanda

France has opened to the general public important archives relating to the situation in Rwanda between 1990 and 1994, 27 years to the day after the start of the genocide of the Tutsis in that country, according to a publication in the Official Journal. These are the archives of former President François Mitterrand, as well as those of his Prime Minister at the time, Édouard Balladur, to which a commission of historians had access to produce a report pointing out at the end of March the responsibilities of the France in Rwanda during this period. [Plus d’infos ici]

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