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Tokyo Olympics, double infanticide at Relecq, Guadeloupe re-defined: midday update – international news

Tokyo Olympics: the Blues in the semi-finals of hand and basketball, bronze in track cycling

The French basketball players, led by the trio Evan Fournier, Rudy Gobert, Nicolas Batum, hardly qualified for the semi-finals of the Tokyo Games at the expense of Italy (84-75), this Tuesday in Saitama, maintaining their dream of medal. French handball players also rocketed to the semi-finals of the Olympic tournament at the Tokyo Games, largely outperforming Bahrain 42-28 on Tuesday. The French men’s track cycling speed team won the Olympic bronze medal on Tuesday by beating Australia in the classification match. In 42”331, Florian Grengbo, Sébastien Vigier and Rayan Helal, brought the Blues their 24th medal in Tokyo. This is the first cycling award for France at the 2020 Olympics. [Le résumé de ce mardi]

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Double infanticide in Relecq-Kerhuon: the imprisoned mother

Twelve days later the discovery of the bodies of two girls in an apartment in Relecq-Kerhuon, the mother was indicted for murder and imprisoned in the Brest remand center. She was released from the hospital on Monday, where she had been admitted after trying to end her life. A letter found at his home left no doubt as to his passage to the act motivated by “the separation announced by her husband”, had confirmed the prosecutor Camille Miansoni, in a press release. [Plus d’infos]

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Covid: Guadeloupe reconfined for at least three weeks

Guadeloupe, faced with a “catastrophic situation” in terms of the covid-19 epidemic, will be re-defined for a period of at least three weeks from Wednesday 8 p.m., announced the prefect Alexandre Rochatte. The Caribbean island follows the neighboring territory of Martinique, confined since Friday evening for three weeks as well. “We are in a catastrophic situation, we have exceeded 3,000 cases per week,” warned Valérie Denux, director general of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) of Guadeloupe, during a joint press conference with the prefect. . And to emphasize that the number of cases of covid-19 had been “multiplied by more than 10 in 3 weeks”. From Wednesday evening, the curfew will be “advanced to 8 p.m. until 5 a.m.”, and during the day there will be “restrictions on movement in a sphere of 10 km around his home,” the official said. prefect. “To go further, you need a compelling reason” and a certificate will be necessary, he added. [La crise sanitaire en direct]


The ultra-conservative Ebrahim Raïssi inducted as president of Iran

The ultraconservative Ebrahim Raïssi was inducted Tuesday president of Iran and will have to work to turn around an economy undermined by the American sanctions and the health crisis, and to restart the talks to save the international agreement on nuclear power. Winner of the June presidential election marked by a record abstention, Ebrahim Raïssi succeeds the moderate Hassan Rohani, who in 2015 concluded an Iranian nuclear agreement with the great powers, after years of tension. Former head of the Judicial Authority, Ebrahim Raïssi, 60, officially begins his four-year term after his election was approved by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. [Plus d’infos]


Ukraine: Belarusian activist found hanged, investigation for “murder”

The director of an NGO helping people who fled Belarus, missing since the day before in Ukraine, was found hanged in Kiev, police said on Tuesday, which opened an investigation for “murder”. “Belarusian citizen Vitali Chychov, who disappeared in Kiev yesterday, was found hanged today in one of Kiev’s parks, near where he lived,” she said in a statement. According to one of the versions studied, it could be a “murder camouflaged as suicide”, added the police. Many Belarusians fled their country, often to Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania, against a backdrop of fierce repression of any dissent in this former Soviet republic. [Plus d’infos]

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