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Vaccination, Afghanistan, Kouakou gold medalist: midday update – international news




The European Union has reached its target of 70% of adults fully immunized

The European Union has reached its target of 70% of fully vaccinated adults, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Twitter on Tuesday. The EU was aiming to vaccinate 70% of those over 18 by the end of the summer. But “we must go further! More Europeans need to be vaccinated, ”said Ursula von der Leyen. In addition, “we must support vaccination in the rest of the world with our partners”, she added, while the EU participates in particular in the Covax mechanism which aims to provide vaccines to the poorest countries. In addition, Prime Minister Jean Castex was satisfied, this Tuesday morning, with the level of vaccination in France, believing that “we are one of the countries which vaccinate the most”. [La crise sanitaire en direct]


Taliban celebrate victory after Americans leave and end of 20 years of war

The Taliban, who came to power on August 15, are celebrating their victory in Afghanistan after the departure of the last American soldiers overnight, which puts an end to 20 years of a devastating war and opens a new chapter filled with uncertainties for the country. The Americans entered Afghanistan in 2001, at the head of an international coalition, to oust the Taliban from power because of their refusal to hand over the leader of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, after the attacks of September 11, 2001. in the USA. The number of Britons who could not be evacuated from Afghanistan before the end of the exfiltration operation led by the United Kingdom stands at “a few small hundreds”, said the British government, crushed for its management of the Afghan crisis. The last French evacuation took place on Sunday. [Plus d’infos]

Taliban in front of Kabul airport on Tuesday. (Wakil Kohsar / AFP)

Paralympic Games: Charles-Antoine Kouakou, 6th French gold medal

Sprinter Charles-Antoine Kouakou brought his sixth gold medal to the French team at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Tuesday by winning the 400-meter final (T20 category). For his first Games, the 23-year-old won the Paralympic title and brings France’s total medals to 33, just two units from the goal set at 35 before the event. The native of Paris completed the lap in 47 sec 63 ahead of Venezuelan Luis Felipe Rodriguez Bolivar (47 sec 71) and Briton Columba Blango (47 sec 81). It is also the third medal of French adapted sport, the counterpart of disabled sports for people with cognitive disabilities, since Léa Ferney (silver) and Lucas Créange (bronze) had paved the way in table tennis.


The last day of the transfer window live

The last day of the transfer window promises to be hectic to say the least for Breton clubs. While the Rennais Camavinga unexpectedly joined Real Madrid, the Breton club is studying the recruitment of Strasbourg midfielder (and former Stade Brestois) Ibrahima Sissoko to replace him. On the Stade Brestois side, negotiations are underway with Angers for the loan of Senegalese winger Sada Thioub, 26 years. Find all the latest transfer window information from Breton clubs this way.

Vaccination, Afghanistan, Kouakou gold medalist: midday update – international news
Eduardo Camavinga. (Nicolas Creach)

Injured at sea, a fisherman from Guilvinec hoisted and hospitalized in Brest

Alerted after the injury of a fisherman, the Cross Etel coordinated an operation at sea on Tuesday. Around 7.45 am, the crew of the Sergagil, a trawler from Guilvinec, contacted the emergency services. One of its sailors, a man in his forties, had just been injured on board. The ship was then about 130 km southwest of Penmarc’h. A French Navy Caiman helicopter took off from Brest with a medical team from the naval base on board. He arrived in the area around 8:50 am. The injured person was quickly hoisted up and then directed to the Brest CHRU.