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Vaccination, referendum, Vendée Globe: midday update – France



150 elected officials demand a referendum to reunite Loire-Atlantique with Brittany

In a column published by the “Sunday Newspaper”, 150 elected representatives from all sides, including seven deputies and six senators from Brittany and Loire, say they want “the voters of Loire-Atlantique to be consulted, by referendum, on their wish, or not, to join the Brittany region”. Because, according to them, “in a constant way, they expressed the majority their will not to be separated administratively from Brittany, to which attach so many geographical, historical, economic and human links”. [Plus d’infos ici]


Covid-19: “The management of vaccination is really chaotic”, says the president of the MG France union

In the “Sunday Newspaper”, Jacques Battistoni, president of the union of general practitioners MG France, is worried about a lack of vaccines. And this, while from this Monday, those over 75 will have the opportunity to be vaccinated throughout France. “The management of vaccination is really chaotic (…)”, he insists. “The race for numbers will not solve problem number one: there are not enough vaccines for everyone. The government is making promises that it cannot keep. He is not launching a mass vaccination campaign: he is organizing queues! », He warns. [Suivez notre direct]


A clandestine evening of a hundred partygoers interrupted in Isère

During the night from Saturday to Sunday, the police put an end to a clandestine evening bringing together a hundred participants in the suburbs of Grenoble, despite the curfew at 6 p.m. Two “teufeurs” were arrested for violence against a person holding public authority, including the DJ, and a third for being suspected of having organized the evening. [Plus d’infos ici]


Indonesia earthquake: torrential rains complicate research

(AFP)

This Sunday, torrential rains complicate the search for possible survivors of the earthquake which left at least 73 dead and thousands of homeless on the Indonesian island of Celebes. An earthquake that has caused panic among the inhabitants of the west of the island, already devastated in 2018 by a very strong earthquake, followed by a tsunami, which killed 4,300 people. [Plus d’infos ici]

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Bitter duel at the top of the Vendée Globe

The end of the Vendée Globe promises to be breathtaking! Because the pas de deux continues between Louis Burton and Charlie Dalin, who has regained the advantage over his rival, posting 1.6 miles ahead, or less than 3 km, in the standings this Sunday, at 4 h GMT. The skipper of Bureau Vallée 2 had nevertheless been the first in the early evening to cross the equator before being overtaken by Apivia’s. [Plus d’infos ici]

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