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• Last-minute opposition by Turkey, a member of NATO, to the integration of Finland and Sweden, casts doubt on the outcome of the process. “I am convinced that the allies in this alliance will view our membership in this alliance with a constructive and positive eye.”However, declared NATO Deputy Secretary-General Mircea Guiwana, who said he was confident that a consensus could be reached. Carry on with our lives.
• In the wake of their victory in the Eurovision Song Contest, Ukraine is preparing for crucial battles in the Donbass, with Kyiv confident of victory after Russian setbacks on the front lines. Russian forces are trying to advance in this strategic eastern region, which has made Moscow its main target since the withdrawal of its forces from the Kyiv vicinity at the end of March.
•Emmanuel Macron and the new president of the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed bin Zayed, affirmed their desire to strengthen the already highly developed strategic partnership between their two countries, during a meeting in Abu Dhabi. The French president was the first Western leader to go there to commemorate Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE president who died on Friday.
•Pope Francis has declared ten “saints” of the Church, including desert hermit Charles de Foucault, in front of thousands of faithful from all over the world gathered in Saint Peter’s Square in Rome. Among these ten “Bricks” French monks include Marie Rivière (1768-1838) and César de Bus (1544-1607) as well as Dutch priest and journalist Titus Brandsma, known for his commitment against Nazi propaganda during World War II.
Will a woman be assigned to Matignon? Edith Cresson, the only person to have served as Prime Minister (between 1991 and 1992), wishes him ‘A lot of courage’ and criticize The virility of the political class French in an interview published in Dinar. “They gave me words I had never said before, they made constant criticism of me, they made comments about my dress, ” Says the former socialist leader.