Ukraine, offshore wind turbines, women’s basketball… The six news you’ll hear about tomorrow

6:51 PM, September 21, 2022

1- Nuclear weapons: Washington “takes seriously” Putin’s threat

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday morning ordered the mobilization of 300,000 reservists to give a new impetus to his offensive in Ukraine, while indicating that he was ready to use atomic weapons. “When the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, we will certainly use all the means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people, Release. It’s not a hoax. Those who try to blackmail us with nuclear weapons should know that the tide can turn in their direction. »
a “escalation” in conflict and “A new sign of turmoil”, Analyzes the spokesperson for the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell. “Despair”German Chancellor Olaf Schulz says: For its part, China, with Russia’s support, called for a “Ceasefire through dialogue”While Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said “do not believe” To the use of nuclear weapons by Moscow, unlike Washington, which said it takes “seriously” Putin’s threat, while declaring “Serious consequences” If the Russian president takes action.

Read also – Nuclear threat and partial mobilization in Russia: “Vladimir Putin uses his last cartridges”

2- Thursday session of the Security Council on war crimes in Ukraine

French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna will chair a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Thursday dedicated to combating impunity for crimes committed in Ukraine. She will be preparing for this meeting with her Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba, and has asked the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Karim Khan and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, to participate in the work. ” We will ensure in the Council that the perpetrators of the atrocities committed in Ukraine are brought to justice Catherine Colonna explained. But she did not specify whether her Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, would attend or not, but spoke with him for half an hour on Monday. As the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas Greenfield, said, The Russians should not expect to come to New York this year as if nothing had happened, they would be impeached and condemned by the Security Council and the United Nations General Assembly. Sergey Lavrov should speak on behalf of Vladimir Putin on Saturday at the United Nations podium.

3 – Emmanuel Macron inaugurates the first offshore wind farm

The president heads to Saint-Nazaire on Thursday to inaugurate France’s first offshore wind farm. The site is provided by the Elysee as A critical step towards energy supremacy and the fight against global warming. Emmanuel Macron will sit alongside representatives from EDF, RTE, General Electric, fishermen, associations and local elected officials for a closer look at the 80 wind turbines located off La Turballe. He will speak at the beginning of this afternoon about the details of the draft law on accelerating renewable energies, which will be presented next Monday to the Council of Ministers.

4 – The uprising of La France Insoumise before its parliamentary days

Storm at LFI. While La France Insoumise parliamentary days are held on Thursday and Friday, the party is mired in the fallout from the Quatennens case. Called to respond to Jean-Luc Melenchon and the management of the LFI, which has its third ethical issue in a year after the Cockerell and Buhafs cases, the rebel MPs made no secret of their annoyance at a Tuesday morning news conference. ” We are trying to put the mechanisms in place [ pour gérer les cas de violences sexistes]It’s not perfect “Deputy Clementine Autain has been accepted. However, the representative of Seine-Saint-Denis-elect saw it necessary to recognize ” complication “Such cases, which require respect for the presumption of innocence of the accused, to account for the difficulty in terms of” Human “to deal with a case” comrades Or even respect the victims. Danielle Obono has confirmed that LFI representatives will attend the training” duty On the basis of gender and sexual violence during Parliament days on Thursday and Friday.

Read also – How the Adrien Quatennens affair is shaking rebellious France

5 – A big challenge for French basketball players

Four days after the women’s basketball team took the men’s silver medal at the European Football Championship, the French women’s basketball team launches the World Cup against host country Australia (12:30 pm, beIN Sports 1). With the new coach, Jean-Aimee Tauban, but without Marines Yohannes, she was injured” Best offensive weapon “The coach’s lament is from men’s basketball. The team kept fifteen players (for twelve positions) in order to anticipate setbacks. Now, without one of its frames, it should be the three colors” raise their level » And rely on their defense to go a long way in the competition. The French national team is the vice-champion of Europe and a bronze medalist at the Tokyo Olympics.

6 – The French team plays maintenance

Football is a game played in the eleventh and at the end…well, we don’t know what to expect with the blues. The holders of the League of Nations, the world champions are already confident not to retain their title. Thursday against Austria at the Stade de France (8:45 pm, M6), then on Sunday in Denmark it will be above all to avoid relegation to Ligue B, which is reached given the classification after 4 days (the last with 2 points). For these final encounters before the World Cup, Didier Deschamps will be deprived of so many executives that Aurelien Chuamini will look almost like a veteran with a year of international experience. Everywhere, the house is on fire: The Federation (FFF) is the subject of an investigation by the Ministry of Sports for serious administrative abuses and was in contempt over the issue of image rights at the start of the week.

Makes us happy: Emergency contraception is free without a prescription

Prevention is at the heart of the roadmap. The Minister of Health, François Browne, announced two important developments in the field of sexual health for the newspaper 20 minutes. First of all, emergency contraception – or the morning after pill – will now be available free and over-the-counter in pharmacies for all women, whatever their age. Currently, the morning after pill is only available to minors or those under 26, by prescription. The minister also announced a free examination for all sexually transmitted diseases without a prescription. A measure that was previously only applied to HIV testing.

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