War in Ukraine, crossover, monkey pox… The five facts to remember from the weekend

Did you get the news? We have summarized the main information of the last two days.

War in Ukraine: kyiv calls on residents of Donetsk region to evacuate and reject drone attack in Crimea

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky meets with journalists at the port of Chornomorsk, July 29, 2022.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday called on residents of the Donetsk region to evacuate to escape the “Terror in Russia” and the bombings in this eastern region. kyiv asked the Red Cross and the UN to go there to visit its soldiers who were prisoners of the Russian forces.

Continuing its standoff with the West, Russia once again reduced gas supplies to Europe on Saturday, suspending supplies to Latvia.

Also read: Live war in Ukraine: drone attack on Russian fleet headquarters in Sevastopol, kyiv denies any involvement

Ukraine denied on Sunday that it attacked the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea with a drone, a strike that injured five people according to Moscow. kyiv called Russia’s accusations a “deliberate provocation”.

Crossover weekend: congested roads and some difficulties on the tracks

A passenger on a train at Gare de Lyon in Paris, July 29, 2022.

The traditional crossover of the Julyists and Augustians resulted in major slowdowns and traffic jams on the highways – 870 kilometers for the peak on Saturday, less than last year. Saturday was especially marked by some delays for the TGV Méditerranée due to a fire near the track. The fire, which started from a rest area on the A7 in the town of Allan (Drôme), was extinguished after burning 3 hectares. On Sunday, nearly 480 kilometers of conflicting traffic jams were recorded.

Also read: Crossover weekends are classified as black in the direction of departure, and red for the return

On the railway, Friday is, moreover, the busiest day of the summer for SNCF, with 400,000 passengers on the main lines. From Friday to Sunday, one million travelers board SNCF trains.

Monkey pox: a second person dies of it in Spain, WHO Europe expects an increase in the number of deaths

A young man is vaccinated against monkey pox, at a vaccination center located on the Quai de Jemmapes, in Paris, on July 25, 2022.

A day after announcing the country’s first death in a person infected with the virus, the Spanish Ministry of Health reported on Saturday that a second person died of monkeypox, without specifying when. The cases bring the global death toll since May to eight, with the first five reported in Africa.

Also read: Monkey pox: a second person dies of it in Spain, WHO Europe expects an increase in the number of deaths

WHO triggered the highest level of alert, the public health emergency of international concern, on July 23 to improve the fight against monkeypox. On Saturday, Catherine Smallwood, Emergency Manager for WHO Europe, said that, “Due to the continued spread of monkeypox in Europe, we expect more deaths.”

In France, if the vaccination seems to be slow, the tests for the detection of the monkeypox virus will be paid 100% by Medicare, according to a decree published on Saturday in Official newspaper.

Political crisis in Iraq: supporters of Moqtada Al-Sadr occupy the parliament “until further notice”

Iraqis supporting political leader Moqtada al-Sadr, in parliament, Baghdad, July 31, 2022.

Political stalemate is complete in Iraq, and tensions are rising, pending the appointment of a new president and his prime minister, ten months after legislative elections in October 2021. Thousands of supporters of the influential Shiite political leader Moqtada Al-Sadr once again invaded the Iraqi Parliament on Saturday, July 30, which they intend to occupy until further notice, after a day of demonstrations in the country .

Also read: Political crisis in Iraq: supporters of Moqtada Al-Sadr occupy the parliament “until further notice”

The demonstrators rejected the candidacy for the position of Prime Minister of Mohamed Chia Al-Soudani, who is considered close to the former head of government Nouri Al-Maliki, historical enemy of Moqtada Al-Sadr. The Speaker of the Parliament, Mohammed Al-Halboussi, announced “the suspension of all sessions of parliament until further notice”called on the protesters to “preserving state property”.

Annemiek van Vleuten won the Women’s Tour de France

Annemiek Van Vleuten wears the yellow jersey with her teammates at the start of the eighth and final stage of the Tour de France Women, in Lure, Sunday July 31, 2022.

The big favorite of the reborn Tour de France Women, the Dutch Annemiek van Vleuten, won this 2022 edition, thirty-three years after the last true female Grande Boucle.

Also read: Dutch Annemiek van Vleuten won the Women’s Tour de France

Yellow jersey since her victory in solitary number the previous day in Markstein, Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) drove the point home by winning the 8ᵉ and final stage, at the top of the Vosges climb in Belles-Filles super board. Frenchwoman Juliette Labous finished 4ᵉ in the general classification.

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