Emmanuel Macron “considers” to continue the dialogue with Russia

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1:17 in the afternoon : The decision of the European Union to suspend the agreement on easing the visa regime with Russia, decided yesterday as a punishment for the Russian offensive in Ukraine, qualified. “vanity” through the spokesman of the Russian Presidency. This agreement, concluded in 2007, makes it easier for Russian nationals to obtain their visas for the European Union.

12:52 in the afternoon : Here are the contents not to be missed on our site:

• Bill Gates, Taylor Swift, Bernard Arnault… Brice Leborgne and Thomas Baïetto tell you in infographics about the summer when the private jet travel of the ultra-rich became a climate scandal

“It can leave or stay in the boat and sink” : Rachel Rodrigues collected the testimony of former teachers who resigned from National Education

• The NGO Human Rights Watch a report criticized the forced transfer of Ukrainian civilians to Russia

12:52 in the afternoon : “We have to think that we can always continue to communicate with everyone, especially with those we disagree with.”

President Emmanuel Macron encouraged the French ambassadors gathered at the Elysée Palace to continue the dialogue with Russia. “Who wants Turkey to be the only world power that keeps talking to Russia?”

12:02 : We will make a new news point on Thursday, September 1:

One of the last two active reactors of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant had to be shut down because of the bombardments. As for the convoy of IAEA experts, it managed to leave after the first stop on the way, again because of the shots. Follow our live.

• After two months of vacation, students, college and high school students reconnect with their friends, discover their teachers and know their timetable. In total, 12 million students brought their bags to school this morning. The new Minister of National Education Pap Ndiaye wished them well “sincere wishes for academic success”. Follow our live.

“I tell you again, there are no gas cuts for households.” Elisabeth Borne confirmed this morning to France Inter that the possible gas restrictions this winter “do not worry about homes”.

Today’s incredible pump discount is from 18 to 30 cents. We have summarized in this article all the changes on September 1.

11:33 in the morning : As a result of’“a mortar bombardment in the Zaporizhia power plant area, the emergency system was activated and unit number 5 was arrested”, Ukrainian operator Energoatom showed on Telegram. As for the convoy of IAEA experts, it left after the first stop on the way, also because of the bombings.

11:30 in the morning : One of the last two active reactors at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant was shut down due to the bombing. Follow our live.

11:14 a.m : Welcome back all students! And especially to the foreign middle and high school students I spoke to this morning at Decour high school. Among them, brave and enthusiastic Ukrainian students are welcomed in 🇫🇷.@Mairie9Paris @PapNdiaye @dburkli #Ukraine https://t.co/bf3ZmNEEU2

10:18 in the morning : “It’s time to stop playing with fire.” The International Committee of the Red Cross called for the cessation of all military operations around the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant. The ICRC warned that an attack was imminent “catastrophe”. “A small miscalculation can cause damage that we will regret for decades,” remembers its managing director, Robert Mardini. Follow our live.

09:39 : What did the IAEA convoy look like on its way to the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant? To that:

(GENYA SAVILOV / AFP)

09:12 : While experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency continued their intention to inspect the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, Moscow accused the Ukrainian army of landing. “saboteurs” near the site. “About 6 o’clock [5 heures à Paris] two groups of saboteurs from the Ukrainian army, up to sixty people, landed in seven boats (…) 3 kilometers northeast of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant”wrote the Russian Defense Ministry, adding that it had been removed “measures to exterminate the enemy”.

09:09 : We will make a new news point on Thursday, September 1:

• After two months of vacation, students, college and high school students meet their friends, discover their teachers and know their timetable. In total, 12 million students brought their bags to school this morning. The new Minister of National Education Pap Ndiaye wished them well “sincere wishes for academic success”. Follow our live.

“I tell you again, there are no gas cuts for households.” Elisabeth Borne confirmed this morning to France Inter that the possible gas restrictions this winter “do not worry about homes”.

Despite reports of roadside bombings, experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency continued their visit to the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant this morning. They are already planning to build a “permanent presence” on the site to avoid a possible disaster. Follow our live.

Today’s incredible pump discount is from 18 to 30 cents. We have summarized in this article all the changes on September 1.

08:30 : Surprising testimonies. In a report released this morning, Human Rights Watch accused Russian forces and their separatist allies in the Donetsk region of being responsible for the forced evacuation of civilians in Ukraine. The non-governmental organization for the protection of human rights is making these accusations after hearing the words of dozens of people who fled the fighting in the areas of Mariupol and Kharkiv.

Civilians evacuate from Mariupol (Ukraine), May 6, 2022. (LEON KLEIN / ANADOLU AGENCY / AFP)(LEON KLEIN / ANADOLU AGENCY / AFP)

08:02 : Despite reports of roadside bombings, experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency continued their visit to the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia. The Director General of the IAEA recently made a point: “There are military activities, including this morning, a few minutes ago” and “We will not stop, we will act.”

07:47 : While experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency are on their way to the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant, the Ukrainian authorities accused Russia this morning of bombing Energodar, the city where the site is located. “The Russians carried out artillery strikes on the route where the IAEA mission was supposed to go to the Zaporizhia power plant”, accused the mayor of the city in Telegram. Dmytro Orlov, who posted photos of destroyed buildings, said the delegation could not “keep going one way” to the center “For safety reasons”.

07:17 : If everything goes well, the 14 mission experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency should go in the morning to the nuclear power plant in Zaporijjia. But this step remains risky. Our special correspondent Anaïs Hanquet explains why:

06:31 : Meanwhile, 14 mission experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency spent the night in Zaporizhia. If all goes well, they will go in the morning to the nuclear power station located about 50 kilometers away as the crow flies. Their inspection can really begin. They plan to build a “permanent presence” on the site to avoid a possible disaster.

(SERGEI CHUZAVKOV / AFP)

06:24 : Volodymyr Zelensky was a surprise guest at the Venice Film Festival. The Ukrainian president showed the video last night during the opening of the famous film festival. In a video message, he called on the film world not to “don’t forget” war that “Not for 120 minutes but for 189 days”.

(MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP)

06:13 : Let’s start this new news day with a news summary:

• After two months of vacation, students, college and high school students meet their friends, discover their teachers and know their timetable. In total, 12 million students took their school bags this morning.

• At the end of a government back-to-school seminar, Elisabeth Borne opened the menu for the coming months last night. The government should soon publish a list of 60 priorities. Immigration, justice, ecology… Here is a summary of what the head of government announced.

Despite intense pressure from Beijing, the UN has finally released its long-awaited report on human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region. Crimes against humanity may have been committed in the region, according to the United Nations.

Inspections of the Zaporizhia plant by IAEA inspectors are due to begin this morning. The International Atomic Energy Agency wants to build a “permanent presence” on the site to avoid a possible disaster.

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