To protect biodiversity, scientists call for major changes

A black-tailed godwit, an endangered species, and many other waders in the national nature reserve of Lilleau des Niges, in New Aquitaine, on January 14, 2022. MATHIEU PUJOL FOR “THE WORLD” Twenty-one targets, ten milestones, four major objectives… The project for a new global framework on biodiversity is, to say the least, dense. To help … Read more

During the wishes to the armies, Emmanuel Macron boasts of the constant increase in the defense budget under his presidency

President Emmanuel Macron during wishes to the armies at the Oberhoffen camp (Bas-Rhin), January 19, 2022. BERTRAND GUAY / AFP Only the future of the French military presence in Mali has not been clarified. The Head of State, Emmanuel Macron, took advantage, on Wednesday January 19, of the last wishes to the armies of his … Read more

Removing doubts about French nuclear power

Editorial of the “World”. On November 9, 2021, Emmanuel Macron enacted the principle of a relaunch of the construction of nuclear reactors in order to guarantee the“energy independence from France”. Two months later, the terms of this decision are still not known. But in the meantime, the conditions for the return to grace of the … Read more

Ukraine: Petro Poroshenko, the former president accused of treason, remains free

“Dear friends, I congratulate you,” the former head of state and billionaire told the press, surrounded by his wife and several deputies from his party. SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP The Ukrainian national anthem sung by Petro Poroshenko and his relatives resounded in the courtroom of the Kiev court on Wednesday January 19, according to journalists … Read more

An NGO warns of the increase in violence against Christians in the world

Demonstration against the latest attacks on Christians in India, in Karachi, January 2, 2022. RIZWAN TABASSUM / AFP The pressures and violence exerted on Christians have spread in recent months, affecting 360 million of them, or one in seven in the world, all denominations of Churches combined. This is what emerges from the annual evaluation … Read more

Nuclear, tariffs, financing: the setbacks of EDF and the State shareholder

A rope access technician performs scouting on the walls of the reactor of the Civaux nuclear power plant, in Vienne, on September 8, 2021. MATHIEU HERDUIN / PHOTOPQR/THE NEW REPUBLIC/MAXPPP First days of the year, and already first setbacks for the EDF group. Between State injunctions, liberalization of the energy market in Europe, and technical … Read more

The appeal of three Uighur women to French deputies: “Finally name the evil that consumes our people”

Tribune. Ladies and gentlemen deputies, on January 20, a motion for a resolution calling for recognition of the genocidal nature of the crimes committed by China for five years against the Uighur people will be submitted to the National Assembly. We are three Uighur women, and two of us are concentration camp survivors. On behalf … Read more

Emmanuel Macron wants to include the right to abortion in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

Emmanuel Macron at the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, on January 19, 2022. GONZALO SOURCES / AFP “I hope that we can update the Charter of Fundamental Rights [de l’Union européenne], in particular to be more explicit about (…) recognition of the right to abortion, said Emmanuel Macron, Wednesday January 19, when he came to present … Read more

Between Paris and Bamako, a dead end escalation

To not miss any African news, subscribe to the newsletter of the World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of news and debates covered by the editorial staff of the World Africa. In Bamako, Place de l’Indépendance, demonstration of support for putschist Colonel Assimi Goïta, June 4, 2021. AMADOU … Read more

Hamsters, new targets of Hong Kong’s zero Covid policy

Wildlife officers in personal protective equipment enter a temporarily closed pet store, after the government announced the euthanasia of around 2,000 hamsters in the town, following the discovery of evidence, for the first times, of possible animal-to-human transmission of the COVID-19 disease, in Hong Kong, China on January 18, 2022. TYRONE SIU / REUTERS Since … Read more