With the postponement of the vaccine obligation in Guadeloupe, the government is trying to find a way out of the social conflict

On a dam erected on the bridge at the entrance to La Boucan, in the town of Sainte-Rose, in Guadeloupe, on the night of November 25 to 26, 2021. OLIVIER LABAN-MATTEI / MYOP FOR “THE WORLD” After two weeks of a deadlocked social conflict in Guadeloupe, and its aftershocks in Martinique and French Polynesia, the … Read more

In France, economists remain calm despite uncertainties related to the Omicron variant

On an oven assembly line at the Brandt d’Orléans plant, November 15, 2021. GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP The fifth wave of Covid-19 and the new Omicron variant? Not even afraid, seem to answer the economists, confident in the trajectory of the hexagonal economy. Growth in the fourth quarter, estimated at 0.5% by the National Institute … Read more

Commodities: “The chicken does not want to be plucked by inflation”

In a field, in Douville-en-Auge (Calvados), December 29, 2018. JOEL SAGET / AFP Un grain of wheat in the machine… and the engine of inflation heats up. The French have already seen, by passing their baker’s, this fall, an increase of 5 to 10 cents in the price of the traditional baguette. Those who are … Read more

At the Munich hospital, “we are prioritizing patients, tinkering right to left”

A nurse at the University Hospital in Munich, Germany on November 23, 2021. ARNE PIEPKE / DOCKS COLLECTIVE FOR “THE WORLD” A deserted entrance hall, empty corridors, no one in the cafeteria: it’s hard to tell yourself that you are in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week, in the heart … Read more

Disinformation and populism: how Florian Philippot adapted his speech to anti-ax activists

Par William Audureau Posted today at 8:30 a.m. Reserved for our subscribers DecryptionSince the start of the pandemic, the president of the Patriots has changed his messages, both in substance and in form. Significantly expanding its audience in the process. He now quotes Didier Raoult more often than General de Gaulle. Thanks to the Covid-19 … Read more

Coronavirus: unknowns and concerns around the new Omicron variant

Flights to South Africa are canceled after the appearance of the Omicron variant at London airport on November 26, 2021. ALBERTO PEZZALI / AP Botswana, Hong Kong, South Africa and now Belgium: a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.529, is in circulation. It is already forcing the UK, France and the Netherlands to ban flights from … Read more

Food bank collection weekend, subject to increasing demand

Stocks are at their lowest and the 79 food banks, a kind of wholesalers who supply more than 6,000 local aid associations, are counting on the three days of collection organized from November 26 to 28 to replenish the shelves. As at the beginning of winter, they ask the customers of 9,000 supermarkets to buy … Read more

The four best refurbished Android smartphones around 300 euros

A selection of Android smartphones. NICOLAS SIX / THE WORLD Smartphones are reaching maturity, new models now offer little improvement over their predecessors. In contrast, second-hand smartphones aged two or three years are more attractive than ever: high-end models are sold at a third of their price at the exit, those of mid-range are negotiated … Read more

The ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization victim of Covid-19

A sign announcing the 12th Ministerial Conference, at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 25, 2021. DENIS BALIBOUSE / REUTERS The World Trade Organization (WTO) had to postpone at the last minute, Friday, November 26, its first ministerial conference in four years in the face of the resurgence of … Read more