Joe Biden did not “anticipate” such opposition from Republicans

US President Joe Biden at the White House on January 19, 2022. SUSAN WALSH / AP One year “of challenges” but also of “progress” : this is how Joe Biden described his first year in office on Wednesday, January 19. He has tried to play down the crisis facing his presidency, blaming Americans’ frustration on … 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

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

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

The French National Assembly considers the Uighur “genocide”

The National Assembly, in Paris, on January 4, 2022. FRANCOIS MORI / AP The French National Assembly should adopt on Thursday 20 January a resolution denouncing “genocide” of the Uighurs, the Muslim minority in Xinjiang persecuted by the communist regime in China. In 2021, five parliamentary chambers in Europe have already passed such texts (Belgium, … Read more

The death of an 11-year-old schoolboy in murky circumstances agitates Nigeria

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. Dowen College in Lagos, the economic capital of Nigeria. DR The investigation into the death of an … Read more

Emmanuel Macron finds the French presidential campaign in the European Parliament

Emmanuel Macron during his speech at the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, Wednesday January 19, 2022. BERTRAND GUAY / AFP Applauded for his ambition for autonomy and the strengthening of European cooperation, criticized for using, according to his opponents, the tribune of the European Parliament to serve his re-election project, Emmanuel Macron presented in Strasbourg, Wednesday … Read more