Faced with Eric Zemmour, the mayor of Geneva breaks with traditional Swiss neutrality

The current mayor of Geneva, Frédérique Perler, in 2020. MARTIAL TREZZINI/KEYSTONE-ATS “This gentleman is not welcome. Its presence is not opportune in a place managed by the city; which would make her complicit in the spread of hate messages (…) We would be in total contradiction with the policies that we lead and with the … Read more

“The forest is our future”: faced with job cuts, ONF employees demand “a real debate in the Assembly”

A member of the National Forestry Office (ONF) shows a plate number on a fir tree in a forest near Dabo, in eastern France, February 3, 2021. PATRICK HERTZOG / AFP “The forest can save us if we preserve it” : Hundreds of employees of the National Forestry Office (ONF) demonstrated Thursday, November 25 to … Read more

Crows faced with fear of novelty

Zoology. Curiosity is a bad thing. In animals, it can even be dangerous, even fatal. Swallowing an unknown substance or approaching an unknown object present obvious dangers. But, conversely, daring can lead to widening an ecological niche, bringing in new resources and even developing an individual’s cognitive capacities. In a period of great threat to … Read more

Faced with the anger of the peasants, India decides to repeal agricultural reform laws

Farmers light firecrackers to celebrate the announcement of the repeal of agricultural laws they were protesting against, in Ghazipur, a suburb of New Delhi, India on November 19, 2021. MANISH SWARUP / AP The about-face is surprising. After a year of massive protests by angry farmers, India has finally decided to repeal three agricultural reform … Read more

Pascal Brice, Daniel Cohn-Bendit and Romain Goupil: faced with the migration crisis, “the EU cannot turn into a financier of barbed wire”

Tribune. A few thousand men, women and children are trapped in the cold and hunger on the border between Belarus and Poland. This situation results from the limitless cynicism of the Belarusian regime, which organizes the arrival of these migrants at the eastern borders of the European Union (EU) to throw them into a deadly … Read more

“Faced with the dangers posed by the practice of hunting, the time is no longer for compromise”

Tribune. The motorist who was shot on October 30, 2021 in Brittany by a hunter’s shot unfortunately died. The murderer has been indicted. But what condemnation will he have? How many other hunters, having accidentally killed human beings, have had minimal penalties? In fact, despite a hunting accident every three days in France according to … Read more

Afghan refugees: “Faced with the horror, faced with the emergency, a change of policy is necessary”

Tribune. It was in the middle of August. Kabul had just fallen into the hands of the Taliban. It started with a few phone calls: colleagues and friends asked us to help one of their relatives, Afghan brothers or sisters, to evacuate them as quickly as possible from Afghanistan, before the American troops withdrew on … Read more

Faced with Germanic skepticism about vaccines, Austria introduces containment for recalcitrant

“Containment for the unvaccinated. “ Austrian Conservative Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg has taken a step never before seen by announcing, Friday, November 12, that Austrians who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 will no longer be able to leave their homes from Monday, except to go to work, to do their homework. essential races or “Stretch … Read more

Faced with the rebound of the Covid-19 and a restless presidential pre-campaign, Emmanuel Macron descends into the electoral arena

Emmanuel Macron’s televised address is broadcast in a bar in Lille on November 9, 2021. MICHEL SPINGLER / AP Emmanuel Macron has therefore once again donned the costume of a warlord. That of a President of the Republic determined not to stay with a weapon in the face of the announced arrival of a fifth … Read more

Gilles Gauthier faced with the impossible amnesia of lost love

To not miss anything on African news, subscribe to the newsletter of World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa. EDITIONS RIVENEUVE The telescoping between the big and the little story is a classic of literature. Gilles … Read more