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

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

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

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

“The continued operation of EDF’s nuclear reactors should not be the adjustment variable for French energy policy”

The president of the Nuclear Safety Authority, Bernard Doroszczuk, in Paris, January 20, 2020. ASN First, the president of the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), Bernard Doroszczuk, wishes to emphasize a reassuring point. Despite the complications due to the health crisis, “the level of nuclear safety and radiation protection was completely satisfactory in 2021, he says … Read more

French car manufacturers are cleaning up their catalog

The decision came as a surprise, including within the brand, but the ax fell on January 6. In Europe, Citroën will no longer sell the Berlingo to individuals in the thermal version. While the utility versions of this leisure vehicle will continue to run on petrol or diesel, non-professional customers will have to opt for … Read more

In Cameroon, French schools in search of new markets

The University Institute of the Coast, in Douala, where the Institute of Computer Engineering of Central Africa is located. ERIC NUNÈS/THE WORLD On the north bank of the Dibamba River, several kilometers from the center of Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon, the margouillats are at home. And it doesn’t matter that the Catholic Institute … Read more

“It’s not difficult, but it’s hard”: how are the little French schoolchildren doing?

Avril, 7 years old, in CE1, in her Parisian room. She was photographed by her mom, Julie, on January 12, 2022. JIE HIPPIE POP – FAMILY ARCHIVES There’s a kind of reassuring little music that we’ve always been playing: children have a tremendous capacity for adaptation. Convenient, when you have to take what most adults … Read more

“The Time of the Cheetahs”, a look back at more than half a century of French military interventions

Delivered. No other country, apart from the United States, has carried out as many foreign military interventions over the past sixty years as France. There are some 32 of them of importance, that is to say mobilizing more than 1,000 soldiers, or, on a smaller scale, marked by combat and losses. In all, more than … Read more

In Mali, blur around French and UN military flights after border closures

A French Army Airbus A400 M Atlas at the Gao base in Mali on December 5, 2021. THOMAS COEX / AFP The Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (Asecna), an organization for the management of air spaces in a large part of the continent, has reported to the Malian authorities … Read more