Sébastien Chenu criticizes Jean-Paul Sartre at the Rassemblement national congress

Sébastien Chenu, deputy for the North, in Perpignan, July 3, 2021. VALENTINE CHAPUIS / AFP During one of the “thematic interventions” of the RN congress, Saturday July 3, Sébastien Chenu, deputy for the North and one of the spokespersons for the far-right party, was instructed to explain why it was not necessary “Never abandon the … Read more

Tour de France 2021, the gazette: respite, flowers and sprinter-climber

Today’s stage: Albertville-Valence, 190 kilometers After a Monday devoted to the recovery and care of bodies bruised by the Alps, the riders get back in the saddle, Tuesday July 6, for a stage – a priori – quite calm, between Albertville (Savoie) and Valence (Drôme). On the menu, the main course, a few short ribs … Read more

in Aix-en-Provence, Kaija Saariaho plays with “innocence” in a moving masterpiece

“Innocence”, by Kaija Saariaho, directed by Simon Stone, at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône) in 2021. JEAN-LOUIS FERNANDEZ It’s beautiful, a room erected with a single impulse, the last note extinguished – embrace, one might say, so much the creation ofInnocence, Sunday, July 4, held in suspense, nearly two hours, the public of the Grand Théâtre … Read more

Joe Biden reaffirms US support for opposition leader Juan Guaido

Juan Guaido, during a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela, December 1, 2019. MANAURE QUINTERO / REUTERS US President Joe Biden reaffirmed in a letter Monday July 5, Venezuelan National Day, his country’s support for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom he recognizes as interim president. “More than ever, we remain determined to support the struggle … Read more

international arrest warrant against Karim Keïta, son of ex-president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

Karim Keïta at the Bamako military air base, July 11, 2018. MICHELE CATTANI / AFP Former Malian deputy Karim Keïta, eldest son of former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta overthrown in 2020 by a coup, has been the subject of an international arrest warrant since Monday, July 5 as part of a investigation into the disappearance … Read more

Richard Donner, director of “Superman” and “Lethal Weapon”, is dead

American director Richard Donner in Beverly Hills, California, USA on June 7, 2017. VALERIE MACON / AFP American filmmaker Richard Donner, director of the film Superman (1978) and The lethal Weapon (1987), died Monday, July 5, at the age of 91, his wife, Lauren Shuler Donner, told the magazine Deadline. Richard Donald Schwartzberg, whose real … Read more

Clarisse Agbegnenou and Samir Aït-Saïd, happy elected officials of the Blues

Clarisse Agbegnenou and Samir Aït Saïd will carry the French flag at the entrance of the French delegation in the Olympic stadium in Tokyo on July 23. CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP The favorite and the outsider. Like certain sports competitions, the race for the flag bearer of the French Olympic team crowned, Monday, July 5, … Read more

In Paris, Anne Hidalgo will withdraw the most contested street furniture

Anne Hidalgo’s plan includes, among other things, stepping up the fight against graffiti and savage advertising, and repainting public benches. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP The hunt for blackheads is on. Ridiculous benches, useless panels, bins where flowers wither away, large concrete blocks across the streets… in Paris, the Town Hall is preparing to … Read more