Did you pick up the messages? We summarize the most important information of the last two days.
War in Ukraine: Kyiv urges residents of Donetsk region to evacuate and denies drone strike in Crimea
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reacts to journalists at the port of Chornomorsk on July 29, 2022. STR / AFP
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday called on residents of the Donetsk region to evacuate to escape “Russian terror” and the bombing of this eastern region. Kyiv has asked the Red Cross and the UN to go there to visit its soldiers who are prisoners of Russian forces.
Continuing its standoff with the West, Russia again reduced gas supplies to Europe and halted supplies to Latvia on Saturday.
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Ukraine denied on Sunday that it had used a drone to attack the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea, injuring five people, according to Moscow. Kyiv calls the Russian allegations a “deliberate provocation”.
Crossover weekend: congested roads and some difficulties on the rails
A passenger on a train at Gare de Lyon in Paris, July 29, 2022. BERTRAND GUAY v AFP
The traditional Juliet-Augustinian crossover has caused major traffic jams and congestion on the freeways – 870 kilometers for Saturday’s summit, down from last year. Saturday was marked by a few delays, especially for the TGV Méditerranée, due to a fire near the tracks. The fire that started at a rest area on the A7 in the town of Allan (Drôme) was resolved after 3 hectares burned. Almost 480 kilometers of cumulative traffic jams were recorded on Sunday.
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On the rails, Friday was also the busiest day of the summer for SNCF, with 400,000 passengers on the main routes. From Friday to Sunday, one million passengers traveled on SNCF trains.
Monkeypox: Second person succumbs to it in Spain, WHO Europe expects the number of deaths to increase
A young man is vaccinated against monkeypox at a vaccination center on the Quai de Jemmapes in Paris, July 25, 2022. BENJAMIN GIRETTE FOR “DIE WORLD”
A day after the first death of a person infected with the virus in the country became known, the Spanish Health Ministry reported on Saturday that a second person had died of monkeypox, without specifying the time. The cases bring the global death toll to eight since May, with the first five reported in Africa.
Also read: Monkeypox: Second person succumbs to it in Spain, WHO Europe expects the number of deaths to increase
On July 23, the WHO declared the highest level of public health emergency of international concern to step up the fight against monkeypox. On Saturday, the WHO’s emergency manager for Europe, Catherine Smallwood, said that “with the continued spread of monkeypox in Europe, more deaths are to be expected”.
In France, tests to detect the monkeypox virus are 100% reimbursed by Medicare if vaccination appears sluggish, according to a decree published in the Official Journal on Saturday.
Political crisis in Iraq: supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr occupy parliament “until further notice”
Iraqis support political leader Moqtada al-Sadr in parliament, Baghdad July 31, 2022. KHALID AL-MOUSILY/ Portal
Political deadlock in Iraq is total and tensions are building until a new president and prime minister are appointed ten months after the October 2021 general election. Thousands of supporters of once influential Shia political leader Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday July 30 again invaded Iraq’s parliament, which they plan to occupy until further notice after a day of demonstrations in the country.
Also read: Political crisis in Iraq: supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr occupy parliament “until further notice”
The protesters reject the candidacy for prime minister of Mohamed Chia Al-Soudani, who is said to be close to former Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki, Moqtada Al-Sadr’s historical enemy. Parliament speaker Mohammed Al-halboussi announced “the suspension of all parliamentary sessions until further notice” and called on the demonstrators to “preserve state property”.
Annemiek van Vleuten wins the women’s Tour de France
Annemiek Van Vleuten wears the yellow jersey along with her teammates at the start of the eighth and final stage of the Tour de France Women on Sunday 31 July 2022 in Lure. AP
The big favorite of the reborn Tour de France women, Annemiek van Vleuten of the Netherlands, triumphed at this 2022 edition, 33 years after the last true women’s grande boucle.
Also read: Dutch Annemiek van Vleuten wins the women’s Tour de France
Yellow jersey Since her winning singles number the day before at Markstein, Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) drove home the point by winning the 8ᵉ and the final stage at the top of the Vosges climb of the Belles-Filles Superboard. The Frenchwoman Juliette Labous took 4th place in the overall ranking.
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