Come on, we'll give you a weather intro again. What for? Because we like it and this long holiday weekend certainly allowed you to take your first hot shots on the nose and disconnect. No news for you on the menu. We do not blame you because the real ones know: we were there to watch and we give you, this Sunday evening, our summary. We selected five big news items that should not be missed in the last forty-eight hours... Spoiler alert: we're talking about Cannes.
1. Vagueness around Bakhmut
On Saturday, the leader of the Wagner Group announced that Bakhmut, the epicenter of the fighting in Ukraine, "has been taken in its entirety." The epilogue of a battle that has lasted for 224 days, completely destroying the city and costing many lives to both sides. The conquest of Bakhmut also sowed discord between the Wagner group, which was maneuvering on the ground, and the Russian General Staff, which was transferred control of the city on 25 May. But the Ukrainian defeat may not be so clear. Kiev and Volodymyr Zelensky qualified the Russian announcement, without totally denying it. Above all, Russia now has a ghost town, but partially surrounded by Ukrainian forces. Xavier Régnier summarizes twenty-four hours of contradictory information, here.
2. Fatal collision in Villeneuve-d'Ascq
Four people, including three police officers, died in an "accident" between a national police vehicle and another car on Sunday morning in the North. These three police officers of the Roubaix police station were aged 24 and 25, according to a police source. The accident, an "apparently very violent collision" according to the prosecutor, occurred around 7 am, on the RD 700 at Villeneuve-d'Ascq. According to a first police source, the third-party vehicle was coming in the opposite direction and the impact was head-on. Thibaut Gagnepain takes stock of the drama here.
3. Scorsese, Di Caprio and De Niro have not said their last word
The presentation of Martin Scorsese's latest film, 80, which brings together for the first time his favorite actors, DiCaprio and De Niro, created the event Saturday on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival. After Harrison Ford on Thursday and his Indiana Jones, it was the turn of another legend of American cinema to come and prove on the famous steps that he is still alive: Palme d'or in 1976 with Taxi Driver, president of the jury in 1998, Scorsese, considered one of the biggest names in world cinema, presents Killers of the Flower Moon . Even without being in the running for the Palme d'Or, this feature film attracted a large crowd around the Palais des Festivals to see the many stars who climbed the steps before the official screening in the early evening: Cate Blanchett, Naomi Campbell, Isabelle Huppert...
And on Sunday, 20 Minutes attended the press conference of the film of 3 hours and 26 minutes of film that will be released on October 18 in theaters before being broadcast on the Apple TV+ platform. Exit the madness of the steps, there, the stars remained behind. Robert De Niro said almost nothing, Leonardo DiCaprio hardly more. Around Martin Scorsese, everyone preferred to let the two representatives of the Osage Native American people speak, the actress Lily Gladstone who plays Molly, the heroine of the film, and the chief Standing bear, who served as an advisor to the production. We tell you everything here.
4. The Teknival sweeps over 110 inhabitants
Some 30,000 "teufeurs" gradually flocked Saturday for the 30th anniversary of the Teknival, high mass of rave parties organized since Thursday in Villegongis, a small village in the Indre, according to the prefecture in the late afternoon. The gathering was banned by the authorities, who nevertheless deployed an important medical, sanitary and logistical device - including the requisition of bottles of drinking water - to ensure the security of the event.
"The device put in place is well dimensioned," welcomed Saturday the prefect of Indre, Stéphane Bredin, who had anticipated the arrival of this "second wave" of teknivaliers for the weekend. "At no time was there any congestion" on the side of the rescuers or the advanced medical post set up in the center of Villegongis, a village of 110 inhabitants. The Teknival had settled Thursday in the middle of the night on a private land of 70 hectares on the edge of a wood, taking the authorities by surprise. The influx of participants on Thursday morning had caused queues several kilometers long on the small roads leading to the site. Between drunkenness, anger, drugs and help, 20 Minutes returns here on the madness of the event which, this Sunday, has fallen a notch.
5. The controversial counting of absentees for Eid
Police officers asked school principals in Toulouse to tell them how many students were absent on Eid al-Fitr, which took place this year on April 21. According to La Dépêche du Midi, a similar request was made in early May in the Hérault. This request was made by email, without the approval of the rectorate of Toulouse: "under no circumstances do we conduct investigations of this kind. If someone has taken this initiative, the National Education is absolutely not involved, "assured Mostafa Fourar, rector of the academy. While this filing immediately aroused the indignation of the educational community, the former first secretary of the PS, Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, asked this Sunday that the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin "shed light" on the census.
All our "info in retro" here
And the info in addition: More than 900 km of cumulative traffic jams were recorded nationally late Sunday afternoon, for the end of the great weekend of Ascension, said Smart Bison. And then you tell yourself that you were finally good on your couch.
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