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Northern France faces Storm Franklin

The north of France was facing storm Franklin on Sunday evening, two days after the passage of Eunice, which caused extensive damage and still left some 12,000 homes without electricity. Again classified as orange alert to strong winds until Monday 1 a.m., the North, Pas-de-Calais, Somme and Seine-Maritime are hit by a ” new stormy episode circulating rapidly, of less intensity than the recent storm Eunice, however requiring special vigilance”according to Meteo France.

This new storm, baptized Franklin by the Irish Meteorological Service, was to be marked by the movement from west to east of a ” narrow but intense rain band “, accompanied by gusts that can “reaching 100 to 120 km/h and locally exceeding 130 km/h” and strong waves on the Channel coastline. The wind must have remained strong in the second part of the night “with coastal gusts of 90 to 110 km/h, very locally more than 120 km/h”.

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Franklin hits departments where trees and infrastructure are already weakened by the passage Friday afternoon of storm Eunice, accompanied by very violent gusts, even inland. Despite the efforts of Enedis, which mobilizes “more than 1,000 technicians and partner companies”approximately 12,000 customers had still not been able to be supplied with electricity in Hauts-de-France on Sunday at the end of the day, out of the 170,000 customers concerned at the height of the Eunice storm.

Ukraine: Putin and Biden agree to hold a summit

Russian Presidents Vladimir Putin and American President Joe Biden agreed on Monday to meet at a summit, proposed by their French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on the condition that an invasion of Ukraine did not take place by then. , a surprise announcement that comes as a war was given for imminent. “Presidents Biden and Putin have each accepted the principle of such a summit”welcomed the Elysée in a press release, specifying that the talks would subsequently be extended to “all stakeholders” to the Ukrainian crisis.

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This announcement by Paris comes as Russia and Ukraine continued on Sunday to accuse each other of being responsible for the new fighting in the separatist east of Ukraine. Westerners fear that the intensification of fighting for several days on the front line could serve as a pretext for Russia, which has massed 150,000 soldiers on the Ukrainian borders, to launch a massive attack against its pro-Western neighbor.

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Joe Biden will meet Vladimir Putin “if an invasion has not taken place”, confirmed the White House, in the absence of comments from the Kremlin at first. United States “pledge to continue diplomacy until such time as an invasion begins”, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement. The content of the summit will be prepared by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov during their meeting scheduled for next Thursday, said the Elysee.

“Together let’s change the future”: Hidalgo changes the poster

Less than two months before the first round of the presidential election and struggling in the polls, Anne Hidalgo unveiled a new campaign poster this Sunday, crossed out with her slogan: “Together we change the future”. A slogan that appears on the photo of a smiling Anne Hidalgo, and which mixes several references to past socialist candidacies. This is his third poster and his third slogan since the start of his campaign, after “courage and justice” and “uniting France”.

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This new slogan can be read as an allusion to “Life Together”the watchword of Lionel Jospin in 2002, “Future Desires”by Ségolène Royal in 2007 and ” The change is now “ of François Hollande in 2012. A way for the socialist candidate to follow on from the PS presidential candidates. Note that there seems to be no reference to “Make the heart of France beat”slogan of Benoît Hamon in 2017.

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If Anne Hidalgo has more than 1,000 sponsorships validated by the Constitutional Council and is therefore in a position to stand for the presidential election, the latter does not take off in the polls, credited with 2% of voting intentions. But despite the criticisms of Ségolène Royal, or the recent “dropouts” former socialist ministers Marisol Touraine and Élisabeth Guigou in favor of Emmanuel Macron, the candidate ensures that nothing is played in advance. “It is the citizens who have the last word, it is neither the polls nor the surveys”she said this Sunday on TF1.

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