Belem in Marseille, commemoration of May 8, cars burned in Brest: mid-day update

Belem in Marseille, commemoration of May 8, cars burned in Brest: mid-day update
Belem in Marseille, commemoration of May 8, cars burned in Brest: mid-day update

Olympic Games-2024: start of the maritime parade for the arrival of the Olympic flame in Marseille

The great maritime parade accompanying the arrival of the Olympic flame in France began at 11 a.m., with a thousand boats escorting the three-masted Belem in the harbor of Marseille, under a bright sun. The boats sounded bagpipes, sirens and horns to celebrate the arrival of this Olympic symbol after 12 days at sea from Greece, less than three months before the Paris Olympics (July 26-August 11).

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Astrazeneca withdraws its Covid vaccine in the face of “decline in demand”

The British pharmaceutical giant Astrazeneca announced that it was withdrawing from sale its Covid-19 vaccine Vaxzevria, one of the first put on the market during the pandemic. The group reports a “surplus of updated vaccines” in the face of different variants of the virus, and a “decline in demand for Vaxzevria, which is no longer manufactured or distributed”, in a press release.

Around ten cars burned in Brest

During the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, around ten cars were burned at the foot of the Kerbernard towers, in Brest (29), a district located near the Géant hypermarket. The voluntary act seems privileged. Residents are outraged by these acts of vandalism.

National tribute for May 8

On the occasion of the 79th anniversary of the Allied victory over the Nazi regime, Emmanuel Macron chaired a national ceremony on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. He began by paying tribute to General de Gaulle at 10:30 a.m. on Place Clémenceau, then reviewed the troops of the French army, before rekindling the flame at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, under the Arc de Triomphe .

Gaza: Israel says it is reopening the Kerem Shalom crossing point to bring in “humanitarian aid”

The Israeli army announced the reopening of the Kerem Shalom crossing point to “enter humanitarian aid” into the Gaza Strip, four days after its closure following rocket fire on the area. “Trucks from Egypt carrying humanitarian aid, including food, water, shelter, medicine and medical equipment donated by the international community, are already arriving at the crossing point,” said the army in a press release.

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