Faced with maritime piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, the response is getting organized

To not miss anything on African news, subscribe to the newsletter of World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 am, find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of “Monde Afrique”. Lieutenant-Commander Yves Le Goff, of the French naval vessel “Commandant Birot”, speaks with Nigerian and Ghanaian sailors … Read more

Faced with Russian maneuvers, five great powers, including France, determined that the “sovereignty” of Ukraine “be respected”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visits a trench at the front line in the eastern Donetsk region on December 6, 2021. HANDOUT / AFP In view of “Tensions between Russia and Ukraine”, the leaders of Germany, the United States, France, Italy and the United Kingdom have “Expressed their determination that sovereignty” from Ukraine “Be respected”, the … Read more

Faced with Russian maneuvers, five great powers, including France, determined that the “sovereignty” of Ukraine “be respected”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visits a trench on the front line in the eastern Donetsk region on December 6, 2021. HANDOUT / AFP In view of “Tensions between Russia and Ukraine”, the leaders of Germany, the United States, France, Italy and the United Kingdom have “Expressed their determination that sovereignty” from Ukraine “Be respected”, the … Read more

Faced with a “vocation crisis”, clothing stores are struggling to recruit

A Zara store, in Paris, in May 2020. THOMAS COEX / AFP A glance at the Indeed search engine is enough to grasp the magnitude of the crisis. Dozens of job offers are available online for sales positions in Ile-de-France. Louis Vuitton, Petit Bateau, Primark, Maje, Fleux, Nike and other Etam seek to fill sales … Read more

Faced with Russia, the preventive alerts from the United States

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba at a press conference on November 10, 2021 in Washington LEAH MILLIS / AP The United States has no certainty about Russian intentions in Ukraine. However, in recent weeks, Washington has increased the number of preventive warnings about the risk of a … Read more

Faced with the worsening health situation, Germany is moving towards compulsory vaccination

In front of a vaccination center in Frankfurt (Germany), November 30, 2021. YANN SCHREIBER / AFP Vaccination against Covid-19 could become compulsory in Germany: this is in any case the wish expressed by the future Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Tuesday, November 30, during a video conference in which Angela Merkel and the heads of the sixteen … Read more

Faced with the Omicron variant, Japan is closing in on visitors

Tokyo, November 29, 2021. WHICH SASAHARA / AP The easing only lasted three weeks. Japan has decided to close its borders again to combat the threat of the new variant of the coronavirus Omicron, which appears to be spreading around the planet. “We are going to ban all [nouvelles] entries of foreign nationals from all … Read more

Faced with Eric Zemmour, the mayor of Geneva breaks with traditional Swiss neutrality

The current mayor of Geneva, Frédérique Perler, in 2020. MARTIAL TREZZINI/KEYSTONE-ATS “This gentleman is not welcome. Its presence is not opportune in a place managed by the city; which would make her complicit in the spread of hate messages (…) We would be in total contradiction with the policies that we lead and with the … Read more

Faced with the United Kingdom, the “warning shot” of French fishermen

French boat off Jersey, November 18, 2021. SAMEER AL-DOUMY / AFP The port of Saint-Malo (Ille-et-Vilaine) blocked between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., access to ferries prevented at Calais (Pas-de-Calais) between 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., Eurotunnel locked from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the port of Ouistreham (Calvados) paralyzed at 2 p.m.: this … Read more