Thursday, June 30

The yen at its lowest level against the dollar since 1998

The yen fell Monday to a new low against the dollar for nearly 24 years, in the wake of the reacceleration of inflation in the United States in May, which augurs a more aggressive monetary tightening by the Fed. The dollar rose to 135.19 yen shortly after 04:00 GMT, a record since October 1998. It has been falling a little since then, hovering around 134.70 yen around 06:10 GMT. The Japanese currency's decline became brutal from March and it had been trading at its lowest levels since 2002 against the greenback since mid-April. In question, the growing gap between the monetary policy of the Bank of Japan (BoJ), always ultra-accommodating, and that of the American Federal Reserve (Fed), which tightens its liquidity tap in an attempt to tame unbridled inflation. in the USA. Consumer prices ...

Why it matters. Will Cédric Jubillar find freedom?

D-day for Cédric Jubillar. After almost a year in detention, the thirties suspected of the murder of his wife Delphine, who disappeared in Cagnac-les-Mines (Tarn) in December 2020, will know this Monday, at 2 p.m., whether or not he will be released.The painter and plasterer was heard last Thursday by a judge of freedoms and detention (JLD) at the Toulouse court, in the presence of his three lawyers. While the public prosecutor and the civil parties oppose his release from prison, his counsel had once again denounced an attack on the presumption of innocence.A judge "who has a new look at this case""We pleaded at length, before an extremely attentive magistrate," said Alexandre Martin, one of Cédric Jubillar's lawyers, at the end of the hearing. “We are at an important stage in terms...

Legislative: Nupes and Macronie begin a week of tight duel

After having tied the game in the first round of the legislative elections, the Nupes left and the presidential coalition begin a week of duel on Monday, the stakes of which are Emmanuel Macron's ability to retain an absolute majority in the National Assembly. "We are the only political force able to obtain a strong and clear majority", insisted Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, who is returning to the campaign on Monday morning in the 6th constituency of Calvados where she came comfortably in the lead in the first round. . The macronie, united under the label Ensemble!, beat the united left by just over 21,000 votes, out of 23.3 million voters in the first round (25.75% of the vote, against 25.66% for the Nupes) and keeps the advantage in the projections of the 577 seats of deputies. But t...

In Russia, the revolt of Professor Melnichenko

"I have to be ready". In a bedroom of his modest apartment, Roman Melnichenko, 49, began to prepare two bags: one if he has to go to prison, the other if he has to flee Russia. This brilliant law professor living in Volgograd (south-west), the former Stalingrad, has entered into resistance since the start of the Russian offensive in Ukraine. Like him, the few Russian university professors and students who publicly criticized the conflict were punished, arrested or forced into exile. Similar lawsuits hit primary and secondary teachers, subject according to Mr. Melnichenko to much greater pressure to relay the Kremlin line. "The intellectual elite can deprive the ruling elite of the basis of their power, hence this brutal reaction", affirms this man with the discreet gray mustache, who ne...

Among the 15 candidate ministers, Borne, Véran and Attal confirmed, Montchalin in danger

Among the fifteen members of the government candidates for the legislative elections, none was elected in the first round, nor eliminated on Sunday. If Elisabeth Borne performed well, several of her ministers are however threatened. Ministers in favorable ballot - Elisabeth Borne, Prime Minister, in the lead in the sixth constituency of Calvados with 34.32% ahead of Nupes (24.53%); - Gabriel Attal (Public Accounts), leading in the tenth constituency of Hauts-de-Seine with 48.06%, ahead of Nupes (30.75%); - Olivier Véran (Relations with Parliament), in the lead in the first constituency of Isère with 40.50%, ahead of Nupes (36.86%); - Gérald Darmanin (Interior), in the lead in the tenth constituency of the North with 39.11% ahead of Nupes (23.08%); - Olivier Dussop...

Environment. The Japanese beetle, an insect pest at the gates of France

The Japanese beetle, a danger for hundreds of plant species, could soon be introduced into France, alert on Monday the National Health Security Agency (ANSES), which recommends increased surveillance and various means of control. The beetle or Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) was spotted in Italy in 2014 and in Switzerland in 2017 and "the probability that it enters France is high", indicates ANSES in a press release. “This insect pest represents a threat to hundreds of plant species”: “the adult preferentially feeds on leaves while the larvae feed on roots”, warns ANSES. Food plants or ornamental plants concernedMore than 400 types of plants are concerned, both "food plants: plum, apple, vine, corn, soy, beans, asparagus, etc. ; forest species, such as Norway maple or poplar; or ...

Ile-de-France: a heat wave week in anticipation

Temperatures will rise this week in Île-de-France, where a heat wave will gradually set in until next weekend. Temperatures could well exceed 30°C. “A heat wave is setting up from Wednesday until the weekend”, has already warned Météo France, which explains that the temperatures will first rise in the south of France, before d to reach Île-de-France. There, it could be 27°C from this Tuesday, June 14 and up to 32°C on Friday, June 17. Up to 35°C in Créteil A rise in temperatures due, according to forecasts from Meteo France, “to a localized depression between the Azores and Madeira favoring the upwelling of warm air over Western Europe”. In France, the maximum should also reach or exceed 35 to 38°C in the middle of the week. In detail, it could for example be 29°C this Tuesday June ...

Legislative 2022. Emmanuel Macron and Élisabeth Borne seek a majority…

With 25.75% of the vote nationally, the presidential coalition Together! did less than Emmanuel Macron in the first round of the presidential election, and much less than in the first round of the 2017 legislative elections. The "strong and clear" majority hoped for by the president is unlikely to be there on Sunday next. Reference-www.leprogres.fr

Ukraine: a former Russian Prime Minister says he no longer recognizes Putin

He was Vladimir Putin's first head of government. But even in his worst nightmares, Mikhail Kasyanov could not have imagined his former leader embarking on the invasion of Ukraine. "The Putin I knew was different," said Mr. Kassianov during a rare interview, by videoconference, with AFP. Mikhail Kassianov, Prime Minister from 2000 to 2004 before going to the opposition, estimates that the war could last up to two years, but still believes that Russia will resume a "democratic path" one day. Aged 64, the former minister of Mr. Putin, who worked for the rapprochement between Moscow and Western countries, explains that he did not think, like many Russians, that a war would break out. He explains that he finally understood what was looming three days before the invasi...