Demonstrations in the largest iPhone factory in China, shooting in a supermarket in the United States, new promotion of astronauts on their way to the Moon… the news this Wednesday

The turn of the news this Wednesday morning.

In the news

Protests at China’s largest iPhone factory. Large protests erupted at the world’s largest iPhone manufacturing plant in China on Wednesday, owned by Taiwanese subcontractor Foxconn, according to videos and photos posted on social media Weibo and Twitter. Footage notably shows a crowd of daytime workers marching down a street, some facing a row of people in white full body suits and riot police. The factory is in Zhengzhou, in central Henan province, where Foxconn has decided to confine some of the workers due to a resurgence of Covid cases.

In the United States, several dead in a shooting in a Walmart supermarket. A gunman killed several people at a Walmart supermarket on Tuesday night in a town in the US state of Virginia, local authorities said, adding the gunman was also dead.

At least one dead and fifteen injured in two bomb “attacks” in Jerusalem. Two explosions, considered attacks by the Israeli authorities, killed at least one person according to the Israeli police and 15 injured, according to the rescuers, this Wednesday morning in Jerusalem. They took place at two different bus stops.

The deputies adopted the orientation bill of the Ministry of the Interior with a large majority. A week of debate in the National Assembly later, the deputies adopted on Tuesday the orientation bill of the Ministry of the Interior (Lopmi), with 419 votes for and 116 against. On the table: an envelope of 15 billion for the police by 2027. The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, was able to count on the votes of the right and the far right to fill his relative majority, under boos from LFI deputies. Read also: Budget programming: “It’s raining billions on the Ministry of the Interior”.

Mbappé’s Blues enter the World Cup in force, and Giroud in history. Conquering, the defending champion French team reassured itself by launching its World Cup from the right end, in Qatar against Australia (4-1), with a fulfilled Kylian Mbappé, an eternal Olivier Giroud and a group united to overcome another executive injury. If the Blues arrived in Doha escorted by doubts, they swept away a good part of it at the Al Janoub stadium, after a controlled and euphoric match in the wake of Giroud, author of a double and become the equal of Thierry Henry at the top of the French scoring charts, with 51 goals. The report of our special correspondent in QatarGrégory Schneider: the Giroud of fortune for the Blues against Australia

To be continued

Record budget, new astronauts; space Europe decides its future. Will Europe remain a space giant? The European Space Agency (ESA) will vote on Wednesday a decisive budget to stay in the race, and unveil to the public its new and highly anticipated promotion of astronauts. The 22 member countries of ESA, whose ministers responsible for space have been meeting in Paris since Tuesday, must decide on their programs and funding for the next three years. The ESA requires a total subscription of 18.5 billion euros, up by more than a quarter compared to the previous period. Our article: Space: Europeans discuss billions in Paris

In the United Kingdom, the Supreme Court rules on the legality of an independence referendum in Scotland. Can Scotland hold another independence referendum without London’s agreement? The British Supreme Court rules on Wednesday on this crucial question for the future of the United Kingdom. Independence Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon has already unveiled the issue, “Should Scotland be an independent country?, and even the date, October 19, 2023, on which it intends to organize this new consultation, after a first refusal of the Scots in 2014 to leave the United Kingdom. But the central government in London is firmly opposed to any new independence referendum.

Macron in contact with the mayors of France, between appeasement and high expectations. Emmanuel Macron must go this Wednesday to the show organized by the Association of Mayors of France, at the Parc des Expositions, in Paris, in parallel with their 104th congress. This year, the Head of State will not deliver a closing speech for this event – the task has been entrusted to the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne – but will wander for several hours in the living room to discuss with elected officials. Objective: to display a more “peaceful” relationship in a context where the expectations of elected officials, taken by the throat by energy inflation, are becoming more and more pressing. Report to the Congress of Mayors: “We don’t feel like we’re being heard”


EDF: the EPR2 project gives steam to the French nuclear industry. The construction of the six nuclear reactors wanted by Emmanuel Macron should begin in 2024 with a first pair at the Penly power plant in 2027. But the French giant is encountering serious problems with this development of the Flamanville EPR and finds itself under pressure from the Nuclear Safety Authority. Our article.

The portrait

Anne-Claude Crémieux, immune resistance. The renowned infectiologist hides, behind an exclamation point smile, an independent skill and a suspicious reserve. His portrait.


Five tracks for a happy third age. Revealed in particular by the Orpea scandal, the mistreatment of the elderly encourages us to rethink the conditions for good ageing. How to allow everyone to access it in the face of the increasing cost of seniors? Economist Pierre Pestieau outlines five lines of thought.

film criticism

“She Said”, words and tact. Sober and meticulous, the beautiful choral film by Maria Schrader retraces the investigation of the “New York Times” into the accusations of rape and sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein. A disturbing experience of hyperrealism, without a quest for sensationalism, it shows the loneliness of the victims who come out of the silence, just before the #MeToo storm. Read here.

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