Health bill, fires in Greece, no more quarantine in the United Kingdom for the French vaccinated … the news of this Thursday morning

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The news

Fires are raging in Greece. A dozen villages are surrounded by flames on the island of Evia, 200 km from Athens, in the most violent of the multiple fires that hit Greece under the effect of an exceptional heat wave. Since Tuesday, the Greek capital has also been facing violent fires which have spread rapidly. Our report.

London abolishes the quarantine for the vaccinated French. The British government announced Wednesday evening the removal from Sunday of the quarantine imposed on vaccinated travelers arriving in England from mainland France. London thus lifts a measure denounced as “discriminatory” by Paris, imposed three weeks ago, that the government of Boris Johnson had justified by the presence “Persistent” of the Beta variant in France.

In Afghanistan, the Taliban promise new attacks. The Taliban said on Wednesday they would launch new attacks on Afghan government officials in the aftermath of an attack on the defense minister in Kabul, while continuing to fight for control of several large besieged cities. After twenty years of presence, the withdrawal of American troops has thrown the country into a new war that government forces trained and equipped by the United States must face alone. Our decryption.

Israel. The Israeli air force claimed responsibility for its first airstrikes in years in Lebanon on Thursday, saying it targeted rocket launch sites in the wake of fire from South Lebanon into northern Israel. “Army combat jets have targeted launch sites and infrastructure from which rockets have been fired into Lebanon with the aim of terror”, the IDF wrote in a brief statement.

ALREADY. The two Frenchmen competing for the 110m hurdles failed in their quest for a medal this Thursday morning. Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and Aurel Manga finished fifth and eighth in a final won by Jamaican Hansle Parchment. For his part, Steven Da Costa made sure to win a charm in karate, in the category of – 67 kg in karate, after qualifying for the semi-finals.

To be continued today

The verdict of the Constitutional Council on the health bill. I balanced for the executive, “disproportionate” for its opponents: the bill to counter the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic, with the controversial extension of the health pass, awaits the decision of the Constitutional Council on Thursday. Its opinion, delivered at the end of the afternoon, conditions the implementation, in whole or in part, of the government’s strategy. But it could also influence the mobilization and the arguments of those who denounce a text “Liberticide”. Our analysis.

ALREADY. Big day in Tokyo for the Habs: first in team sport, where the Blues in hand, basketball and volleyball all play their semi-finals. In the decathlon, Kevin Mayer will try to win a medal after a sluggish first day. There will be climbing, with Mickaël Mawem. And the omnium, where Benjamin Thomas, French rider of the Groupama-FDJ, aspires to Olympic gold.

The report

In Martinique, “not everyone can be saved from the Covid”. Under the influence of a new wave of the epidemic, the emergency rooms of the island’s university hospital are overwhelmed. The doctors of the establishment, which lacks beds and places in intensive care, are now obliged to sort the patients, most of them unvaccinated.

The CheckNews

Why will the price of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines increase? To justify increases of 4 euros and 2.50 euros per dose, the French government refers to “more demanding contracts” for the next orders of vaccines against Covid-19.

The portrait

The oil companies Lola Jost and Ingrid Diesel, by Dominique Sylvain. The detective trooper is manhandled by her duo of investigators who come by motorbike to her home, in Brittany, to reproach her for neglecting them.

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