Operation palaver of Macron, selection of the Oscars, omicron slows down the recovery, French gold at the Olympics … The news of this Tuesday

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From Moscow to Kiev, Macron maintains the dialogue. Traveling to Kiev on Tuesday the day after his Moscow dinner with his Russian counterpart, Emmanuel Macron said he had received guarantees from Putin so that there would be no additional military “escalation”. He assured to see “concrete solutions” to the Russian-Western crisis linked to Ukraine. If his visits to Putin and Zelensky did not give concrete progress on the conflict which opposes the two countries, the French president returns all the same with a semi-success: the dialogue continues. Read our analysis.

At the Lelandais trial, the story of a happy marriage that has become sinister. The Assize Court of Isère heard, on Tuesday, the spouses who had invited, at the last minute, Nordahl Lelandais to their wedding on August 26, 2017. They returned to this evening marked by the disappearance of little Maëlys from Araujo. Four years later, they recounted their misunderstandings, the “psychological sequelae” and their “anger”. Read our article.

The Academy of Oscars reveals its selection. The Power of the Dog, the Jane Campion film, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as a tormented cowboy, leads the race with 12 nominations for the 94th edition of the Oscars. Next comes the big-budget space opera Dunes (ten nominations) by Denis Villeneuve. Follows, with seven nominations, Belfasta black and white dive into Kenneth Branagh’s childhood at the heart of the violence in Northern Ireland in the late 1960s. It is on par with the remake of the musical film West Side Story by master Steven Spielberg. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Hollywood on March 27. See the main selection.

Hidalgo and Pécresse join Macron on the podium of the 500 sponsorships for the presidential election. The LR candidate for the presidential election Valérie Pécresse has crossed the milestone of 500 sponsorships and now has 939, 13 more than the outgoing president, Emmanuel Macron, who has not yet declared himself. On the podium, Anne Hidalgo, PS candidate, now has 652 signatures and the privilege offered (by her party) of being the only aspirant to the Elysée on the left to have exceeded the 500 sesame mark required to officially present herself at the ballot. Read our article.

Taubira and Jadot speak union of the left. This Tuesday, Christiane Taubira once again called on her competitors on the left to come together to “to discuss”, “without conditions, without taboos” for a rally on the left, and recognized that his teams had recently discussed with those of the ecologist Yannick Jadot. “I have never hidden that I continue to speak to the other candidates”, explained the former Keeper of the Seals, during a press conference to present his proposals on the ecological transition. Read our article. And the interview with the EE-LV candidate who defends his “clear” political line and calls for a “civilization debate” on environmental issues in Libé.

The omicron wave is holding back the expected recovery in 2022. After the euphoria of a year 2021 where growth was close to 7%, INSEE anticipates a continuation of the recovery of the French economy. At a slower pace, however. In its first economic update for the year 2022 published on Tuesday, the statistical institute is counting on a growth overhang which would amount to 3.2% at mid-year. GDP would then be 1.8% above its pre-crisis level. Read our article.

The profit of BNP Paribas flies away. The BNP Paribas banking group announced this Tuesday morning the best annual results in its history, erasing in 2021 the stigmata of the health crisis. The largest French bank made a net profit of 9.488 billion euros in 2021, up sharply compared to 2020 (+34.3%) and 2019 (+16.1%), according to its results press release quarterly. The world after, would it be the one before but worse? Read our article.

Finally additional beds for hospitals. The Minister of Health Olivier Véran announced on Tuesday “an increase of about a thousand beds» resuscitation and critical care capacities in hospitals, according to the proposals of the General Inspectorate of Social Affairs (Igas), but without specifying when. This will correspond to “a 20% increase in the resuscitation park”he underlined, implicitly basing himself on the approximately 5,100 beds open before Covid-19 – a floor since raised to 5,800 according to the ministry.

First golden day at the Beijing Olympics. He offers the first gold medal to France at the Beijing Olympics. In biathlon, Quentin Fillon won, thanks to the individual, the first Olympic title of his career, three days after his silver medal in the mixed relay. In big air skiing, Tess Ledeux won silver, less than a point from the gold medal. France now has five medals on its list, including one in gold and four in silver.

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“Calm down”: Darmanin’s old Sarkozyist and sexist rhetoric. The Minister of the Interior lost his nerves on Tuesday morning in the face of journalist Apolline de Malherbe, reproaching her for her “aggressiveness”. A replica to belittle women say “aggressive” which his mentor Sarkozy already employed in 2007, and which it is time to abandon definitively. Read our post.

A winter salad to warm up the mood. The recipes of Marine Gora (at the head of Gramme, in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris) have the gift of whetting your appetite. Take the salad of endives, blood oranges, pomegranate, Fourme d’Ambert and roasted hazelnuts: here’s something to remember that winter fruit and vegetable dishes are not always as boring as pale. Read our article.

A club unites against the expulsion of its athlete. Oumar Dembélé, a young orphan without papers, who arrived from Mali in October 2018, has been languishing for three weeks behind the bars of the administrative detention center in Metz. His athletics club is mobilizing to have him released. Read our article.

Ten months after the kidnapping of Olivier Dubois, the fight continues. Kidnapped in Gao on April 8, 2021, French reporter Olivier Dubois, who works for Release, the Point and Young Africa, is held by a jihadist group. Several personalities joined the mobilization to have him released. A rally is scheduled for Wednesday in front of Paris City Hall at 1 p.m. Read our article.

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Operation palaver of Macron, selection of the Oscars, omicron slows down the recovery, French gold at the Olympics … The news of this Tuesday