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Crisis unit in the face of drought, tension is rising between China and Taiwan, resumption of the L1 … The striking news of this Friday

“This drought is the most serious ever recorded in our country” and “the weather forecasts suggest that the situation could continue over the next 15 days, or even become even more worrying”, advances Matignon.

Faced with an “exceptional” drought and a “historic situation that many territories are going through”, Elisabeth Borne activates the interministerial crisis unit. This will meet on Friday.


Parliament definitively adopts the second set of measures on purchasing power

The first step was taken on Wednesday, with the final adoption of the so-called “emergency” bill, providing for 20 billion euros in expenditure. The second was swallowed up this Thursday afternoon in a last jerk, first in the Assembly, then in the Senate, with the green light given to the amending budget and its 44 billion additional extension – including 9.7 for the renationalisation of EDF.

It will therefore have taken three weeks of laborious, fierce, sometimes volcanic debates to put together the complete package of measures aimed at cushioning the effects of galloping inflation (6.1% over one year in July) on the portfolio of the French. Here are the measures definitively voted for purchasing power.


Météo France lifts the orange vigilance “heat wave” in seventeen departments

Météo France places only nine departments in the south-east on orange “heat wave” vigilance on Friday August 5th. “The heatwave episode continues for several more days from the Rhône valley to the Mediterranean rim”, predicts Météo France. The institute also places five departments on orange “storm” vigilance, including Haute-Loire.


Chinese ‘planes and warships’ have crossed the ‘median line’ of the Taiwan Strait: tension mounts

Chinese “planes and warships” have crossed the “median line” of the Taiwan Strait, which separates the island from mainland China, the Taiwanese Ministry of Defense announced on Friday (August 5th). He denounces “highly provocative” military exercises. The Taiwanese military claimed to be “preparing for war without seeking war”.

The day before, China had embarked on the largest military exercise ever organized around Taiwan, after the visit of the speaker of the American House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday.


It’s recovery day for Ligue 1 this Friday

Olympique Lyonnais and AC Ajaccio inaugurate the 2022-2023 Ligue 1 championship season this Friday, August 5. An edition marked by the World Cup in Qatar (November 21 – December 18) which will lead to a series of matches at the end of the year instead of the traditional winter break.

This season will also be marked by the transition to 18 clubs the following year which will make a race for maintenance still difficult since four teams will go down to Ligue 2.

Clermont Foot: a second season in Ligue 1 passed to the scanner of the seven differences

Clermont Foot will play Saturday at 9 p.m. against PSG.

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