Among the highlights of September, the opening of the trial of the November 13 attacks, the end of the Merkel era in Germany or the diplomatic crisis between Paris and its American, British and Australian allies around the submarine case. Not to mention the Covid-19 pandemic and the questions surrounding the administration of a third dose of vaccine. We have selected fourteen drawings, classified according to the country of origin of the designers, to summarize this news.
The trial of the attacks of November 13, 2015 in Paris – they left 130 dead and several hundred wounded at the Bataclan, the Stade de France and in the streets of the capital – opened on September 8. For nine months, twenty accused will be tried, including the only member of the commando still alive, Salah Abdeslam.
Wishing to strengthen their ties with China in the Indo-Pacific zone, the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom announced, Wednesday, September 15, an unprecedented strategic partnership, the Aukus. An agreement at the expense of France: Canberra broke the “contract of the century”, an order for twelve submarines with conventional propulsion, for the benefit of American and British nuclear technologies. a “Blow in the back”, denounced the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian.
The Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ramtane Lamamra, announced, at the end of August, the severance of diplomatic relations with Morocco, due to“Hostile actions” of the Shereefian kingdom with regard to Algeria. Relations between the two countries are traditionally difficult, in particular because of the thorny issue of Western Sahara.
Improved version of the barcode used for supermarket products, the use of the QR code – in restaurants, trains, cinemas, etc. – has become daily for most French people with the introduction of the health pass.
Despite Angela Merkel’s support for Armin Laschet, the candidate of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU-CSU), it was the Social Democrat Olaf Scholz who emerged victorious in the federal elections on Sunday, September 26. His party, the Social Democratic Party (SPD), won the election by a short head, with 25.7% of the vote, against 24.1% for the Conservatives. SPD, Greens and FDP Liberals are now hoping to strike a deal to form a government ” before Christmas “.
The breach of the titanic contract of Australian submarines is a diplomatic, industrial and commercial blow for France. After a week of crisis, French Presidents Emmanuel Macron and American Presidents Joe Biden had a telephone exchange and issued a joint statement. A first step in the warming of relations between Paris and Washington.
While still excluded, Afghan high school students will return to class “As quickly as possible”, assured, Tuesday, September 21, the Taliban. The latter had indicated, three days earlier, authorize the re-entry of boys in middle and high schools, without announcing it for girls and women teachers.
The government has specified that it wants to offer a “Safe educational environment” to the girls before they return to class. Many Afghan women continue to doubt the Islamists’ real will to grant them freedoms, including the right to education.
According to the “red list” of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), unveiled on Saturday, September 4, nearly 30% of the 138,374 animal and plant species listed on Earth are classified in the various “threatened” categories, especially due to human activities. Specialists warn of an ongoing collapse of biodiversity, some citing a “Sixth mass extinction “.
After having long kept the issue of pensions uncertain, the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, dampened the hopes of supporters of a reform by the end of the five-year term. Conditions “Are still not met” to initiate such a project, he said, Wednesday, September 8. the “The process can only resume when the pandemic is under control and when the economic recovery is strong enough”, he detailed.
The socialist mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, the first woman elected to this post, in 2014, announced in Rouen, Sunday, September 12, her candidacy for the presidential election of 2022.
North Korea successfully carried out test shots of a new “Long-range cruise missile” (1,500 kilometers), the official KCNA news agency announced on Sunday, September 12. “This activity underlines the continuous development by [Pyongyang] of its nuclear program and the threats that this poses to its neighbors and the international community ”, reacted the United States.
The Supreme Court of Mexico ruled unconstitutional the criminalization of abortion on Tuesday, September 7, unanimously. This vote paves the way for access to abortion for all women in the country, even those living in the state of Coahuila, for example, where they could be punished with sentences of up to three years in prison.
Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed published a decree on Wednesday 22 September which replaces various chapters of the Constitution, containing “Exceptional measures”. These perpetuate the freezing of Parliament – decided on July 25 -, allow it to legislate by decree, to chair the Council of Ministers and to enact laws in all areas.
Faced with this autocratic drift, political parties and Tunisian opponents denounced the ” absolute power “ that Kaïs Saïed would have arrogated to himself. On Sunday, September 26, Tunisians demonstrated in the capital, fearing “A return to the time of Ben Ali”, the dictator ousted from power during the “Arab Spring” of 2011.
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