Julia Ducournau palmée d’or, floods in Germany and Belgium, Pogacar winner of the Tour de France … The news of the weekend

Here’s what you might have missed in the news this weekend.

Julia Ducournau webbed with gold. At the end of a strange Cannes Film Festival and a ceremony that was no less, the jury led by Spike Lee dedicated the Frenchwoman for her second film, Titanium, which makes her the second golden webbed woman after New Zealander Jane Campion.

Floods in Germany and Belgium. The exceptional bad weather, which killed nearly 160 people in Germany and more than thirty in Belgium, left the inhabitants destitute. The German Chancellor has promised to rebuild the devastated areas. Emergency aid of at least 300 million euros will be presented to the Council of Ministers on Wednesday. Read the report from our special envoys in Germany.

Pogacar in yellow in Paris. The Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, outgoing winner, won the Tour de France for the second time on Sunday on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, after the twenty-first stage masterfully won by the Belgian Wout van Aert. Read our article.

Demonstrations against the health pass. Saturday, the Parisian demonstration against “The health dictatorship” mobilized a crowd reluctant to vaccination and the health pass. Florian Philippot sought to take credit for this “national movement” but the demonstrators were not reduced to the extreme right.

The delta variant is packing Europe. The curves are panicking, the restrictions are coming back… The delta variant is putting pressure on many European countries, in particular Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Read our article.

Scare in Tokyo. In Japan, three cases of Covid have been detected within the South African football team and placed in isolation in the Olympic Village. The organizers of the Games assure that everything is done to avoid cascading contaminations five days before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. Read our article.

Spying on phones. Human rights activists, journalists and opponents around the world have been spied on using software developed by an Israeli company, according to an investigation published in several media on Sunday. NSO Group spyware Pegasus, if inserted into a smartphone, can retrieve messages, photos, contacts, and even listen to calls from its owner.

Disappearance. A prominent figure in the second generation of American hip-hop, Biz Markie, born under the name of Marcel Hall, was the owner of a virtuoso and grimacing rap. He died on July 16, at the age of 57.

To read on liberation.fr

The great summer series. October 27, 1871, the day Stanley reunited with Livingstone. The journalist crossed Africa to find the illustrious explorer, who disappeared during his search for the sources of the Nile.

Tokyo, day 1. How it took me nine hours to get out of the airport. Some complete their 100 meters in less than ten seconds. Our special envoy to the Olympics took five hours to cover the same distance on Saturday at Narita airport.

Investigation. Created twenty years ago this year by the Emmanuel Community, the “Rocher” association, close to conservative circles, has won numerous grants in the name of social work carried out in working-class neighborhoods.

CheckNews. In France, has a link been established between football matches and domestic violence? France has no equivalent to the otherwise limited British studies on the prevalence of violence on match days.

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Julia Ducournau palmée d’or, floods in Germany and Belgium, Pogacar winner of the Tour de France … The news of the weekend

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