War in Ukraine, grand slam in rugby, presidential campaign… The five facts to remember from the weekend

Russian Army in Mariupol, Russia Claims Use of Hypersonic Missiles… Latest Ukraine War News

Members of pro-Russian troops in uniform without insignia board an armored vehicle in the besieged port city of Mariupol in southern Ukraine on March 19, 2022.

After a siege of almost three weeks, Russian troops entered the strategic port of Mariupol in southern Ukraine on Saturday. Heavy fighting has been going on there all weekend, including around the Azovstal steel plant, and kyiv has admitted losing access to the Sea of ​​Azov. On Sunday, city authorities accused the Russian army of bombing an art school serving as a refuge for several hundred people. “Children, old people are dying. The city is destroyed, it is wiped off the face of the Earth”a city police officer said Saturday, in a video addressed to Western leaders in which he implored their help.

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The Russian military claimed the use of Kinjal hypersonic missiles. Russia had never previously reported the use of this ballistic missile during the two conflicts where it is belligerent, Ukraine and Syria. This type of missiles, very maneuverable, defies, according to Moscow, all anti-aircraft defense systems. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for “serious talks”. “I think that without negotiations we will not stop the war”he said on CNN.

The United Nations estimates that since the start of the conflict, 3.39 million people have fled Ukraine and 6.48 million people have been forced to move within the country (as of 16 March ).

Presidential 2022: Jean-Luc Mélenchon and his supporters walk for the VIand Republic

Jean-Luc Mélenchon during his speech on the Place de la République, at the end of the

Three weeks before the presidential election, tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Paris at the call of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who hopes to galvanize a ” popular Front “ able to propel him to the second round.

This march by the candidate of La France insoumise at the Elysée Palace, which was intended to be a demonstration of force on the left in line with those of 2012 and 2017, was to contribute to strengthening the candidacy of Mr. Mélenchon, who, according to the average of the polls, in third or fourth position.

He assures himself that he must find “five points in three weeks” in order to qualify while the staffs of his campaign agree that the threshold to access the second round is historically low, below 20% of voting intentions. Jean-Luc Mélenchon thus called on voters to mobilize so that Emmanuel Macron is not re-elected and in order to “build a new world”.

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Rugby: France wins the Six Nations Tournament

The XV of France victorious in the Six Nations Tournament, March 19, 2022.

The French men’s rugby team beat England (25-13) at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, on Saturday March 19. Undefeated in the competition, the Blues won the Six Nations Tournament and the tenth grand slam in their history, twelve years after their last coronation.

Once again exemplary – and named man of the match – the captain of the XV of France, Antoine Dupont, led his troops to victory against the same opponent as their predecessors. Like twelve years before, France won their trophy by showing solidity in defense and scrum.

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In Belgium, a car drives into the crowd of a carnival and kills at least six

Police at the scene where a car drove into a crowd attending a carnival, in the city of La Louviere, Belgium, March 20, 2022.

A car drove into crowds taking part in a carnival early in the morning of Sunday March 20 in the town of La Louvière in Belgium, killing six people and seriously injuring ten others, said Jacques Gobert, the mayor of this town. of 80,000 inhabitants located between Mons and Charleroi, in the south of the country. The reasons for this act are not yet known but the terrorist track is not privileged.

According to a press release from the municipality, a group of “150-200 people” had just left the hall to go back to the city center when a driver drove into the crowd from behind. “A speeding car drove into the crowd that had gathered to watch the Gilles pick up” and has “pulverized a significant number of people”. ” The driver then continued on his way, but we intercepted him,” said Mr. Gobert.

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Former Argentinian rugby player Federico Martin Aramburu killed in Paris

Argentinian rugby player Federico Martin Aramburu, September 11, 2007.

Former Argentinian rugby player Federico Martin Aramburu, 42, was shot and killed in Paris on the night of Friday March 18 to Saturday March 19 after an altercation in a bar. The facts took place boulevard Saint-Germain in the VIand capital district.

According to newspaper information South West, Federico Aramburu and his friend Shaun Hegarty, another former Biarritz Olympique (BO) player, were in a bar on the boulevard when a violent altercation broke out with two neighbors at the table. Aramburu and Hegarty would then have joined their hotel not far away, according to Philippe Jouvet, lawyer for the two former players. The other two protagonists would have caught up with them in a vehicle driven by a third person and would have fired on the two former rugby players. Federico Aramburu was hit and succumbed to his injuries on the spot, while Shaun Hegargty escaped unscathed.

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And also :

Weather. Abnormally high temperatures in Antarctica, more than 30°C above seasonal norms

Culture. At the Angoulême Festival, the Fauve d’or awarded to the Brazilian Marcello Quintanilha

Commemoration. For the 60th anniversary of the Evian agreements, Emmanuel Macron says he wants to continue to “appease” memories of the Algerian war

Terrorism. Ten years after the attacks committed by Mohammed Merah, Macron, Hollande and Sarkozy gathered in Toulouse

Diplomacy. By wanting to end the diplomatic crisis with Morocco over Western Sahara, Spain angers Algeria

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