Commemoration of May 8, the return of the burqa in Afghanistan, and deadly bombing in Ukraine

Did you bridge the gap, even though May 8th fell on a Sunday this year? And you want to follow the news of the past 48 hours? Don’t panic 20 minutes Is there for that.

1 – Emmanuel Macron commemorates the victory of May 8, 1945 in the context of the war in Ukraine

President Emmanuel Macron in Paris celebrated the 77th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany on May 8, 1945, a special celebration in the context of the war in Ukraine and on the eve of the traditional Russian military parade in Moscow.

This commemorative ceremony opens an international sequence of the Head of State who will participate in a video conference of the G7 members on Sunday at the end of the day “Regarding the situation in Ukraine”, before going to Strasbourg on Monday to celebrate Europe Day and in the process, to Berlin to meet Chancellor Olaf Schulz.

Monday will also be Russia’s celebration of victory over Nazi Germany, an occasion for a show of military might in the midst of the war in Ukraine.

2- Marine Le Pen launches the legislative campaign by attacking the “King’s Clown” Melenchon

Marine Le Pen launched her campaign for the legislative elections in Henin-Beaumont (Pas de Calais), where she was running for re-election, targeting Jean-Luc Mélenchon, described as “the king’s fool”, for having, according to her, favored the re-election of Emmanuel Macron.

“To be able to win the legislative elections, he must already agree to run. It would be a good start,” Marine Le Pen called Jean-Luc Mélenchon, after declaring that he himself would probably not be a candidate.

She expressed the hope that the National Front “will enter into force in the National Assembly to lead the fight against the social policy that Emmanuel Macron wants to implement.”

3- Taliban ask Afghan women to stay at home

The Taliban announced, on Saturday, that women must now completely cover their bodies and faces in public and avoid leaving their homes. On Saturday, the government issued a decree approved by the supreme leader of the Taliban and Afghanistan, Hebatullah Akhundzadeh, requiring women to wear the full veil in public places.

The Taliban made it clear that their preference was the burqa, this integral veil often blue and interwoven at eye level, but other types of veils revealing only the eyes would be tolerated. They also felt that unless women had an urgent reason to go out, they “better to stay at home.”

4. At least 60 missing in Russian raid on a school in Ukraine

The last fighters based in Mariupol fear a final attack, while Russian strikes on eastern Ukraine intensify. On Monday, Moscow will commemorate the victory over Nazi Germany.

In recent days, these people have taken refuge in the Lugansk region in eastern Ukraine. The village of Belogorivka was subjected to an air raid. “The school was hit by bombs, and unfortunately it was completely destroyed,” the governor said on his Telegram account.

“There were a total of 90 people. 27 were rescued (…) 60 people who were in the school are likely to have died.”

The Ukrainian authorities have warned for several days of a possible intensification of Russian attacks as the May 9 commemoration approaches.

5-After Sinn Fein won Northern Ireland, London calls for unity

After Sinn Fein’s historic victory in Northern Ireland, London called on nationalists and unionists to unite in a local executive to ensure the “stability” of the British province, as the threat of political paralysis looms over Brexit.

In favor of reunification with the Republic of Ireland, Sinn Fein became the first Northern Irish party after a ballot held on Thursday, winning 27 of the 90 seats in the local assembly, against 25 for union members of the Democratic Unionist Party, the union closely associated with Britain.

Sinn Fein’s victory, capable of reshaping the United Kingdom, allows the Nationalist Party, the former political parade of the paramilitary Irish Republican Army (IRA), to appoint a local prime minister, Michelle O’Neill, for the first time in a hundred years in the history of a province where he re-Brexit European flare up tensions.

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