Did you catch any news this weekend? We summarize the main information of the last two days.
The United Kingdom officially proclaimed Charles III king
Charles III was officially proclaimed king by the Accession Council meeting in London on Saturday, September 10, during a historic ceremony, two days after the death of Elizabeth II. The ceremony, which took place at St. James’s Palace, attended by some two hundred dignitaries, including the new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, and her six predecessors, was televised for the first time in history. But the event was partly overshadowed by the public appearance in Windsor of the two sons of Charles III, William and Harry, who have been known to be cold for months, and their wives.
On Sunday, King Charles III was officially named monarch of Australia and New Zealand, in ceremonies being held in both countries to mark his accession to the throne.
Buckingham Palace has also announced that the funeral of Elizabeth II, who died at 96 after seventy years of reign, will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19 at 11 a.m. (noon Paris time) . King Charles III has declared a public holiday in the UK for this state funeral. Sunday, the coffin of the deceased left Balmoral Castle for Edinburgh, before his solemn return to London on Tuesday.
Ukrainian forces gain territory in the east, the last operating reactor of the Zaporizhia power plant shut down
Ukrainian forces are regaining control of towns and villages around the city of Izium in their counter-offensive against Russian forces in eastern Ukraine, kyiv announced on Sunday. In its daily news bulletin published on Sunday on Twitterthe British Ministry of Defense also notes that if “Russia has probably withdrawn units from the area, fighting continues around the strategically important cities of Kupiansk and Izium”located in Kharkiv oblast.
The territory gain of the Ukrainians increases: “Since the beginning of September, more than 3,000 square kilometers have returned to Ukrainian control”said in a press release Valeri Zaluzhny, the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army. “Around Kharkiv, we started to advance not only south and east but also north. We are 50 kilometers from the border. » On Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed some 2,000 kilometers of reclaimed land.
In addition, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN nuclear watchdog which has two experts at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, confirmed to the Associated Press (AP) on Sunday that external power had been restored to the plant, allowing its last running reactor to be shut down. According to Energoatom, the plant’s Ukrainian operator, a cold shutdown constitutes “the safest state” for the reactor, which for three days had been the only one to produce the electricity necessary for cooling the nuclear fuel and for site security.
The political back-to-school season continues with the “Humanity” party and the Reconquest summer school!
The New People’s Ecological and Social Union (Nupes) and its leading figures met at the Humanity in Brétigny-sur-Orge (Essonne) on Saturday, with the return of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the unpublished stands of socialists and ecologists as well as a meeting of the communist Fabien Roussel.
Eric Zemmour was expected on Sunday for his back-to-school speech at the end of his party’s summer university, Reconquest!, four months after his failure in the presidential election, then that of his party in the legislative elections, which question about his political future. At the same time, Marine Le Pen made her return to her land of Hénin-Beaumont (Pas-de-Calais).
Parliamentary elections in Sweden: the right ready to ally with the far right
Sweden voted on Sunday after a campaign with an unprecedented scenario, dominated by crime and inflation. The outgoing Prime Minister, Magdalena Andersson (Social Democrat), the leader of the right-wing opposition, Ulf Kristersson, and the far-right leader, Jimmie Akesson, clashed in a vote announced as particularly tight. Mme Andersson hopes to stay in power for a third four-year term, but the right is in ambush, ready to ally with the far right to gain power.
Never until these legislative elections had the traditional Swedish right considered governing with the direct or indirect support of the Democrats of Sweden (SD). Long pariah, the nationalist and anti-immigration party is on the way, according to the polls, to grab an unprecedented second place, and to become the first formation of a new right-wing bloc.
The result of the votes is expected in the evening.
Poland’s Iga Swiatek won the US Open
The noh 1 worldwide, Iga Swiatek won her first US Open in tennisthird major title of her career, beating Tunisian Ons Jabeur (5e), Saturday, September 10, in New York. Faced with Jabeur, who was playing her second consecutive Major final after the one lost two months ago at Wimbledon, she held her rank as favorite.
The 21-year-old Polish, winner of Roland-Garros in 2020 and in June this year, is accentuating her dominance this season on the women’s circuit, which has notably seen her win thirty-seven victories and six titles in a row in the first half. She succeeds the New York winners of the Briton Emma Raducanu, who created a sensation in 2021 by winning after coming out of qualifying.
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