four dead in new Russian strikes on Kharkiv and its region

four dead in new Russian strikes on Kharkiv and its region

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11:51 a.m. : Sasha Zhoya, considered one of the great hopes of world athletics, finished last in the 110m hurdles final of the European Championships in Munich yesterday. Here is the story of the Frenchman’s evening.

Hurdler Sasha Zhoya at the end of her semi-final at the European Athletics Championships on August 17, 2022 in Munich.  (MUSTAFA YALCIN / ANADOLU AGENCY via AFP)(MUSTAFA YALCIN / ANADOLU AGENCY via AFP)

11:45 a.m. : I give all my support to the Corsicans who faced violent storms, with gusts of wind at more than 200 km/h. There are already three people dead and several injured. Significant resources are committed. I will be there this afternoon.

11:44 am : The Minister of the Interior announces on Twitter that he will go to Corsica this afternoon, after the storms which killed at least three people.

11:43 am : The victim of the storms in Haute-Corse is a 46-year-old man, killed in a campsite in Calvi, specifies the prefecture of the department to franceinfo. A 23-year-old woman was also injured and is in urgent need. At this stage, the provisional toll of bad weather on the island is three dead and at least 13 injured.

11:39 : Fuels: “We will stay at these prices until the end of the war in Ukraine”, estimates Olivier Gantois, spokesperson for the oil industry in France

11:39 : Fuel prices “will stay like this until the end of the war in Ukraine”, says the spokesperson for the oil industry in France. In recent days, the price at the pump has however fallen, reaching 1.79 euros per liter of diesel and 1.74 euros per liter of gasoline on average.

11:35 a.m. : WHO alert on the humanitarian situation in Tigray and criticizes the leaders of developed countries for having neglected the crisis in this region of northern Ethiopia, the scene of a deadly conflict between government and rebels. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has denounced a “unimaginable cruelty” inflicted on the six million people living in the region.

11:36 : One man’s choice to promote (now free) access to tampons and sanitary pads in Scotland caused a lot of criticism. Former tennis player Martina Navratilova notably denounced a decision “ridiculous”. Have we ever tried to teach men how to shave or take care of their prostate? It’s absurd”, she added.

11:26 : EDF announces that 45,000 homes are without electricity throughout the island, after the violent storms which hit Corsica this morning.

11:20 a.m. : 🔶 1 dpt in #vigilanceOrange Stay informed on

11:16 a.m. : Orange vigilance for thunderstorms is lifted in the two departments of Corsica. The Pyrénées-Atlantiques remain on orange alert for rain and flooding.

11:40 a.m. : The toll of bad weather in Corse-du-Sud is now two dead and 12 injured, including one in absolute emergency, announces the prefecture of the department. The two victims are a 13-year-old girl, killed by a falling tree in the Sagone campsite, and a 72-year-old woman, who lost her life after the roof of a straw hut fell on her vehicle on a Coggia beach. A person was also killed by a falling tree on a campsite in Calvi, Haute-Corse.

11:40 a.m. : The prefecture of Corse-du-Sud announces that the storms caused a second death in the department, three people were killed in total on the island.

11:09 : Hello @Bruno. The parquet floor of Saint-Quentin (Aisne) reports that a forty-something, who was wandering in the city center by firing shots without an identifiable target, was wounded in the shoulder during his arrest by the police. He was hospitalized in emergency and transferred to the hospital of Amiens (Somme). An investigation has been opened.

11:09 : Hello. Do you have any information on a possible shooting today in the agglomeration of St-Quentin 02? Thank you and good day.

11:04 am : @RevelateursFTV @StefanuPinelli @VilledAjaccio

11:03 am : Campo Dell’oro Airport @VilledAjaccio

11:03 am : Here are also two videos posted on Twitter and showing the bad weather at Ajaccio airport (Corse-du-Sud), this morning.

11:02 : Two people were killed by falling trees in campsites, in Sagone (Corse-du-Sud) and Calvi (Haute-Corse), reports France Blue RCFM. The storms also injured nine people, according to a provisional report from the Corse-du-Sud prefecture.

10:58 : The storms made a second victim in Corsica, after the fall of a tree in a campsite in Calvi (Haute-Corse).

11:02 : “Turkey’s role is quite singular and crucial because it has complex relations with the two protagonists [russe et ukrainien].

“The Ukrainian crisis for Turkey is an opportunity to bring the country out of its situation of isolation”, says Bayram Balci, director of the French Institute for Anatolian Studies in Istanbul. A trilateral meeting is to take place today between UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Turkish Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

10:49 : Violent stormy episode this morning in #Corse du Sud

The COD has been activated in the prefecture

Provisional report at 9:45 a.m.: 1 person dead, 9 injured

Significant damage & difficult traffic in the north of the department

Reconnaissance in progress to carry out the necessary interventions

10:46 : The toll of storms in Corse-du-Sud is now one dead and nine injured, announces the prefecture on Twitter. She signals “significant damage” which make traffic difficult in the north of the department. 50 to 80 mm of precipitation is expected locally in Corse-du-Sud today, according to France 3 Via Stella.

10:43 am : The harvest started very early this year in several wine regions, such as Roussillon, due to drought and heat waves. Winegrowers and grape pickers must reorganize urgently. We followed them.

In some wine regions of France, the harvest has already started (NINA VALETTE / RADIO FRANCE) (NINA VALETTE / RADIO FRANCE)

10:44 am : Hello @Bilou050. The exhibition on the 90 years of Lego takes place at the Galerie Joseph, in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, until September 25th.

10:42 : Stunning !!! Thanks for the report. Can you tell us the location of the exhibition and the duration?

10:42 : The Russian army claims not to have deployed “heavy weapons” in and around the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant, targeted by strikes of which kyiv and Moscow mutually accuse each other. “Only security units are there”said the Russian Ministry of Defense.

10:28 : More 2,200 people were arrested and 1,800 scooters and motorcycles have been seized since the beginning of the year for urban rodeos, announced yesterday the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin. A total of 16,000 police operations have been carried out since January.

10:20 a.m. : Hello @Married. Benjamin Mendy, who has been described as a “predator” by the prosecutor, is tried in the United Kingdom on ten counts: eight rapes, one attempted rape and sexual assault on seven women. He is tried alongside another man, prosecuted for eight rapes and four sexual assaults on eight women. The trial must make it possible to reconsider all these facts and should therefore last more than three months. Benjamin Mendy faces life imprisonment.

10:19 : Hello, why is Benjamin Mendy’s trial taking so long? 15 weeks is incredibly long!

10:07 : The 23 teams at the start of the Tour of Spain 2022 will start tomorrow from Utrecht, in the Netherlands. A total of 21 stages are on the program, including 11 in the mountains. We summarize what you need to know about this 77th edition.

10:00 a.m. : Lego celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. The brand celebrates its anniversary with an exhibition in Paris.


09:54 : Four people were killed and 20 injured this morning in Russian strikes that hit Kharkiv and another nearby town in northeastern Ukraine, regional authorities saids. Seven people died in another Russian bombardment in Kharkiv last night.

10:14 a.m. : A tree crashed on a bungalow in a campsite in Sagone, in Corse-du-Sud, due to violent storms. According to the Sdis of the department, it caused the death of a person. Another was seriously injured.

09:44 : The fall of a tree caused one death and one serious injury in a campsite in Sagone, in Corse-du-Sud, announce the firefighters.

09:43 : Take care when traveling.

09:44 : France 3 Corse via Stella publishes a video of a fallen tree on the road after the violent storms which hit the island this morning. The two departments are currently on orange alert for thunderstorms.

09:35 : The forest fire that burned 25,000 hectares in the Serra da Estrela natural park in central Portugal is now “tamed but not extinguished”. “There is a whole consolidation work that will continue in the coming daysaccording to the Civil Protection Commander. It is always possible and very likely that there will be new reactivations, but it is hoped that they do not take on worrying proportions.

09:29 : A prisoner sentenced to death for the murder of a real estate agent was executed yesterday in Texas. This is the second death in this State since the beginning of the year. Three other prisoners are to be executed in 2022 in Texas.

09:22 : Bonifacio 10 minutes ago… 10 degrees lost, downpours and an incredible wind…

09:22 : Here is a new photo of thunderstorms in Corsica, sent to us by @Melilouju.

09:25 : Sixty police officers from the CRS 8 elite unit, specializing in the fight against urban violence, arrived in Colmar the day before yesterday. Gérald Darmanin had announced their deployment after the murder of a 17-year-old Afghan who had protested against an urban rodeo.

09:35 : An unprecedented fine. Pharmacies from Walmart, Walgreens and CVS were sentenced by an Ohio judge to pay $650.6 million to Lake and Trumbull counties for their role in the opioid crisis.

09:07 : Here is a new point on the news:

The two Corsican departments are placed on orange alert, with immediate effect, due to “very strong thunderstorms causing hail and violent gusts of wind”. Follow our live.

• The Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, is due to meet today the Presidents of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, and Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. They will discuss “the need for a political solution to this conflict”.

• The United States and Taiwan will begin formal negotiations this fall for a trade and investment agreement, Washington announced. This is another step in strengthening their relationship.

Twenty-six people died and several dozen were injured in forest fires in northern Algeria. The gendarmerie closed several roads because of the fires.

09:02 : The storm cell which arrived at full speed on the bay of Ajaccio, 08:10

09:08 : In the comments, @GLuc sends us a photo of the thunderstorms as they approached Ajaccio an hour ago.

08:53 : 🟡 Storm alert 🕙 Ajaccio, 8:12 a.m.- The gusts carry away a lot of objects (we hear like flower pots and glasses breaking when falling from the terraces) #ajaccio #Corsica #storms

08:52 : I don’t know what weather phenomenon is going on in Corsica, in Ajaccio, but it’s been blowing very, very hard for half an hour 🌬 ⛈ @stormaxou

08:51 : It’s the apocalypse in Ajaccio outside! Luckily we’re only on yellow vigilance 🙄 it’s super dangerous to go out with this weather! #storm #storm #weather #VigilanceJaune #Corsica #wind

09:07 : Several Internet users published, a few minutes ago (just before Corsica went into orange alert), videos of strong winds in Ajaccio (Corse-du-Sud).

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