In recent days, Ronaldinho celebrated his birthday in prison, it snowed in Corsica and the earth trembled in Croatia. Among others.
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The epidemic takes up most, if not all, of the space in the national and international media landscape, so you may have missed some of the news that happened this week. Franceinfo rewinds it for you.
Saturday March 21
Ronaldinho celebrates his birthday in prison. The former Brazilian PSG player and former Ballon d'Or 2005, who came to Paraguay to promote a book, was arrested with his brother for using a false passport on March 7. he passed the 40th anniversary on March 21 in the solitude of his makeshift cell, also subject to strict quarantine, due to Covid-19.
Sunday March 22
Earthquake in Croatia. 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck Zagreb, the Croatian capital, Sunday, March 22, killing one person, causing extensive property damage and panic scenes. “We received a call about a collapsed building and discovered an unconscious boy with no signs of life”said Zarko Rasic, the emergency manager in the Croatian capital, adding that the victim was a 15-year-old boy. The epicenter of this tremor was located 7 km north of Zagreb, according to the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (CSEM).
Monday March 23
The tribute to Arnaud Beltrame. March 23, 2018, terrorist attacks in Carcassonne and Trèbes (Aude), claimed by the Islamic State group, left fifteen wounded and four dead, including lieutenant-colonel of gendarmerie Arnaud Beltrame. He surrendered to the terrorist in exchange for the release of a hostage in a Super U store in Trèbes. The city inaugurated on March 23 a place in homage to the gendarme.
The prefect of the Aude pays tribute to the commitment of #ArnaudBeltrame victim of terrorism 2 years ago in the Aude.
Thoughts to the families of the victims of #terrorism @ Prefet11 @Gendarmerie @ Gendarmerie_11 @villedetrebes @CarcaInfos https://t.co/3DXAWP1IjM
– Prefect of Aude (@ Prefet11) March 23, 2020
Tuesday March 24
Disney + arrives in seven countries in Europe. Lhe Disney + video streaming platform was launched on March 24 in seven European countries (United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland), with speeds however reduced so as not to saturate internet networks. In France, the platform postponed launch to April 7, at the request of the government to lighten the network, already heavily used by teleworking and distance courses for confined students. “We humbly hope that this service will bring some well-deserved moments of respite to families in these difficult times.“Kevin Mayer, who oversees the Disney group's international content, streaming, distribution and marketing activities, said in a statement.
“La Casa de Papel” season 4, it's getting closer. The fourth season of the Spanish series La Casa de Papel is scheduled on Netflix on April 3. Ten days before, the platform posted on social networks a short and nervous teaser, where we see the Spanish robbers trapped in the Bank of Spain. At the end of season 3 (attention, disclosure to follow), the gang was in a chaotic situation: the Professor thinks that his partner, Lisbon, was killed by the police and Nairobi is badly injured.
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La Casa de Papel part 4: D-10. pic.twitter.com/mlq8I1H8RX
– Netflix France (@NetflixFR) March 24, 2020
Wednesday March 25
The publication of Woody Allen's memoirs maintained. At the beginning of March, Hachette abandoned, under pressure in particular from Ronan Farrow, the director's son, the idea of publishing the director's memories in the United States. On March 23, the media announced that thepublisher Arcade Publishing had taken up the torch and was indeed going to release the book entitled By the way. March 25, lhe Stock editions have also decided to maintain the publication of the autobiography in France. The release of the book, translated into French by Marc Amfreville and Antoine Cazé, is scheduled for May 13, 2020, said the editor. “'By the way' is a wonderful, funny text, full of humility. Woody Allen is for me a great artist of the century, a great filmmaker, a true writer. Beyond cinema, it is a vision of existence. A funny vision, of constant questioning of oneself, a vision of the absurdity of life and also of death “, estimated the owner of Stock editions, Manuel Carcassonne.
IGPN investigation in Strasbourg. LGeneral Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN) was seized following blows received by a young man in Strasbourg, during a night police check, Wednesday March 25, 2020. The events took place on the night of 18 until March 19. Sofiene, 19, is arrested in the city of Hohberg in Koenigshoffen, with 60 grams of cannabis resin. “He had bought it in fairly large quantities because of the confinement “, explains his lawyer, Renaud Bettcher, assuring that it was intended for his personal consumption. During the arrest, BAC agents allegedly punched and kicked the young man several times. On a video shot by a local resident, widely shared on social networks and transmitted to France 3 Alsace through his defender, we can see several people violently beating a man on the ground, near a police car.
Thursday March 26
Four hostages released in Iraq. Three French and one Iraqi, members of the French NGO SOS Chrétiens d'Orient, who had been kidnapped in Baghdad (Iraq), have been released, the Elysée Palace announced on Thursday (March 26th). “France has made every effort to reach this outcome. The President of the Republic expresses his gratitude to the Iraqi authorities for their cooperation”, indicates a brief press release from the French presidency, without further details. SOS Christians of the Orient said last week that there was no news of its four missing members, without message or claim. The four men, the French Antoine Brochon, Julien Dittmar, Alexandre Goodarzy and the Iraqi Tariq Mattoka, had “disappeared around the French embassy” on January 20, 2020, in the city center of the capital, according to the NGO.
Corsica under the snow. Météo France has placed Corsica on orange alert on March 26 for snow and ice, announcing “potentially icy roads from mid altitude”. “Snowfall or ice in significant proportions are expected on the north of the Isle of Beauty, where the snowflakes have been falling since Wednesday and from 300-500 meters above sea level Thursday”, writes Météo France. Over the full day, 7 to 15 cm of snow fell between 500 and 800 m above sea level and 15 to 30 cm above 800 m, reported France 3 Corsica ViaStella. Snowfall that deprived up to 2,300 households of electricity Wednesday evening, says France Bleu Corse.
Friday March 27
Nicolas Maduro implicated in the United States. The United States announced on Thursday, March 26, the indictment of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and several of his relatives, for “narco-terrorism”. A way to further increase the pressure on the socialist leader from whom they wish to be ousted. “The government of Donald Trump, in outrageously extreme, vulgar and miserable action, has launched a series of false false accusations. I say it like that: you are miserable, Donald Trump! He does not only behave like a cowboy , racist and supremacist, he manages international relations like an extortionist “, the Venezuelan leader reacted on national television.
Saturday March 28
Fourth ballistic test in one month for North Korea. North Korea carried out, on Saturday March 28, for the fourth time in a month, projectile fire, probably ballistic missiles, at a time when all the attention of the international community is focused on the fight against Covid-19 . The shots were taken in the sector of the port city of Wonsan, on the east coast, and in the direction of the Sea of Japan, or the East Sea according to the Korean appellation.
Sunday March 29
Death of Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki, recognized as one of the great contemporary composers and among the most innovative, died Sunday March 29 at the age of 86, in his hometown of Krakow, announced the Polish media. It was quadruple Grammy winner (in 1988, 1999 in two categories, and in 2017). Penderecki's works had managed to pierce the iron curtain during the Communist era. They had met with great international success.
Winter weather for summer time. The weather is again wintry over the northern half of the country, Sunday March 29, and this chilly atmosphere should spread to the rest of the country in the evening, according to Météo France forecasts. In question, air from Greenland, which should cool the Hexagon until midweek. As of this Sunday, the maximum temperatures drop by 5 to 10 ° C compared to the previous day, mainly in the north of the country. “We will also note, on the northern half, the refreezing on wet roads, Monday morning, caused by generalized frosts “, warns Météo France.