Elon Musk hesitates and weighs down Twitter action, tormented burial of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in Jerusalem, 500 million euros in military aid from the EU for Ukraine … The news this Friday

The recap of the news of the day.

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Takeover of Twitter: Elon Musk announces the suspension then changes his mind, the action collapses on Wall Street. What noise. This Friday, billionaire Elon Musk announced to suspend the takeover of Twitter… before changing his mind a few hours later, claiming to be “always committed” to buy the business from the blue bird. Statements with serious consequences. Twitter’s stock, which had plunged after the suspension was announced, limited its losses somewhat but lost about 11% in electronic trading before the opening of Wall Street.

Incidents at the funeral of Shireen Abu Akleh. Incidents in East Jerusalem, in the Palestinian sector of the city occupied and annexed by Israel, opposed the crowd and the Israeli police as the coffin of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh had just been taken out of the hospital. Thousands of Palestinians came to Jerusalem on Friday to say goodbye to one of their star journalists who was shot in the head in the occupied West Bank where she was covering an Israeli military raid, amid ongoing violence. Read the story of this tormented funeral by our correspondent in Jerusalem.

Death of Sheikh Khalifa, President of the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan is no more. The death of the president of the United Arab Emirates, 74, was announced this Friday by the local authorities, who decreed “an official mourning and the flags at half mast” for a period of forty days. Honors to celebrate the memory of a leader who has accompanied his country’s meteoric rise on the international scene over the past two decades, an oil monarchy with growing influence.

EU to fund additional €500 million in military aid for Ukraine. The European Union will release a new envelope for Ukrainians to help them defend themselves against the Russian invasion, European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Friday. This EU funding “will thus be increased to 2 billion euros in total” since the start of the war on February 24, he added during a statement in Wangels, in northern Germany, where the heads of G7 diplomacy are meeting until Saturday. All the news of the war in Ukraine on our direct.

Last day of Macron’s first five-year term. Emmanuel Macron’s first five-year term ends this Friday evening at midnight pending the appointment of the next Prime Minister, Jean Castex remaining in office at least until Monday. The head of government packs his boxes, a “political necessity” according to him, while Emmanuel Macron seeks to obtain a new breath for the legislative elections of June. To read also: Castex’s farewell to his government.

Orpea: the results of the financial group down nearly 60% after the scandal. It is a free fall at the height of the scandal. The group of private nursing homes Orpea announced this Friday a net profit down 59.3% for 2021, due to provisions, and the signing of an agreement with its main banks for “respond to the current context of uncertainty”. VSand agreement is part of the “of an amicable conciliation procedure”, to prevent difficulties, open to the Commercial Court of Nanterre, the group said in a press release.

Red moon in the night from Sunday to Monday. Notice to insomniacs, young parents or partygoers. And especially to astronomy enthusiasts. A total lunar eclipse will be visible overnight from Sunday to Monday from France, an infrequent celestial spectacle during which the nocturnal star loses its brilliance and gradually turns red. This phenomenon occurs when the Sun, the Earth and the Moon are perfectly aligned, in that order, and the Earth’s satellite is in its full phase.

To read on liberation.fr

Kendrick Lamar, Prophet’s Day. The highly anticipated fifth album by the Californian rapper, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, is remarkably plural, coherent and incisive. Including his own status as a hero of progressive America. Our review.

Around Kharkiv, the reasons for the success of the Ukrainian counter-attack. After 79 days of war, the Russian army failed to capture the country’s second city. It even retreated, under the pressure of the Ukrainian forces which combined agility and artillery firepower. Analysis.

Legislative: in Marseille, Jean-Luc Mélenchon “entrusts” Manuel Bompard to voters. Thursday, the rebellious leader held his last meeting as deputy of Bouches-du-Rhône. Focusing on a potential role as Prime Minister in the event of a victory for the left coalition in the June elections, the former presidential candidate presented his foal to take over his seat, Manuel Bompard. The report of our correspondent.

Investigation. Martigues: the cocaine that leads to HLMs that lead to rigged markets. It all starts with a shipment of mashed bananas that turns out to be hiding international drug trafficking. On the banks of the Etang de Berre, the investigation led to incredible revelations about a system of corruption within the city’s social housing organization. Discover a case that looks like a Marseille thriller that weakens the town hall, communist since 1959.

For the National Library of France, research and knowledge are simple adjustment variables. Thought to save money, the new organization for the communication of the institution’s documents revolts the researchers. And will have obvious consequences for the state of knowledge in the country. Ticket.

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