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Gare de Lyon during the SNCF strike, December 31, 1986. (BERNARD BISSON / SYGMA / GETTY IMAGES)
Tehran’s envoy to Iraqi affairs, powerful General Qassem Soleimani, and another pro-Iranian leader in Iraq were killed early this morning in an American raid on Baghdad, three days after an unprecedented attack on the American embassy. The bombing was launched on the orders of US President Donald Trump, which greatly rekindles tensions between the two countries.
The strike against the pension reform is entering its 30th day, a record for a continuous blockage of transport for more than 30 years, but the dialogue of the deaf between executive and unions remains well established. Today, the SNCF plans two out of three TGVs in circulation and half of the TER.
Carlos Ghosn claimed to have organized “alone” his flight from Japan to Lebanon, where he is released despite a request for arrest from Interpol. Coming out of his silence for the second time since his arrival in Beirut, he assured that his family had not played “no role” in his flight.
The army has started the sea evacuation of hundreds of residents trapped in the flames. They had taken refuge on the beach in a town in south-eastern Australia, where catastrophic conditions are expected in the coming days.