New complaints against Buitoni and Kinder, historic trial in Ukraine, Jérôme Peyrat persists… News from this Thursday – Liberation


Nine new complaints filed against Buitoni and Kinder. Two parallel health scandals. The Foodwatch association files two new complaints in the Buitoni and Kinder cases. A lawyer files seven others on his side, reports the Parisian this Thursday. About fifty people have already fallen ill and two children have died after eating Buitoni pizzas, owned by the Nestlé group. Twenty-two people were also hospitalized after eating Kinder brand eggs due to salmonella.

North Korea has completed preparations for a nuclear test, according to Seoul. “Preparations for a nuclear test have been completed and they are only looking for the right moment” to carry it out, South Korean lawmaker Ha Tae-keung told reporters, citing information from Seoul’s National Intelligence Service. This statement comes the day before US President Joe Biden travels to South Korea. The United States has been warning for several years about the possibility of such tests. “Our intelligence reflects the real possibility,” US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Wednesday.

The United States has reopened its embassy in Kyiv. Closed since mid-February, before the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the United States embassy in the Ukrainian capital reopened on Wednesday, announced the head of American diplomacy Antony Blinken. “The Ukrainian people, with our security help, defended their homeland against the irresponsible invasion of Russia, and, as a result, the stars and stripes fly again over the embassy,” he said in a statement after the American flag was raised.

War crimes: Ukraine takes the road to justice. A meaningful first trial. A 21-year-old Russian non-commissioned officer is accused of shooting dead a 62-year-old unarmed cyclist in the Sumy region in late February. He has been on trial since Wednesday by the Ukrainian courts. Less than three months after the start of the Russian invasion, this is the first such trial in Ukraine.

Legislative: LREM outdated, Jérôme Peyrat disconnected. Pataques in the majority. Invested by the majority in the Dordogne despite a conviction in 2020 for domestic violence, this close friend of the President resolved on Wednesday to withdraw his candidacy which threatened to weigh down the campaign. “I find that everything that is happening is completely disproportionate,” reacted the person concerned this Thursday morning at the microphone of RMC. Read our story.

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To be continued today

The saga of the composition of the government continues. Today ? Tomorrow ? Monday ? The composition of the government continues to be pending. As the new Prime Minister travels to Calvados (where she is a legislative candidate) on Friday, rumors of the casting announcement are swirling. In the meantime, Elisabeth Borne “consults”, according to the established expression. The tenant of Matignon would thus have exchanged these last hours with Edouard Philippe, Bernard Cazeneuve, Richard Ferrand, François Bayrou, Christophe Castaner or even Stanislas Guerini, reports the Parisian. Phone calls with the President of the Senate, Gérard Larcher, as well as with the social partners and associations of elected officials are also planned. Something to let the sauce simmer a little more…

La Nupes presents its program. This is the big day. After the endless negotiations between the various left forces, the New Popular, Ecological and Social Union (Nupes) must present its program for the legislative elections. In front of the press, La France insoumise, the Socialist Party, Europe Ecologie-Les Verts and the French Communist Party will present the main lines of their program, the subject of intense negotiations in recent weeks. For the family photo, the rebellious leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the boss of the roses Olivier Faure and that of the greens Julien Bayou are announced, reports the online media Politico. Only Fabien Roussel should be represented.


Cracking emergencies, a real social problem. The disaster scenario is written before our eyes: soon, you could find the door closed at the hospital, even if you are pissing blood. In question, the public authorities, who did not anticipate this tragedy, but also a double standard, two flagrant measures between public hospital and liberal medicine. Read Alexandra Schwartzbrod’s editorial.

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The report

In the Grand Est, Marine Le Pen is getting back to excess. “When it’s her, people vote but as soon as it stays local, we come back home”, grinds a pensioner. Difficult return to the field for the far-right leader, who made her first major campaign trip on Wednesday, alongside candidates supported by the RN in Haute-Marne and Meuse. The opportunity to find the crowds and to multiply the aggressive statements in the direction of Emmanuel Macron and Jean-Luc Mélenchon. Our report.

Live from the festival

Cannes and its bubble of unreality. A few hours after an opening ceremony in contact “the torments of a planet that bleeds, suffers, suffocates and burns in the indifference of the powers” (Vincent Lindon in the text), the gravity of which culminated in the digital appearance of President Zelensky live from the Ukrainian front, a violent break in tone on Wednesday during the launch of the Cannes metaverse embedded in the favorite video game of young people: Fortnite. We tried to touch the future by throwing the bousin… We found ourselves arms dangling in front of players shooting flashy paintballs at a vaguely similar Croisette. Read our article.


Carlos Alcaraz, was he born the new Nadal? It’s draw day at Roland-Garros. And a player promises to turn everything upside down. Barely 19 years old, Carlos Alcaraz, was still unknown to the general public a few months ago before a meteoric rise. Since the beginning of the year, Alcaraz has impressed. The performances of the native of El Palmar, a village in the suburbs of Murcia, in the south-east of Spain, arouses the admiration of the biggest names in tennis. Understand his journey.

The portrait

Nikola Karabatic, family expert. Meeting with the legendary handball player who talks about his taste for debate, his refusal of nationalism, his faith in nature and the watch offered to his Croatian father. Read our profile.

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