kyiv revived “bloody scenario” in Bakhmout and Soledar
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• The CGT union in the oil branch called for several strikes on 19 and 26 January and on 6 February with “if necessary, closure of refineries”according to a press release issued Thursday by Eric Sellini, union national coordinator for TotalEnergies.
• The secretary of the Zaporizhia city council, Anatolii Kurtiev, reported on the new Russian attack on Telegram this evening. They damage infrastructure and cause fires. “As a result of the shelling, civilian houses were again damaged. According to initial information, no one was injured”, he reported. Follow our live.
• At the start of the school year in September 2023, all 6th grade students without exception will have it an additional hour of French or math per week. This is detailed in a circular issued by the Ministry of National Education which can be consulted with franceinfo.
The Socialists voted today to choose their new secretary, between the outgoing, Olivier Faure, and two other candidates, Hélène Geoffroy and Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol. The challenge: PS’s place in the Nupes left alliance. Franceinfo provides it for you here.
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Unions of major transport companies such as SNCF or RATP have expressed their determination to oppose pension reforms. They called to “terrific attack” Thursday, January 19th. Retirement age, special schemes, minimum pension… We have answered your questions about government reform.
Fierce fighting is raging in Soledar, eastern Ukraine, where Russia is seeking to turn the tide of the war at all costs, once again replacing military leaders as Kyiv looks ever closer to securing the West’s heavy weapons.
A man in his twenties of uncertain identity injured “for no apparent reason at this stage” six people with a punch yesterday morning at the Gare du Nord in Paris. He is overpowered by police officers who shoot and wound him. An investigation is under way.
• English Jeff Beck, the “genius” guitarist, is dead tuesday 78 o’clock meningitis. He forged his legend in the group The Yardbirds, with Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton, in the 1960s.