Pensions, explosion of a dam in Ukraine, Keynote Apple… The info to remember this afternoon

Pensions, explosion of a dam in Ukraine, Keynote Apple… The info to remember this afternoon

2023-06-06 12:25:57

The info not to miss

Unions call for a 14th day of mobilization on pensions Tuesday, like a swan song, two days after the publication of the first decrees for the application of the reform, and two days before a bad start attempt to deal a political blow to the reform in the Assembly. Some 250 demonstrations and rallies are planned across France. Secretary General of FO, Frédéric Souillot expects a million demonstrators in the streets, while the authorities expect between 400,000 and 600,000 people, including 40,000 to 70,000 in the capital.

Few disruptions are announced in public transport: “very slightly disrupted” traffic at SNCF, with “nine out of ten trains” on average, and “normal” in Île-de-France on the entire RATP network . On the other hand, a third of flights are canceled on departure from Paris-Orly. In Paris, the demonstration will leave the Invalides at 2 p.m. towards the Place d’Italie. The unions will hold their press point in front of the National Assembly, symbolically marking the link with the day on Thursday, during which will be examined a bill from the Liot group aimed at repealing the reform.

What else to remember

  • A partially destroyed dam in Ukraine. Moscow and kyiv accuse each other of the destruction of the Kakhova hydroelectric dam, located in the occupied region of Kherson, in southern Ukraine, and targeted by multiple strikes overnight from Monday to Tuesday. Several villages were “completely or partially” flooded and residents began to be evacuated. The explosion raised fears for the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. There is “no immediate nuclear danger”, however reassured the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), stressing that its experts were monitoring the situation on the spot.
  • “Vision Pro” headphones, iOS 17… Apple’s announcements at Keynote. Apple on Monday presented its first “mixed” reality headset (virtual and augmented), called « Vision Pro ». This new device will be marketed from 3,499 dollars at the beginning of next year. The apple brand also presented the latest version of the iPhone operating system, available at the start of the school year, and which will offer several new features.
  • Prince Harry called to the stand in London. The prince arrived at the High Court in London on Tuesday morning to give evidence against tabloid accused of hacking voicemails, the first appearance of a member of the royal family at the helm in more than a century. In trouble with the rest of the British royal family, the Duke of Sussex has initiated a series of legal proceedings against British newspapers.

it concerns you

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne took a series of measures on Monday to try to stem the real estate crisis. The extension of the zero-rate loan (PTZ) – a device nevertheless criticized for its increasingly restrictive criteria for obtaining – until the end of 2026 was notably announced, as well as the extension of the Visale guarantee, the development of the real solidarity lease, or the end of the Pinel on December 31, 2024. A plan that disappointed professionalswho were expecting shock treatment to curb the real estate crisis.

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