Did you hear the news this weekend? We summarize the main headlines of the past two days.
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule has joined the International Space Station
After about twenty-four hours Take off from planet earth With four astronauts on board, including Frenchman Thomas Pesquet, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, as planned, joined the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday April 24 in the morning.
The capsule, called Endeavor, docked at the Harmony unit late Saturday morning. The event, as well as a welcoming party for newcomers, was broadcast live by NASA. Along with Thomas Pisquet, of the European Space Agency (ESA), the other three crew members on the Crew-2 mission are Americans Shane Kimbro, Megan MacArthur and Japanese Akihiko Hoshide. This is SpaceX’s third mission since the United States resumed manned spaceflight.
Joe Biden admits the Armenian Genocide, first to the President of the United States
In an official announcementOn Saturday, April 24, the Democratic President admitted that the massacres and deportations committed by the Ottomans since 1915, during the First World War, against the Armenian population amounted to genocide. “On this day every year, we remember the lives of all those who died in the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman era and renew our commitment to prevent such atrocities from happening again,” Joe Biden said in a statement. We are not doing this to blame but to make sure what happened never happens again. “
The President of the Turkish Republic, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, immediately responded by accusing him ‘Levels’ To interfere in the affairs of his country. No one takes advantage of the fact that the discussions – which historians should hold – are politicized discussions by third parties and become a tool for interference in our country, He said in a message to the Armenian Patriarch in Istanbul.
American presidents have always avoided this official recognition in order not to upset Turkey, their NATO ally. On April 22, 1981 Ronald Reagan had indicated: Armenian genocide, That claimed more than 1.5 million lives, but it was a crack in an advertisement commemorating the Nazi death camps. Barack Obama admitted this in his campaign statements, but he did not do so as president during the celebration of the centenary of the massacres in 2015. About thirty countries, including France, Germany and Russia, have recognized the genocide, according to the Armenian National Institute in Washington.
Covid-19: Pollution soaring in India, and prolonged detention in New Delhi
The country, of 1.3 billion people, is in the grip of a horrific pandemic outbreak, and lamented 2,767 new deaths from Covid-19 on Sunday.
“We decided to extend the detention for a weekDelhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said. The scourge of the Corona virus continues and has no relief. “ The capital, with a population of 20 million, is the Indian population hardest hit by the epidemic. a The one-week confinement there began on MondayWith the aim of easing and facing hospitals Severe lack of oxygen. Many patients die in front of the capital’s hospitals due to a shortage of beds and oxygen.
Several countries, such as Germany and Italy, have begun to close their doors to travelers from India. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced, Sunday, that the European Union will provide assistance to the country, which has recorded more than 2 million new cases of Covid-19 within a week.
The Sara Halimi case: Gatherings in France and Eric Dupond-Moretti announce a bill on criminal irresponsibility
There were several “rallies of anger” on Sunday (In Paris, Marseille, Strasbourg …), to challenge the non-trial of the murderer of Sarah Halimi, a Jewish national who was murdered in Paris in 2017. Under the slogan Without justice, there is no republic. The main gathering gathered thousands of people, on Place Trocadero in Paris, on the initiative of the collective Agissons pour Sarah Halimi.
On Sunday, Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti announced the show ‘End of may’ In the Cabinet of Ministers for a bill aimed at “Fill” a ‘Void law’ After the Court of Cassation confirmed the lack of criminal responsibility for the murderer of Sarah Halimi. While confirming the anti-Semitic nature of the crime, it is the highest judicial body It was confirmed on April 14th Abolition of distinction of the killer is taken from a ‘Phantom murmur’ Against the background of heavy cannabis use at the time of the events. This decision, which does not question his admission to the psychiatric hospital by order of justice, aroused a strong emotion and a strong understanding of a part of the Jewish community.
Rambouillet Attack: The Anti-Terrorism Attorney General Stirred Up “Suspicious Extremism” And “Personality Disturbances”
Jean-Francois Ricard held a press conference on Sunday to present the details of the following investigation Friday’s deadly attack, Jamal J., 36-year-old Tunisian. Shortly before Stephanie M. , A 49-year-old mother of a family, the man was caught by a CCTV camera heading towards “Temporary prayer room”, Without the photos, it could be confirmed that it was hacked “directly” In this room. He is seen returning to the city center a little over an hour later.
a ‘Quick operation’ From his phone he revealed it “The attacker, as soon as he moved, saw videos of religious songs glorifying martyrdom and jihad.” Mr. Ricard explained. The Quran Grabbed from the scooter near the crime scene and Prayer rug In his shopping bag. Overdo it “Look not suspicious”, Mr. Ricard, who explained that Jamal J. Introduced well “Certain personality disorders”.