Evening Update Tuesday 11th of June 2024

NEWS
Gabriel Attal, Candidate in the Parliamentary Elections - Prime Minister Gabriel Attal has announced he will be a candidate in the parliamentary elections. He will be running in the 10th constituency of Hauts-de-Seine and will keep Claire Guichard as a deputy. The Prime Minister rallied the majority against populism and political bargaining. He acknowledged the sudden decision for a dissolution and called for a new approach, stressing the high stakes with the far-right (RN) nearing power and criticizing the left's alliance with the far left-wing party LFI. He condemned the socialists' quick agreement with the LFI and emphasized the need to oppose this deal.

Alliance between Right-Wing and Far-Right Parties - Far-right RN president Jordan Bardella has said that his party would support right-wing candidates in the early legislative elections on 30th June. At the same time, the leader of the republicans’ party Eric Ciotti has called for an alliance with the far-right party. French President Emanuel Macron will hold a press conference in that regard tomorrow.

Horse Competiton Cancelled in Menton - The famous horse competition of Menton has been cancelled. After 30 years, the Arabian Thoroughbred Championship will no longer be held in Menton. Marianne Chazel, the organiser, is stopping the event because the location is no longer available. From now on, a beach volleyball project is being considered for 2025 at the Espace Rondelli, as confirmed by the Menton Town Hall.

A Fire Broke out in Nice - A woman in her thirties has died in a fire in a 15-storey building near Nice airport in the early hours of this morning. The fire broke out on the 11th floor. The building had to be evacuated and the fire brigade discovered her in cardiorespiratory arrest. She could not be revived.

A Man has Drowned in the Vaucluse - A 35-year-old man has been found dead in his swimming pool in Apt in the Vaucluse region yesterday afternoon. An investigation is underway to determine the circumstances of his death.

A Man has Died on the A7 - The body of a man was discovered by the emergency services on the central reservation of the A7 motorway, in the commune of Orgon in the Bouche-du-Rhône. An investigation has been opened.

 

BUSINESS
The EU is expected to impose tariffs on Chinese electric cars, accused of being sold at artificially low prices. The BYD Seagull, a cheap EV in China, could double in price in Europe due to safety regulations but would still be competitively priced. European manufacturers fear competition from Chinese EVs, which benefit from subsidies. The EU's investigation into Chinese imports may lead to raising duties from 10% to 20-25%, unlike the US, which has raised tariffs to 100%. Tariffs could also impact European companies importing Chinese-made EVs. European carmakers warn against potential trade retaliation from China.

Singapore Airlines will compensate passengers injured on a London to Singapore flight that hit severe turbulence. Those with Minor injuries will receive $10,000, and serious injuries will get an advance of $25,000. The flight encountered turbulence over Myanmar in May, causing a 73-year-old British passenger's death and dozens of injuries. Over 100 passengers were treated in Bangkok. The airline will refund fares, offer delay compensation, and provide $1,000 for immediate expenses. There were 211 passengers and 18 crew on board. The incident highlights the importance of wearing seatbelts during flights.

 

SPORTS
Football - The Netherlands and Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has been ruled out of this summer's European Championship through injury. De Jong, 27, played just three times for his club since suffering an ankle injury in March.

Athletics - Charlie Dobson took 400m silver to gain his first major individual medal at the European Athletics Championships, as team-mate Molly Caudery won pole vault bronze in Rome. Dobson, 24, clocked a blistering 44.38 seconds to set a personal best in the final.

Tennis - Defending champion Katie Boulter edged out Harriet Dart in a marathon all-British tie to reach the second round of the Nottingham Open. Opening her grass-court season, third seed Boulter won 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 7-5 in a contest lasting three hours and 13 minutes.

 

WEATHER
Sunny with cloudy intervals with occasional showers inland and moderate to strong winds near Toulon. Highs of 23 degrees in Marseille, 24 in Nice and Cannes, 26 in Toulon and 28 degrees in Saint-Tropez.
Tonight, Cloudy with lows of 19 degrees.
Outlook for tomorrow, clear morning and cloudy afternoon with highs of 24 degrees.  

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