Lunchtime News Tuesday 21st September 2021

National

Shots fired in northern district of Cavaillon - Pupils in a primary school in Cavaillon in the Vaucluse have been confined this morning for safety reasons, due to a nearby shooting. The incident occurred in the northern district of the city. As individuals opened fire. According to reports, shots were fired at around 11 a.m., after which two or three individuals took refuge in a building of the Doctor Ayme residence. A large police force was deployed to the scene. This is the fifth time this year that the district has been the scene of a turf war between drug traffickers. No injuries have been reported.

Associations helpless at Italian border - Faced with the situation in Afghanistan, associations at the Italian border here on the Riviera, have said that they "no longer know what to do to help". Since August 16th and the Taliban seizure of power in Afghanistan, "a handful of citizens" have arrived on the French Riviera. According to Cimade 06, an association which defends the rights of foreigners, five Afghan newcomers have arrived in the territory of the Alpes-Maritimes since January 2021.

Submarine crisis - Following little comment from EU members to date, European foreign ministers have finally expressed their support and solidarity with France following Australia’s decision to ditch a €56bn French contract to build 12 submarines for the Australian navy. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced that France had been "treated in an unacceptable manner". Until now, the EU had offered little support over France's frustration.

 

 

 

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