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In response to Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden warns of the risk of a nuclear “apocalypse” in Ukraine

He takes Putin seriously.

U.S. President Joe Biden ruled on Thursday that Russian threats to use nuclear weapons in the conflict in Ukraine put the world at risk of an "apocalypse" for the first time since the Cuban Missile Crisis in the middle of the war. cold.

"We haven't faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis" in 1962, he said at a fundraiser in New York where he felt that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin "was not joking" when he made these threats.

“There is, for the first time since the Cuban Missile Crisis, a direct threat of the use of nuclear weapons if things continue to go the way they are going now,” the US president said.

The government unveils its energy sobriety plan to get through the winter

One for all! All for one !

Nine ministers took turns at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Center on Thursday to present a series of measures as part of the government's energy sobriety plan.

Objective: reduce the country's energy consumption by 10% in two years (and by 40% by 2050).

In the preamble, the Minister for Energy Transition Agnès Pannier-Runacher thus recalled “the urgency” to act, “for our planet, for future generations, for biodiversity and also for our independence, energy and politics”.

From encouraging carpooling to reducing heating,

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The Nobel Peace Prize awarded in the middle of the war in Europe

Highlight of the season, the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced this Friday at 11 a.m. in Oslo.

Criticism of Vladimir Putin?

A warning signal in the face of the climate emergency?

The prestigious distinction will be awarded in the midst of the war in Ukraine, as the Russian invasion of Ukraine plunged Europe into one of the most serious crises since the Second World War.

Of the applications, we only know the number, no names: 343 this year, or 251 individuals and 92 organizations.

The Peace Prize crowned two champions of freedom of the press and information last year, Filipino journalist Maria Ressa and her Russian colleague Dmitry Muratov.

It is the only Nobel to be awarded in Oslo, the other disciplines being awarded in Stockholm.


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