Did you take advantage of your weekend to disconnect? It’s time to dive into our summary of the unmissable news of this weekend.
1. America commemorated 20 years of the 9/11 attacks
Joe Biden concluded this Saturday the ceremonies of tribute to the victims of September 11, twenty years after the worst attacks in the history of the United States by going to the Pentagon, near Washington, where a plane had crashed, killing 184 people.
The headquarters of the Department of Defense was the last act of the visit of the American president, who visited the three sites bereaved by attacks by the Islamist Al-Quaïda network which killed nearly 3,000 people on September 11, 2001.
The Democrat gathered in front of the Pentagon memorial, with his wife Jill Biden, as well as Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff, and participated in a wreath laying ceremony.
Earlier, Joe Biden participated with Barack Obama and Bill Clinton in a very solemn ceremony in New York, where stood the twin towers of the World Trade Center, destroyed by two planes hacked by an Islamist commando.
He then traveled to Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where a plane had crashed in a field after the passengers’ heroic resistance to the hijackers. There, Joe Biden defended the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, a decision that has earned him criticism since the Taliban seized power in Kabul on August 15 and the difficult evacuation operations that followed.
More info: “Chaos and sirens” … Americans tell about this day “which changed the world”
2. Anne Hidalgo “candidate” for the 2022 presidential election to “offer a future to all our children”
The socialist mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo officially announced her candidacy for the presidential election of 2022, this Sunday to “offer a future to all our children”, facing a “France of the fraternity which is divided”, in Rouen (Seine-Maritime ).
“The five-year term which is coming to an end was to unite the French, it has divided them as never before. He had to solve social problems, he made them worse. He had to protect our planet, he turned his back on ecology, ”criticized the socialist candidate in an attack on Emmanuel Macron’s record.
“We must reinvent our French model weakened by these multiple crises”, health, climatic, declared the candidate, affirming to want to restore “the respect” and the unity of the country.
More info: Anne Hidalgo’s anti-car policy, an obstacle on her road to the Elysee?
3. Marine Le Pen launches her campaign, Bardella becomes interim president of the RN
Marine Le Pen plunged into the presidential campaign this Sunday in Fréjus (Var), defending French “civilization” and its “freedoms”, in a nod to the identity of the polemicist and potential candidate Eric Zemmour.
She also passed the reigns of the party to her very young (26 years old Monday) number two Jordan Bardella, who attacked the opponents of the candidate for the Elysee frontally, foremost among them Emmanuel Macron.
The presidential election in 2022 “will not only be a choice of society, as the previous elections have been able to be, it will be a choice of civilization”, declared Marine Le Pen, in front of some 900 activists gathered in the Roman theater of the city , who chanted “Marine president”.
More info: Presidential 2022: “Eric Zemmour, it’s a bit of a stone in our shoes”, fear the RN activists in Fréjus
4. Wind of feminism at the Venice Film Festival, French award-winning Audrey Diwan
The Venice Film Festival sent a new feminist signal by unanimously awarding its Golden Lion to a director, Audrey Diwan, for a raw and intimate film on abortion, The event ” two months after the Palme d’Or to another Frenchwoman.
“Unfortunately when you work on abortion, you are always in the news,” said the 41-year-old French director, receiving her award, who said she “made this film with anger and desire”.
“I wanted it to be an experience”, a “journey in the skin of this young woman”, added the successor to the Chinese-American Chloé Zhao, 39, crowned last year for Nomadland before triumphing at the Oscars.
More info: “The ‘343 manifesto’ in favor of the right to abortion has changed the way women listen to the voices of women”, considers Françoise Picq
5. British tennis player Emma Raducanu achieves US Open feat
At Wimbledon, suffocated by the pressure, she had given up in 8th. Two months later, Emma Raducanu, the first player in history from qualifying to win a Grand Slam at the US Open, established herself at 18 as the radiant new face of women’s tennis.
Already performing for her first participation in a Major, the Londoner was suddenly dizzy and plagued by respiratory problems, against the Australian Ajla Tomljanovic.
The woman who was then the 338th in the world explained after her discomfort “having probably mismanaged stress by playing in front of such a large crowd”.
It is clear that eight weeks later, Emma Raducanu, who became the first Briton to win a Major since Virginia Wade in 1977 at Wimbledon, quickly learned to control her emotions.
As in her previous nine matches, she won in straight sets (6-4, 6-3), becoming the youngest winner in Major since Russia’s Maria Sharapova who won Wimbledon at 17 in 2004.