SNCF strike, Zelensky in the US, lottery in Paris, Neymar and Sanofi vaccine: the 5 facts to remember this afternoon

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While the strike action planned for this weekend will affect nearly 200,000 French people, SNCF chief executive Jean-Pierre Farandou and transport minister Clément Beaune are already focusing on the following weekend, New Year’s Eve. “I appeal to the sense of responsibility of the TGV board captains on strike! It is not too late for the January 1 weekend, it is still possible to prevent the New Year’s weekend from being ruined, there is no reason to punish people twice French”, launched the head of SNCF at RTL.

Bruno Le Maire demanded that a solution be found “in the next few hours to get out of this situation which annoys a certain number of French people”. In the meantime, if your TGV has been cancelled, there are alternatives, here are routes to study to reach your New Year’s Eve destination.

What else is there to remember?

  • War in Ukraine. Three hundred days after the start of the Russian attack on Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky received a hero’s welcome in Washington for his first international trip. Joe Biden promised him additional financial aid and, for the first time, the delivery of the Patriot air defense system. A trip that prompted a reaction from the Kremlin, which condemned an “indirect war” led by the United States against Russia.
  • Fatal fire in Vaulx-en-Velin. 200 people took part in a white march in memory of the victims. A minute’s silence was observed in front of the building, which was ravaged by flames on Friday, where ten people lost their lives.
  • Lotto jackpot in Paris. Parisian pensioners have just pocketed €25 million, the 3rd biggest win in the game. This pair, who had played in a PMU in the capital’s 19th arrondissement, have just received the check from Française des jeux. And full of projects.
  • Neymar and Marquinhos back. : After Mbappé, the two Brazilians, eliminated in the quarter-finals of the World Cup, returned to the Camp des Loges this Thursday morning, the day after the return of Kylian Mbappé and Achraf Hakimi.

it concerns you

Sanofi’s anti-Covid vaccine is available from today in pharmacies. “Our booster has been tested, developed and produced in France. We are proud of it! “, confides Charles Wolf, general manager of “Vaccines France”. Expected for two years, this new anti-Covid booster uses classic recombinant protein technology. It is indicated for people over 18 years old, reluctant to take RNA vaccines or who have a contraindication.

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