To the one this Sunday, July 19th... - The Point

Israel. Indicted for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three cases, Benjamin Netanyahu is at the heart of a trial whose next hearing is scheduled for this

To the one this Sunday, July 19th... - The Point

Israel. Indicted for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three cases, Benjamin Netanyahu is at the heart of a trial whose next hearing is scheduled for this Sunday. According to israeli law, the Prime minister is not obliged to resign if he is indicted, but only if he is convicted of a crime after having exhausted all the appeal procedures, which could take years. Thousands of people demonstrated Tuesday, July 14, to Jerusalem to demand his resignation.

Elections. Syria is organizing this Sunday's legislative elections, which coincide with the 20 years in power of president Bashar al-Assad, at the head of a war-ravaged country, has been hit hard by western sanctions and a sharp economic downturn. Some 2 100 candidates - including leading businesspeople targeted by these sanctions - are in the running for this election, the third since the beginning in 2011 of a conflict, having made over 380 000 people dead and thrown on the road of the exile of millions of refugees and displaced persons. The Baath party, in power since half a century, and intimately related to the clan Assad, won generally high in hand these laws.

Fact various. A tribute is being made this Sunday to the migrant sudanese drowned to death in a canal of the Seine-Saint-Denis. The body of this man, fallen into the water in circumstances that remain unclear, was found on Friday 10 July in the morning.

Religion. pope Francis recites the prayer of the Angelus from a window of the apostolic palace to the faithful on St. Peter's square.

Formula 1 . After two Grands Prix in the inaugural in Austria dominated by Mercedes, the Formula 1, this weekend in Hungary, on the wake of Red Bull, which is not, however, reached on Friday, during free practice tempered by the rain.

Updated Date: 18 July 2020, 17:33

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