Bad weather in France, Lula-Bolsonaro duel in Brazil and Elon Musk’s “joke” on Twitter: the info to remember this afternoon

The info not to miss

France has been affected by severe weather in recent hours. After Paris this Tuesday at the end of the day, it was Marseille who found themselves with their feet in the water this Wednesday morning, especially around the Old Port. More broadly, the Bouches-du-Rhône suffered numerous lightning strikes, one of which even set a house on fire.

Damage was also observed in Corrèze, where the sudden fall of a tree in a campsite in Collonges-la-Rouge, about twenty km from Brive-la-Gaillarde, left two seriously injured, a 79-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman whose vital prognosis is engaged.

Eight departments are now placed in orange vigilance for thunderstorms this Wednesday: Hérault, Gard, Bouches-du-Rhône, Var (these first four being, in addition, in orange rain-flood vigilance), Vaucluse, Manche, Calvados and Seine-Maritime.

What else to remember

  • Start of face-to-face in Brazil. A few hours after the official launch of the presidential campaign in Brazil, the two main candidates have already held a first meeting. Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva – better known as Lula – visited a car factory near Sao Paulo. His rival, the current head of state Jair Bolsonaro, gave a speech in the city where he was born, on a platform set up at the crossroads where he had been stabbed by a lunatic during the previous presidential campaign, there is four years. Voting will be held in October.
  • Progress on the Russian side in the Donbass. This Wednesday, the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian armed forces, Valeriy Zaluzhny, acknowledged that the Russian forces continued their advance in Donbass. According to him, the bombardments on the Ukrainian positions would amount to nearly 800 every day in this zone. They also killed two people and injured seven on Wednesday in the Donetsk region.
  • Elon Musk humor. The boss of Tesla and SpaceX shook the football planet. This Tuesday evening, he assured on Twitter that he wanted to buy the English club Manchester United. Before announcing, a few hours later that it was… a joke. But the humor of billionaire Elon Musk could have a cost for the club listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The action, which was stable at the close on Tuesday, lost 2.11% in electronic trading after the close.

it concerns you

Pension funds are currently encountering difficulties in processing files. As a result, in some regions, you have to wait several months before the first pension is paid. Several factors come into play: on the one hand, a drop in the workforce, and on the other hand, an increase in cases, linked to the retirement of baby boomers. Certain profiles are particularly affected by these delays, in particular beneficiaries of the Solidarity allowance for the elderly (APSA), survivors’ pensions or the self-employed.

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