Covid-19: the Assembly approves a health bill amputated from a key article
The National Assembly has given the first green light to a health bill on the Covid-19 pandemic, amputated from a key article on the possible return of the health pass for travel “extra-hexagonal”. The text examined at first reading at the Palais Bourbon was adopted by 221 votes against 187 during the final vote on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday. He must now go to the Senate.
This article 2 of the bill of “monitoring and health security” had been rejected a little earlier by 219 votes against 195, thanks to a conjunction of votes from the RN, LR and a majority of the left alliance Nupes (LFI, communists and ecologists). This article provided for the possibility, if necessary, of reinstating the health pass for travel to or from abroad. The bill confirms the expiry on August 1 of the framework “exorbitant of common law” the state of health emergency and the crisis management regime put in place at the end of May 2021.
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It is in fact now essentially reduced to its article 1, which allows, due to a still fragile epidemic situation, to continue to collect health data on screening tests (SI-DEP system). The two remaining articles, on the modalities of parliamentary monitoring, have been merged into one.
Twitter is suing Elon Musk to force him into a takeover
Twitter on Tuesday launched lawsuits against Elon Musk to force the boss of Tesla to keep his commitment to buy the social network according to the terms agreed at the end of April, which valued the Californian group at 44 billion dollars, according to a document consulted by AFP . A judge from a court specializing in business law in the state of Delaware (eastern United States) will therefore have to determine whether or not the multi-billionaire can terminate the acquisition agreement, which provides for billion dollar breakup.
“Elon Musk’s exit strategy is a model of hypocrisy” and one “bad faith model”say the lawyers of the platform. “He claimed to ‘suspend’ the agreement pending the fulfillment of imaginary conditions, failed in his obligation to find financing (…), breached his duty of discretion (and) used confidential information for bad purposes”, they detail. Elon Musk “did not employ the means necessary to complete the acquisition”they add, after two months of often aggressive exchanges between the buyer and the leaders of the coveted company.
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To justify the unilateral decision to end the agreement, Elon Musk’s lawyers assured Friday that Twitter had not provided all the information requested on inauthentic accounts active on the network and had minimized the number of spam messages. But for the blue bird, “Musk’s behavior simply confirms that he wanted to get out of a contract he signed freely, and hurt Twitter in the process”. The whimsical entrepreneur took a stake in Twitter at the start of the year, before announcing his intention to buy the platform, which he considers too “censored”in the interests of democracy.
Ex-Trump adviser says he planned ‘coups’
Asked to comment on the House Committee hearings on the Capitol attack, John Bolton, a former national security adviser under the Trump administration, said on Tuesday that he himself “participated in the planning of coups” outside the United States. Faced with the assertion made by the presenter of the CNN channel, that someone did not need “to be brilliant to attempt a coup”John Bolton retorted in a natural tone: ” I do not agree. As someone who helped plan coups, not here, but you know, elsewhere, it takes a lot of work”.
John Bolton thus maintains that the assault of January 6, 2021 was not a coup attempt on the part of Donald Trump, who was not doing “than switch from one idea to another”. Known for his warmongering positions in diplomacy, John Bolton, who served as national security adviser to the White House in 2018 before being sacked by the Republican president in September 2019, did not specify a what coups he was talking about.
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But he pointed to Venezuela’s failed attempt to oust Nicolás Maduro from power in 2019 by opposition leader Juan Guaido, who was backed by Washington. Alongside the neoconservatives, John Bolton, very hard on Iran, Afghanistan and North Korea, was notably one of the architects of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. John Bolton’s comments come as the so-called “January 6” parliamentary committee is trying to determine the role of Donald Trump and his relatives in the assault on the Capitol.