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On the entrance web page of the press, this Wednesday, May 15, the vote, final evening within the National Assembly, in favor of the constitutional reform on the enlargement of the citizens in New Caledonia. Revelations from the “Dubai Unlocked” investigation into the investments of dozens of criminals in actual property in Dubai. The political disaster in Sweden, after revelations in regards to the existence of a far-right “troll factory”. And a examine of endurance operating.

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On the entrance web page of the press, the vote, final evening within the National Assembly, in favor of the constitutional reform on the enlargement of the citizens for the provincial elections in New Caledonia. A textual content contested by the Kanak separatists.

The mobilization of opponents of this reform of the Constitution provides rise to violence, which has already precipitated no less than two deaths and a whole bunch of accidents, remind the Figaro the unrest of the Eighties. The newspaper, which defends constitutional reform, accuses Kanak activists of obeying “more racist overtones than the demands of an oppressed people” and assures that “this minority of insurgents continues to want a country for itself “on their own”, when “many” would have already “been granted” to it, and the three self-determination referendums “gave a positive consequence for sustaining the archipelago inside France”.

Le Figaro wonders if the government is not, nevertheless, paying for “errors within the conduct of this reform” and believes that what is currently happening in New Caledonia, this archipelago “on the coronary heart of the Indo-Pacific zone, between the ogre Chinese and Uncle Sam”, also relates to “French affect on this planet”. Opinionwhich speaks of a “check of authority for the federal government”, also supports this reform which would put an end to a “democratic obscenity”: the fact that the various agreements concluded in the past with the separatists have frozen the electoral body, expelling almost a quarter of the new population on the lists for the provincial elections.

The left-wing press denounces a “neocolonialist” reform, notably Humanity, which evokes “a really predictable explosion of violence”, bluntly accusing the government of “calling into query the decolonization course of”. For the info site Mediapartthe executive would have “upset the fragile balance that has reigned in the archipelago for decades” with this reform, and Emmanuel Macron would seek to “save” a situation that he himself would have “made desperate”. The Interpreter considers the reform project “cheap”, but criticizes Emmanuel Macron for having launched “in an eleventh hour try” by inviting dialogue after the vote of parliamentarians. The Australian analysis site warns that it will be “impossible to find a lasting solution for New Caledonia without the cooperation of all parties”.

Also in the news this morning, the revelations of the international investigation “Dubai Unlocked” into the investments of dozens of criminals, fugitives and “kleptocrats” in real estate in Dubai. The world tells how individuals with wealth of dubious origin, notably from drug trafficking and the embezzlement of public money, manage to launder their millions by investing in real estate in Dubai “due to the complacency of the native authorities”. The Belgian daily The evening mentions the cases of “a number of drug traffickers within the crosshairs of the Belgian authorities” and who have been able to buy, rent and sell property in Dubai in recent years, pocketing “beneficiant capital positive factors” in the process. Hence Kroll's drawing, published by the newspaper, showing an individual bringing his bundle of banknotes to Dubai residents mimicking wise monkeys, closing their eyes, mouth and ears. Money laundering in

real estate in Dubai is also popular with British criminals according to The Timeswhich estimates the total amount of their current investments at more than 200 million pounds – while Boris Johnson, then Prime Minister, and Mohammed bin Zayed, the current president of the United Arab Emirates, had committed in 2021 to cooperate to strengthen control of financial flows.

A word also about the political crisis in Sweden, after revelations about the existence of a far-right “troll factory”. A survey posted online yesterday on the TV4 channel reveals the existence of a YouTube channel serving the Sweden Democrats, whose aim is not only to misinform, but also to launch hate and defamation campaigns against SD opponents and their government coalition partners. In this report, the communications director of the Swedish Democrats coldly compares the party's supporters to drug addicts who need to receive their daily dose, explaining how the content is designed to gradually attract new “shoppers”: “We don't distribute heroin in schoolyards, we begin with cigarettes, then we descend into drug dependancy” – comments which lead the Swedish newspaper Svenka Dagbladet to compare the boss of the SD, Jimmie Akesson, to a “vendor” who would have started distributing fentanyl, this synthetic drug which is wreaking havoc in North America.

We won't leave each other on this. To those whom this cheerful news would make you want to run away, I recommend taking a look at the American magazine Science, which reports a study on the origin of endurance running. A question on which specialists have been divided for ages. Some argue that our ancestors ran to hunt their prey, which would have given them the physical ability to cover great distances quickly. Others consider the hypothesis far-fetched. According to this study, it appears that the supporters of the first hypothesis could be right. Don't we say that “hope is a threat to take”?

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