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By Louis Imbert

Posted today at 1:00 p.m.

Browsing the list of targets for Pegasus surveillance software, a service provided by the Israeli company NSO Group to a dozen states in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia, is to follow a story of Israeli diplomacy. These data, vast but still partial, shared by the organization Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International with seventeen media, including The world, have accompanied the all-out expansion of Israeli “soft power” for a decade. They constitute a dark side, discreet but assumed.

Founded in 2009, when former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came back to power (2009-2021), NSO benefited from Israel’s expansion of diplomatic relations. One moment is emblematic: July 2017. Mr. Netanyahu welcomes Narendra Modi to Tel Aviv. This is the first time that a head of the Indian government has visited the country in twenty-five years of diplomatic relations. Mr. Modi is a choice catch in Mr. Netanyahu’s effort to diversify Israel’s alliances.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a campaign poster for Likud, Mr. Netanyahu's party, in Tel Aviv on July 28, 2019.

Powerful, ultranationalist, authoritarian and populist, the Indian signifies the opening to Israel of a booming market, and does not seek to dwell on the occupation of the Palestinian territories or on the question of human rights. man. Shortly after the two men posed for photographers with their feet in the water in the Mediterranean, India tested Pegasus spyware for the first time. Since then, it has continued to use it, less against potential terrorists than against opponents, journalists and human rights defenders.

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The service provided by NSO weighs little against the traditional arms contracts that Israel and India negotiate in 2017, covering missiles and air defense systems, and valued at 1.7 billion euros. But Mr. Netanyahu says so, he who sought in 2009 to promote research and teaching in cybersecurity, and to better integrate it into the defense organs: “Cyber ​​is a serious threat and a very lucrative business. “

Globally, “Of the 5 to 7 billion euros that the military exports of Israeli companies represent annually [comme IAI, Elbit et Rafael], cyber occupies only a modest portion: barely 3% to 4% “, says Eitay Mack, lawyer and expert on Israeli arms exports, who is campaigning for more transparency in this area.

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By Louis Imbert

Posted today at 1:00 p.m.

Browsing the list of targets for Pegasus surveillance software, a service provided by the Israeli company NSO Group to a dozen states in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia, is to follow a story of Israeli diplomacy. These data, vast but still partial, shared by the organization Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International with seventeen media, including The world, have accompanied the all-out expansion of Israeli “soft power” for a decade. They constitute a dark side, discreet but assumed.

Founded in 2009, when former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came back to power (2009-2021), NSO benefited from Israel’s expansion of diplomatic relations. One moment is emblematic: July 2017. Mr. Netanyahu welcomes Narendra Modi to Tel Aviv. This is the first time that a head of the Indian government has visited the country in twenty-five years of diplomatic relations. Mr. Modi is a choice catch in Mr. Netanyahu’s effort to diversify Israel’s alliances.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a campaign poster for Likud, Mr. Netanyahu's party, in Tel Aviv on July 28, 2019.

Powerful, ultranationalist, authoritarian and populist, the Indian signifies the opening to Israel of a booming market, and does not seek to dwell on the occupation of the Palestinian territories or on the question of human rights. man. Shortly after the two men posed for photographers with their feet in the water in the Mediterranean, India tested Pegasus spyware for the first time. Since then, it has continued to use it, less against potential terrorists than against opponents, journalists and human rights defenders.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also “Project Pegasus”: in India, a State within a State ready to do anything to protect the Prime Minister

The service provided by NSO weighs little against the traditional arms contracts that Israel and India negotiate in 2017, covering missiles and air defense systems, and valued at 1.7 billion euros. But Mr. Netanyahu says so, he who sought in 2009 to promote research and teaching in cybersecurity, and to better integrate it into the defense organs: “Cyber ​​is a serious threat and a very lucrative business. “

Globally, “Of the 5 to 7 billion euros that the military exports of Israeli companies represent annually [comme IAI, Elbit et Rafael], cyber occupies only a modest portion: barely 3% to 4% “, says Eitay Mack, lawyer and expert on Israeli arms exports, who is campaigning for more transparency in this area.

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By Julien Bouissou

Posted today at 1:01 p.m., updated at 1:05 p.m.

Much to the despair of intelligence agencies, the Dalai Lama has still not given in to the temptation to buy a smartphone. Which makes the 86-year-old man particularly difficult to spy on. But those close to him, including his emissary in New Delhi Tempa Tsering, his private secretary Tenzin Taklha or his advisers Tenzin Taklha and Chhimey Rigzen can be watched very closely. In all, nearly twenty Tibetan activists, politicians and religious in exile appear in the list of numbers selected by an Indian security service, user of the Pegasus spyware, for potential piracy. They are part of a database of 50,000 issues, consulted by the organization Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International before being shared with seventeen media, including The world, united within the “Pegasus Project”.

According to our investigation, certain relatives of the Dalai Lama were first selected for possible surveillance from the end of November 2017, when former US President Barack Obama, who had just arrived from China, meets the Tibetan spiritual leader in New Delhi. Lobsang Sangay appeared on the list later, in mid-2018, when he was president of the Tibetan administration in exile and increased trips to India and abroad. Two other candidates for this post are also included, including Penpa Tsering, finally elected in May 2021.

Lobsang Sangay, president of the Tibetan administration in exile from 2011 to 2021, in Dharamsala (India), March 10, 2020.

Without being able to examine their phones, it is not possible to say whether they were indeed infected by this spyware, one of the most sophisticated on the planet, capable of sucking all the contents of a phone. – e-mails, secure messaging, photos, address books, diary… and to recover geolocation data without anything indicating that the device has been hacked. This selection suggests, however, that the cordial understanding between New Delhi and the Tibetan community, which has taken refuge on Indian soil for over sixty years, is imbued with mistrust.

Dharamsala, nid d’espions

It reveals, as never before, the suspicion of the Indian state vis-à-vis the Tibetan community, suspected of being infiltrated by Chinese spies, as well as its strategic importance at a time when the tension between the two countries the most populous in Asia continues to climb.

New Delhi believes it has reason to be wary. As recently as August 2020, a Chinese national suspected of being a spy paying Buddhist monks for information about the Dalai Lama’s bodyguard was arrested in India. The first breach in the relationship between India and the Tibetan community opened in 2011, when the XVIIe karmapa, the third highest dignitary in the schools of Tibetan Buddhism, had been suspected by New Delhi of being a Chinese spy. A suspicion that was officially lifted a year later, the dignitary having been cleared by Indian justice, but that did not remove all doubts. The karmapa obtained a passport from Dominica in 2018 and regularly experiences difficulties in obtaining Indian visas.

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By Julien Bouissou

Posted today at 1:01 p.m., updated at 1:05 p.m.

Much to the despair of intelligence agencies, the Dalai Lama has still not given in to the temptation to buy a smartphone. Which makes the 86-year-old man particularly difficult to spy on. But those close to him, including his emissary in New Delhi Tempa Tsering, his private secretary Tenzin Taklha or his advisers Tenzin Taklha and Chhimey Rigzen can be watched very closely. In all, nearly twenty Tibetan activists, politicians and religious in exile appear in the list of numbers selected by an Indian security service, user of the Pegasus spyware, for potential piracy. They are part of a database of 50,000 issues, consulted by the organization Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International before being shared with seventeen media, including The world, united within the “Pegasus Project”.

According to our investigation, certain relatives of the Dalai Lama were first selected for possible surveillance from the end of November 2017, when former US President Barack Obama, who had just arrived from China, meets the Tibetan spiritual leader in New Delhi. Lobsang Sangay appeared on the list later, in mid-2018, when he was president of the Tibetan administration in exile and increased trips to India and abroad. Two other candidates for this post are also included, including Penpa Tsering, finally elected in May 2021.

Lobsang Sangay, president of the Tibetan administration in exile from 2011 to 2021, in Dharamsala (India), March 10, 2020.

Without being able to examine their phones, it is not possible to say whether they were indeed infected by this spyware, one of the most sophisticated on the planet, capable of sucking all the contents of a phone. – e-mails, secure messaging, photos, address books, diary… and to recover geolocation data without anything indicating that the device has been hacked. This selection suggests, however, that the cordial understanding between New Delhi and the Tibetan community, which has taken refuge on Indian soil for over sixty years, is imbued with mistrust.

Dharamsala, nid d’espions

It reveals, as never before, the suspicion of the Indian state vis-à-vis the Tibetan community, suspected of being infiltrated by Chinese spies, as well as its strategic importance at a time when the tension between the two countries the most populous in Asia continues to climb.

New Delhi believes it has reason to be wary. As recently as August 2020, a Chinese national suspected of being a spy paying Buddhist monks for information about the Dalai Lama’s bodyguard was arrested in India. The first breach in the relationship between India and the Tibetan community opened in 2011, when the XVIIe karmapa, the third highest dignitary in the schools of Tibetan Buddhism, had been suspected by New Delhi of being a Chinese spy. A suspicion that was officially lifted a year later, the dignitary having been cleared by Indian justice, but that did not remove all doubts. The karmapa obtained a passport from Dominica in 2018 and regularly experiences difficulties in obtaining Indian visas.

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Their life was hanging by a thread. After sixty-one days of hunger strike, some of the 475 undocumented migrants who occupy several places in Brussels, including the Saint-Jean-Baptiste-au-Béguinage church in the city center, have started to eat again, Wednesday July 21. “The hunger strike is suspended, but not over”, declares Tarik, one of the spokespersons for the union of undocumented migrants for regularization. Because the content of the agreement, negotiated between a delegation of personalities – lawyers, activists – chosen by undocumented migrants, and Sammy Mahdi, the Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration (CD&V, Flemish Christian Democrat) , is rather vague.

Moreover, the Secretary of State considers that there was no real agreement. “He remained on his line, no collective regularization, but an individual examination of the files”, explains Sieghild Lacoere, his spokesperson. According to Sammy Mahdi, undocumented migrants can simply submit an individual request and follow the usual route for regularization. The review would be expedited, but nothing more. “I am grateful that people have stopped their hunger strike”, did he declare. The Secretary of State considers that he has convinced the undocumented migrants that only “The existing procedures are human”.

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So much for appearances. But behind the scenes, it seems that Sammy Mahdi has let loose a little more ballast. The satisfaction of some of the supporters of undocumented migrants is an indicator. Alexis Deswaef is a lawyer, he was a member of the delegation that met the Secretary of State on Wednesday morning. “The discussion was very open with Sammy Mahdi, he said. This climate of confidence and the information received make it possible to put an end to this humanitarian crisis. “

Case-by-case assessment

What are these elements? At the moment, they are not public. Several sources evoke a treatment of the files of the hunger strikers by the administration without the preliminary examination of the admissibility of the request on which many undocumented migrants are breaking their teeth. Then the officials would assess the applicants’ situations on a case-by-case basis, with a certain leniency for those who have worked and lived in Belgium for a long time.

This “agreement” which does not speak its name does not win the unanimity of the strikers. If the occupants of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste-au-Béguinage church suspended their hunger strike, those of the two free universities of Brussels, the French-speaking (ULB) and the Dutch-speaking (VUB), were more reluctant and no ‘had, Wednesday evening, not yet decided to stop their action. The undocumented migrants, since the beginning of their movement, demand that a real policy of regularization – with clear criteria – be put in place.

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Their life was hanging by a thread. After sixty-one days of hunger strike, some of the 475 undocumented migrants who occupy several places in Brussels, including the Saint-Jean-Baptiste-au-Béguinage church in the city center, have started to eat again, Wednesday July 21. “The hunger strike is suspended, but not over”, declares Tarik, one of the spokespersons for the union of undocumented migrants for regularization. Because the content of the agreement, negotiated between a delegation of personalities – lawyers, activists – chosen by undocumented migrants, and Sammy Mahdi, the Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration (CD&V, Flemish Christian Democrat) , is rather vague.

Moreover, the Secretary of State considers that there was no real agreement. “He remained on his line, no collective regularization, but an individual examination of the files”, explains Sieghild Lacoere, his spokesperson. According to Sammy Mahdi, undocumented migrants can simply submit an individual request and follow the usual route for regularization. The review would be expedited, but nothing more. “I am grateful that people have stopped their hunger strike”, did he declare. The Secretary of State considers that he has convinced the undocumented migrants that only “The existing procedures are human”.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also The Belgian government remains deaf to the plight of undocumented migrants on hunger strike

So much for appearances. But behind the scenes, it seems that Sammy Mahdi has let loose a little more ballast. The satisfaction of some of the supporters of undocumented migrants is an indicator. Alexis Deswaef is a lawyer, he was a member of the delegation that met the Secretary of State on Wednesday morning. “The discussion was very open with Sammy Mahdi, he said. This climate of confidence and the information received make it possible to put an end to this humanitarian crisis. “

Case-by-case assessment

What are these elements? At the moment, they are not public. Several sources evoke a treatment of the files of the hunger strikers by the administration without the preliminary examination of the admissibility of the request on which many undocumented migrants are breaking their teeth. Then the officials would assess the applicants’ situations on a case-by-case basis, with a certain leniency for those who have worked and lived in Belgium for a long time.

This “agreement” which does not speak its name does not win the unanimity of the strikers. If the occupants of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste-au-Béguinage church suspended their hunger strike, those of the two free universities of Brussels, the French-speaking (ULB) and the Dutch-speaking (VUB), were more reluctant and no ‘had, Wednesday evening, not yet decided to stop their action. The undocumented migrants, since the beginning of their movement, demand that a real policy of regularization – with clear criteria – be put in place.

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On Wednesday, July 21, during a cybersecurity conference in Tel Aviv, the head of the Israeli government, Naftali Bennett, did not have a single word for the Pegasus scandal. Since the start of the week, the country’s political leaders have been keeping a low profile; newspapers, except daily Haaretz, which is part of the consortium behind the revelations, quickly moved on.

Yet the NSO company, although private, does not act without the control of the Israeli government: to export its software, as with any sale of arms abroad, it must obtain the green light from the Ministry of Defense. Which made it known on Tuesday, through the voice of his minister, Benny Gantz, that he was ” studying “ the charges against the group based in Herzliya. “The State of Israel allows exports of cybertechnology products only to governments, only for lawful use, and only to prevent or investigate crimes and acts of terrorism.”, he defended himself. Israel claims to have “No access to information gathered by NSO clients”.

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Behind the scenes, however, the government is said to have set up an inter-ministerial team, under the orders of the National Security Council, to seize the case – just to be ready, in case of diplomatic repercussions. Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz of the left-wing Meretz party was to call for « clarifications » on the Benny Gantz case on Thursday; one of the deputies of his political formation demands the suspension of the export licenses of the NSO. But the rest of the politicians are largely silent, starting with the other minister (for the environment) from Meretz, Tamar Zandberg, who had nevertheless tried to lobby against the cybersurveillance company in court in 2017, after revelations about the use of Pegasus against human rights defenders, journalists and parliamentarians in Mexico.

An invisible weapon

Today at the head of the government, Naftali Bennett had thought, at the end of March 2020, of calling on the NSO to set up a system to assess, in real time, the probability, for each Israeli citizen, of be infected with Covid-19. He was then Minister of Defense and the idea was quickly abandoned. Haaretz had in the process revealed that Mr. Bennett was an acquaintance of the president of NSO, Shiri Dolev, also very close to his political ally, Ayelet Shaked, now Minister of the Interior. In 2017, on a television set, she was thus presented as her best friend, according to the daily.

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On Wednesday, July 21, during a cybersecurity conference in Tel Aviv, the head of the Israeli government, Naftali Bennett, did not have a single word for the Pegasus scandal. Since the start of the week, the country’s political leaders have been keeping a low profile; newspapers, except daily Haaretz, which is part of the consortium behind the revelations, quickly moved on.

Yet the NSO company, although private, does not act without the control of the Israeli government: to export its software, as with any sale of arms abroad, it must obtain the green light from the Ministry of Defense. Which made it known on Tuesday, through the voice of his minister, Benny Gantz, that he was ” studying “ the charges against the group based in Herzliya. “The State of Israel allows exports of cybertechnology products only to governments, only for lawful use, and only to prevent or investigate crimes and acts of terrorism.”, he defended himself. Israel claims to have “No access to information gathered by NSO clients”.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also “Project Pegasus”: How Israeli company NSO Group revolutionized espionage

Behind the scenes, however, the government is said to have set up an inter-ministerial team, under the orders of the National Security Council, to seize the case – just to be ready, in case of diplomatic repercussions. Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz of the left-wing Meretz party was to call for « clarifications » on the Benny Gantz case on Thursday; one of the deputies of his political formation demands the suspension of the export licenses of the NSO. But the rest of the politicians are largely silent, starting with the other minister (for the environment) from Meretz, Tamar Zandberg, who had nevertheless tried to lobby against the cybersurveillance company in court in 2017, after revelations about the use of Pegasus against human rights defenders, journalists and parliamentarians in Mexico.

An invisible weapon

Today at the head of the government, Naftali Bennett had thought, at the end of March 2020, of calling on the NSO to set up a system to assess, in real time, the probability, for each Israeli citizen, of be infected with Covid-19. He was then Minister of Defense and the idea was quickly abandoned. Haaretz had in the process revealed that Mr. Bennett was an acquaintance of the president of NSO, Shiri Dolev, also very close to his political ally, Ayelet Shaked, now Minister of the Interior. In 2017, on a television set, she was thus presented as her best friend, according to the daily.

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It was one of the issues that most complicated relations between the United States and Germany in recent years. After several months of tough negotiations, Washington and Berlin announced, Wednesday, July 21, that they had reached an agreement on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which is to transport Russian gas to Germany via the Baltic Sea.

In practice, the agreement will allow the completion of the site, 98% complete, but delayed by the sanctions imposed by the United States against several companies involved in the project. In return for the lifting of sanctions, demanded by Germany, US President Joe Biden negotiated an agreement with Berlin to prevent Russia from using energy to harm Ukraine.

Read the editorial of the “World”: Facing Russia, we must stop the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

“Should Russia attempt to use energy as a weapon or commit other aggressive acts against Ukraine, Germany will take action at the national level, and push for effective measures at the national level. European Union, including sanctions, to limit Russian export capacities to Europe in the energy sector ”, is it written in the press release.

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In addition, Berlin and Washington pledge that Russian gas will continue to “Transit through Ukraine after 2024”, deadline currently provided for in an agreement with Moscow. “Germany undertakes to use all its means of pressure to facilitate an extension [de cet accord] up to ten additional years’, indicates the agreement, which specifies that Berlin will appoint a “Special envoy” responsible for these negotiations by 1is September. For Kiev, this is an important source of income: in 2019, 40% of the 199 billion cubic meters of natural gas supplied to Europe by the Russian giant Gazprom had passed through Ukrainian territory.

Finally, Germany undertakes to create a “Green fund” for “Supporting the energy transition” of Ukraine, to which she promises to contribute to the author of 150 million euros in order to “Promote and support investments for at least $ 1 billion [848 millions d’euros] ».

Diplomatic victory

Five days after Angela Merkel’s visit to Washington, this agreement looks like a diplomatic victory for the German Chancellor, who has always defended Nord Stream 2. “We are relieved to have found a constructive agreement with the United States on Nord Stream 2”, welcomed its Minister of Foreign Affairs, Heiko Maas, on Twitter on Wednesday evening. “I am happy that transatlantic cooperation is once again in good shape”, also welcomed its Minister of the Economy, Peter Altmaier.

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It was one of the issues that most complicated relations between the United States and Germany in recent years. After several months of tough negotiations, Washington and Berlin announced, Wednesday, July 21, that they had reached an agreement on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which is to transport Russian gas to Germany via the Baltic Sea.

In practice, the agreement will allow the completion of the site, 98% complete, but delayed by the sanctions imposed by the United States against several companies involved in the project. In return for the lifting of sanctions, demanded by Germany, US President Joe Biden negotiated an agreement with Berlin to prevent Russia from using energy to harm Ukraine.

Read the editorial of the “World”: Facing Russia, we must stop the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

“Should Russia attempt to use energy as a weapon or commit other aggressive acts against Ukraine, Germany will take action at the national level, and push for effective measures at the national level. European Union, including sanctions, to limit Russian export capacities to Europe in the energy sector ”, is it written in the press release.

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In addition, Berlin and Washington pledge that Russian gas will continue to “Transit through Ukraine after 2024”, deadline currently provided for in an agreement with Moscow. “Germany undertakes to use all its means of pressure to facilitate an extension [de cet accord] up to ten additional years’, indicates the agreement, which specifies that Berlin will appoint a “Special envoy” responsible for these negotiations by 1is September. For Kiev, this is an important source of income: in 2019, 40% of the 199 billion cubic meters of natural gas supplied to Europe by the Russian giant Gazprom had passed through Ukrainian territory.

Finally, Germany undertakes to create a “Green fund” for “Supporting the energy transition” of Ukraine, to which she promises to contribute to the author of 150 million euros in order to “Promote and support investments for at least $ 1 billion [848 millions d’euros] ».

Diplomatic victory

Five days after Angela Merkel’s visit to Washington, this agreement looks like a diplomatic victory for the German Chancellor, who has always defended Nord Stream 2. “We are relieved to have found a constructive agreement with the United States on Nord Stream 2”, welcomed its Minister of Foreign Affairs, Heiko Maas, on Twitter on Wednesday evening. “I am happy that transatlantic cooperation is once again in good shape”, also welcomed its Minister of the Economy, Peter Altmaier.

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A week after the floods that killed at least 174 people in the Rhineland, according to a new report published Wednesday, July 21, an estimate gives an idea of ​​the scale of the disaster. We owe it to Jörg Asmussen, Managing Director of the German Federation of Insurance Companies (GDV). On Wednesday, the latter said that insured losses could reach 4 to 5 billion euros.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also In Germany, question time after the floods

“Taking into account all the damage caused by precipitation, flooding or hailstorms, this year should be the most expensive since 2002 for our sector”, he added. In 2002, a year marked in particular by spectacular floods in eastern Germany, the overall amount of compensation paid to victims of bad weather was 13.9 billion euros.

For its part, the government has started to take out the checkbook. During the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, a first emergency aid of 200 million euros was adopted. Intended to secure the most damaged buildings and infrastructure, as well as to meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable victims, it will be supplemented by an envelope of the same amount, financed by the Länder. “The money will be paid out quickly and in an unbureaucratic manner. And if it turns out that there is a need for more, we will give more ”, promised the Federal Minister of Finance, Olaf Scholz, specifying that this emergency plan would be followed by a reconstruction program of several billion euros.

The line of “whatever the cost”

These announcements are in line with the commitments made by Angela Merkel. “We will be by your side”, had assured the Chancellor, Sunday, in the small town of Adenau (Rhineland-Palatinate), in the heart of one of the most ravaged areas. “We will do everything to ensure that the money arrives quickly. I hope it will only be a matter of days ”, she added on Tuesday during a further trip to the region, to Bad Münstereifel (North Rhine-Westphalia).

Reportage : “We lost everything. But at least we have life left ”: Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, ravaged by floods

If the expression has not been used, that is the idea: in the aid they intend to bring to the victims of the floods, the German authorities have chosen the line of “whatever the cost”. Two months before the legislative elections, scheduled for September 26, this is not surprising. For Angela Merkel, who is preparing to leave power after sixteen years in the chancellery, showing generosity is an opportunity to celebrate – in hollow – her own record: “Fortunately, Germany is a country that can cope financially”, she congratulated herself on Sunday in Adenau.

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A week after the floods that killed at least 174 people in the Rhineland, according to a new report published Wednesday, July 21, an estimate gives an idea of ​​the scale of the disaster. We owe it to Jörg Asmussen, Managing Director of the German Federation of Insurance Companies (GDV). On Wednesday, the latter said that insured losses could reach 4 to 5 billion euros.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also In Germany, question time after the floods

“Taking into account all the damage caused by precipitation, flooding or hailstorms, this year should be the most expensive since 2002 for our sector”, he added. In 2002, a year marked in particular by spectacular floods in eastern Germany, the overall amount of compensation paid to victims of bad weather was 13.9 billion euros.

For its part, the government has started to take out the checkbook. During the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, a first emergency aid of 200 million euros was adopted. Intended to secure the most damaged buildings and infrastructure, as well as to meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable victims, it will be supplemented by an envelope of the same amount, financed by the Länder. “The money will be paid out quickly and in an unbureaucratic manner. And if it turns out that there is a need for more, we will give more ”, promised the Federal Minister of Finance, Olaf Scholz, specifying that this emergency plan would be followed by a reconstruction program of several billion euros.

The line of “whatever the cost”

These announcements are in line with the commitments made by Angela Merkel. “We will be by your side”, had assured the Chancellor, Sunday, in the small town of Adenau (Rhineland-Palatinate), in the heart of one of the most ravaged areas. “We will do everything to ensure that the money arrives quickly. I hope it will only be a matter of days ”, she added on Tuesday during a further trip to the region, to Bad Münstereifel (North Rhine-Westphalia).

Reportage : “We lost everything. But at least we have life left ”: Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, ravaged by floods

If the expression has not been used, that is the idea: in the aid they intend to bring to the victims of the floods, the German authorities have chosen the line of “whatever the cost”. Two months before the legislative elections, scheduled for September 26, this is not surprising. For Angela Merkel, who is preparing to leave power after sixteen years in the chancellery, showing generosity is an opportunity to celebrate – in hollow – her own record: “Fortunately, Germany is a country that can cope financially”, she congratulated herself on Sunday in Adenau.

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Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan, June 17, 2021.

The Ivorian head of state Alassane Ouattara will meet his predecessor and former rival Laurent Gbagbo on July 27, a first since their face-to-face in the 2010 presidential election, which led to a serious post-electoral crisis.

“President Alassane Ouattara will receive Laurent Gbagbo on July 27, at the presidential palace”Ivorian government spokesman Amadou Coulibaly said at a press conference.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Laurent Gbagbo back in Ivory Coast, his popularity intact

The two men, aged 79 and 76 respectively, had “A contact” telephone in early July, he added, confirming information fromAfrica Intelligence. This will be their first meeting since the 2010 presidential election when they were opponents in the second round.

At the time, Côte d’Ivoire had experienced a serious post-electoral crisis (2010-2011) resulting from the refusal of Mr. Gbagbo, in power since 2000, to recognize his defeat in the presidential election to Alassane Ouattara.

Again in the political arena

More than 3,000 people were killed during this period and Laurent Gbagbo was arrested in April 2011, before being prosecuted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague for crimes against humanity during this period.

But Laurent Gbagbo returned to Côte d’Ivoire on June 17 after being definitively acquitted by the ICC. ” Ten years [d’absence] it’s a lot “, he had notably launched during his return to his native village of Mama (west), at the end of June.

Read also Ivory Coast: Gbagbo visits his former rival Bédié, under the sign of reconciliation

Very quickly, he again occupied the political field, notably by going to meet on July 10 another former president and ex-rival, Henri Konan Bédié. The two men displayed a certain unity for a weekend, posing as natural opponents to the head of state.

On this occasion, Laurent Gbagbo had also called Alassane Ouattara to “Respect the texts”, in reference to his re-election in 2020 for a controversial third term, during a presidential election boycotted by the opposition which deemed this new term unconstitutional.

“A reconciliation project”

A political message that had irritated the presidential party of the Rassemblement des houphouëtistes pour la democratie et la paix (RHDP), its number two Adama Bictogo believing that Mr. Gbagbo had “No lessons in democracy” to give. But the prospect of a meeting next Tuesday pleads in favor of appeasement between the two camps.

Laurent Gbagbo who affirmed with Mr. Bédié his desire to launch “A reconciliation project” had thus underlined “The urgent need to work for the return of a final and lasting peace in Côte d’Ivoire”.

Read also In Côte d’Ivoire, the false promises of reconciliation

A message that seems to share the current head of state: Tuesday, on the occasion of the Muslim holiday of Eid el-Adha, known as Tabaski in West Africa, Alassane Ouattara played the appeasement by also calling for the pursuit of national reconciliation.

“May the steps that have been taken for social cohesion, for reconciliation, continue to grow stronger. May Côte d’Ivoire continue to live in peace! “, did he declare. He gave the green light for Laurent Gbagbo’s return a few days after his acquittal by the ICC.

Laurent Gbagbo remains under sentence in Côte d’Ivoire to twenty years in prison for the ” robbery “ of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) during the 2010-2011 crisis, but the government hinted that it would be abandoned.

The World with AFP

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Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan, June 17, 2021.

The Ivorian head of state Alassane Ouattara will meet his predecessor and former rival Laurent Gbagbo on July 27, a first since their face-to-face in the 2010 presidential election, which led to a serious post-electoral crisis.

“President Alassane Ouattara will receive Laurent Gbagbo on July 27, at the presidential palace”Ivorian government spokesman Amadou Coulibaly said at a press conference.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Laurent Gbagbo back in Ivory Coast, his popularity intact

The two men, aged 79 and 76 respectively, had “A contact” telephone in early July, he added, confirming information fromAfrica Intelligence. This will be their first meeting since the 2010 presidential election when they were opponents in the second round.

At the time, Côte d’Ivoire had experienced a serious post-electoral crisis (2010-2011) resulting from the refusal of Mr. Gbagbo, in power since 2000, to recognize his defeat in the presidential election to Alassane Ouattara.

Again in the political arena

More than 3,000 people were killed during this period and Laurent Gbagbo was arrested in April 2011, before being prosecuted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague for crimes against humanity during this period.

But Laurent Gbagbo returned to Côte d’Ivoire on June 17 after being definitively acquitted by the ICC. ” Ten years [d’absence] it’s a lot “, he had notably launched during his return to his native village of Mama (west), at the end of June.

Read also Ivory Coast: Gbagbo visits his former rival Bédié, under the sign of reconciliation

Very quickly, he again occupied the political field, notably by going to meet on July 10 another former president and ex-rival, Henri Konan Bédié. The two men displayed a certain unity for a weekend, posing as natural opponents to the head of state.

On this occasion, Laurent Gbagbo had also called Alassane Ouattara to “Respect the texts”, in reference to his re-election in 2020 for a controversial third term, during a presidential election boycotted by the opposition which deemed this new term unconstitutional.

“A reconciliation project”

A political message that had irritated the presidential party of the Rassemblement des houphouëtistes pour la democratie et la paix (RHDP), its number two Adama Bictogo believing that Mr. Gbagbo had “No lessons in democracy” to give. But the prospect of a meeting next Tuesday pleads in favor of appeasement between the two camps.

Laurent Gbagbo who affirmed with Mr. Bédié his desire to launch “A reconciliation project” had thus underlined “The urgent need to work for the return of a final and lasting peace in Côte d’Ivoire”.

Read also In Côte d’Ivoire, the false promises of reconciliation

A message that seems to share the current head of state: Tuesday, on the occasion of the Muslim holiday of Eid el-Adha, known as Tabaski in West Africa, Alassane Ouattara played the appeasement by also calling for the pursuit of national reconciliation.

“May the steps that have been taken for social cohesion, for reconciliation, continue to grow stronger. May Côte d’Ivoire continue to live in peace! “, did he declare. He gave the green light for Laurent Gbagbo’s return a few days after his acquittal by the ICC.

Laurent Gbagbo remains under sentence in Côte d’Ivoire to twenty years in prison for the ” robbery “ of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) during the 2010-2011 crisis, but the government hinted that it would be abandoned.

The World with AFP

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China is desperate to rewrite the pandemic narrative. The Asian country rejected, Thursday, July 22, the proposal of the World Health Organization (WHO) to continue the investigation into the origin of the pandemic on its territory, where the first patients in the world of Covid-19 have were identified at the end of 2019.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus last week requested an audit of laboratories in regions where the first cases of coronavirus were identified – a reference to the Chinese city of Wuhan, a time at the epicenter of the ‘epidemic.

Chinese Vice Minister of Health Zeng Yixin said “Extremely surprised” by this proposal. It’s a “Lack of respect for common sense and an arrogance towards science”, said Mr. Zeng at a press conference.

Read the analysis: How China is waging an information war to rewrite the origins of the pandemic

Draw attention to the United States

China disclosed to the WHO on December 31, 2019 the existence of an outbreak of pneumonia cases in Wuhan. But Beijing has always fiercely fought the theory that Covid-19 could have escaped from one of its laboratories, in particular those of the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Long brushed aside by most experts, this theory brought to the United States by the former Trump administration has nevertheless returned in force in recent months in the American debate. For his part, one of the officials of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Yuan Zhiming, assured Thursday that his establishment had not been the subject of“No leak” or« accident ».

The Chinese authorities and the country’s media, on the other hand, regularly point to the Fort Detrick laboratory in the United States as being at the origin of Covid-19. Located near Washington, this laboratory is at the heart of American research against bioterrorism. According to Global Times, daily with a resolutely nationalist tone, five million Chinese Internet users signed a petition for the opening of an investigation into Fort Detrick.

Read our survey: The silences of China, a virus spotted in 2013, the false trail of the pangolin … Investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2

The World with AFP

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China is desperate to rewrite the pandemic narrative. The Asian country rejected, Thursday, July 22, the proposal of the World Health Organization (WHO) to continue the investigation into the origin of the pandemic on its territory, where the first patients in the world of Covid-19 have were identified at the end of 2019.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus last week requested an audit of laboratories in regions where the first cases of coronavirus were identified – a reference to the Chinese city of Wuhan, a time at the epicenter of the ‘epidemic.

Chinese Vice Minister of Health Zeng Yixin said “Extremely surprised” by this proposal. It’s a “Lack of respect for common sense and an arrogance towards science”, said Mr. Zeng at a press conference.

Read the analysis: How China is waging an information war to rewrite the origins of the pandemic

Draw attention to the United States

China disclosed to the WHO on December 31, 2019 the existence of an outbreak of pneumonia cases in Wuhan. But Beijing has always fiercely fought the theory that Covid-19 could have escaped from one of its laboratories, in particular those of the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Long brushed aside by most experts, this theory brought to the United States by the former Trump administration has nevertheless returned in force in recent months in the American debate. For his part, one of the officials of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Yuan Zhiming, assured Thursday that his establishment had not been the subject of“No leak” or« accident ».

The Chinese authorities and the country’s media, on the other hand, regularly point to the Fort Detrick laboratory in the United States as being at the origin of Covid-19. Located near Washington, this laboratory is at the heart of American research against bioterrorism. According to Global Times, daily with a resolutely nationalist tone, five million Chinese Internet users signed a petition for the opening of an investigation into Fort Detrick.

Read our survey: The silences of China, a virus spotted in 2013, the false trail of the pangolin … Investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2

The World with AFP

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The United States Senate refused, Wednesday, July 21, to begin at this stage the examination of a plan of investment in the infrastructures of 1,200 billion dollars (1,017 billion euros), central in the Joe Biden’s strategy, who despite everything was optimistic about the rest of the parliamentary procedure.

Republican elected officials, who have a blocking minority, opposed the opening of parliamentary debates during the first test for this gigantic plan, very dear to the Democratic president.

Almost a month ago, the Democratic President announced that he had come to an agreement with elected officials from both parties to invest this considerable sum over eight years, in roads, airports, water networks or the Internet at broadband.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Joe Biden reaches compromise with Republicans on infrastructure upgrades

“We need more time”

Traveling to Cincinnati on Wednesday, a city in Ohio, in the northeast of the United States, Joe Biden made a point of reminding the opposition politicians of this informal agreement: “I come from a tradition (…) where, when we shake hands, that’s it, we keep our word “, he said.

” Yes ! “, he replied to a CNN journalist who questioned him during a public debate to find out if he believed in a positive vote next Monday to open the debates on the details of his plan. “And we’ll fix your damn bridge!” “, he said with laughter and applause. He was referring to an infrastructure very close to Cincinnati, the Brent Spence Bridge, whose renovation has been discussed for years, and which is considered an emblem of aging American infrastructure.

The Democratic leader of the Senate, Chuck Schumer, had wanted to start parliamentary work on Wednesday. But the Republicans considered the move hasty. “We need more time”, explained Senator Todd Young. Discussions stumble on the means to finance these expenses, the Republicans having rejected a device which would have strengthened the fight against tax evasion.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also In the United States, Joe Biden faces initial obstacles

Even if the vote failed, the text should survive. The 22 negotiators of the two parties assured in a press release that they “Made significant progress and be ready for an agreement”. One of them, the moderate Republican Mitt Romney even mentioned the date of next Monday for the conclusion of their work.

Green energies, health or education

Beyond infrastructure “Classics”, for which he is more likely to secure Republican votes, President Joe Biden wants massive investments in green energy, health or education.

Due to Republicans’ opposition to further spending in these areas, Democrats are prepared to move forward on their own on a parallel plan, currently valued at $ 3.5 trillion. To do this, they intend to use a procedure specific to budget bills, which makes it possible to reduce to 50 out of 100 the number of votes necessary to adopt a text in the Senate (against 60 otherwise).

However, they will not be able to afford a single defection, which remains uncertain given the different sensitivities present in their ranks. “We don’t have a lot of levers”, recognized Senator Bernie Sanders, figure of the American left. “We cannot afford not to make these investments”, however stressed Friday Joe Biden during a trip to Congress.

Read also Joe Biden proposes massive investment plan to modernize the United States

The World with AFP

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The United States Senate refused, Wednesday, July 21, to begin at this stage the examination of a plan of investment in the infrastructures of 1,200 billion dollars (1,017 billion euros), central in the Joe Biden’s strategy, who despite everything was optimistic about the rest of the parliamentary procedure.

Republican elected officials, who have a blocking minority, opposed the opening of parliamentary debates during the first test for this gigantic plan, very dear to the Democratic president.

Almost a month ago, the Democratic President announced that he had come to an agreement with elected officials from both parties to invest this considerable sum over eight years, in roads, airports, water networks or the Internet at broadband.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Joe Biden reaches compromise with Republicans on infrastructure upgrades

“We need more time”

Traveling to Cincinnati on Wednesday, a city in Ohio, in the northeast of the United States, Joe Biden made a point of reminding the opposition politicians of this informal agreement: “I come from a tradition (…) where, when we shake hands, that’s it, we keep our word “, he said.

” Yes ! “, he replied to a CNN journalist who questioned him during a public debate to find out if he believed in a positive vote next Monday to open the debates on the details of his plan. “And we’ll fix your damn bridge!” “, he said with laughter and applause. He was referring to an infrastructure very close to Cincinnati, the Brent Spence Bridge, whose renovation has been discussed for years, and which is considered an emblem of aging American infrastructure.

The Democratic leader of the Senate, Chuck Schumer, had wanted to start parliamentary work on Wednesday. But the Republicans considered the move hasty. “We need more time”, explained Senator Todd Young. Discussions stumble on the means to finance these expenses, the Republicans having rejected a device which would have strengthened the fight against tax evasion.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also In the United States, Joe Biden faces initial obstacles

Even if the vote failed, the text should survive. The 22 negotiators of the two parties assured in a press release that they “Made significant progress and be ready for an agreement”. One of them, the moderate Republican Mitt Romney even mentioned the date of next Monday for the conclusion of their work.

Green energies, health or education

Beyond infrastructure “Classics”, for which he is more likely to secure Republican votes, President Joe Biden wants massive investments in green energy, health or education.

Due to Republicans’ opposition to further spending in these areas, Democrats are prepared to move forward on their own on a parallel plan, currently valued at $ 3.5 trillion. To do this, they intend to use a procedure specific to budget bills, which makes it possible to reduce to 50 out of 100 the number of votes necessary to adopt a text in the Senate (against 60 otherwise).

However, they will not be able to afford a single defection, which remains uncertain given the different sensitivities present in their ranks. “We don’t have a lot of levers”, recognized Senator Bernie Sanders, figure of the American left. “We cannot afford not to make these investments”, however stressed Friday Joe Biden during a trip to Congress.

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France is currently the subject of a major cyberattack, and in a relatively unprecedented way, the French authorities decided, Wednesday, July 21, to attribute it fairly head-on to a foreign power, indicating that they had identified the modus operandi of ‘a group of hackers traditionally affiliated with China. An approach assumed by the director general of the National Agency for the security of information systems (Anssi), Guillaume Poupard in person, Wednesday, at the end of the morning.

While Paris is usually very remote from this type of public denunciation – against the backdrop of the United States, in particular – the announcement of this cyberattack was made in an atypical manner via a post by Mr. Poupard on his LinkedIn account. . A post where he sees this attack as “Much more serious than the winged donkeys and their avatars”, in a thinly veiled reference to the “Pegasus” affair, and refers to a statement from the Governmental Center for Monitoring, Alert and Response to Computer Attacks (CERT), as is customary.

Entitled “APT31 operating mode attack campaign targeting France”, this press release dated July 21 indicates “Than a vast campaign of compromise affecting many French entities” is ” In progress “. “Particularly virulent”, it is driven by “The APT31 operating mode”, is it specified. The word China is not written there as such, but cyber specialists consider APT31 (for « advanced persistent threat ») as a group of hackers working from this country, generally on behalf of the Chinese state, and often for purposes of espionage or theft of intellectual property.

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The targets of this cyberattack have not been specified at this stage by Anssi. But it is their importance, as well as the scale and gravity of the attack that would have prompted such communication. According to the investigations carried out by the specialists of the agency, the hackers would have compromised routers “To use them as an anonymization relay, prior to carrying out reconnaissance and attack actions”. Research is underway to establish whether or not these actions have resulted in real compromises, since the start of 2021.

Investigations regularly opened in France

According to our information, this cyberattack is different from the one that occurred in early March against the Microsoft Exchange messaging service, which affected tens of thousands of American organizations and servers around the world. In a coordinated warning, the United States, the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, as well as NATO have each to their way, officially attributed, on July 19, this attack to China, although the latter denied any involvement. An attack in which the APT31 and APT40 groups were considered to be the main perpetrators.

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While Paris is usually very remote from this type of public denunciation – against the backdrop of the United States, in particular – the announcement of this cyberattack was made in an atypical manner via a post by Mr. Poupard on his LinkedIn account. . A post where he sees this attack as “Much more serious than the winged donkeys and their avatars”, in a thinly veiled reference to the “Pegasus” affair, and refers to a statement from the Governmental Center for Monitoring, Alert and Response to Computer Attacks (CERT), as is customary.

Entitled “APT31 operating mode attack campaign targeting France”, this press release dated July 21 indicates “Than a vast campaign of compromise affecting many French entities” is ” In progress “. “Particularly virulent”, it is driven by “The APT31 operating mode”, is it specified. The word China is not written there as such, but cyber specialists consider APT31 (for « advanced persistent threat ») as a group of hackers working from this country, generally on behalf of the Chinese state, and often for purposes of espionage or theft of intellectual property.

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The targets of this cyberattack have not been specified at this stage by Anssi. But it is their importance, as well as the scale and gravity of the attack that would have prompted such communication. According to the investigations carried out by the specialists of the agency, the hackers would have compromised routers “To use them as an anonymization relay, prior to carrying out reconnaissance and attack actions”. Research is underway to establish whether or not these actions have resulted in real compromises, since the start of 2021.

Investigations regularly opened in France

According to our information, this cyberattack is different from the one that occurred in early March against the Microsoft Exchange messaging service, which affected tens of thousands of American organizations and servers around the world. In a coordinated warning, the United States, the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, as well as NATO have each to their way, officially attributed, on July 19, this attack to China, although the latter denied any involvement. An attack in which the APT31 and APT40 groups were considered to be the main perpetrators.

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