Mass murders: why video games are systematically accused

Science has never been able to demonstrate any link between video games and killings, as in Columbine or El Paso. So why does this debate keep reappearing? In the aftermath of the killings in El Paso (Texas) and Dayton (Ohio), which claimed the lives of 31 people, Donald Trump cited video games as one of the main causes. In so doing, the American President has embarked on a long tradition of linking the perpetrators of Read more…

What mysterious explosion tells us about the weapon of Russia’s apocalypse?

London and Moscow_  An explosion. A village evacuation suddenly cancelled. Five dead nuclear experts. And some traces of radioactive iodine in the air on the north coast of Norway. These are the fingerprints of what appears to have been Russia’s last failed attempt to test its Burevestnik missile, also known as Skyfall. Its owner, Russian President Vladimir Putin, claims that it has unlimited reach and that it is capable of overflowing all American air defences. Read more…

Musicalarue, 30 years old in the heart of the Landes

For its 30th anniversary, the Musicalarue festival, held in the Landes, is sold out for the first time in its history. With prestigious guests such as Patti Smith, Patrick Bruel or Orelsan. It is 9:15 pm when the concert of the singer Cali, accompanied by the group The Hyènes and his drummer, the festival’s local, Denis Barthe (ex-Noir Désir), begins in the green theatre located in the heart of the Landes village of Luxey. A Read more…

The American actor and icon of counter-culture Peter Fonda died

American actor Peter Fonda, famous for his role in the 1969 film “Easy Rider”, died on Friday on his Los Angeles property at the age of 79. American actor Peter Fonda, made famous by his role as a biker in the film “Easy Rider” that he co-wrote, died on the morning of Friday, August 16, at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 79. Son of Hollywood star Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda’s younger Read more…

Iranian oil tanker: United States issues warrant to seize supertanker Grace 1

The US Department of Justice issued a warrant to seize a detained Iranian tanker one day after a Gibraltar judge ordered his release. The supertanker Grace 1, which carries 2.1 million barrels of oil, was arrested on 4 July on suspicion of illegal transport of oil to Syria. Gibraltar on Thursday rejected a last-minute legal attempt by the United States to keep the tanker in detention. Iran had previously described Grace 1’s detention as an Read more…

Italy: a 27-year-old Frenchman not found despite his call for help

The young man disappeared almost a week ago around Policastro, south of Naples. He fell off a cliff, but the authorities are unable to locate him. His mother calls for help. Simon Gautier, 27, has been missing since August 9 around Policastro, south of Naples, Italy. The search continues unabated in southern Italy to find the trail of an injured young French hiker. “We haven’t heard from you yet. The search continues uninterruptedly,” the gendarmes Read more…

The autopsy confirms that Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide by hanging

Anonymous officials quoted by the New York Times reported that the 66-year-old financier, accused of organizing a vast network of sexual exploitation of young girls, apparently used his sheets to kill himself. The results of Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy, found dead in his prison cell last Saturday, confirmed that he committed suicide by hanging, several American media outlets reported on Friday, citing the report of the New York forensic doctor. Contacted by the AFP, the forensic Read more…

Greenland: Trump warned that the island cannot be bought in Denmark

Greenland said it was “not for sale” after President Donald Trump said he wanted the United States to buy the world’s largest island. The President reportedly discussed the idea of buying Greenland, a Danish autonomous territory, at dinners and meetings with advisors. But the Greenland government rejected the idea, saying, “We are open for business, not for sale.” Mr. Trump’s plans were also quickly rejected by Danish politicians. “It must be an April fool’s joke… Read more…

Russia: how the cold heads slipped down safely

The Russian pilots who crashed into an Airbus plane loaded with fuel in a cornfield, without the 233 people on board being seriously injured, are greeted as heroes. The A321 took off from Moscow’s Zhukovsky airport moments after its flight began, when a group of seagulls was sucked into its engines, causing both to fail. The Russians compare the tragedy to “Miracle on the Hudson” – the bird strike that almost condemned an Airbus over Read more…

Hong Kong: What is Beijing’s strategy for dealing with demonstrations?

CONTESTATION China, which has massed its troops on the Hong Kong border, threatened on Thursday not to remain “with its arms crossed” if the pro-democracy protest turns violent. Since the beginning of June, demonstrations have been almost daily in Hong Kong, the former British colony that has become a semi-autonomous region since its return to China in 1997. Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers are leaving the streets of the city to reject a bill Read more…