The gendarmerie operation made it possible to “regain control of this important axis [between Nouméa and La Tontouta] to allow resupplies,” said Louis Le Franc, High Commissioner of the Republic in New Caledonia, in an update. press Sunday May 19.

“Thanks to the seven hundred additional [members of] law enforcement who have arrived and the three hundred and fifty who will arrive today, including many GIGN soldiers and RAID police officers, operations will increase in the coming hours [to clear the road axis between Nouméa and the airport]”, announced Gérald Darmanin on X on Sunday morning.

The same day, the presidents of the Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana and Réunion regions demanded the “immediate withdrawal” of the reform of the electoral body in New Caledonia.

On Saturday May 18, a 51-year-old father died near a dam in Kaala-Gomen. The public prosecutor, Yves Dupas, confirmed to several New Caledonian media that the man had shot at the demonstrators before being fatally shot during an exchange of fire. This brings the number of deaths since Monday to six.

The situation is “far from a return to appeasement,” said the mayor of Nouméa, Sonia Lagarde, on Saturday. “The [last] nights, we can say that they were calmer, on the other hand, the days are similar, with [their] share of fires”, added the elected Renaissance.

A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raïssi remained unreachable after having to make an emergency “hard landing” in a mountainous and rural area near the border between Iran and Azerbaijan on Sunday May 19. Emergency services have not yet been able to reach the location where the device is located, while the weather is very cloudy according to the first images of the operation broadcast by the Fars press agency.

Ebrahim Raïssi met his counterpart Ilham Aliev on Sunday morning on the occasion of the inauguration of a dam on the Araxe River, near the Iranian prefecture of Khoda Afarin, along the border with Azerbaijan.

Benny Gantz, the main rival of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, gave the head of government of the Hebrew state three weeks on Saturday to adopt a strategic “action plan” for the post-war period in the Strip. of Gaza, otherwise he will resign.

Leader of the National Union Party (center right) and former defense minister, Mr. Gantz joined the National Union war cabinet after the attack on October 7, 2023. The cabinet has five members, including three The main leaders are Mr. Netanyahu, Mr. Gantz and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

An Israeli airstrike killed twenty people before dawn on Sunday in the Nusseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, Al-Aqsa hospital and witnesses reported.

“We received twenty deaths and several wounded after an Israeli airstrike targeted a house that belonged to the Hassan family in Nousseirat camp,” Al-Aqsa Hospital said in a statement. According to witnesses, the strike took place in the middle of the night, around 3 a.m. (2 a.m. Paris time). The Israeli army said it was verifying these facts. Other Palestinian sources report around thirty deaths.

The days of Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico are no longer in danger, Deputy Prime Minister Robert Kalinak declared to the press on Sunday May 19, four days after the attack on the head of government. . “There is no longer any immediate danger to his life, but his condition remains serious and he requires intensive care,” said Mr. Kalinak, Mr. Fico’s closest political ally.

The prime minister has been hospitalized since Wednesday, when a man opened fire on him, hitting him with several bullets, notably in the abdomen. He underwent a five-hour operation on Wednesday and a shorter one on Friday, both at a hospital in the town of Banska Bystrica in central Slovakia. “We can consider his condition stable and the prognosis positive,” Kalinak said outside the hospital. “We all feel a little more relaxed now,” he added, adding that Mr. Fico remains hospitalized for the moment.

The presence of a “children manager” will be compulsory from this summer on each shoot employing minors, and will be a condition for receiving public aid, Rachida Dati announced on Saturday May 18.

“This will be a condition of access to aid from the CNC [National Center for Cinema and Animated Images],” said the Minister of Culture while traveling at the Cannes Film Festival.

This measure was requested by the actress Judith Godrèche, who has become an incarnation of the fight against sexual violence against children and of the movement