The shootings continue in the United States and this time in the middle of the parade to celebrate Independence Day: in Illinois, a 22-year-old man (already arrested) shot from the roof of a house at a crowd that was participating in the parade, killing six people and injuring a dozen. Germany fears a total Russian gas cut from next July 11 with the excuse of maintaining Nord Stream 1, which is why it has called for a general review of gas boilers throughout the country to optimize their operation and maximize the consumption savings. The fourth wave of coronavirus in Peru has forced the Ministry of Health to order the return of the use of masks both in open and closed spaces. The appointment of the new Minister of Economy, Silvina Batakis, in Argentina caused the blue dollar to reach $280 and commercial operations were paralyzed, showing the distrust in the management that has just started. And Sydney is experiencing its fourth flood in less than 18 months: Days of torrential rain have submerged some suburbs, ripping cars off roads and covering bridges, as authorities warned dangerous weather would continue. There is an evacuation warning for some 50,000 people.
- A detainee after the shooting in Illinois that left six dead in the middle of a parade for the 4th of July. The New York Times notes that at first it sounded like fireworks to parents who had brought their excited children to an enchanting Fourth of July parade in their city. Or maybe a military salute to the flag. But within seconds, as marching band members and politicians strutted down the street, horrified onlookers realized that the noise from a nearby roof was a high-powered rifle firing bullets into the crowd, killing six people and injuring dozens. About eight hours later, police said they had detained a 22-year-old man whom they described as “a person of interest”.
- Germany fears a Russian gas cut from next July 11 with the excuse of maintaining Nord Stream 1. The president of the German Federal Network Agency, Klaus Müller, fears a total interruption of Russian gas supply from July 11 of July. On that date, the regular maintenance work on the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline begins, which usually lasts ten days, but given the geopolitical situation, he suspects that it may be used as an excuse by the Russian giant Gazprom to cut off the flow, because in recent weeks similar pretexts have been used to steal 60% of deliveries. Müller hopes that it will become “a lasting political decision” and has called for a general review of gas boilers throughout the country to optimize their operation and maximize savings in consumption. Sharing that fear, Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck has recommended companies buy emergency power generators and that the generators have a 72-hour bypass time.
- The French president is forced to change his government, harassed on all fronts. After two weeks of talks, the hope of building a stable majority with opposition deputies considered “constructive” faded, the executive announced a new cabinet: Emmanuel Macron accepts a new beginning. But the head of state does so by admitting his failure. After fifteen days of talks and “outstretched hands”, in the words of the executive, the hope of building a stable majority with opposition parliamentarians considered “constructive” has vanished. And the idea of forming a coalition. “It is timely to take note of the parties’ lack of will to participate in a government agreement or in any form of coalition,” the president stressed yesterday in the opening remarks of the council of ministers. But it is that this second administration of Macron has started on the wrong foot: he has been harassed by several threats of small sexual scandals, the multiplication of social protest movements and, of course, the pressure of a very hostile National Assembly, without a majority .
- The use of a mask in open spaces in Peru is once again mandatory for the fourth wave. Minister Jorge López explained that this measure is given after exceeding 5% of coronavirus cases throughout the country. Along these lines, he called on citizens to complete their vaccination scheme: “When we have withdrawn the use of masks for vaccination, there was an item left, a lock that said that if we passed 5% (of cases) everyone returns to use. mandatory of the mask ”, he pointed out at a press conference. “We are already in a fourth wave, the mandatory use of the mask in any environment, whether it is closed or open,” he added.
- Batakis took over amid the dollar’s rally. The appointment of the new Minister of Economy in Argentina caused the (informal) blue dollar to reach $280 and commercial operations were paralyzed: when Silvina Batakis was sworn in as minister at 5:35 p.m. on Monday, the market and the economy real had already made their mistrust felt in the management that has just started. The blue dollar threw the first stone with a rally that took it to touch $280. The informal climb was $21 pesos on the day, the most marked jump in recent times. But the “Batakis effect” was also felt on the real economy. The phrase “there is no price” was heard in almost all commercial corridors, referring to the fact that in the midst of the rise of the dollar and in the face of uncertainty about how the economy continues, businessmen and merchants preferred to wait rather than risk selling and be barefoot.
- Sydney is experiencing its fourth flood in less than 18 months. The Washington Post notes that hundreds of people have been rescued from severe flooding that is hitting the Sydney region for the fourth time in less than 18 months. Days of torrential rain have submerged some suburbs, ripping cars off roads and covering bridges, as authorities warned dangerous weather would continue. “This event is far from over,” NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet warned on Tuesday. He said there were currently 102 evacuation orders statewide, including nearly two dozen new ones overnight, adding that the evacuation orders or warnings had affected about 50,000 people.