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    Resignation of Liz Truss: who are the possible candidates for the post of British Prime Minister?

    In the United Kingdom, the future head of government will be appointed by October 28, following an internal Conservative Party election.

    Boris Johnson and Liz Truss, at the time respectively British Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, at NATO headquarters in Brussels, March 24, 2022. (EVAN VUCCI / AFP)

    The war of succession is open. After the resignation of the British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, Thursday, October 20, an internal ballot in the conservative party, which must be completed by Friday, October 28, must make it possible to designate the future head of government across the Channel. Here are the possible candidates for the succession of the ephemeral conservative leader.

    Energy crisis: Germany extends the operation of its last three nuclear power plants until April 2023

    Nuclear power currently produces 6% of net electricity production in Germany.

    The Emsland nuclear power plant in northern Germany on January 12, 2022. (INA FASSBENDER / AFP)

    The German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, announced Monday, October 17 to extend the operation of the last three German nuclear power plants, in a context of unprecedented energy crisis.

    War in Ukraine: what to remember from Monday, October 17

    Ukraine has notably called for sanctions from the European Union, after several suicide drone strikes on kyiv on Monday.

    A building is on fire after a Russian military plane crashed on October 17, 2022, in Yeisk (Russia), not far from the border with Ukraine. (HANDOUT/TELEGRAM/PROC_23/AFP)

    Austrians are electing a president

    Austria holds a presidential election on Sunday that is expected to be won by incumbent Alexander Van der Bellen, seen as a beacon of stability as the Alpine country struggles with an energy crisis and high inflation

    Hong Kong for 60 million Pink diamond sold

    A rare pink diamond was sold in Hong Kong for almost 58 million. USD (€60 million), the highest price per carat ever paid at auction for any diamond or gemstone, Sotheby’s said.

    The 11.15-carat Williamson Pink Star fetched $453.2 million on Friday, according to the auction company. HK is the second highest price ever paid for a gem at auction.

    Ukraine, which abstained during the vote on China

    Ukraine announced on Friday that it had changed its mind following a landmark vote the day before, when the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva voted against holding a debate on alleged abuses in China’s Xinjiang region.

    Russian court ordered the confiscation of Memorial’s headquarters in Moscow

    Moscow court on Friday ordered the confiscation of the Moscow headquarters of the Russian rights group Memorial, which was ordered to close last year, Russian news agencies reported.

    The EU agreed on a price ceiling for Russian oil

    The ambassadors of the countries of the European Union (EU) agreed on the new eighth package of sanctions against Russia, which includes a price ceiling for Russian oil.

    Couple makes shocking discovery at vacation home. Luckily, they noticed right away!

    You really don’t want to find something like that in the holiday apartment

    It sounds like a nightmare: you’re having fun on vacation and then you come across nothing but a hidden camera in the rented apartment! That’s exactly what happened to Scottish Dougie Hamilton and his girlfriend. They had rented a vacation rental in Toronto, Canada via Airbnb and everything seemed fine. But then a strange wire aroused Dougie’s suspicions. Shortly thereafter, he made the shocking discovery.

    Tornadoes in the North: the breathtaking images of two villages almost...

    After the passage of the tornadoes, Sunday, October 23, in the North, many homes in Bihucourt, in the Pas-de-Calais, and Conty, in the Somme,...