Headlines for Thursday, September 1…

Back to school, the interview between France and Australia, the Euro debut for the French basketball team … all the news for this Thursday.

By point.fr (with AFP)

12 million students are expected to attend classes this Thursday, September 1.
1 million students expected to attend classes this Thursday 12er september.
© Jeff Pachoud / AFP

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back to school, After two months of vacation, it’s time to put the school bag back on your shoulders. Nearly 1 million students return to school this Thursday 12er September, without masks and with light health protocols. This year, despite Education Minister Pap Nadiye’s promise to have “a teacher in front of every class”, there is concern about a teacher recruitment crisis. For families, the beginning of the new school year will also be under the sign of inflation, which does not spare the school either. In its 38ᵉ annual survey on the cost of going back to sixth grade, the French National Federation of Families reported a “sharp increase of 4.25% in the cost of school supplies”.

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ukraine, French school children aren’t the only ones going back to school. This Thursday, Ukrainian students returned to classes. In 2021 there were 42 lakh students in Ukraine. According to UNICEF, more than 2 million children have fled abroad and 3 million have been internally displaced since the war began. In Kyiv, now far from the front, 132,000 children are expected to be in grade 1er September, according to Mayor Vitali Klitschko. About half of the roughly 23,000 Ukrainian schools – 2,135 of which were damaged by the war – have equipped shelters and will therefore be able to start the school year face-to-face, according to the Ministry of Education.

Defense, This Thursday, the Australian Defense Minister, Richard Marles, is on an official visit to France at the Brest naval base. The Australian official will be received by his French counterpart, Sébastien Lecornu. The visit is even more significant as Australia has been trying to restore good relations with France since Anthony Albanese came to power. As a reminder, the withdrawal of a military mega-contract by Canberra in September 2021 deeply tainted Franco-Australian relations.

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two wheels, From this Thursday, motorized two-wheelers (2WD) will have to pay for their parking at marked spots, while electric two-wheelers will be free to apply. Residents of Paris can benefit from a preferential rate (applicable in their area of ​​residence) and are allocated professional passes. Requires registration on an online platform.

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Basketball, For the blues, the European adventure begins this Thursday. From eighth, France must lift itself from Pool B with Slovenia, Lithuania, Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Hungary, before the final stage in Berlin can be envisioned. Preferably in first place (out of four qualifiers) to avoid crossing Serbia or Greece from the quarters. In the best case, the head of the group will be played by Luka Doncic against Slovenia on Wednesday, with a point in the semifinals of the Olympic Games … thanks to a block in the peak from Nicolas Batum.

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