DIRECT. New Year: Germany will still face “difficult times” in 2021, says Angela Merkel in her wishes

December 31, 2020 by No Comments


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10:08 am : In France too, it will be necessary to refrain from celebrating the New Year with great pomp. On the occasion of this New Year’s Eve, the police will “hunt underground parties”, Stanislas Gaudon, of the Alliance union, explained this morning on franceinfo.

09:37 : Traditionally, the French often take advantage of the New Year to feast. But what about this year, when everyone has had to revise their festive ambitions downwards? To find out, franceinfo has made its market.

09:34 : Are you more diploid or triploid for the New Year? Behind the oyster stalls, the star shell of holiday meals is not as natural as you might think. A large part of the production is the result of modifications made in the laboratory. But, for the moment, customers are not informed. Fortunately, our journalist Mathieu Lehot has revealed his secret.
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09:12 : “The important thing is really to have fun, without the pressure of receiving people, to have two starters and three desserts.”

Mathilde, 41, is relieved to celebrate the New Year with her husband and son. In other years, she sometimes had the impression that the party turned “to the competition”, where everyone compared their outfit, the dishes they had made, etc. This year everyone ordered what they wanted. On the program: champagne, oysters, and broccoli gnocchi!

9:04 am : While some want to defy the curfew tonight, others are happy to have an excuse to stay home. With the health restrictions linked to Covid-19, no one will come to question their lack of interest in Christmas Eve parties. And that’s a real relief. Our journalist Marianne Chenou collected their testimonies. At a big New Year's Eve, excluded because of the epidemic, some prefer champagne and a good family meal in front of the TV.  (MAXPPP)(MAXPPP)

09:01 : Here is our first point on the news of December 31:

Several departments have taken prefectural decrees prohibiting or limiting the sale of alcohol today. This is particularly the case for Ille-et-Vilaine, Cher, Gard and Pyrénées-Orientales. We give you the details in this article. 100,000 police and gendarmes will also be deployed in France to monitor the unfolding of this new year unlike any other.

• Sad record in the United States. The United States recorded 3,927 deaths from Covid-19 yesterday in 24 hours, the highest number in this country since the start of the epidemic.

• It is “very unlikely” than theaters and cinema “can reopen” January 7, recognized the government spokesman, Gabriel Attal last night.

• The United States is imposing new customs duties on French and German products, in the context of the dispute between Boeing and Airbus. Aeronautical spare parts, non-sparkling wines and cognacs will be subject to higher customs duties to cross the Atlantic, we explain here.

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