In the press, this morning, the grandstand of the former companion of the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warns the leaders of British football.
And also: the warning against forgetting infectious and parasitic diseases, which are overshadowed by the coronavirus epidemic, but which still causes death in developing countries. And the tribute to the missing French actor Michel Piccoli.
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On the front page of the Guardian, in the UK, the grandstand of Jamal Khashoggi’s former partner, murdered this Saudi journalist at his country’s consulate in Istanbul, in October 2018. Hatice Cengiz warns of the possible takeover of the English club Newcastle United by a consortium managed by Saudi Arabia.
“The Saudi regime has murdered my hubby, we can’t let him buy Newcastle United,” she warns. “Mohamed Ben Salmane is trying to restore his image: if the Premier League allows it, his reputation will be plowed forever.” Turkish and US intelligence agencies have signposted Jamal Khasoggi’s death on the crown prince in Saudi Arabia.
Still in the football section, although I’m in a completely different register, I invite you to throw an eyelash at the New York Times, which reports the apology from FC Seoul. The South Korean club, which had the strange idea of having inflatable dolls to fill their bare stands – behind closed doors – said it was “sincerely sorry” to have made their supporters at ease.
Also on the front page of the press, the fight against coronavirus pandemic, which overshadows other infectious and parasitic diseases.
“The attention paid to the Covid-19 pandemic puts in the background the fight against diseases affecting insecure populations, often deprived social security protection and access to high-quality health care services”: the daily French L’Humanité cites diseases such as HIV, malaria and tuberculosis.
“In fact, the new coronavirus may even require more security victims than direct victims,” the magazine said. According to UNICEF, 6,000 children are at risk of dying every day for the next six months due to lack of access to care, prevention, vaccines and food.
Finally, a tribute from the French press to actor Michel Piccoli. “The Giant of French Film” died on May 12 at the age of 94. “In love with Piccoli”: for the liberation, the actor had “the normality of a good family uncle and the charisma of a calculating prince, as brilliant in relaxation as love.”