The Daily Populous

Saturday July 4th, 2020 morning edition

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"There's the school bell still hanging up there, reminding me how I was always late," said the 88-year-old former mechanic.

But for the French state, this is Europe's most important ghost village and there are fears that its ghosts are under threat.

Oradour-sur-Glane is unique in Europe: a fully preserved, ruined village that was the site of the worst Nazi massacre of civilians carried out on French soil.

Six hundred and 42 people, including 247 children, were shot or burnt alive on 10 June 1944 in an unexplained act of barbarity.

Hébras, who hid under a pile of dead bodies, was one of only a handful of survivors.

He lost his mother and two sisters in the carnage during which virtually all the villagers were killed, shot or burned alive.

Robert Hébras, survivor of the Oradour-sur-Glane massacre, said it was important to preserve the ruins of the village. »

Private Jet with US tourists rejected at Italy’s borders

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Passengers on a private jet coming from Colorado US were denied entry to the country at a customs check at Elmas airport in Cagliari, Italy.

The U.S. is not on the list of non- EU countries to which Italy has decided to open its borders, and the passengers were repatriated.

We hope that in the next few hours there will be further efforts to resolve this matter," concluded the governor. »

Germany is first major economy to phase out coal and nuclear

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Germany is first major economy to phase out coal and nuclear Germany lawmakers have passed new legislation finalizing the country’s long-awaited phase-out of coal, over objections from environmental groups the plan is not ambitious enough.

“The days of coal are numbered in Germany,” Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said.

“Germany is the first industrialized country that leaves behind both nuclear energy and coal.”. »