The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 10th, 2023 night edition

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PARIS — France’s National Assembly voted Tuesday to designate Russia’s paramilitary Wagner group as a terrorist entity.

All lawmakers present in parliament — 331 in total — voted in favor of the resolution, which is non-binding.

The resolution calls on the European Union to register Wagner on the EU list of terrorist groups.

“This resolution and its European scope aims … at reinforcing legal tools against [the Wagner group].

Putting Wagner on the EU list of terror organizations would deal yet another blow to the group, argues Haddad, as it would reinforce “systematic tools” against the organization, meaning “anyone linked to Wagner could be prosecuted on terrorism charges.”.

France has come under pressure from the Wagner group in Africa, where Paris’s influence is waning.

In January, French Defense Minister Sébastien Lecornu said the Wagner group “had made France its number one enemy in Africa” and was targeting French interests. »

The Mexican family who gave up fishing to monitor and rescue sea turtles

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However, the group has not always managed to obtain what they need to go out to sea and monitor sea turtles.

They now use this boat to monitor turtles and rescue them from abandoned fishing gear.

Today, with their 12 years of work, the family has captured, documented and released 814 green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) and olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea). »