Letter to Frenchman Macron, Battisti en route to Italy and black box found

Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee, September 22, 2017. – Philippe Wojazer / AP / SIPA

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The president Jupiterian took his pen to address the French and launch the great national debate, announced last November 27 after the start of the crisis of "yellow vests". A letter of just over 2,000 words was sent by the Elysée this Sunday to many media, before being published on the social networks accounts of the Head of State. Emmanuel Macron attempts to mark the debate by listing some thirty questions submitted to the consultation, on the four themes retained by the executive (taxation, the organization of the state, the ecological transition and democracy and citizenship) . But he does not clarify the practical questions on the organization of the debate, leaving perhaps this care to his Prime Minister who must speak on Monday.

Cesare Battisti, a former Italian far-left activist sentenced to life in Italy for four murders, is expected Monday at noon in Rome where he must be imprisoned, after being expelled by Bolivia. The plane that will take him back to Italy took off Sunday around 17 o'clock local (22 hours, French time) from the international airport of Santa Cruz (eastern Bolivia) where he was captured Saturday night after a run of a month. The Falcon 900 with the Italian flag is expected at Rome's Ciampino airport around 12.30 pm on Monday.

Divers found the second black box containing the voice recordings of the Boeing flight that crashed off Indonesia on October 29, killing 189 people, the Indonesian authorities said on Monday. The recording of the crew's communications should help the investigators, who are trying to understand why the aircraft that had just entered service crashed at sea thirteen minutes after taking off from Jakarta. The first black box, which contains technical data records, was found shortly after the crash and pointed to speedometer issues.