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Nuclear tests, school health protocol, Tokyo Olympics: midday update – Brittany

Six people in custody after the beating to death of Wilhem Houssin

This Wednesday morning, a judicial police operation led by the Departmental Security resulted in the placement in police custody of six people. Information confirmed in Telegram by the Rennes prosecutor, Philippe Astruc, who does not wish to give more details at this stage. A communication will take place at the end of the 48 hours of police custody. These arrests follow the violent assault of Wilhem Houssin, in the city center of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, near Rennes. [Plus d’infos ici]

Nuclear tests: France “has a debt” to French Polynesia, says Macron

In Papeete, Emmanuel Macron declared that France owed “a debt” to French Polynesia for the nuclear tests carried out from 1966 to 1996 in the Pacific. “I assume and I want the truth and transparency with you”, launched the Head of State in a speech to Polynesian officials, affirming that the victims of these tests should be better compensated. [Plus d’infos ici]

Colleges and high schools: “Only the unvaccinated will have distance learning if there is a case of covid in a class”, announces Blanquer

Only non-vaccinated middle and high school students will have to take distance education if a case of covid-19 is detected in their class from the start of the school year, announced Jean-Michel Blanquer, who said that primary school classes would close, them, from the first positive case. “In secondary school, only unvaccinated students will be ousted and will have to follow distance education,” said the Minister of National Education on franceinfo. In primary, “we maintain the rule of the past school year”, he added. [Plus d’infos ici]

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Aid to companies penalized by the health pass: “We will respond present”, assures Le Maire

At the microphone of RTL, Bruno Le Maire assured that the government would respond “present” to help companies whose activity would be penalized by the health pass. “As we have been present since the start of this crisis, since the first day of this crisis, we will also be present at the end of the summer for those who will have been impacted”, insisted the Minister of the Economy, giving meeting with professionals on August 30 to take stock of their loss of activity. [Plus d’infos ici]

Tokyo 2020: Matthieu Androdias and Hugo Boucheron Olympic rowing champions


In Tokyo, Matthieu Androdias and Hugo Boucheron were crowned Olympic rowing champions in the two-scull category. They beat the Netherlands and China, world champions, and brought France its third Olympic title – after those of Romain Cannone in fencing and Clarisse Agbégnénou in judo – and his 8th medal. “We did everything physically”, explained the French who think they have committed “a lot of mistakes”. The last French Olympic rowing champions were Jérémie Azou and Pierre Houin, titled at Rio in 2016 in the two light weight couple category. [Plus d’infos ici]

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