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Paid tests, frozen babies, car market: midday update – Brittany




Frozen babies in Lorient: the mother will not be judged

Denial of pregnancy can be considered a psychiatric illness. In a way, this is the conclusion of the frozen babies found in Lorient, in July 2017. More than four years after the events, according to a West-France information, the judge in charge of the case closed the investigation, this Thursday, by making an order of criminal irresponsibility. The legal action therefore stops there: the mother, who had suffocated three infants in 1998, 1999 and 2003 before freezing them, will not be tried by the Assize Court. [Plus d’infos ici]


Paid covid tests and compulsory vaccination: double turn of the screw this Friday

The covid-19 epidemic is at the bottom of the wave, but the constraints have tightened this Friday for the recalcitrant to the vaccination. Nearly seven million partially or unvaccinated adults must pay between € 22 and € 44 for each screening allowing them to obtain a health pass. The turn of the screw also concerns the vaccination obligation: employees of hospitals, clinics and retirement homes, as well as liberal caregivers, home helpers, firefighters and ambulance attendants must certify a “complete schedule”, under penalty of suspension of their employment contract, without remuneration. [Plus d’infos ici]


Tribute to Samuel Paty in all schools in France

At the Lycée de Cornouaille, in Quimper, a tribute was paid to Samuel Paty. (Benjamin Pontis)

“What do you think freedom of expression is? Do we have the right to blaspheme? »… This Friday, schoolchildren, college and high school students reflect and pay tribute to Samuel Paty, killed a year ago for showing Muhammad caricatures in class. “The establishments have the freedom to organize themselves. It can take the form of exchanges, discussions. This is an opportunity to talk about the place of the teacher, of knowledge, ”explained Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of National Education. [Plus d’infos ici]


Chip shortage: European car market collapses and returns to 1995 levels

In September, the European car market returned to its 1995 levels, with 718,598 new cars sold, a drop of 23.1% over one year. In September 2020, manufacturers were able to bounce back from the confinements, but September 2021 was marked by the “lack of vehicles caused by the semiconductor shortage », Underlined the Association of European Manufacturers. [Plus d’infos ici]

The “Economy” section


Norway: the perpetrator of the archery attack placed in medical detention

A Norwegian court has ordered the remand in custody for four weeks of the author of themurderous attack Wednesday, against the backdrop of growing questions about his mental state. Before this decision was rendered by the Kongsberg court, Ann Iren Svane Mathiassen, prosecutor, had indicated that such detention would be in a medical environment, given the state of health of Espen Andersen Bråthen. [Plus d’infos ici]

The “World” section



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