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French President Macron vows to raise retirement age to 65, up from 62
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French President Macron vows to raise retirement age to 65, up from 62

Issued on: 27/10/2022 – 06:47 French President Emmanuel Macron vowed Wednesday to implement a pension reform that would eventually push up the retirement age by three years to 65, making younger generations work longer.   In an interview on France 2 television, Macron said the changes would start being applied next year. “There’s only one way to...

French, German leaders to meet in Paris to discuss diverging policy stances
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French, German leaders to meet in Paris to discuss diverging policy stances

Issued on: 26/10/2022 – 10:26 French President Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to meet with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Paris on Wednesday, amid divergences between the two neighbors and key European Union allies over EU strategy, defense and economic policies.  Macron and Scholz will have a working lunch at the Elysee presidential palace, during which...

French retirement homes group Orpea to resume trading and present new strategy
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French retirement homes group Orpea to resume trading and present new strategy

Issued on: 26/10/2022 – 08:37Modified: 26/10/2022 – 08:40 Care homes company Orpea, hit by accusations of malpractice at its French retirement homes, said it would resume trading on financial markets on Wednesday and unveil a new strategy next month. The news comes after France‘s market regulator AMF suspended trading this week in the company’s shares...

French project aims to supply Europe with lithium
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French project aims to supply Europe with lithium

A Lithium-ion battery photographed at a Volkswagen facility in Germany. The EU is looking to increase the number of electric vehicles on its roads in the coming years. Ronny Hartmann | AFP | Getty Images Paris-headquartered minerals giant Imerys plans to develop a lithium extraction project that it’s hoped will help meet demand and secure...

Credit Suisse to pay $234 million to settle French tax fraud case
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Credit Suisse to pay $234 million to settle French tax fraud case

French prosecutors said Monday that Credit Suisse has agreed to pay 238 million euros (USD 234 million) to settle tax fraud allegations, the latest blow for the embattled Swiss bank. The bank will pay 123 million euros in fines and 115 million in damages and interest to France, whose investigators will close...

Pope, French President Macron meet at Vatican; Ukraine concerns loom large
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Pope, French President Macron meet at Vatican; Ukraine concerns loom large

Pope Francis on Monday met at the Vatican with French President Emmanuel Macron, with the war in Ukraine looming large in both leaders’ concerns. The nearly hour-long private audience was Francis’ third with Macron since becoming pontiff. Neither side immediately released details of their talks. On the eve of...

Credit Suisse settles French tax fraud probe for €238 million
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Credit Suisse settles French tax fraud probe for €238 million

Issued on: 24/10/2022 – 11:08 Credit Suisse settled a tax fraud and money laundering case in France on Monday with a 238 million euro ($234 million) payment to the state, putting another legal headache behind it as it readies to unveil a strategic overhaul. The agreement, announced in a French court and confirmed by the bank...

How to Do a French Side Braid: See the Step by Step Photos
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How to Do a French Side Braid: See the Step by Step Photos

Sideswept braids are something of a cross between the waterfall braid you’ve seen on “House of Dragons” or “Game of Thrones” and the french braid Katniss Everdeen wore in “The Hunger Games” (plus, on every red carpet Taylor Swift has ever walked). The reason is simple. Not only is the french side braid a chic...