Cathedral resurrection: A look at famous houses of worship reborn after destruction

The conflagration Monday that has consumed huge sections of the 12th-century Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has left people around the world aghast. But is it the end of one of the world’s architectural and religious treasures? If history has taught us anything, the answer is no. In fact, the Church of England has already predicted that Notre Dame – no […]

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French Factory Output Unexpectedly Grows For Second Month

France’s manufacturing output grew for a second straight month in January at the fastest pace in three months, defying expectations for a decline, preliminary data from the statistical office INSEE showed on Friday. Manufacturing output grew 1 percent month-on-month in January, while economists were looking for a 0.2 percent fall. December’s 1.1 percent gain was revised down to 0.4 percent. […]

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The Spanish and French Worry Even More About Retirement Than Americans

If you’re worried about saving enough for retirement, you’ve got company all over the world. A new survey shows that even workers in countries with strong social safety nets fret over their financial futures. ING surveyed almost 15,000 people in Europe, the U.S., and Australia, and found the majority worry whether they’ll have enough money in retirement. Those with the gloomiest […]

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France details yellow vest protests' impact on economy

The French government says it has provided 38 million euros ($43 million) in financial aid for workers who have been put on reduced work hours as businesses struggle with anti-government protests. Continue Reading Below The ministry says some 72,600 people in 5,000 companies have been put on reduced work hours, for reduced pay, since the yellow vest protest movement started […]

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Eurozone Inflation Slows Further, Manufacturing Nears Stagnation

Eurozone consumer price inflation slowed for a third month in January to its lowest level in nine months on weaker energy price growth, while core inflation accelerated as services costs grew at a faster rate. Elsewhere, the latest survey data from IHS Markit showed that the Eurozone manufacturing sector moved closer to stagnation in January amid a modest gain in […]

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Return of French farmer's case keeps Monsanto in legal spotlight

LYON, France (Reuters) – A decade-old lawsuit in which a French farmer with neurological problems accuses Monsanto of not providing adequate safety warnings for a weedkiller returns to court on Wednesday, adding to health claims faced by the Bayer-owned firm. Paul Francois, who says he fell ill after inhaling vapor from weedkiller Lasso in 2004, won rulings in 2012 and […]

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U.S. corporate enthusiasm for France cools, survey shows

PARIS (Reuters) – A dimming economic outlook and massive street protests against President Emmanuel Macron have made France less attractive for U.S. companies with investments in the country, a survey showed. Firms from the United States are the single biggest source of foreign corporate investment in France and their confidence surged after Macron’s 2017 election on a reform platform. But […]

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Eurozone Inflation Slows Further, Manufacturing Nears Stagnation

Eurozone consumer price inflation slowed for a third month in January to its lowest level in nine months on weaker energy price growth, while core inflation accelerated as services costs grew at a faster rate. Elsewhere, the latest survey data from IHS Markit showed that the Eurozone manufacturing sector moved closer to stagnation in January amid a modest gain in […]

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2 Firefighters Killed in Paris Bakery Blast; Dozens Injured

Paris (AP) — French authorities said two firefighters were killed and 47 people injured in a powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday that blasted out windows and overturned cars. Firefighters pulled injured victims from windows and evacuated residents as smoke billowed over Rue de Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central […]

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Eurozone Manufacturing Growth Weakest Since Early 2016

Eurozone manufacturing expanded at the weakest pace since early 2016 in December as new orders fell for a third month and business confidence eroded to a six-year low, results of the survey by IHS Markit confirmed on Wednesday. The final Eurozone Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, or PMI, was 51.4, unchanged from the flash, but lower than November’s 51.8. A PMI […]

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