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General Electric faces fines over French jobs pledge

General Electric faces fines over French jobs pledge

Business
France is threatening to take the unusual step of fining General Electric if it fails to create a set number of jobs in the country.It is claimed the US industrial giant will renege on a pledge to produce 1,000 new jobs by the end of the year.The Labour minister Muriel Penicaud said GE would face a €50,000 penalty for every job not created.The move could be a test of President Emmanuel Macron's bid to push through more business-friendly policies.GE had committed to create a net 1,000 new jobs by the end of this year when it bought the energy business of France's Alstom in 2014. The US company was in competition for Alstom with Siemens of Germany.But GE had created only 323 jobs by the end of April, the finance ministry said last week.GE chief executi...
Crowds jeer French far-right, far-left leaders after 'anti-Semitic' murder

Crowds jeer French far-right, far-left leaders after 'anti-Semitic' murder

World
France's far-right and far-left leaders have been booed during a Paris rally after a Jewish woman was killed in what is being treated as anti-Semitic crime.Marine Le Pen of the National Front (FN) and Jean-Luc Mélenchon of France Unbowed joined the silent march, defying wishes of Jewish groups. The groups accuse the two parties of having anti-Semites in their ranks - a claim denied by both organisations.Mireille Knoll, 85, was stabbed and then burnt in her Paris flat on Friday.As a child in 1942, she evaded the notorious Vel d'Hiv round up of some 13,000 Jews in Paris, who were then deported to Nazi death camps.Two men have been held and placed under formal investigation over her murder.A police source told French media that one of those detained had previously been convicted of molesting
French president pokes at Trump for leaving Paris accord

French president pokes at Trump for leaving Paris accord

Technology
French President Emmanuel Macron took a jibe at President Donald Trump on Sunday for his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. Macron did not name Trump while speaking at the first meeting of the International Solar Alliance in New Delhi. But while hailing the "solar mamas," a group of women trained as solar engineers, he said the women had continued their mission to promote solar energy even after "some countries decided just to leave the floor and leave the Paris agreement." Trump announced last June that the U.S. was withdrawing from the Paris accord, which aims to slow the rise in global temperature by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. At a separate weekend event in India, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also regretted Trump's decisio...
Thales to develop sonar system for new French sub

Thales to develop sonar system for new French sub

Business
Feb. 8 (UPI) -- France has awarded Thales a 42-month contract to complete design of a sonar system for the country's third-generation nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine.Two years ago, Thales was awarded a contract by France to develop the linear antenna towed based on optical technology.Thales said in a release the technology is building on advances in algorithms and the digital revolution in a large antenna system and related processing capabilities.Thales said the program consolidates its leadership in underwater systems and expands the company's involvement in major French naval defense programs, including the SNLE second-generation nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines, Rubis and Barracuda class nuclear-powered attack submarines, FREMM multi-mission frigates, the ATL2 m...
Jenna Dewan Tatum Eats Only Plant-Based Foods (which Includes French Fries!): What She Eats in a Day

Jenna Dewan Tatum Eats Only Plant-Based Foods (which Includes French Fries!): What She Eats in a Day

Health
This article originally appeared on People.com. Jenna Dewan Tatum sticks to eating foods that make her feel her best.“I consider eating healthy a way of life because I feel better, plain and simple,” she tells PEOPLE. “I’m not a fan of dieting, which is why I choose to eat healthy most of the time. I keep it in balance, so I don’t have to crash diet. When I want to splurge I allow myself and don’t beat myself up — I just make a plan to eat extra healthy the next day or work out.”When she decides to splurge, Dewan Tatum goes for “salty, savory food,” including her favorite: “French fries!”RELATED: Here’s Why It Feels Like You Always Have Room for Dessert“I also choose to eat plant-based foods because not only is it healthy and yummy, but I feel ethically right,” says the Worl