United Kingdom

Geert De Clercq

France willing to delay pension reform timing as strikes continue

3:16pm GMT

PARIS The French government said it would see through planned pension reforms but tried to assuage union anger with promises of a gradual introduction of the new system that has sparked nationwide strikes.

More French protests see roads blocked, trains disrupted and scuffles in Paris

07 Dec 2019

PARIS Truckers blocked roads in about 10 regions around France on Saturday to protest against a planned reduction in tax breaks on diesel for road transport, while train and metro services remained heavily disrupted by a strike against pension reform.

Cobwebbed bikes and carpool apps: France braces for public sector strike

05 Dec 2019

PARIS, Dec 5 Commuters scrambled to fix up old bicycles, reserve carpool rides and arrange emergency childcare ahead of one of France's biggest public sector strikes in decades on Thursday.

Paris to expand district cooling network as global warming boosts aircon

25 Nov 2019

PARIS Paris plans to expand its urban cooling system, which uses a network of underground water pipes, and make it available to small companies and residential buildings as global warming increases the number of aircon units in the city, deputy mayor Jean-Louis Missika said on Monday.

Stronger together: Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot plan world's No.4 carmaker

01 Nov 2019

MILAN/PARIS Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot owner PSA plan to join forces in a 50-50 share merger to create the world's fourth-largest automaker, seeking scale to cope with costly new technologies and slowing global demand. | Video

Fiat Chrysler und PSA schmieden Auto-Champion

31 Oct 2019

- von Giulio Piovaccari und Geert De Clercq und Ilona Wissenbach

REFILE-UPDATE 4-Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot on course to create world's No.4 carmaker

31 Oct 2019

* Combination would create carmaker with 8.7 million vehicle sales

Fiat Chrysler und PSA wollen zum Auto-Champion werden

31 Oct 2019

Mailand In der kriselnden Autobranche soll ein neuer Champion entstehen: Fiat Chrysler und die Opel-Mutter PSA wollen zum viertgrößten Autokonzern der Welt verschmelzen.

UPDATE 2-EDF warns Flamanville weld repairs to cost 1.5 bln euros

09 Oct 2019

* Project now seen costing 12.4 bln euros (Adds EDF comment, fund manager, shares)

EDF warns Flamanville weld repairs to cost 1.5 billion euros

09 Oct 2019

PARIS French utility EDF warned on Wednesday that its Flamanville nuclear project in France will cost 1.5 billion euros ($1.65 billion) more than previously expected as it counts the costs of weld repairs demanded by French nuclear watchdog ASN.

World News