PARIS Police fired tear gas at protesters in the center of Paris on Thursday and public transport ground to a near halt in one of the biggest strikes in France for decades, aimed at forcing President Emmanuel Macron to ditch a planned reform of pensions. | Video
* Transport unions to take strike into second day
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PARIS Frances's 5G spectrum will be sold at a floor price of 2.17 billion euros ($2.4 billion), a minister said on Sunday, significantly more than the amount previously recommended by the country's telecoms regulator Arcep.
PARIS French sugar group Tereos posted a narrower loss in the first half, thanks to an improved second quarter as global prices recovered from a historic low and pointed to a better price outlook for the rest of the year.
* OIE chief sees virus spreading further in Asia within
PARIS African swine fever will spread further across Asia where it has devastated herds, and no country is immune from being hit by the deadly animal virus, the head of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday.
PARIS Hot weather in France next week is expected to prolong drought conditions that have impacted several sectors including nuclear power generation and farming, and led to restrictions on water use in 61 administrative regions.
PARIS Tereos, one of the world's largest sugar makers, is facing a key internal vote on Wednesday that could change the group's strategy, with senior management challenged by cooperative members concerned by a plunge in profit.
PARIS Archer Daniels Midland Company plans to cut 127 staff at its recently acquired Neovia animal feed business in France to eradicate job duplication, the head of the group's animal nutrition department said on Tuesday.
* More job cuts planned at Neovia globally
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