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As France Moves to Delay Retirement, Older Workers Are in a Quandary

During her 38-year career as a sales and marketing manager, Christine Jagueneau rarely thought about retirement. But when her job at a French industrial company was eliminated just before her […]




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France Desperately Needs Workers, but the Fixes Could Anger Left and Right

The sign on the window of Red Rhino, a popular barbecue restaurant in central Paris, has been up for a month: “Closed until further notice due to lack of personnel.” […]




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Advice for Europeans: Bundle Up and Get Ready for Outages

Life in some European cities may soon look like this: Staggered electricity outages to save energy. Temporary cuts in mobile phone and internet service. Schools closed for a lack of […]




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Biden’s Meeting With Macron Comes Amid Rising Trans-Atlantic Tensions

Officials “think there is space here for Europe and others, frankly, to take similar steps,” a senior administration official told reporters this week in a background briefing previewing Mr. Macron’s […]




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Half of France’s Nuclear Plants Are Off-Line

An army of engineers has fanned out through nuclear power plants across France in recent months, inspecting reactors for signs of wear and tear. Hundreds of expert welders have been […]




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France Seeks to Weather an Energy Crisis as Russia Cuts Gas Supplies

Life in France will soon feel a little chillier: Thermostats turned down to 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit). Cooler showers in homes and hotels. No hot water in the […]




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Europe’s Energy Crisis Forces Factories to Go Dark

The furnace, heated to 1,500 degrees Celsius, was glowing red. Workers at the Arc International glass factory loaded it with sand that slowly pooled into a molten mass. Nearby on […]







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As Russia Chokes Europe’s Gas, France Enters Era of Energy ‘Sobriety’

A factory making iconic French bistro glasses is idling its furnaces to offset soaring energy costs. Cities around France are turning off streetlamps and other outdoor lighting to curb electricity […]