Siemens Will Cut Another 2,700 Jobs; GE Announces Cuts in Switzerland

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:41:16 +0000

Siemens on June 18 said it would cut 2,700 jobs from its Gas and Power division, on top of 10,400 positions the German engineering firm last month said it would jettison as part of cost-cutting measures. The Siemens’ announcement comes one day after U.S.-based rival GE said it would cut 450 jobs at two of […]

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Notre Dame celebrates 1st Mass since devastating April fire

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 22:50:08 +0000

Notre Dame celebrates 1st Mass since devastating April fire

PARIS – The archbishop wore a hard-hat helmet, burnt wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since the devastating April 15th fire that ravaged its roof and toppled its masterpiece spire.

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Notre-Dame of Paris to celebrate first mass since fire

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 11:53:30 +0000

Notre-Dame of Paris to celebrate first mass since fire

The Notre-Dame cathedral will host its first mass this weekend since a fire ravaged the Paris landmark almost two months ago, the city’s diocese said Tuesday.

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Make-believe soldiers recreate D-Day ambiance

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2019 07:26:58 +0000

Make-believe soldiers recreate D-Day ambiance

Make-believe pilots in faded flight suits. Men in steel helmets, driving lovingly restored jeeps. Women dressed as French resistance fighters or wartime factory workers.

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World’s biggest Nutella factory blocked by French workers

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2019 12:52:11 +0000

World's biggest Nutella factory blocked by French workers

Tensions have been mounting at the site in Villers-Ecalles in Normandy, where activists from the Workers’ Force union have been barring trucks from entering or leaving the Nutella factory for a week.

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POWER Notebook: GE Plant in France, Targeted for Job Cuts, Will Not Close

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 19:56:07 +0000

The head of GE’s operations in France told a Paris newspaper that a French factory targeted for more than 1,000 job cuts will not close. GE last week said it wanted to make its operations in France more efficient and said changes would come at the Belfort plant in eastern France, which handles technology for […]

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D-Day ceremony spotlights Trump’s complicated military ties

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2019 02:56:04 +0000

D-Day ceremony spotlights Trump's complicated military ties

World leaders will gather in solemn assembly next week above the sandy beaches of Normandy to mark the 75th anniversary of the world-changing D-Day invasion of France.

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France approves of trials in Iraq for French IS fighters

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Mon, 27 May 2019 09:58:33 +0000

France approves of trials in Iraq for French IS fighters

France said Monday the Iraqi court that sentenced three French citizens to death for being members of IS group has jurisdiction to rule in the case.

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