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French workers ready for long strike to fight pension change

PARIS (AP) — Large swathes of France’s workforce, spanning generations, will go on strike Thursday to protest the government’s planned overhaul of the pension system. Gathering in Paris, they want to vent their anger at the reform proposals that President Emmanuel Macron thinks are necessary to make the pension system …

A dangerous dive into a medieval mystery – BBC Reel

The Fosse Dionne is a mysterious spring at the heart of Tonnerre in France, with an unusually high flow of water. Since medieval times, myths and legends have evolved around the source of this spring, and divers who have tried to uncover its origins have lost their lives. Now a …

French doctor still treating patients at 98 – Reuters

CHEVILLY-LARUE, France (Reuters) – When French doctor Christian Chenay saw his first patients in 1951, penicillin was state of the art. French doctor Christian Chenay, 98 years-old, poses in his consulting room in Chevilly-Larue near Paris, France, November 20, 2019. Picture taken November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau Now 98 years …