French government may go for Plan B in pension reform


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The French government is reportedly considering an alternative to its proposed pension reform in a bid to avert protests and strikes. President Emmanuel Macron has already watered down a planned overhaul of the country's generous state pension scheme, but has continued to face stiff opposition from unions. Plus, hundreds of tubes of Pringles crisps have been confiscated in Italy for violating the EU's denomination of controlled origin rules. Authorities likened the brand's "Prosecco & Pink Peppercorn" flavour to identity theft.

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