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UK retirees rushing to settle in Europe, say financial advisers

“British retirees are rushing to settle in European countries such as Spain, Portugal and France before the Brexit deadline, according to financial advisers, believing that such a move will become significantly more difficult in the future” writes Anushka Asthana for theguardian.com. Blevins Franks, which specialises in financial advice for those retiring into Spain, Portugal or France, has seen a 20% to 25% increase in business, he said. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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French prosecutors open counter-terror investigation into Paris attack

“French counter-terrorism prosecutors have opened an investigation into an attack that wounded six soldiers in a Paris suburb” writes Samuel Osborne for independent.co.uk. The Paris prosecutor’s office said the investigation was opened after the attack in Levallois-Perret. It is the latest of several attacks targeting security forces guarding France over the past year.The move means authorities believe the attack was deliberate and planned with a terrorist motive. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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French farmer protests ‘over the top’ 4 month jail sentence after helping hundreds of illegal African immigrants

“He also risks a second trial in a separate case where he is being pursued by state prosecutors who suspect him of helping migrants enter France illegally from Italy” writes Matthias Galante for businessinsider.com. NICE, France (Reuters) – A French farmer who helped hundreds of illegal African migrants was handed a four-month suspended jail sentence on Tuesday, but he said he would challenge the “over the top” ruling because he was doing a job that the state should be doing.Bulldozers razed an illegal campsite known as “The Jungle” in Calais…

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Apple among tech giants in France and Germany’s crosshairs

“What do you think of the potential crackdown on Apple and other tech companies and their tax strategy?” writes Luke Dormehl for cultofmac.com. France and Germany are looking to crack down on loopholes that allow U.S. tech companies, including Apple, to minimize their tax contributions at the expense of local rivals.According to a new report, France will kick things off by proposing “simpler rules” for taxing tech giants.The EU has claimed that Apple takes advantage of illegal state aid that allowed the company to route its profits through Ireland.This isn’t…

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A craft beer maker has plans for ‘world domination’

“Craft beer industry growth has also been slowing, according to Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson” writes Joe Ciolli for businessinsider.com. While BrewDog is enjoying a robust growth story, the larger craft beer industry has felt some pressure of late.The Scottish craft brewer is planning for “world domination” as it looks to expand into France, Australia and Asia, according to analysts at Bernstein.That involves tripling or even quadrupling sales in France, and identifying China as its top target for untapped growth. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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France’s Macron nationalizes shipyard, provokes row with Italy

“But Macron, who was elected in May, decided to review the deal and announced last week he was ready to scrap the agreement and temporarily nationalize the shipyard” writes Andrea Pattaro for cnbc.com. The agreement in principle, reached earlier this year, said that Fincantieri, which is owned by the Italian government, would acquire 66.66 percent of the share capital of STX France, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Anger as France and Germany accused of hijacking Passchendaele commemoration to promote EU

“The implication that Britain’s departure from the EU might render Europe more liable to some sort of European war is also absurd” writes Rt Howard for telegraph.co.uk. Sir Gerald Howarth, a former Defence minister, told The Telegraph: “To use Passchendaele and the sombre commemoration of this wanton loss of life as some sort of excuse to justify the European Union is pretty contemptible.”.  Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Passenger holding a baby gets punched trying to board a plane

“Both men got taken away from the area, but the man holding the baby made it on board, to a reported round of applause” writes Colin Daileda for mashable.com. The latest example of passengers under attack by the air carrier they’ve paid to provide a service takes us to Nice, France, where an employee appears to have punched a man holding a baby while he was trying to board an EasyJet flight to London on Saturday. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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