This week in France – Payback

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Pay back

France has been ordered to pay back €10 billion to large companies after overtaxing them on dividend payouts, a cost that threatens to destroy French deficit targets.

Free Willy

WHAT is believed to have been a disorientated 15 metre whale became stuck in the old port of Marseilles, blocking the entrance and it had to be encouraged to leave with the help of police divers.

Artist’s estate

Picasso’s mansion on the French Riviera where he saw out the end of his life and his second wife committed suicide is expected to be sold for more than €20 million in auction.

Strike back

More than 200,000 French public sector workers angered by President Macron’s plans to freeze their pay and slash jobs have gone on strike in protest against his cost-cutting, pro-business agenda.

Animal lover

A GIANT sculpture appearing to show a man having sex with an animal has caused a stir in Paris, where it has been accepted by the Pompidou Centre after being rejected as too rude by the Louvre.

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