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Paris defies Brussels with 2015 budget

France is gearing up for a showdown with Brussels as it presents its budget for 2015, which misses EU targets and could be rejected by the European Commission. Dublin announces the end of the so-called ‘Double Irish’ tax loophole that has benefited large corporations like Google and Microsoft. Plus, Silicon Valley giants Facebook and Apple offer new perks for family planning – helping female employees to freeze their eggs.