Macron, under pressure, mulling changes to pension plan

An aide says France’s president is ready to make changes to his unpopular pension reform plans, one day after hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets across the country. The country’s prime minister is meeting Wednesday with all national workers unions and separately with employers organizations in decisive negotiations that may lead the government to amend the project. A presidential aide said Emmanuel Macron won’t abandon the planned reforms but is willing to improve them. The government didn’t rule out potential changes to its plans to delay the age of retirement with full pension — which is the main cause of discontent — by two years, from 62 to 64.