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January 24, 2020
Despite renewed strikes, France pushes on with pension plan
Women workers danced in protest and striking Eiffel Tower employees shuttered France's most famed monument Friday — but the ...
January 11, 2020
French PM open to scrapping raising retirement age to 64
The French prime minister informed the unions behind a crippling railway strike over pension reform Saturday that he is open ...
January 10, 2020
No sight of French deal on pensions as unions hold out
The French government and labor unions appeared far from reaching any compromise deal Friday in talks over a planned pension ...
January 07, 2020
No end in sight for hobbling French rail strikes after talks
The French government and unions appeared still far apart after talks resumed Tuesday over fiercely contested pension reform ...
December 28, 2019
Thousands march in Paris to protest pension reform plan
Thousands of protesters opposed to the French government's plan to revamp the retirement system marched through Paris on ...
December 19, 2019
French strikes continue amid signs of some progress
Protesters marching through Paris kept up the pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron to scrap a divisive plan to raise ...
December 18, 2019
Macron, under strike pressure, mulls changes to pension plan
The French government launched negotiations with labor unions Wednesday on potential changes to a landmark pension reform ...
December 17, 2019
France on strike: Power cuts, schools shut, no Eiffel Tower
French union activists cut electricity to nearly 100,000 homes or offices. Eiffel Tower staff walked off the job. Even Paris ...
December 16, 2019
French pension reform architect resigns as strikes drag on
French President Emmanuel Macron's government suffered a major blow Monday when the key architect of the pension overhaul ...
December 12, 2019
French union warns pension reform strike could hit Christmas
French President Emmanuel Macron suggested Thursday that he was ready to make changes to his plans to overhaul the pension ...
December 11, 2019
French government raises retirement age as strikes grind on
France's prime minister said Wednesday that the full retirement age will be increased for the country's youngest, but offered ...
December 11, 2019
France's pension overhaul: a look at the planned changes
French President Emmanuel Macron's government on Wednesday unveiled details of a planned pension system overhaul that will ...
December 09, 2019
Pension strikes cripple Paris, more travel woes ahead
Paris commuters inched to work Monday through massive traffic jams as strikes against retirement plan changes halted trains ...
December 08, 2019
France braces for even worse travel woes, govt seeks answers
France braced for even worse transportation woes when the new work week begins Monday due to nationwide strikes over the ...
December 07, 2019
French protest retirement changes, travel disruptions abound
Paris police skirmished Saturday with yellow vest activists who joined a wave of protests against the government's overhaul ...
December 06, 2019
Pension strike brings travel chaos for a 2nd day in France
Frustrated travelers ran into transportation mayhem across France for a second day on Friday, as unions dug in for what they ...
December 06, 2019
France’s Macron faces decisive test over economic policies
Massive strikes against a planned overhaul of the pension system are sending a powerful warning to French President Emmanuel ...
December 05, 2019
A look at France's heated debate over pensions
The planned overhaul of the French pensions system aims to streamline a complicated patchwork of provisions, but workers ...
December 02, 2019
Rescuers among 5 dead in storms on French Riviera
A helicopter crash killed three French rescuers on a mission to save people trapped by floods, and two others were also ...
November 28, 2019
British university to return looted bronze statue to Nigeria
A bronze statue that was looted from what is now Nigeria more than a century ago will be returned, Cambridge University in ...
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