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Hundreds protest in France's Marseille against pension reforms
Hundreds of demonstrators march in Marseille on the 51st day of strikes against the pension reform promised by Emmanuel Macron.
Are France’s unions even trying to win the General Strike?
Due to a Western media blackout on the subject, many may be surprised to learn that France’s general strike has just begun its seventh consecutive week. It’s the longest labor movement in French history - and by half - but the Western Mainstream Media is ignoring France until this historic moment passes.
France tells US: Back a global digital tax or risk others going solo
The United States risks a proliferation of national taxes on tech giants if President Donald Trump rejects new international rules for taxing digital companies at next week’s World Economic Forum, the French government said on Friday.
France, Russia want to safeguard Iran nuclear deal: Macron
France and Russia have a shared desire to safeguard Iran’s nuclear deal, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.
No end in sight for strike as French gov’t offers pension compromise
A crippling French transport strike dragged into its 39th day on Sunday despite the government's offer to withdraw the most contested measure of the pension reform plans that sparked the protest.
French refinery strike continues for second day
Staff at seven of France’s eight oil refineries has continued to strike for the second day in protest against a pension reforms plan by the government.
French unions blockade refineries in bid to stop pension reform
French unions blockaded several oil refineries on Tuesday, aiming to cause shortages at petrol stations after a month-long public transport strike failed to force the government to withdraw its pension reform plans.
France warns US against digital tax retaliation
French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire warned the US on Monday that any retaliation to France's new digital services tax could "deeply and durably" damage relations.
French union CGT calls for more strikes over pension reforms
French union CGT called on Wednesday for more strikes in France this month after President Emmanuel Macron pledged to push through an overhaul of the pension system following weeks of nationwide strikes by trade unions.
Unlikely fellows: French unions funded by strike victims
Labor unions’ outsized power and plentiful funds are driving the strikes crippling France to protest the government’s planned revamping of the retirement system. Unions represent less than 10 percent of salaried workers but have a cozy, if paradoxical, relationship with officialdom that empowers them to block change.
Iran raps French 'interference' in espionage case
Tehran rebuked France's interference in the case of an Iranian national who is being held for spying, after Paris summoned Iran's ambassador in protest.
Families face Christmas travel misery in France due to strike
Tens of thousands of people hoping to spend Christmas with their families in France faced travel misery as crippling transport strikes enter their 20th day.
France’s Macron to give up own pension payout in appeasing gesture
French President Emmanuel Macron, whose plans to reform the pension system have run into fierce public opposition, will forego a special presidential pension payout when he eventually steps down, his office said Sunday.
French travelers face train disruption amid pension walkouts
Strikes disrupting services in France brought frustration for travelers thronging Paris stations at the start of the festive season, as rail workers protested over pension reform.
French strikers angry about pension reform cut power to homes, companies
France’s warring trade unions on Wednesday defended their decision to cut power to thousands of homes, companies and even the Bank of France to force a weakened government to drop a wide-ranging pension reform.

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