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French pension strikes expand, police gird for new protests

PARIS (AP) — French airport workers, teachers and others joined nationwide strikes Tuesday as unions cranked up pressure on the government to scrap changes to the national retirement..
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France's unions take pensions battle back onto the streets

French unions called on Tuesday for public workers to stage one of the biggest protests in decades, hoping to exceed the 800,000 people they brought into the streets last week in an uprising against..
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Ukraine, Russia agree to new ceasefire [Video]Ukraine, Russia agree to new ceasefire

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine met in Paris to try and reach peace over east Ukraine, where 13,000 people have died in fighting since 2014. Caroline Malone reports

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Ways of travel: Putin arrives in limo, Zelenskiy uses crossover [Video]Ways of travel: Putin arrives in limo, Zelenskiy uses crossover

Video shows Putin arriving to Normandy talks in limo, Merkel getting out of Mercedes and and Zelenskiy using crossover identical to one used by Macron

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The World in Pictures [Video]The World in Pictures

Some of the best images of the day taken by Reuters photographers across the globe and selected by our editors.

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French activists demand stronger action on climate [Video]French activists demand stronger action on climate

French climate activists protested in Paris on Sunday, holding upside-down portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron near the Eiffel Tower, and denouncing a lack of action on climate change.

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France shuts down: Macron and French politics [Video]France shuts down: Macron and French politics

David A. Andelman, executive director of The RedLines Project, is a contributor to CNN, where his columns won the Deadline Club Award for Best Opinion Writing. Author of "A Shattered Peace:..

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French climate activists hold stolen Macron portraits at protest [Video]French climate activists hold stolen Macron portraits at protest

Activists are angry that France has lagged on its international commitments to increase renewable energies.View on euronews

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France Shuts Down: Macron And French Politics [Video]France Shuts Down: Macron And French Politics

David A. Andelman, executive director of The RedLines Project, is a contributor to CNN, where his columns won the Deadline Club Award for Best Opinion Writing. Author of "A Shattered Peace: Versailles..

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Protesters clash with French police in Nantes [Video]Protesters clash with French police in Nantes

Protesters clashed with police in the western French city of Nantes on Saturday. Footage showed demonstrators ripping off the boarding around a bank and then driving back police on Rue de la..

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Tear gas fills air above protest in western French city of Nantes [Video]Tear gas fills air above protest in western French city of Nantes

French police have fired tear gas at protesters in the western city of Nantes on Saturday. Footage showed clouds of tear gas in the air close to the prefecture where thousands of people were..

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French police fire tear gas as thousands protest again in western city of Nantes [Video]French police fire tear gas as thousands protest again in western city of Nantes

French police fired tear gas at protesters in the western city of Nantes on Saturday. Footage showed clouds of tear gas in the air above some of the thousands of people protesting against French..

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Can striking cops and transport freeze France? [Video]Can striking cops and transport freeze France?

Subway workers, bus drivers, teachers, police, and more: The protests over changes to France's pension system are grinding parts of the country to a halt. The outcome may depend on how long it can hold..

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Mass Strikes Over Macron's Pension System Overhaul Disrupt France [Video]Mass Strikes Over Macron's Pension System Overhaul Disrupt France

Nationwide protests over President Emmanuel Macron's proposed changes to the pension system brought some services in France to a halt Thursday.

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Violent scuffles erupt between police and 'black blocs' in Paris pension reform protest [Video]Violent scuffles erupt between police and 'black blocs' in Paris pension reform protest

French police on Thursday deployed tear gas and used pepper spray on protesters and 'black blocs' as a pensions reform protest in Paris turned rowdy.

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Policeman throws woman to the ground as protests against retirement reform paralyse France [Video]Policeman throws woman to the ground as protests against retirement reform paralyse France

Thousands took to the streets in the city of Nantes on Thursday (December 5) to protest Emmanuel Macron's pension reform plans. The footage shows a policeman throwing a female protester to the..

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Thousands protest in Paris against retirement reform [Video]Thousands protest in Paris against retirement reform

Thousands took to the streets of the French capital on Thursday (December 5) to protest Emmanuel Macron's pension reform plans. 6,000 police officers were deployed around the city to keep order.

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Massive transport strike takes toll on Parisians' morning commutes [Video]Massive transport strike takes toll on Parisians' morning commutes

France's public transport networks ground to a near halt on Thursday as unions dug in for a nationwide strike aimed at forcing President Emmanuel Macron to abandon plans to overhaul the country's..

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French police fire tear gas in western city of Nantes [Video]French police fire tear gas in western city of Nantes

French riot police fired tear gas at protesters in Nantes, as strikes against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to reform pensions took hold across France.

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Massive French strike prompts Eiffel Tower closure [Video]Massive French strike prompts Eiffel Tower closure

The Eiffel Tower was closed on Thursday as employees took part in massive nationwide strikes against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to reform pensions.

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Parisian Commuters See Near Transportation Halt as Nationwide Strike Continues [Video]Parisian Commuters See Near Transportation Halt as Nationwide Strike Continues

A series of nationwide strikes have Parisian commuters see France’s public transportation slow to a near halt. Veuer’s Chandra Lanier has the story.

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Massive transport strike takes toll on Parisians' morning commutes [Video]Massive transport strike takes toll on Parisians' morning commutes

France's public transport networks ground to a near halt on Thursday as unions dug in for a nationwide strike aimed at forcing President Emmanuel Macron to abandon plans to overhaul the..

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'Brain dead' NATO pulls off summit despite insults [Video]'Brain dead' NATO pulls off summit despite insults

Insults flew at a NATO summit in London, where U.S. President Donald Trump was at the heart of several spats. But the alliance deemed it a success. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Trump jokes with attendee about calling Trudeau 'two-faced' [Video]Trump jokes with attendee about calling Trudeau 'two-faced'

U.S. President Donald Trump in what appeared to be another unguarded moment at the NATO summit in London on Wednesday joked with an attendee saying, “That was funny” when he called Canadian Prime..

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'Two-faced': Trump lashes Trudeau for overheard comments [Video]'Two-faced': Trump lashes Trudeau for overheard comments

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are filmed at a Buckingham Palace event apparently talking in an unguarded fashion..

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World leaders caught gossiping about Trump [Video]World leaders caught gossiping about Trump

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are filmed at a Buckingham Palace event apparently talking in an unguarded fashion..

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The Fury in France

Could the latest round of strikes spell the beginning of the end for Emmanuel Macron?
NYTimes.com - Published

France says differences remain on Ukraine on local elections calendar

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that there remained clear differences between Ukraine and Russia on the calendar for elections in eastern Ukraine, but said they hoped to reach a..
Reuters - Published

France's Macron says progress made on Ukraine at summit

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that progress had been made to restore peace to eastern Ukraine at a summit in Paris where Russian President Vladimir Putin met his Ukrainian counterpart..
Reuters - Published

With France in Uproar Over Pensions, Macron May Need One Early

A standoff over the president’s plan to simplify a generous retirement system raises doubts about his ability to change France.
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No let-up in Macron's duel with unions on fifth day of strikes

Trade unions called for more street protests after nationwide strikes aimed at forcing President Emmanuel Macron to abandon his pension reforms caused chaos on France's transport networks for a fifth..
Reuters - Published

French unions dig in against Macron on fifth day of strikes

Drivers on two Paris metro lines voted on Monday to extend a walkout until the end of the week as France grappled with a fifth day of strikes, a sign transport workers will keep up a fight against..
Reuters - Published

SNL resorts to cheap joke about Putin and Trump’s sexuality and we’re so very, very tired of it all

Saturday Night Live (SNL) sent up Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron’s Mean Girls moment at the NATO conference, but fell flat by resorting too cheap, homophobic jokes about Donald Trump and..
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Russia not an enemy? Macron's Moscow strategy faces first test

(MENAFN - Jordan Times) PARIS ? French President Emmanuel Macron this week faces the first major test of his policy of directly engaging with Russia that has disturbed some Europea...
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Macron's Moscow strategy faces first test as Ukraine leader meets Putin in Paris


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Macron and Merkel risk doing Putin’s work

At a meeting on Monday, they look set to push Ukraine’s Zelensky to bow to Moscow’s demands. He should resist
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Macron ally treated as suspect in financial impropriety case: source

A French investigative judge on Friday placed Francois Bayrou, a political ally of President Emmanuel Macron, under formal investigation for suspected complicity in the misuse of European Parliament..
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French unions turn the screws on Macron in pension reform battle

France's trade unions called for mass protests and strikes over pension reform that have brought much of the country to a halt to carry on next week, piling more pressure on President Emmanuel Macron.
Reuters - Published

How to fix Nato

Emmanuel Macron’s doubts about the alliance deserve a serious response
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Factbox: Where is France's public sector strike being felt the hardest?

Trade unions called for mass protests and strikes in France over pension reform that have brought travel chaos and closed schools to continue into next week, as they sought to pile more pressure on..
Reuters - Published

France's Environment Ministry says fuel stocks are good

France's fuel stocks are good and supplies continue as normal, the Environment Ministry said on Friday, as the country experienced a second day of strikes against President Emmanuel Macron's pension..
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France braces for more mass protests as Macron rules out re-election bid if reforms fail


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Transport chaos as strike against Macron reforms enters day two

France faced a second day of travel chaos, shuttered schools and understaffed hospitals on Friday as unions said they would be no let-up in a strike against Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms until the..
Reuters - Published

Macron pension reform: France braces for second day of strikes

Transport and services will once again be affected after 800,000 marched in protests on Thursday.
BBC News - Published

France national strike: Tensions rise as millions take to street in protest at Macron's reforms

Millions of people expected to take part in 250 demonstrations
Independent - Published

Macron pension reform: Why are French workers on strike?

Hospital staff, police and transport employees join France's biggest strike in decades - but what for?
BBC News - Published

French police fire tear gas at strikers challenging Macron reform

Police fired tear gas at protesters in the center of Paris on Thursday and public transport ground to a near halt in one of the biggest strikes in France for decades, aimed at forcing President..
Reuters - Published

French workers take to streets in pensions protest

Emmanuel Macron confronts biggest public sector strike since 1995
FT.com - Published

French police fire tear gas at protesters in Paris demonstration

French police fired tear gas and charged hooded protesters on Thursday at a demonstration in Paris against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform plan.
Reuters - Published

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