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    Louvre shut by pension strikes

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:14am on January 18, 2020

    The Louvre museum in Paris shut down Friday after striking workers blocked the entrance, management said, in the latest protest against plans to overhaul France’s...

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    Leaders of the world, unite!

    Deena Stryker | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2020

    EVER since Marx and Engels got together almost two hundred years ago to try to protect the people who were building the modern world, largely...

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    France at a crossroads

    Richard Greeman | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2020

    THE nationwide general strike in France, now entering its record seventh week, seems to be approaching its crisis point. Despite savage police repression, about a...

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    Unions vow no surrender

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:33pm on January 01, 2020

    The leader of France’s hardline CGT union on Wednesday urged all workers to join pension strikes that have crippled public transport over the past month,...

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    Iran blasts France for interference

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 09:50pm on December 29, 2019

    Tehran accused Paris on Sunday of ‘interference’ in the case of an Iranian-French academic held in the Islamic republic, saying she is considered an Iranian...

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    West African opinion divided over CFA franc reform

    Agence France-Presse . Dakar | Updated at 11:50pm on December 28, 2019

    Plans to overhaul the CFA franc, a France-backed currency used by former colonies in West Africa, have drawn reactions ranging from scepticism to cautious optimism....

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    Union boss defiant in France strike

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:05pm on December 27, 2019

    The boss of a hardline French trade union on Friday vowed to press on with a strike that has crippled transport in Paris for the...

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    France, Sahel allies at turning point in war on jihadists: Macron

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 10:28pm on December 23, 2019

    France and five allied Sahel countries have reached a ‘turning point’ in their fight against Islamist militants, president Emmanuel Macron said Sunday, wrapping up a...

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    West African nations rename common currency, sever its links to France

    Agence France-Presse . Abidjan, Ivory Coast | Updated at 10:59pm on December 22, 2019

    Eight West African countries Saturday agreed to change the name of their common currency to Eco and severed the CFA franc’s links to former colonial...

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    Transport strikes disrupt Christmas travel in France

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:02pm on December 22, 2019

    Holiday travellers across France scrambled for alternatives Sunday as an 18-day-old transport strike over pension reform saw train services slashed yet again...

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