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    US strikes in Iraq stir regional hornet’s nest

    James M Dorsey | Updated at 12:00am on January 04, 2020

    THE United States stirred a hornet’s nest that stretches far beyond Iraq when last weekend it attacked an Iranian-backed militia. The fallout of the US...

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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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    Paris Opera musicians chime in with strike concert

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:29pm on January 01, 2020

    Paris Opera musicians on Tuesday gave a symphonic show of support for the grinding transport strike over the French government’s pension overhaul. The orchestra musicians...

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    Iraq protesters lock down oil field, call strike

    Agence France-Presse . Nasiriyah | Updated at 09:52pm on December 29, 2019

    Iraqi anti-government protesters blockaded an oil field and rallied in southern cities Sunday while political factions remained paralysed in their attempts to form a new...

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    Yemen missile strike kills five

    Agence France-Presse . Aden | Updated at 09:38pm on December 29, 2019

    A missile struck a passing out ceremony in southern Yemen on Sunday, killing at least five southern separatists, security officials said. The ceremony in the...

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    German union calls New Year strike at Germanwings

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main | Updated at 11:45pm on December 28, 2019

    A German cabin crew union on Friday called a three-day strike at Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings, plunging passengers into turmoil over the busy end-of-year holiday as...

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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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    German union vow new Lufthansa strike ‘in coming days’

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main | Updated at 09:25pm on December 27, 2019

    A German cabin crew union said on Thursday it would call a fresh strike at Lufthansa ‘in the coming days’, raising the spectre of travel...

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    French strike bites on pensions

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 02:00am on December 09, 2019

    French president Emmanuel Macron will on Sunday meet ministers involved in his radical pension reform which has prompted a nationwide strike and brought key transport...

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    Israel strikes Gaza

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 11:26pm on December 08, 2019

    Israeli aircraft carried out attacks in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip early Sunday, Palestinian security officials said, hours after militants in the enclave launched three rockets...