French strikes December 2019 – here’s what the pension reform protests are all about – Live News 24

FRENCH President, Emmanuel Macron is on thin ice after a controversial pension reform  Workers from all professions – including air traffic controllers – will strike in protest But when do they start, who is striking and how will it affect the UK? Here’s everything you need to know When are the French strikes happening?  The […]

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France ready for strike against pension reform

France braces for biggest strikes of Macron’s presidency. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said that 245 demonstrations were expected nationwide, warning that a radical fringe of protesters could cause trouble. France was set to be paralysed on Thursday by a nationwide strike by transport workers, teachers and other professionals in a showdown between unions and President […]

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France: Emergency Doctors Go Ahead With Strike Over Pay and Working Conditions

“Public hospitals do not have the means to function normally. We lack beds. We lack staff. Wages have not been sufficiently readjusted. Staffers are exhausted and leave. And so we are here because we cannot treat people adequately.” “If we manage to have 500,000 signatures we can challenge the government, as this action is taking […]

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France: Yellow Vests Take to the Streets of Paris for 54th Weekend

“It is a homage to Hong Kong’s ‘frontliners’, those who are leading a revolution in universities. Some were shot dead, so it’s a small homage to them.” “That is what motivates me, is that all the people, at this time, all over the world, want to get rid of corrupt politicians, lobbies that impact social […]

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Why World War I Was Britain’s Fault | Avoiding the British Empire 5

So if you ask people in the US and Britain who started World War I, the answer will be obvious. Germany started it. They’re the bad guys. Because Hitler! Well the weird thing about Hitler is that he wasn’t in charge of Germany until the 1930s, and World War One started back in 1914. Failed […]

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Macron bracing for Christmas chaos with strikes as French President suffers dip in polls – News 247

 French President Emmanuel Macron’s dissatisfaction rating increased in November, adding to troubles afflicting his administration since the start of the anti-government yellow vest crisis, a poll published on Wednesday showed  Only 33 percent of those surveyed said they held a “favourable” opinion of Mr Macron’s actions as president, compared with 63 percent who said they […]

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Macron crisis: France set for Christmas chaos as strike action threatens commuter hell – News 247

 Upcoming strike action over President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed overhaul of the retirement system could plunge France into commuter chaos ahead of Christmas  The French centrist wants to merge the country’s 42 separate pension schemes into a single, points-based system that treats all workers equally “I am very afraid of a general strike that would not […]

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France: Protesters Rally in Support of Syrian Kurds Amid Turkish Offensive

“Well we are gathered today in France to denounce the invasion of the Turkish army in northern and north-eastern Syria since October 9.” “We are in Paris because it does not only concern the Kurds. Indeed, it is the Kurds who are being massacred, indeed it is the Kurds who are targeted, but this invasion […]

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