Young and old march in unity and fear at French pension change

Business / Economy Dec 6, 2019

Young and old march in unity and fear at French pension change

Anger, solidarity, tear gas and frozen noses. That pretty well sums up the atmosphere inside Thursday's mass Paris protest by demonstrators from across the generations against the government's retirement reform plans. The march through eastern Paris was a mishmash of social discontent, as disparate segments of ...

French trains grind to halt as mass strike begins over pensions

Business Dec 5, 2019

French trains grind to halt as mass strike begins over pensions

French trains rolled to a halt Wednesday evening, kicking off massive nationwide strikes and protests against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the retirement system, seen as an untouchable symbol of the French way of life. Tourists canceled travel plans and Paris deployed thousands of ...

Trump launches NATO meet with attack on 'nasty' Macron

World / Politics Dec 3, 2019

Trump launches NATO meet with attack on 'nasty' Macron

U.S. President Donald Trump launched a two-day NATO meeting Tuesday with a blistering attack on France's criticism of the alliance and on "delinquent" members that don't pay their way. At a news conference held to celebrate NATO's success in cajoling European allies to boost their ...

Islamic State takes credit for deadly French copter collision in Mali

World Nov 29, 2019

Islamic State takes credit for deadly French copter collision in Mali

Islamic State group-linked fighters claimed responsibility Thursday for a helicopter collision that killed 13 French soldiers earlier this week, while France said it will reassess its military operation in West and Central Africa after its deadliest toll in nearly four decades. The Islamic State in ...

France and Germany offer NATO plans after Macron's 'brain death' bombshell

World Nov 21, 2019

France and Germany offer NATO plans after Macron's 'brain death' bombshell

France and Germany outlined separate proposals for reforming NATO on Wednesday after President Emmanuel Macron slammed the alliance as experiencing "brain death," causing uproar just weeks before a crucial summit. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian used the one-day meeting with his 28 NATO counterparts ...