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 ...

Fury over Charlie Hebdo cartoons on French army deaths

World Dec 2, 2019

Fury over Charlie Hebdo cartoons on French army deaths

French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Sunday defended itself following outrage over cartoons about a deadly military helicopter crash in Mali, the day before a memorial service for the 13 dead soldiers. The magazine, which was itself the target of a devastating attack by Islamic ...

Germans end up with France, Portugal in Euro group stage

Soccer Dec 1, 2019

Germans end up with France, Portugal in Euro group stage

After seeing Germany drawn at Euro 2020 with France and Portugal, Oliver Bierhoff was frustrated and fearful about his country's prospects. "Another nightmare," the Germany team general manager said on Saturday. "It is the worst possibility we could catch." The memories are still raw of Germany's ...

13 French soldiers killed in helicopter collision in Mali

World Nov 26, 2019

13 French soldiers killed in helicopter collision in Mali

Two helicopters collided in midair and killed 13 French soldiers fighting Islamic extremists in Mali, France said Tuesday, in its biggest loss since its mission in West Africa's Sahel region began in 2013. The deaths draw new attention to a worrying front in the global ...