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French PM defies unions with pension overhaul, they pledge more strikes

11 Dec 2019

PARIS France's prime minister said on Wednesday its people should work two years longer to get a full pension, drawing a hostile response from trade unions who said they would step up strike action to force an about-turn. | Video

France's unions take pensions battle back onto the streets

10 Dec 2019

PARIS, Dec 10 French unions called on Tuesday for public workers to stage one of the biggest protests in decades, hoping to exceed the 800,000 people they brought into the streets last week in an uprising against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms.

Explainer - Macron's quest for an international tax on digital services

03 Dec 2019

PARIS The United States has threatened punitive duties of up to 100% on $2.4 billion in imports from France of champagne, handbags, cheese and other products, after concluding that France's new digital services tax would harm U.S. technology companies.

Sold! Paris luxury real estate shines as London suffers Brexit blues

03 Dec 2019

PARIS British investor Robert Drake has bought a luxury flat near the Elysee Palace in central Paris for two million euros, lured by ultra-low borrowing costs, attractive prices and a belief in the growing allure of continental Europe for financiers post-Brexit. | Video

Explainer: Macron's quest for an international tax on digital services

03 Dec 2019

PARIS The United States has threatened punitive duties of up to 100% on $2.4 billion in imports from France of champagne, handbags, cheese and other products, after concluding that France's new digital services tax would harm U.S. technology companies.

Explainer: Macron's quest for an international tax on digital services

03 Dec 2019

PARIS The United States has threatened punitive duties of up to 100% on $2.4 billion in imports from France of champagne, handbags, cheese and other products, after concluding that France's new digital services tax would harm U.S. technology companies.

EXPLAINER-Macron's quest for an international tax on digital services

03 Dec 2019

PARIS, Dec 3 The United States has threatened punitive duties of up to 100% on $2.4 billion in imports from France of champagne, handbags, cheese and other products, after concluding that France's new digital services tax would harm U.S. technology companies.

After Mali deaths, Macron assesses Sahel options hoping for EU help

28 Nov 2019

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron ordered the military on Thursday to review its operations against Islamist militants in West Africa and pressed his allies to do more after 13 soldiers died during a combat mission this week.

Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy boards plane in Paris

09 Nov 2019

PARIS/PHNOM PENH Self-exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy said he was boarding a flight from Paris after promising to return home on Saturday to rally opponents of authoritarian ruler Hun Sen.

Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy boards plane in Paris

09 Nov 2019

PARIS/PHNOM PENH Self-exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy said he was boarding a flight from Paris after promising to return home on Saturday to rally opponents of authoritarian ruler Hun Sen.

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