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France Retirement

France's Retirement Reform: Too Little, Too Late?

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 10.15.2013 | World

PARIS -- PARIS (AP) — President Francois Hollande has managed to do what was once thought impossible: make changes to France's cherished and generou...

Viva La Revolution: Public Protests Are Working

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mike Smith

In each of the past four months, I have been an observer of protests in world capitals such as Paris, London and Brussels. Public protests are back and the world feels it has found its collective voice.

The Week In Review (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

From a devastating volcano eruption in Indonesia to yet another tragic massacre in Mexico's ongoing drug war, the last week in October proved to be ev...

The Independent: Why Nicolas Sarkozy Could Win Still French Pension Strike

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By John Lichfield, The Independent France adores dates. It likes to name laws and streets and ships and historical events after them. How will Octobe...

French Retirement Protests Turn Violent

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — Masked youths clad in black torched cars, smashed storefronts and threw up roadblocks Tuesday, clashing with riot police across France a...

French Retirement Protests Turn Violent (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS (AP) -- Masked youths clashed with police and set fires in cities across France on Tuesday as protests against a proposed hike in the retirement...

Showdown Looms Over French Retirement Age

AP | GREG KELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — A nationwide strike by major French unions canceled flights and trains and shut the Eiffel Tower Tuesday, disrupting daily life for many...

French Unions Strike To Keep Right To retire at 60

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — Strikes across France delayed flights, closed schools and frustrated commuters Thursday as hundreds of thousands of workers protested go...

French Strike Over Raising Retirement Age Past 60

AP | CHRISTINA OKELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — Trains stood still and children played instead of studied as workers around France went on strike Thursday to protest President Nicolas ...