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Millions protest pension "reform" in France

More than 3.5 million took to the streets throughout France on Tuesday protesting moves to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62.


World Notes: France, UK, DR Congo, Iraq, China, Cuba

A quick look at news from France, United Kingdom, Iraq, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo and China.


French support union strike vs. Sarkozy’s pension plan

An overwhelming majority of the French people support the Sept. 7 union strike and demonstrations protesting the proposed raise in retirement age from 60 to 62.

Immigrant bashing in France

What do France's right wing President Nicolas Sarkozy and Arizona's Republican governor Janet Brewer have in common? Immigrant bashing.


World Notes: Cuba, Bolivia, Australia, Kenya, UN, France

Fidel on Obama, Bolivia's economy, Australian uranium mining, Kenyan constitution, UN and climate change, France vs. Roma.


Bicyclist Contador crowned “King of Tour”

To win at any point in the Tour de France, it is said you must have "fire in your belly!" I certainly agree!


Tour de France thrills!

Since I was young, I have loved cycling, especially the Tour de France, race for the 'Maillot Jaune' (yellow jersey), the golden fleece of cycling.


In France, number of women smokers on the rise

France: Experts warn of women's growing dependence on tobacco and other drugs.


World Notes: India, France, Paraguay, Palestine

In India, women's representation gets major boost, France's Sarkozy loses in regional elections, Paraguay apologizes for repression, death squads, Israel grabs more Palestinian land with iron fist.


World Notes: Kenya, Thailand, Egypt, France, Colombia, Cuba

Kenya: The Dandora waste disposal site serves Nairobi's four million people.

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