Wednesday August 12, 2020

France braced for intensified protests

Protests in France continued to intensify this weekend, despite the decision late last Friday night by the country’s Senate to support the government’s controversial pensions reform legislation.

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Protests in France continued to intensify this weekend, despite the decision late last Friday night by the country’s Senate to support the government’s controversial pensions reform legislation.

The bill - which would raise the retirement age from 60t o 62 - has resulted in days of strikes, riots and fuel shortages in the country.

But the approval of the Senate vote has now cleared the last hurdle, meaning that the law could...

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