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French Fury in the EU Cage - CounterPunch
However, the current protest movement is not about “raising the retirement age from 60 to 62”. It is about much more.
Three cheers for strikers in France and their allies - The First Post
Here’s the truth about the French pension reforms - and it explains why the young are protesting.
French eBay changes rules to competition after being accused of banning gay couples - Telegraph
The French arm of internet auction site eBay has changed the rules to a national competition after being accused of banning same sex couples from taking part.
France issues emergency decree ordering strikers back to work at refinery - Telegraph
French police broke up a picket line blocking access to the oil refinery serving the Paris region Friday after the state issued an emergency decree ordering strikers there back to work.
BBC News - French industrial order growth slows
New manufacturing orders, excluding heavy transport equipment, rose 0.8% in August, after a 2.6% increase in July, the Insee statistical agency said.
BBC News - Best loved wines at risk from climate change
Changes may be detectable throughout the winemaking world, but it is France that has the most to lose, where wine is the leading export earner, employing around 200,000 people.
France24 - France swimmer Bousquet suspended in doping scandal
French swimmer Frederick Bousquet has been handed a two-month ban following a positive test for the banned stimulant heptaminol. He says the positive result was from an over-the-counter ointment, but that he deserved the suspension.
Survival of Europe's fittest - The Guardian
The wild boar population in France and across Europe is soaring, despite the best efforts of hunters.