Major unions were quick to reject government proposals and vowed to strike on.
In our news wrap Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held their first one-on-one meeting. It came in Paris, after the two met with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel for broader talks…
By Nadine Achoui-Lesage, Mstyslav Chernov, Associated Press
A few thousand yellow vest protesters marched from the Finance Ministry complex on the Seine River through southeast Paris, pushing their year-old demands for economic justice — and adding the retirement reform to their list of grievances. Most marchers were…
By Nick Schifrin, Dan Sagalyn
Protesters have shut down Paris and much of France in angry response to proposed pension reforms. The changes, which would unify the current system and increase workers’ ability to change sectors, represent the delivery of a campaign promise from President…
By Angela Charlton, Mstyslav Chernov, Associated Press
Most French trains were at a halt - including Paris subways - and traffic jams multiplied around the country.
By Thomas Adamson, Claire Parker, Associated Press
Police said 65,000 people took to the streets of the French capital, and over 800,000 nationwide.
By Angela Charlton, Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press
Unions and their supporters fear that the changes to how and when workers can retire will threaten the hard-fought French way of life.
By Lorne Cook, Associated Press
Trump and Macron are due to meet on the sidelines of the summit.
The U.S. sales phenomenon has spread to retailers across the world in recent years with such force that it’s prompting a backlash from some activists, politicians and even consumers.
By Claire Parker, Associated Press
Scuffles between Paris police and activists on Saturday marred the anniversary of the birth of the yellow vest movement against government policies seen as favoring the rich.
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