Strikes

A youth runs during a demonstration in Paris, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Small groups of protesters are smashing store windows, setting fires and hurling flares in eastern Paris amid mass strikes over the government's retirement reform. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 05, 2019 - 10:54 am
PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s high-speed trains stood still and tens of thousands of people marched through Paris and other cities Thursday in a massive and sometimes chaotic outpouring of anger at the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. Small groups of masked...
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A man rides his bicycle in front of the closed Eiffel Tower in Paris, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The Eiffel Tower shut down Thursday, France's vaunted high-speed trains stood still and teachers walked off the job as unions launched nationwide strikes and protests over the government's plan to overhaul the retirement system. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
December 05, 2019 - 9:04 am
PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s vaunted high-speed trains stood still and several thousand people protested in Paris as unions launched open-ended, nationwide strikes Thursday over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. Paris authorities barricaded the...
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A man walks in a commuter train at the Saint-Lazare train station in Paris, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Tourists are canceling travel plans and Paris is deploying thousands of police as France girds for massive, nationwide strikes and protests against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the retirement system. Transport will be hardest hit by the walkout, with flights, trains and buses canceled and most of the Paris subway system coming to a halt. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
December 05, 2019 - 6:49 am
PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s vaunted high-speed trains stood still and teachers walked off the job as unions launched nationwide strikes and protests Thursday over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. Paris authorities barricaded the presidential palace and...
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A man walks in a commuter train at the Saint-Lazare train station in Paris, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Tourists are canceling travel plans and Paris is deploying thousands of police as France girds for massive, nationwide strikes and protests against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the retirement system. Transport will be hardest hit by the walkout, with flights, trains and buses canceled and most of the Paris subway system coming to a halt. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
December 05, 2019 - 4:27 am
PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower shut down Thursday, France’s vaunted high-speed trains stood still and teachers walked off the job as unions launched nationwide strikes and protests over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. Paris authorities barricaded the presidential palace and...
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A man waits on the platform of Louveciennes train station, west of Paris, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Tourists are canceling travel plans and Paris is deploying thousands of police as France girds for massive, nationwide strikes and protests against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the retirement system. Transport will be hardest hit by the walkout, with flights, trains and buses canceled and most of the Paris subway system coming to a halt. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
December 05, 2019 - 2:56 am
PARIS (AP) — France’s vaunted high-speed trains stood still Thursday, schools across the country shut down and the Eiffel Tower warned visitors to stay away as unions held nationwide strikes and protests over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. Paris deployed 6,000 police for...
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A man waits on the platform of Louveciennes train station, west of Paris, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Tourists are canceling travel plans and Paris is deploying thousands of police as France girds for massive, nationwide strikes and protests against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the retirement system. Transport will be hardest hit by the walkout, with flights, trains and buses canceled and most of the Paris subway system coming to a halt. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
December 05, 2019 - 2:54 am
PARIS (AP) — France’s vaunted high-speed trains stood still Thursday, schools across the country shut down and the Eiffel Tower warned visitors to stay away as unions held nationwide strikes and protests over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. Paris deployed 6,000 police for...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018 file photo a passenger crosses railroad tracks at rush hour at Gare de Lyon train station, in Paris. France's rail operator SNCF and the Paris Metro say nationwide strikes will wipe out most services Thursday, impacting millions. The SNCF expects that 9 out of 10 high-speed trains won't run and that half of the Eurostar services linking France and Britain will be canceled, too. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
December 04, 2019 - 5:46 am
PARIS (AP) — Large swathes of France’s workforce, spanning generations, will go on strike Thursday to protest the government’s planned overhaul of the pension system. Gathering in Paris, they want to vent their anger at the reform proposals that President Emmanuel Macron thinks are necessary to...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018 file photo a passenger crosses railroad tracks at rush hour at Gare de Lyon train station, in Paris. France's rail operator SNCF and the Paris Metro say nationwide strikes will wipe out most services Thursday, impacting millions. The SNCF expects that 9 out of 10 high-speed trains won't run and that half of the Eurostar services linking France and Britain will be canceled, too. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
December 04, 2019 - 5:25 am
PARIS (AP) — Large swathes of France’s workforce, spanning generations, will go on strike Thursday to protest the government’s planned overhaul of the pension system. Gathering in Paris, they want to vent their anger at the reform proposals that President Emmanuel Macron thinks are necessary to...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018 file photo a passenger crosses railroad tracks at rush hour at Gare de Lyon train station, in Paris. France's rail operator SNCF and the Paris Metro say nationwide strikes will wipe out most services Thursday, impacting millions. The SNCF expects that 9 out of 10 high-speed trains won't run and that half of the Eurostar services linking France and Britain will be canceled, too. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
December 04, 2019 - 5:21 am
PARIS (AP) — Large swathes of France’s workforce, spanning generations, will go on strike Thursday to protest the government’s planned overhaul of the pension system. Gathering in Paris, they want to vent their anger at the reform proposals that President Emmanuel Macron thinks are necessary to...
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Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne arrives to hand over his resignation to President Sauli Niinisto at the President's official residence M'ntyniemi in Helsinki, Finland, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Finland's prime minister resigned Tuesday after a key coalition partner withdrew its support from his five-party Cabinet. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)
December 03, 2019 - 6:14 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's prime minister resigned Tuesday after a key coalition partner withdrew its support from his five-party Cabinet. Antti Rinne, who took office in June, has faced heavy criticism in the past several days over how he and a fellow party member in charge of government companies...
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