French PM strives to push for pension reform amid calls for “unlimited” strikes

French PM strives to push for pension reform amid calls for “unlimited” strikes

The French government’s determination to push for pension reform does not appear to be wavering in the face of mounting calls for protest by trade unions, students, teachers and the ‘yellow vest’ movement. EURACTIV France reports. The government in Paris is determined to push ahead with its pension reform, even if this means that strikes could block part of France. That is because the rail workers’ General Confederation of Labour (CGT-Cheminots) initially called for an unlimited strike to take place on 5 December, to protest against the amendment of the…

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Rafael Nadal pushes off the edge of the abyss to defeat Medvedev in thrilling style

Rafael Nadal pushes off the edge of the abyss to defeat Medvedev in thrilling style

Rafael Nadal arrived in London with a new wife and an old abdominal injury, his mood turning angry and dark when he had to deny that either were in any way linked to each other or his form on the court, a suggestion that hovered on the outer edges of good taste and credulity. He was not a happy Spaniard. However, the boyish smile returned with interest when he came from 5-1 down in the third set to defeat the languid young Russian Daniil Medvedev in one of the great…

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