Pension reform protest brings 4,000 onto streets of Saint-Nazaire: CGT union | AFP

Trade union calls for a demonstration to protest the government’s pension reform brings 4,000 people out on to the streets of Saint Nazaire, according to the CGT union. Police estimated only 1,500 people demonstrated. The strike is now in its 43rd day. IMAGES

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French-made ‘Celebrity Edge’ cruise ship sails for US

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