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François Hollande visited the Michelin plant on Friday.
19/04/2014 - France

President Hollande won't run for re-election if unemployment remains high

French President François Hollande made a shock announcement on Friday during a lunch with employees of the Michelin company: if unemployment continues to plummet between now and 2017, he ...

17/04/2014

African press review 17 April 2014

The uncertain fate of Nigeria's abducted schoolgirls, Mugabe's record as Zimbabwe prepares to celebrate 34 years of independence, pay rises for Kenya's teachers and much more in today's African ...

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls meets the press after Wednesday's cabinet meeting
16/04/2014 - France

Valls announces pension, benefits, public-sector pay freeze in austerity France

Pensions and housing, family and invalidity benefits will be frozen in France this year and so will public-sector pay, Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced on Wednesday ahead of next week's ...

16/04/2014

African press review 16 April 2014

Nigerian schoolgirls are abducted by gunmen. Ugandan troops are court-martialled for training al-Shebab in secret. Nairobi's matatu operators win a court victory.

If it's the boss, don't answer ... but only if your one 250,000 workers covered by the agreement
11/04/2014 - France - United Kingdom

No, it's not illegal to work after 6pm in France

Rumours that it is now illegal to work after 6pm in France are greatly exaggerated.

The port of Calais
03/04/2014 - France - Britain

Calais port paralysed by dockers' strike

France's main cross-Channel port, Calais, was paralysed by a dockworkers' strike on Thursday with traffic jams several kilometres long blocking the motorways leading to the town.

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has ordered a report on harassment and rape in the military
08/03/2014 - France

One in five French women sexually harassed at work

One in five French women has been the victim of sexual harassment at work, according to a survey released on Friday as France's military awaits a report on harassment and rape in its ranks.

A labourers' camp at Mayumbe during the construction of the Congo-Ocean railway line
26/02/2014 - France - Congo

Anti-racists take France to court over colonial-era Congo forced labour

A coalition of black rights groups is suing the French state and a construction company for crimes against humanity over the use of forced labour to build a railway line in Congo in the 1920s.

A labour exchange in the southern French city of Nice
31/01/2014 - France

France lags behind on employment of over-55s

France must do more to promote quality jobs for older workers, according to a report published on Thursday) by the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Activists plan to use an empty building to host families who were either evicted or cannot afford to pay for housing.
07/01/2014 - Reports: Pain in Spain

Spain: How ordinary people are coping in the economic crisis

All the macro-economic signs point to Spain turning a corner for the first time in six years since the crisis began.

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