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French unions stage last-ditch street protests against new labour law

Unions in France have vowed to keep fighting the country’s new labour law, but admitted on Thursday that dwindling support meant months of street protests were now…

Unions in France have vowed to keep fighting the country’s new labour law, but admitted on Thursday that dwindling support meant months of street protests were now…

Sport

Russia denies involvement in WADA hack

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko has firmly denied that his government had something to do with the recent hacking of the World Anti doping agency’s database that resulted in the confidential medi

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko has firmly denied that his government had something to do with the recent hacking of the World Anti doping agency’s database that resulted in the confidential medi

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How could extremist Anjem Choudhary speak to the media so freely?

Extremist Islamic cleric StateAnjem Choudary has been convicted of exhorting people to support so-called Islamic State, but why was he given a platform by parts of Britain's media for years?

Extremist Islamic cleric StateAnjem Choudary has been convicted of exhorting people to support so-called Islamic State, but why was he given a platform by parts of Britain's media for years?

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Three facing court over Corsica beach scuffles

Three people – described as of ‘North African’ origin – are facing court after scuffles in Corsica, which left five people injured.

Three people – described as of ‘North African’ origin – are facing court after scuffles in Corsica, which left five people injured.

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Texas passes 'campus carry' law allowing weapons at universities

The US state of Texas has passed a law allowing people to carry concealed handguns onto campuses. It came into force on the 50th anniversary of a mass shooting at the University of Texas.

The US state of Texas has passed a law allowing people to carry concealed handguns onto campuses. It came into force on the 50th anniversary of a mass shooting at the University of Texas.

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Israel slammed for impeachment law dubbed 'anti-Arab' by critics

Feelings are running high after Israel’s parliament passed a law giving members the right to impeach fellow MPs for incitement to violence, racism, or support for armed struggle against the…

Feelings are running high after Israel’s parliament passed a law giving members the right to impeach fellow MPs for incitement to violence, racism, or support for armed struggle against the…

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France forces through controversial labour reform

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has forced a controversial labour reform bill through parliament without a vote.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has forced a controversial labour reform bill through parliament without a vote.

Business

Uber drivers fight for workers rights in London

Two Uber drivers in London have brought a test case at an employment tribunal arguing the ride service is acting unlawfully by not offering paid holidays and sick pay.

Two Uber drivers in London have brought a test case at an employment tribunal arguing the ride service is acting unlawfully by not offering paid holidays and sick pay.

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Controversial labour reform forced through in France

Labour unions mounted a last-gasp protest as the bill returned to the French National Assembly for a second review on Tuesday.

Labour unions mounted a last-gasp protest as the bill returned to the French National Assembly for a second review on Tuesday.

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Danish 'jewelry law' used to confiscate migrant cash

Denmark has used the controversial law to seize migrants assests for the first time since it was introduced in January.

Denmark has used the controversial law to seize migrants assests for the first time since it was introduced in January.

Europe

EU warns Poland on rule of law

The EU has stepped up the pressure on Poland over its controversial judicial and media reforms.

The EU has stepped up the pressure on Poland over its controversial judicial and media reforms.

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Refugees: what is your nationality when you are born at sea?

On May 25, the Aquarius, a boat belonging to the association "SOS Méditerranée", returned from its tenth rescue operation: the lives of 388 migrants were…

On May 25, the Aquarius, a boat belonging to the association "SOS Méditerranée", returned from its tenth rescue operation: the lives of 388 migrants were…

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Germany's carrot and stick approach to refugee integration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel presented her government’s new refugee integration law on Wednesday after a coalition summit in Meseberg in eastern…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel presented her government’s new refugee integration law on Wednesday after a coalition summit in Meseberg in eastern…

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More fuel frustration as French pickets refuse to back down

CGT: strikes to continue over labour law reforms More petrol stations run dry Picket action spreads to ports and power plants Government stands firm A fuel crisis in France seems to be getting wors

CGT: strikes to continue over labour law reforms More petrol stations run dry Picket action spreads to ports and power plants Government stands firm A fuel crisis in France seems to be getting wors

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France blockades hit 'all' oil refineries as labour dispute hardens

The strike over French labour laws has become more entrenched, amid union claims that all of the country’s oil refineries have been affected by…

The strike over French labour laws has become more entrenched, amid union claims that all of the country’s oil refineries have been affected by…

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Running low on gas in France

In Paris, as in the rest of the country, many service stations are running out of fuel as demonstrators, protesting against labor reforms, block…

In Paris, as in the rest of the country, many service stations are running out of fuel as demonstrators, protesting against labor reforms, block…

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French union blockades spark petrol shortages

French police break up protest outside oil refinery Six out of eight refineries blockaded 2000 petrol stations running out of petrol Tourists stranded as petrol shortages bite French police began

French police break up protest outside oil refinery Six out of eight refineries blockaded 2000 petrol stations running out of petrol Tourists stranded as petrol shortages bite French police began

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France PM Valls condemns violence during labour law protests

Thursday’s latest protests against France’s controversial labour reforms drew the most wildly varying turnout estimates yet: 90,000 in Marseille according to the organisers, 3,500 said the…

Thursday’s latest protests against France’s controversial labour reforms drew the most wildly varying turnout estimates yet: 90,000 in Marseille according to the organisers, 3,500 said the…

Business

Brazil: dam collapse lawsuit seeks billions from mining companies

Brazil's Federal prosecutor have filed a 38 billion euro civil lawsuit against mining company Samarco and its owners, Vale and BHP Billiton, over a tailings dam disaster that causes massive pollution.

Brazil's Federal prosecutor have filed a 38 billion euro civil lawsuit against mining company Samarco and its owners, Vale and BHP Billiton, over a tailings dam disaster that causes massive pollution.