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The new faces of Europe's far-left

And so they rose, and took to the streets and squares of cities and towns, reclaiming the Agora, asking that democracy live up to its promise: in Spain, in Greece, in France, people demanded that elec

And so they rose, and took to the streets and squares of cities and towns, reclaiming the Agora, asking that democracy live up to its promise: in Spain, in Greece, in France, people demanded that elec

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Representative democracy is 'a bit rusty'

For more insight on the citizen’s movements mushrooming across Europe, we spoke to Albert Ogien, a French sociologist and senior researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)

For more insight on the citizen’s movements mushrooming across Europe, we spoke to Albert Ogien, a French sociologist and senior researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)

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Nuit debout: Power to the people of France

Anger over a new French labour law has produced a series of protests and strikes aimed at bringing President Hollande's socialist government to its knees. It's also produced a new movement that calls

Anger over a new French labour law has produced a series of protests and strikes aimed at bringing President Hollande's socialist government to its knees. It's also produced a new movement that calls

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Paris protesters clash with police

French riot police fired tear gas and chased after protesters as clashes broke out during an anti-labour reform demonstration on Tuesday.

French riot police fired tear gas and chased after protesters as clashes broke out during an anti-labour reform demonstration on Tuesday.

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Strikes over French labour reforms threaten Euro 2016

With the international football tournament just over a week away, France is on the verge of chaos as strikes continue.

With the international football tournament just over a week away, France is on the verge of chaos as strikes continue.

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France: business strikes back

The atmosphere was tense between Philippe Martinez and protesters, who say their businesses are suffering because of strikes.

The atmosphere was tense between Philippe Martinez and protesters, who say their businesses are suffering because of strikes.

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France's fuel crisis better but not yet over

Following a meeting between the government and oil industry representatives, Transport Minister Alain Vidalies said the situation at fuel depots is improving.

Following a meeting between the government and oil industry representatives, Transport Minister Alain Vidalies said the situation at fuel depots is improving.

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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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French fuel strike: frustration at the pumps and an investment warning

The boss of French energy firm Total has warned it will "seriously reconsider" its future investment plans in France due to the strikes at its refineries against labour law reform.

The boss of French energy firm Total has warned it will "seriously reconsider" its future investment plans in France due to the strikes at its refineries against labour law reform.

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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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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…

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'Cop-haters' attack police car in Paris

A French police patrol car came under attack in Paris on Wednesday (May 18), four people have been arrested.

A French police patrol car came under attack in Paris on Wednesday (May 18), four people have been arrested.

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Fewer students turn out for French labour reform protest

There have been more clashes between police and protesters in Paris during student demonstrations against French labour reforms. Tear gas was used to

There have been more clashes between police and protesters in Paris during student demonstrations against French labour reforms. Tear gas was used to

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Why France is not working

Strikes and demonstrations against the Hollande government's plan to reform the country's sacrosanct employment law

Strikes and demonstrations against the Hollande government's plan to reform the country's sacrosanct employment law

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Clashes and arrests in Paris as taxi drivers strike over Uber

French police clashed with protesting taxi drivers in Paris on Tuesday, amid a day of major strike action across France. Riot police officers used

French police clashed with protesting taxi drivers in Paris on Tuesday, amid a day of major strike action across France. Riot police officers used

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France vs The Boss

French workers have a history of making heads roll from the boardroom.

French workers have a history of making heads roll from the boardroom.

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French ferry workers burn tyres to block Calais port

The security situation around Calais due to the ongoing migrant crisis was little aided by protesting French ferry workers who again severely

The security situation around Calais due to the ongoing migrant crisis was little aided by protesting French ferry workers who again severely

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Angry French farmers compare themselves to Greece

‘Le Foll, your Greece awaits you’ read one protest banner in which French farmers appeared to compare the crisis on the hands of Agriculture Minister

‘Le Foll, your Greece awaits you’ read one protest banner in which French farmers appeared to compare the crisis on the hands of Agriculture Minister

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French farmers block Lyon despite €600mn aid plan proposal

French farmers blockade Lyon, despite the government's offer of a 600-million euro, 24-step aid plan, which would include tax exemptions.

French farmers blockade Lyon, despite the government's offer of a 600-million euro, 24-step aid plan, which would include tax exemptions.

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France: farmers move blockades further south

There has been a mixed reaction in France to news that the government has announced 1.1 billion euros worth of measures to support its livestock

There has been a mixed reaction in France to news that the government has announced 1.1 billion euros worth of measures to support its livestock

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French teachers strike over reforms

Teachers in France went on strike on Tuesday and demonstrated against planned reforms. The country’s 840,000 teachers oppose to the plans, the unions

Teachers in France went on strike on Tuesday and demonstrated against planned reforms. The country’s 840,000 teachers oppose to the plans, the unions

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French police clear protest camp at Sivens dam site

Police have moved in to clear environmental protesters from the site of the controversial Sivens dam in southwest France. It came after regional

Police have moved in to clear environmental protesters from the site of the controversial Sivens dam in southwest France. It came after regional

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"Today, Paris is the capital of the world​"

French President Francois Hollande is joined by other world leaders ahead of a march in solidarity with the victims of the recent shootings in Paris.

French President Francois Hollande is joined by other world leaders ahead of a march in solidarity with the victims of the recent shootings in Paris.