Paris Commuters Hit As Metro Workers Strike Over Pension Reform
Friday, September 13, 2019, 8:07 PM
Paris metro and other public transport workers walked off the job Friday over a planned pension overhaul, sparking huge traffic jams and forcing many people to stay home for the one-day strike action. Ten of the city's 16 metro lines were shut down completely, while service on most others was "extremely disrupted," the RATP transit operator said.
Clashes as 'yellow vest' protesters revive protests across France
Sunday, September 8, 2019, 11:32 AM
French police clashed Saturday with anti-government protesters seeking to inject fresh momentum into demonstrations calling for social justice and the ouster of President Emmanuel Macron. The "yellow-vest" movement began last November but had tapered off over the summer, but its leaders hope to galvanise support for a fresh wave of rallies across the country as the government begins a reform of France's retirement system.
French Waiter Shot Dead For Being Too Slow With Sandwich: Report
Sunday, August 18, 2019, 11:52 AM
A customer shot a waiter dead at an eatery on the outskirts of Paris, apparently enraged at being made to wait for a sandwich, a source close to the investigation said Saturday. The waiter's colleagues called police after he was shot in the shoulder with a handgun in the Noisy-le-Grand suburb east of Paris on Friday night, the source said.