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Macron faces spreading student protests, rail strikes

Macron faces spreading student protests, rail strikes

President Emmanuel Macron faced booing from hostile railway workers Wednesday while touring a town in eastern France, as spreading student protests and a fourth round of crippling train strikes in a month piled on the pressure.

Air France says 7 days of strikes cost company 170 mn euros

Air France says 7 days of strikes cost company 170 mn euros

Air France said Tuesday that seven day-long strikes since February by workers demanding higher pay are set to cost it 170 million euros ($209 million).

Syria says suspected US missiles fired at air base; Washington denies strike

Syria says suspected US missiles fired at air base; Washington denies strike

Syrian state TV said there were casualties in what it said was a suspected US missile attack on a major air base in central Syria but the United States denied it had launched any air strikes against the country.

French rail workers strike again; fewer disruptions reported

French rail workers strike again; fewer disruptions reported

Renewed labour strikes disrupted some rail service in France on Sunday, though authorities said the disruptions were not as severe as those experienced earlier in the week.

France braces for mass rail strikes

France braces for mass rail strikes

France braced Monday for the start of three months of rolling rail strikes, the first in a series of walkouts affecting sectors from energy to garbage collection as President Emmanuel Macron's reform agenda comes up against resistance.

Security clampdown after clashes in Kashmir kill 20

Security clampdown after clashes in Kashmir kill 20

Four civilians were killed when police opened fire on stone-throwing mobs protesting anti-militancy operations in the southern Kashmir region on Sunday. Three soldiers and 13 militants died in three gun battles.

Doctors across Zimbabwe go on strike over pay, drug shortages

Doctors across Zimbabwe go on strike over pay, drug shortages

Doctors at public hospitals across Zimbabwe have gone on strike and will not return to work until the government meets their demands for better pay and working conditions ...

Air France strike to affect half of long-haul flights

Air France strike to affect half of long-haul flights

Half of Air France's long-haul flights out of Paris on Thursday will be cancelled due to a strike by pilots, cabin crew and ground staff, the carrier said.

Air strikes in east Syria kill 12 civilians: monitor

Air strikes in east Syria kill 12 civilians: monitor

Air strikes on one of the last villages still held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria killed 12 civilians, including four children, a monitor said Monday.

Germany's Ryanair flights take off despite strike

Germany's Ryanair flights take off despite strike

Passengers travelling with Ryanair in Germany on Friday saw little disruption from a four-hour strike called by a pilots' union, with most flights leaving as scheduled, and only some delays.

Nigerian oil union begins nationwide strike

Nigerian oil union begins nationwide strike

One of Nigeria's largest oil unions launched a nationwide strike on Monday over the laying off of its workers, its general secretary said.

Sri Lankan unions call off rail strike after backlash

Sri Lankan unions call off rail strike after backlash

Railway trade unions said they would return to work after receiving assurances from the government that their concerns over pay would be addressed within two months.