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French PM defies unions with pension overhaul, they pledge more strikes

French PM defies unions with pension overhaul, they pledge more strikes

France's prime minister said on Wednesday its people should work two years longer to get a full pension, drawing a hostile response from trade unions who said they would step up strike action to force an about-turn.

France says Lebanon's Hariri should be free to go home

France says Lebanon's Hariri should be free to go home

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Tuesday that Lebanon's Saad Hariri must be able to return home from Saudi Arabia to end uncertainty caused by his shock resignation as prime minister.

Turnout worries for Macron ahead of parliament election

Turnout worries for Macron ahead of parliament election

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe called for high turnout in this Sunday's parliamentary election which is expected to hand President Emmanuel Macron's new party an overwhelming majority.

Macron appoints centre-right PM to widen appeal

Macron appoints centre-right PM to widen appeal

France's new President Emmanuel Macron named Edouard Philippe, a little-known centre-right mayor, as prime minister on Monday, in his first major decision since taking power on a promise to lead a French "renaissance".

Canadian envoy expresses desire to strengthen Qatar security

Canadian envoy expresses desire to strengthen Qatar security

Canada is keen to work closely with Qatar’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) to keep the country safe and secure, ambassador André Dubois has said.