The timing couldn't be better for French trade unions to organize strikes protesting their working conditions – or worse, for those in France for the European Championships. Garbage is piling up and traveling by air and rail is touch and go.
Four months after French President Emmanuel Macron was elected, workers have held a day of protests against changes to strict labor laws. The hard-left CGT union has called for workers to stage walkouts.
French unions have called for new protests to President Macron's proposed labor reforms. Unions and political opponents are turning up pressure on the leader, who is facing major resistance for the first time.
Even after some 200,000 people took to the streets, French PM Philippe said the government will push ahead with reforms the "French people asked for." The proposed changes were part of what got President Macron elected.
French authorities are searching for a man suspected of attacking two women with a hammer in a public park of Chalon-sur-Saone. In a separate incident, police arrested a person suspected of stabbing a soldier in Paris.
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