France has long prided itself on its generous labor laws, that give workers more security and more perks than in most European countries. But hit by the eurozone crisis and an ageing population, France now needs reform
Italy Prime Minister M. Renzi has urged Germany to do its homework and start reducing what he calls its excessive trade surplus. He suggested it was at least partly behind the problems the Italian economy was facing.
The kingdom has sold billions worth of sovereign debt in its first global bond sale - the largest ever conducted by an emerging economy. The sale comes as Saudi Arabia's budget is squeezed by low oil prices.
Violent clashes between protesters and police have also broken out in the French city of Nantes. Nationwide protests have disrupted several sectors across France, with air travel among the worst affected.
To overcome terrorism, Juppe offered voters 'hope,' while Sarkozy countered with a strict law-and-order platform. He even favored locking up those put on a government watch list.
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