Demonstrations against proposed labor market reform continue in France. The government wants to kickstart the economy by relaxing rules regarding laying off employees.
France's latest plans to reform the labor market don't seem to trigger a huge backlash from the country's unions. Economists say that's because they don't go far enough.
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.
Lebanon’s outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri has held talks in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron. After the meeting, he reiterated that he would return to Beirut next week.
The French president has announced a massive policy overhaul for the country's poorest neighborhoods. Poor, urban suburbs have become breeding grounds for radicalization.
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