PARIS (Reuters) – French far-left opposition party leader Jean-Luc Melenchon drew tens of thousands to a rally on Saturday against President Emmanuel Macron’s labor reforms, aiming to reinforce his credentials as Macron’s strongest political opponent. Trade union protests against Macron’s plan to make hiring and firing easier and give companies more power over working conditions
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – An magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday and was felt in the capital, where seismic alarms sounded, residents ran into the streets and rescuers briefly stopped combing the rubble left by a bigger tremor earlier this week. The United States Geological Survey said the new quake was relatively shallow
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(Reuters) – French Olympic Committee President Denis Masseglia “cannot imagine” a situation that will lead to the country boycotting next year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea amid growing concerns over tensions in North Korea. France Sports Minister Laura Flessel said on Thursday that if the crisis deepened and “our security cannot be assured, the French
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LONDON (Reuters) – A government minister has criticised the London authorities for deciding to strip Uber of its taxi licence, a major setback to the U.S. technology firm that has become a big player in the city’s transport system. London’s transport regulator deemed Uber unfit to run a tax service and said its licence would
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(The Sports Xchange) – Former Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Ra‘Shede Hageman was suspended six games by the NFL on Friday for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Hageman is being disciplined for a March 2016 arrest on domestic violence charges involving his then-girlfriend. He was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list on the day of
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LONDON (Reuters) – Iran will strengthen its missile capabilities and not seek any country’s permission, President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday rejecting demands from U.S. President Donald Trump. Rouhani spoke at a military parade where an Iranian news agency said one of the weapons on display was a new ballistic missile with range of 2,000
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – When the sisters behind high-fashion label Rodarte decided to make their debut film “Woodshock,” they looked for inspiration where they have always searched – in the redwood forests by their Northern California coastal home. Laura Mulleavy, 38, and Kate Mulleavy, 37, took the majestic and ethereal wooded landscapes near their hometown
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LONDON (Reuters) – Ratings agency Moody’s downgraded Britain’s credit rating by a further notch on Friday, saying the government’s plans to fix the public finances had been knocked off course and Brexit would weigh on the economy. A few hours after Prime Minister Theresa May set out plans for a new relationship with the European
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(Reuters) – Tiger Woods is not hitting full shots and has no timetable for his return to competitive golf after undergoing his fourth back surgery in April, the former world number one said on Friday. In a wide-ranging post on his website that included thoughts about those affected by recent hurricanes and the earthquake in
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