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Economic growth: What is France doing better than Germany?

Not long ago, France was described as "the sick man of Europe" due to its lack of economic reform and high unemployment. But that title would now seem far-fetched. The French economy grew b...

Full text of Tsai Ing-wen's Taiwan National Day address

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) delivered a National Day address on Tuesday (Oct. 10) morning titled, "A calm and confident Taiwan: Moving our country forward, making th...

Tsai Ing-wen to highlight Taiwan accomplishments in National Day address

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will deliver her last National Day address on Tuesday (Oct. 10) morning in which she will highlight her administration’s accomplishments...

Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan's Aliyev says operation over

Ilham Aliyev declares military intervention over, says Azerbaijan's sovereignty restored Aliyev also said he valued Armenia not having intervened in the operation, and that this was a good sign f...

Summer in Paris starts amid protests

Two weeks ago, a 17-year-old boy was shot dead by police after being pulled over during a traffic stop in Nanterre, near Paris. Subsequently, violent protests broke out in many parts of the French cap...

French pension reform opponents fail to pass repeal bill

Opponents of French President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform failed on Thursday to pass a repeal bill, in their latest effort to maintain the retirement age at 62. Centrist opposition ...

Protests in France as unions make last-ditch bid to resist higher retirement age

PARIS (AP) — French union activists marched on the headquarters of the Paris Olympics and slowed traffic at the capital's Orly Airport with strikes Tuesday as they sought to reignite resistance to a h...

France's spectacular abbey Mont-Saint-Michel celebrates 1,000th birthday

PARIS (AP) — France’s beloved abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel has reached a ripe old age. It's been 1,000 years since the laying of its first stone. The millennial of the UNESCO World Herita...

Macron vows to build back factories, boost France's economy shaken by pension protests

DUNKIRK, France (AP) — Building factories to boost job creation and make France more independent — that’s President Emmanuel Macron’s ambition for the French economy. It’s a big challeng...

Russia staging protests for anti-Ukraine propaganda — report

Russian secret services have been staging or infiltrating demonstrations in major cities in Europe for propaganda purposes, several news outlets reported on Sunday. The joint research by the Süddeuts...

Next frontier in France's protests: Fake Olympic volunteers

PARIS (AP) — Retired and with time to kill, Bernard Gauvain wants to be a volunteer at the 2024 Olympics — but a bad one. His intention is not to help out, but to gum up the Olympic mach...

France: Constitutional Council scraps pension referendum bid

France's top constitutional body has turned down a second attempt to strike down President Emmanuel Macron's controversial pension reform — rejecting a bid to hold a referendum on cappin...

Opponents make last-ditch effort to stop French pension law

PARIS (AP) — Opponents of a law that would raise the retirement age in France from 62 to 64 are making last-ditch plans to prevent the change that is set to take effect in September. Th...

May Day: World’s workers rally, France sees pension anger

PARIS (AP) — People squeezed by inflation and demanding economic justice took to streets across Asia, Europe and the Americas on Monday to mark May Day, in an outpouring of worker discontent not seen ...

May Day protests: Labor rights demonstrations across Europe

With May 1 marking International Workers' Day, many feeling the effects of rising inflation took to the streets of European countries to make their voices heard. Broader societal issues were also...