New minimum wage – Governors to pay new figure from Paris club refund
02 June 2017 | 2:48 pm
New minimum wage - Governors to pay new figure from Paris club refund.
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The printed notice baffled neighbors at a Parisian district rife with drug activity. Drug dealers said they meant no disruption and were there "just to work."
The IOC faces growing criticism over plans to let Russians and Belarusians into the Paris Olympics. But athletes from Belarus who openly oppose President Alexander Lukashenko risk being left behind, whatever happens.
We look at a new report by non-profit Forbidden Stories about the work and 2007 murder of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh. And, the fallout continues from a toxic chemical spill in East Palestine, Ohio as residents grapple with water, air and soil pollution.
We look at how the French press is covering the fact that trash is piling up in Paris, as garbage workers go on strike over pension reforms. We also find out about this Monday's parliamentary debate on France's nuclear future.
They are amongst the millions of people who have taken to the streets since January to protest against French President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform, which proposes raising the retirement age from 62 to 64. More than 7,000 tons of trash had piled up on streets across the city as of Wednesday, per The Guardian.
France's government decided to bypass the lower house of parliament with contested pension reforms. The snap decision came moments before a planned vote, sparking fury inside and outside of parliament.
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