French unions gear up for protests over labour reforms
12 September 2017 | 9:29 am
The summer break is over and the French government is bracing for a showdown on Tuesday with several unions over its plans to overhaul the country's labour laws.
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On May 5, 1992, on the French island of Corsica, local football club Bastia were hosting Marseille for a French Cup semi-final. But what should have been a day of celebration turned into a nightmare. Less than 10 minutes before the start of the match, the top of the temporary metal stand that had been installed to double the Furiani stadium's capacity collapsed.
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The Great Mosque of Paris or Paris Central Mosque is the most visited mosque in France. Its construction began in 1922, with the aim of thanking Muslim soldiers who fought for France in World War I. Back then, the state financed the building of the edifice.
Former Germany captain and World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger told DW he's not sure the current crop are good enough to win in Qatar. He also said the controversial World Cup hosts should be judged post-tournament.
A devastating new report has revealed that Catholic priests and lay church members sexually abused more than 300,000 children in France over seven decades. The landmark investigation alleges the church showed total and cruel indifference to victims.
Forests cover almost a third of French territory. While part of this wood is protected, a growing share is transformed into timber or used for heating. The teams from France's National Forestry Office help manage this essential resource. More than simple lumberjacks, they roam the forests every day to ensure the development of this "green gold".
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