Macron calls on Iraq to dismantle militia
03 December 2017 | 4:45 am
French President Emmanuel Macron is calling for Iraq to break-up all of its militias, including government sanctioned groups, following a meeting with Iraqi Kurdish leaders in Paris.
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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.
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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.
The French pension reform has sparked angry demonstrations across France, with many videos of chaos in Paris circulating online. However, as credible as they could seem, some of these videos have been taken out of context, as Emerald Maxwell explains.
The French government's decision to force through its pension reform has sparked angry demonstrations across the country, with many videos of chaos in Paris circulating online. However, as credible as they may seem, some of these videos have been taken out of context, as Emerald Maxwell explains.
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