French protesters march past piles of garbage, resisting Macron

PARIS (AP) — A handful of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to raise the retirement age in France from 62 to 64 took place on Saturday in Paris and beyond, as uncollected rubbish stank on the streets of the French capital amid a strike by sanitation workers. Largely non-violent protests took place in various … Read more

Protests erupt in France over Macron’s pressure on retirement age

PARIS (AP) – Protests against French President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to impose a bill raising the retirement age from 62 to 64 through parliament without a vote disrupted traffic, garbage collection and university campuses in Paris as opponents of the change maintained their resolve to roll back the government. Striking sanitation workers blocked a waste … Read more

Macron bypasses parliament to push through unpopular pension reform

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday ordered its prime minister to exercise a special constitutional power that bypasses parliament to push through a wildly unpopular bill raising the retirement age from 62 to 64 without a vote. His calculated risk sparked a roar among lawmakers, who began singing the national anthem even … Read more

Macron’s pension plan advances despite strikes across France

PARIS (AP) — French people hoping to preserve their retirement benefits took to the streets across the country on Wednesday as President Emmanuel Macron’s unpopular pension plan was validated by a committee of legislators meeting behind closed doors. Macron had the means within the joint committee of the Senate and the National Assembly to advance … Read more