power cuts

Unions defend wildcat power cuts in pension reform battle

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Official estimates said estimated 150,000 homes, as well as businesses, suffered power cuts during Tuesday's union-led national strikes and protests called against President emmanuel Macron's proposed pensions reform, a strategy that the leader of one of the largest unions defended on Wednesday because 'spitting on the public service can make some of us angry', adding that 'we may amplify these kinds of methods'.

Power cuts as Storm Qumaira batters west of France

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Winds of up to 120km/h  swept parts of the country, cutting power mainly in the Loire Valley in the west, but also Normandy in the north-west.

Fierce storms leave 240,000 French homes without electricity

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After winds of up to130 k.p.h. caused havoc in western France, efforts were launched to try to fix damage to electricity network for Christmas.