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Daily cancellations announced as French air strike begins

Ryanair has said 26 flights to and from France will be cancelled while easyJet say a quarter of their flights could be scrapped at start of dispute.

French rail and taxi strikes set to cause travel chaos

The train strike, starting late Tuesday in protest at a reform of railways structure, coincides with that of taxi drivers against minicab services.

Air France pilots' May-long strikes to cause major disruption

The strikes throughout May are in protest at a law requiring two-day advance notification of strike action and the use of foreign pilots.

Kerry, Fabius say 'wide and growing' support for Syria strikes

At a joint press conference in Paris, US Secretary of State and his French counterpart say countries ready to join attacks number 'double digits'.

The 'series of balls-ups' that led to Hollande's Syria crisis

French president François Hollande has made clear that France will join the US in military strikes against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad, dismissing calls for a vote of approval beforehand in parliament. As illustrated in yesterday’s heated debate in the lower house, the National Assembly, political and public opinion is deeply divided, both over the legality and consequences of the planned strikes. Lénaïg Bredoux and Caroline Donati have talked to senior French officials and experts close to the Syrian dossier, many of whom agreed to be interviewed on condition of anonymity, to find out why Hollande appears to have been finally wrongfooted amid a rushed and chaotic final denouement to a crisis of more than two years, and which one government advisor says is down to “a series of balls-ups”.

Air France strike action Saturday 'to hit one-in-five flights'

Air France said a strike by cabin staff this weekend will hit about one in five flights, while French rail unions plan a strike for November 8th.

Observers can only envy French demonstrators standing firm for what they want (Haaretz)


Pensions stalemate heads for showdown

French President Nicolas Sarkozy spoke of his "duty" to push on with his government's pension reform bill as unions claimed more than three million people took to the streets on Tuesday in a sixth day of strikes and demonstrations against the pension reforms. A further day of protest has now been called for October 28th, when the bill heads back to parliament for a final vote before becoming law.