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2006-04-10 06:30:58

By Elizabeth Pineau PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac on Monday scrapped a planned youth job law that provoked weeks of protests, in a climbdown opponents celebrated as an unqualified victory.

2006-04-10 04:37:54

By Elizabeth Pineau PARIS (Reuters) - France will scrap a planned youth job contract that has provoked weeks of protests and a political crisis, President Jacques Chirac said on Monday.

2006-04-10 03:06:54

PARIS (Reuters) - France will replace a controversial youth job law with measures to help the most disadvantaged young people find work, President Jacques Chirac's office said on Monday.

2006-04-09 12:31:23

By Anna Willard PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin will announce on Monday how the government plans to revise an unpopular youth job contract in the hope of bringing more than one month of mass protests and strikes to an end.

2006-04-09 10:55:45

By Anna Willard PARIS (Reuters) - French unions threatened on Sunday to extend protests against a youth job contract unless President Jacques Chirac provides a clear solution to a crisis that has weakened his prime minister.

2006-04-08 14:32:34

By Elizabeth Pineau PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac will meet his embattled prime minister and other members of the ruling party on Monday to finalize new proposals to end the political crisis over a youth job law.

2006-04-07 11:36:39

By Matt Bigg PARIS (Reuters) - France's ruling conservatives were set on Friday to outline possible steps to end a confrontation over a youth labor law that has sparked calls for Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin to step down.

2006-04-06 13:30:09

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin vowed on Thursday to battle on "until the end," rejecting growing speculation he might resign over a youth job law that has brought millions onto the streets.

2006-04-06 08:45:52

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin vowed on Thursday to battle on "until the end," rejecting growing speculation he might resign over a youth job law that has brought millions onto the streets.

2006-04-06 03:11:36

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin will speak out on Thursday on a crisis over a youth jobs law that has sparked speculation about his possible resignation, as students staged new protests.


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plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
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