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2006-04-06 05:42:42

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.

2006-04-05 09:00:20

By Mark John PARIS (Reuters) - French trade unions set President Jacques Chirac a deadline on Wednesday of April 15 to repeal a disputed youth jobs law, scenting victory amid mass protests and the sliding poll ratings of Chirac's government.

2006-04-05 06:14:19

By Mark John PARIS (Reuters) - French trade unions stepped up calls for President Jacques Chirac to ditch a disputed youth jobs law on Wednesday, their cause bolstered by mass street protests and the sliding poll ratings of Chirac's government.

2006-04-05 01:04:51

By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - French unions were to meet senior figures from President Jacques Chirac's ruling right for talks on Wednesday on a contested youth jobs law, bolstered by huge street protests demanding a new hire-and-fire law be scrapped.

2006-04-04 21:24:08

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - French unions are due to meet senior figures from President Jacques Chirac's right for talks on Wednesday on a contested youth jobs law, bolstered by huge street protests demanding it should be scrapped.

2006-04-04 13:44:13

By Anna Willard and Elizabeth Pineau PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of protesters demanded the scrapping of a new hire-and-fire youth job contract on Tuesday in giant rallies across France as unions rebuffed concessions by President Jacques Chirac.

2006-04-04 12:19:33

By Anna Willard and Elizabeth Pineau PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators joined rallies across France on Tuesday in a fresh assault by students and striking public sector workers on a youth hire-and-fire contract.

2006-04-04 08:54:18

By Anna Willard PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of students marched through French cities on Tuesday in new protests aimed at killing off a youth hire-and-fire law as rail workers and teachers staged one-day sympathy strikes.

2006-04-04 06:01:34

By Anna Willard PARIS (Reuters) - French transport workers and teachers staged new strikes on Tuesday and students across the country gathered for street protests they hope will kill off a disputed youth hire-and-fire law.

2006-04-04 04:19:58

By Anna Willard PARIS (Reuters) - French transport workers and teachers staged new strikes on Tuesday and students across the country prepared to take to the streets for a protest they hope will sound the death knell for a youth hire-and-fire law.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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