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2006-03-31 11:10:00

French President Jacques Chirac was due to address the nation on Friday after talks with his embattled prime minister and was expected to support a job law that has brought millions onto the streets in protest.

2006-03-31 07:55:00

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac held talks with his embattled prime minister on Friday ahead of an address to the nation in which he is expected to back a youth job law that has brought millions onto the streets in protest.

2006-03-31 03:38:47

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac addresses the nation on Friday and is expected to back a youth job law that has driven millions to protest, rather than drop it and risk losing his prime minister.

2006-03-30 17:01:43

By Anna Willard PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac will address the nation on Friday to explain his next move on a controversial youth jobs law that has brought millions to the streets in protest.

2006-03-30 15:46:42

By Jon Boyle and Anna Willard PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac faced the tough decision on Thursday of whether to sign a youth job law and risk sparking more nationwide protests, or withdraw it and risk losing his prime minister.

2006-03-30 15:15:05

By Jon Boyle and Anna Willard PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac faced the tough decision on Thursday of whether to sign a youth job law and risk sparking more nationwide protests, or withdraw it and risk losing his prime minister.

2006-03-30 07:10:39

By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - All eyes were on Jacques Chirac on Thursday as the French waited to see whether their president would back a controversial youth jobs law despite massive protests or call for it to be modified or withdrawn.

2006-03-29 12:48:47

By Dominique Rodriguez PARIS (Reuters) - French unions on Wednesday called for a fresh one-day strike, stepping up pressure on Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin the day after millions marched to demand he abandon a contentious youth job contract.

2006-03-29 04:54:11

By Swaha Pattanaik PARIS (Reuters) - French unions urged President Jacques Chirac to send legislation back to parliament stripped of the contentious CPE youth job contract, after millions joined nationwide rallies and a national strike against it.

2006-03-28 15:00:00

At least one million people marched in French cities and unions staged a one-day national strike on Tuesday, urging the government to scrap a youth jobs law in one of France's biggest protests in decades.


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