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2006-03-28 09:55:03

By Timothy Heritage PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of French transport workers, teachers and other employees staged a one-day national strike or marched through the streets on Tuesday to try to force the government to abandon a new youth job law.

2006-03-28 01:43:35

By Timothy Heritage PARIS (Reuters) - French trade unions began a one-day national strike on Tuesday to try to force conservative Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin to abandon a new job law that makes it easier to fire young workers.

2006-03-27 10:21:54

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take part in a national strike in France on Tuesday in a trial of strength for Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin over his flagship youth job contract.

2006-03-27 05:16:25

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take part in a national strike in France on Tuesday in a trial of strength for Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin over his flagship youth job contract.

2006-03-25 08:56:28

By Thierry Leveque PARIS (Reuters) - France's interior minister on Saturday urged the government to find a compromise to defuse a crisis over a new youth labor law that has triggered mass protests and sporadic riots.

2006-03-24 11:48:47

By Sophie Louet PARIS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin and French unions failed to break the deadlock over a youth labor law on Friday at a first meeting called to discuss a crisis that has triggered mass protests and sporadic riots.

2006-03-24 09:48:59

By Sophie Louet PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac on Friday ruled out withdrawing a new youth employment law that has provoked mass demonstrations and sporadic riots as his prime minister sat down with unions to discuss the crisis.

2006-03-24 09:44:25

By Sophie Louet PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac on Friday ruled out withdrawing a new youth employment law that has provoked mass demonstrations and sporadic riots as his prime minister sat down with unions to discuss the crisis.

2006-03-23 14:49:56

By Matthew Bigg and Sophie Louet PARIS (Reuters) - Rampaging French youths set fire to cars and looted shops in Paris on Thursday, marring protests against a youth jobs law that Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin had agreed to discuss with unions.

2006-03-23 12:56:57

By Matthew Bigg and Sophie Louet PARIS (Reuters) - Rampaging French youths set fire to cars and looted shops in Paris on Thursday, marring protests against a youth jobs law that Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, in a conciliatory move, agreed to discuss with unions.


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gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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