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2006-03-16 09:30:54

By Anna Willard and Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of French university and school students marched on Thursday to demand the government scrap a contentious youth jobs law that has badly hurt the ratings of Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin.

2006-03-16 07:59:06

By Anna Willard PARIS (Reuters) - French students and unions vowed to step up mass protests on Thursday unless the government scrapped a contentious youth jobs law that has badly hurt Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin's popularity.

2006-03-15 18:12:16

By Swaha Pattanaik PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin faces new protests on Thursday against a youth job law that has already triggered demonstrations around the country and dented his popularity.

2006-03-15 11:39:58

By Anna Willard PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac urged unions and students on Wednesday to take up his government's offer of talks on a youth jobs law that has sparked mass protests around the country and rattled his prime minister.

2006-03-14 08:50:30

By Sophie Louet BERLIN (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac offered "total and unreserved" support on Tuesday to his embattled prime minister, who faces mass demonstrations against a youth job law protesters have vowed to defeat.

2006-03-13 08:16:03

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - French students and unions vowed on Monday to press on with mass protests over a youth labor law, rejecting Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin's offer of talks and demanding he abandon the measure.

2006-03-12 16:28:10

By Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) - France's Dominique de Villepin, facing the biggest test of his 10-month premiership, pledged on Sunday to apply a youth labor law that has triggered protests but offered guarantees to head off criticism of the measure.

2006-03-12 12:26:10

By Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin faced the biggest test of his 10 months in office on Sunday as he prepared to defend youth labor reforms which have sparked student protests and sent his popularity tumbling.

2006-01-19 12:54:57

By Elizabeth Pineau BREST, France (Reuters) - France said on Thursday it would be ready to use nuclear weapons against any state that carried out a terrorist attack or used weapons of mass destruction against it.

2006-01-19 10:57:16

By Elizabeth Pineau BREST, France (Reuters) - France said on Thursday it would be ready to use nuclear weapons against any state that carried out a terrorist attack against it, reaffirming the need for its nuclear deterrent.


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