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2006-03-11 13:27:50

By Tim Hepher and Dominique Rodriguez PARIS (Reuters) - Riot police stood guard at Paris's Sorbonne university after breaking up a three-day sit-in there on Saturday and a clean-up operation began as France tried to quell student protests over job reforms. Education Minister Gilles de Robien visited ransacked offices and held up torn books at the birthplace of France's May 1968 student protest movement, hours after police in riot gear stormed the building and ejected about 200...

2006-03-11 09:42:40

By Tim Hepher and Dominique Rodriguez PARIS (Reuters) - French riot police used tear gas to break up a three-day sit-in at Paris's Sorbonne university on Saturday, stirring up memories of May 1968, as angry students threatened a mounting challenge to government labor reforms. Students had occupied the faculty, the center of France's 1968 student riots, since Wednesday to protest against the youth jobs plan, which has sent conservative Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin's popularity...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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