Government pensions and social security

A worker walks on a platform at the Gare Montparnasse railway station, in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. After hundreds of thousands of angry protesters marched through French cities, the prime minister is expected to unveil proposals that might calm tensions on the 7th straight day of a crippling transport strike. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 11, 2019 - 2:28 pm
PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister said Wednesday that the full retirement age will be increased for the country's youngest, but offered concessions in an ill-fated effort to calm a nationwide protest against pension reforms that critics say will erode the nation's way of life. The government is...
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A woman rides her bicycle as commuters wait for a bus at Gare du Nord Station, in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Only about a fifth of French trains ran normally Tuesday, frustrating tourists finding empty train stations, and most Paris subways were at a halt. French airport workers, teachers and others joined nationwide strikes Tuesday as unions cranked up pressure on the government to scrap changes to the national retirement system. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
December 10, 2019 - 12:37 pm
ARGENTEUIL, France (AP) — Adrien Lachevre and Nailat Msoili live a few kilometers (miles) apart in Paris' northwest suburbs, but their paths had never crossed until Lachevre picked Msoili up in his gray Fiat on Tuesday morning. An app had matched their schedules and morning commutes, and the two...
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Protesters march during a mass strike in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. French airport employees, teachers and other workers joined nationwide strikes Tuesday as unions cranked up pressure on the government to scrap upcoming changes to the country's national retirement system. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
December 10, 2019 - 7:37 am
PARIS (AP) — Cranking up pressure on President Emmanuel Macron, thousands of union activists marched through French cities Tuesday and airport employees and teachers joined nationwide strikes to demand that the government scrap upcoming changes to the country's national retirement system. As a...
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Trade union demonstrators protest in Anglet southwestern France, Saturday Dec. 7, 2019. Strikes disrupted weekend travel around France on Saturday as truckers blocked highways and most trains remained at a standstill because of worker anger at President Emmanuel Macron's policies. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
December 07, 2019 - 8:30 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris police skirmished Saturday with yellow vest activists joining a wave of protest actions against the government's overhaul of France's national retirement system, as highway blockades and train stoppages disrupted weekend travel around the country. A few thousand yellow vest...
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Railway employees, with red jackets, give informations to travellers at the Gare de Lyon train station, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 in Paris. Frustrated travelers are meeting transportation chaos around France for a second day, as unions dig in for what they hope is a protracted strike against government plans to redesign the national retirement system. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
December 06, 2019 - 10:31 am
PARIS (AP) — Frustrated travelers ran into transportation mayhem across France for a second day on Friday, as unions dug in for what they hope is a protracted strike against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to redesign the national retirement system. Most trains were shut down - including Paris...
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FILE - In this Nov.26, 2019 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron attends the ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. Massive strikes against a planned overhaul of the pension system are sending a powerful warning to French President Emmanuel Macron. Half-way through his term, the 41-year-old pro-business centrist is yet determined to push it through and keep remodeling the French economy. (Benoit Tessier/Pool Photo via AP, File)
December 06, 2019 - 5:29 am
PARIS (AP) — Massive strikes against a planned overhaul of the pension system are sending a powerful warning to French President Emmanuel Macron. Half-way through his term, the 41-year-old centrist is still determined to push through the reform and keep remodeling the French economy. Macron is...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018 file photo a passenger crosses railroad tracks at rush hour at Gare de Lyon train station, in Paris. France's rail operator SNCF and the Paris Metro say nationwide strikes will wipe out most services Thursday, impacting millions. The SNCF expects that 9 out of 10 high-speed trains won't run and that half of the Eurostar services linking France and Britain will be canceled, too. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
December 04, 2019 - 5:28 am
PARIS (AP) — France is getting ready for massive, nationwide transport strikes against government plans to overhaul the state pension system. The strike will disrupt train, buses and airline services. In Paris, where workers’ unions are planning a march on Thursday, police warned Wednesday of...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018 file photo a passenger crosses railroad tracks at rush hour at Gare de Lyon train station, in Paris. France's rail operator SNCF and the Paris Metro say nationwide strikes will wipe out most services Thursday, impacting millions. The SNCF expects that 9 out of 10 high-speed trains won't run and that half of the Eurostar services linking France and Britain will be canceled, too. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
December 04, 2019 - 4:46 am
PARIS (AP) — Large swathes of France’s workforce, spanning generations, will go on strike Thursday to protest the government’s planned overhaul of the pension system. Gathering in Paris, they want to vent their anger at the reform proposals that President Emmanuel Macron thinks are necessary to...
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November 06, 2019 - 11:27 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is co-sponsoring a bill with West Virginia's two U.S. senators and others aimed at preserving the pensions of about 92,000 retired coal miners, as well as the health-care benefits of another 13,000 working miners. Democrat Joe Manchin...
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Demonstrators clash with a police water cannon during an anti-government protest in Santiago, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Chileans have been taking to the streets and clashing with the police to demand better social services and an end to economic inequality, even as the government announced that weeks of demonstrations are hurting the country's economic growth. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
November 05, 2019 - 6:25 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Protests that have gripped Chile's capital for nearly three weeks to demand better salaries and pensions, and a more equal distribution of the wealth, are shrinking in size. Chileans calling for better social services have poured into downtown Santiago again, a day after...
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