News Wire | March 23, 2023 Archive

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France Strikes Intensify as Anger Mounts Against Raising Retirement Age

By Ellen Francis | The Washington Post (free)

Strikes brought trains in French cities to a halt Thursday and workers blocked the road to a Paris airport terminal after President Emmanuel Macron pledged to implement legislation raising the retirement age.

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Leader of Indian Party Opposing Modi Is Sentenced in Defamation Case

By Karan Deep Singh | The New York Times

Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the main party opposing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, was convicted of defamation and sentenced to prison Thursday, the latest blow to the beleaguered opposition party just a year before national elections.

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