French Strikes Over Retirement Age Move Into ‘Higher Gear’
By Leila Abboud & Sarah White | Financial Times (free)
A fresh wave of strikes hit France on Tuesday as labour unions vowed to bring the country to a standstill in an attempt to force President Emmanuel Macron to abandon his planned rise in the retirement age.
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A Rival for Erdogan Emerges as Opposition Parties Pick a Candidate
By Ben Hubbard & Gulsin Harman | The New York Times
A coalition of parties seeking to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey anointed a veteran opposition politician on Monday as its presidential candidate just two months before elections that could drastically alter the country’s political and economic trajectory.
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