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Regional elections -France Far-right and Macronists face setback in French regional polls while traditional parties hold ground

The center-right conservative Les Républicains (LR) and allies managed to win in seven regions while the center-left Socialist Party (PS) and allies won five regions in mainland France

Sub-contracted hotel workers in Paris win pay rise after two years of heroic struggle

In a historic victory for subcontracted workers in the French hospitality sector, about 20 cleaning and sanitation staff at the Ibis Batignolles hotel in Paris won better pay and working conditions after 22 months of relentless struggle

Anti-imperialist protests-France Anti-imperialists protest French-led Operation Barkhane in the Sahel

Groups have called the prolonged military campaign a French ploy to continue its hegemony over former colonies in Africa and to safeguard its stakes in mining in the region

France aided genocide in Rwanda, says official report

The report states that French officials and forces stationed in Rwanda continued their support to the state authorities even after acknowledging visible preparations of the genocide against the minority Tutsis

French airstrike in Mali French air strike in January killed 19 unarmed civilians in Mali, says UN report

A probe by the UN mission in Mali concluded that French airplanes attacked a wedding party in a village named Bounti on January 3, killing 22 men, only three of whom were armed

French colonial crimes continue to affect lives in Polynesia

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent analysis of declassified documents from the nuclear testing done by France on the islands of Polynesia

French students and youth hit the streets demanding ‘right to the future’

Mobilizations were held across France by student and youth groups seeking concrete solutions to the problems affecting them as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the demands was a 1.5 billion euro emergency plan

Massive protests against Global Security Bill rock France

As the French Senate prepares to vote on the controversial Global Security Bill, protests took place across the country against the law which will strengthen the power of the police

Proposed French anti-radicalism law runs into controversy

Critics have said that the proposed law will stigmatize Muslims and that the existing laws are enough to cover the issues sought to be addressed by the new legislation.

French trade unions hit the streets against government’s insensitivity

On Thursday, major trade unions in France mobilized in over 100 locations against the government’s failure to address the issues of workers and youth. They also condemned the meager raise in minimum wage proposed for the year

Teachers strike in France demanding better wages and working conditions

Protests were also held in major French cities including Paris Marseilles, Lille and Lyon.

Student Protest-France Crisis-hit university students protest in France seeking government support

University students across France, confined to online classes and deprived of their scholarships and income from part time jobs, are facing serious financial, academic and psychological difficulties

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