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France rolls out new pension scheme amid protests

French prime minister Edouard Philippe introduced Wednesday a plan to reform the country's complex pension system amid fierce resistance from trade unions and nationwide strikes. The aim is to create a single, points-based system instead of the current 42 separate pension schemes. Philippe told workers in sectors enjoying early retirement that the reforms would be applied gradually. Unions said they will not call off strikes unless the plans are scrapped.

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Drums of war again, in Europe

Just a few weeks ago, as Europeans in several countries put their furious debates about masks and corona appsinto higher gear, Turkey and Greece almost came to blows in the Aegean Sea.

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