Protest in France, pressure on Macron’s pension reform

       

In this photo taken on Jan 31, 2023, protesters clash with police on the Place Vauban in Paris during a rally on a second day of nationwide strikes and protests over the government's proposed pension reform. (PHOTO / AFP) PARIS — Huge crowds marched across France on Tuesday to say "non" to President Emmanuel Macron's plan to make people work longer before retirement, with pressure …

France hit by second nationwide strike against pension reform

       

In this file photo taken on Jan 19, 2023 passengers stand next to a board displaying the closure of the Montparnasse metro station in Paris, as workers go on strike over French President's plan to raise the legal retirement age from 62 to 64. (PHOTO / AFP) PARIS – A second nationwide strike disrupted French electricity production, public transport and schools on Tuesday, as workers …

Russia reports 7,329 new COVID-19 cases

       

In this Jan 24 file photo, medical staff carry out from an ambulance a person at the COVID-19 infected patients section at the Pokrovskaya hospital in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (OLGA MALTSEVA / AFP) MOSCOW – Russia registered 7,329 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 21,380,264, the official monitoring and response center said Monday. The center said the nationwide …