French President Nicolas Sarkozy's cabinet reshuffle Sunday shows an Elysée Palace with a sharp eye on the 2012 elections. Sarkozy's ratings are at a historic low.
As French strikes over pension reform take a deeper toll, union leaders are reportedly divided over how long they can and should continue protests. The Senate today debated the proposed rise in retirement age.
French strikes over pension reforms turned violent today as hard-line elements from an oil-workers union vowed to press on.
Air France reports a possible lightning strike. Airbus 330-200 has a good safety record.