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Tens of thousands of French workers took to the streets Thursday for the second day of nationwide strikes this month to protest President Nicolas Sarkozy's plan to raise the retirement age to 62, with union walkouts crippling planes, trains and schools across the country.
The threat of a terrorist attack on French soil is at its highest as authorities suspect al Qaeda's North African affiliate may be plotting a conventional bomb attack on a crowded target, the director of the country's national police said Wednesday.
Former Italy coach Giovanni Trapattoni is hoping fans will look back on his reign in a different light after the arrest of former referee Byron Moreno in New York.
Much has been written about whether the Senate should ratify the new strategic arms agreement with Russia (New START). In addition to the technical points, there is an important policy reason why senators should not vote to ratify this agreement. It would turn back the clock to the Cold War era of mutual-assured destruction and give Russia an appearance of equality with the United States that no longer exists.
Samir Nasri scored a pair of penalty kicks in overtime as Arsenal ousted north London rival Tottenham from the League Cup with a 4-1 victory on Tuesday night, and Everton was beaten in a shootout by third-tier Brentford.
To an extent, Sweden's elections affirmed twin political trends that have spread throughout Europe in recent years: Fiscally conservative center-right parties have gained ground on social-democratic parties owing to budget crises that were exacerbated by the global economic downturn.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday pledged to boost aid to the world's poorest by 20 percent over the next three years and issued a plea for other developed nations to join him in meeting U.N. anti-poverty targets by 2015.
Lance Armstrong just keeps rolling along.
France is at immediate risk of a major terrorist attack by Islamist radicals and has further reinforced already urgent security measures since last week, officials said Monday.