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French students march on as pensions strike loses steam

French students march on as pensions strike loses steam

PARIS
French students protested Tuesday at campuses across the country but elsewhere the government welcomed signs that the mass movement to defend the right to retire at 60 was losing steam.
Lawmakers were expected to pass President Nicolas Sarkozy’s unpopular pensions reform bill on Wednesday and Finance Minister Christine Lagarde hailed what she said was “a return to reason and dialogue.”
And the union leaders who led strikes and street rallies of recent months

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