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An end to the 35-hour working week?

Could French employees lose the 35-hour working week? A new report on competitiveness has prompted fears that working hours could be lengthened. Also, France’s Prime Minister makes a blunder, and a new study says women aren’t the only multi-taskers in the human race.

 

Le Parisien headlines with some controversial news: could we be waving goodbye to the 35-hour working week? An editorial inside the paper suggests it might not be so likely.
 
France’s Prime Minister came under fire in an editorial in Libération, for making a political blunder. Le Parisien deemed his error so embarrassing, they called it “Ayrault’s Black Wednesday”. Le Figaro went on to list all the gaffes the Socialist cabinet has made since they came to power in May.
 
And finally, a new report says that men actually do better than women when it comes to multi-tasking! Le Figaro tells us more.

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2014-07-25 plane crash

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The papers are awash in coverage of the Algerian plane crash – the third international plane disaster in just one week.

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2014-07-25 plane crash

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The French papers are leading with Air Algerie – the third major international plane crash in one week.

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2014-07-24 Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Alongside the increasingly bloody conflict in Gaza, a war of words and graphic images has broken out, with some arguing that Israel’s PR machine is breaking down.

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2014-07-24 Gaza Strip

French MPs face quandary in pro-Palestinian rallies

Big pro-Palestinian rallies unfold in Paris, posing a diplomatic conundrum for the Socialist Party, whose MPs took part – against the advice of party leaders.

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2014-07-23 Russia

Was the UN chief’s speech in Tel Aviv really a 'shameful message'?

A call for the Israeli army to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and in Europe the Daily Mail blames France and Germany for not reining in Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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