French Rail Strike Slackens After Macron Shows Resolve on Reform

Posted Abril 14, 2018

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday had warned the rival camps against "full-blown military escalation" and stressed the need to "avoid the situation spiraling out of control".

Recently, the French president announced that he would make a decision on whether or not to strike Syria 'when the time comes', adding that he would make a decision on whether to airstrike Syria after the needed verifications were carried out.

Post-World War II Germany typically has been reluctant to engage in military action, and parliamentary approval is required for any military missions abroad. "Everyone knows there is only a solution to the conflict in Syria with Russia", Maas said.

French President Emmanuel Macron talked about in a television interview on Thursday that he had "proof" of a chemical assault. His critics say he is favoring the rich and eroding workers' hard-won labor rights with moves that risk increasing wealth disparity.

"We were very precise and proportionate, but at the same time, it was a heavy strike", he said.

"The president of the republic called for dialogue with Russia to be maintained and stepped up to bring peace and stability back to Syria", a statement from Macron's office said.

Geopolitics specialist Dominique Moisi, a senior adviser at the Montaigne Institute?think tank in Paris, said "we have said that we were not allowing the use of chemical weapons, that this was a red line ..."


Macron's government has resisted calls from within his party to loosen some spending after last year's deficit came in better than expected.

Britain's U.N. Ambassador Karen Pierce meanwhile rejected a charge by a Russian defence ministry spokesman that Britain was involved in staging a fake chemical weapons attack in Douma.

The university, one of the oldest in Europe, was the epicenter of student protests 50 years ago in May 1968, a pivotal moment in modern French history.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich took an apparent swipe at Trump's tweets. He merely wants to abolish ridiculously generous perks - relics of the days when shovelling coal into steam engines was backbreaking work - for new employees.

His reform plans have led to major protests from railway workers, hospital staff, students, pensioners and employees of the judicial system.

Leeds fan Andy said: "Our English teams will always be our club but we all have a soft spot for Dunkirk".

The Elysee Palace has signalled for weeks its readiness to act against Damascus for atrocities inflicted in the fighting.


President Donald Trump told reporters he was holding a series of meetings Thursday to discuss Syria. As part of its mandate, the OPCW does not release information pertaining to an investigation while that investigation is ongoing.

Speaking of Assad and his suspected role in last week's chemical weapons attack, Trump said, "These are not the actions of a man. They are crimes of a monster instead".

"So striking at Syria is not a good solution, but doing nothing after the use of chemical weapons is even worse", he said.

The US president, whose military would almost certainly provide most of the intelligence and weaponry, has called for withdrawing US forces globally but also for hitting enemies hard.

Sarah Wollaston, a prominent opponent of intervention who voted against action in 2013 said she supported military action.

As proof of public support for the strike, they point to the more than 700,000 euros donated to a fund set up for the striking workers.

"A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now under way".