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Chirac to Replace Youth Jobs Law

President Jacques Chirac, bowing to intense pressure from students and unions, announced plans Monday to replace a contested jobs law that fanned large protests and strikes across France. Chirac’s office said a new plan focusing on youths from troubled backgrounds will replace the “first job contract,” which would have made it easier for companies to fire workers under 26. The move comes as a blow to Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, who had championed the law despite weeks of protests across the country. Villepin was to make a statement later Monday. Full Story

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