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Commuter woe as strike tests France’s Sarkozy

French commuters faced travel chaos on Thursday after transport workers went on strike over plans to scrap their pension privileges, handing President Nicolas Sarkozy a first major challenge of his reforms. Unions called the 24-hour strike from late on Wednesday in an attempt to force concessions from the government, which plans to scrap privileges that allow a minority of public sector workers to retire earlier than their peers. Full Story

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