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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

News Strike Hits France

PARIS () -- French public broadcasters and news agencies were hit hard Tuesday when journalists staged a 24-hour walkout to protest plans to scrap their 62-year-old tax privileges.

The stoppage was a warning shot across the center-right government's bows as civil servants, teachers and rail and power workers prepared for a 24-hour strike Thursday against cutbacks and record unemployment.