France takes to the streets

PHOTO: Flickr.com/Antoine Walter Around 3.5 million people took part in massive strikes to protest the French government’s plan to increase the age of full retirement from 65 to 67 and early retirement from age 60 to 62. Retirement is when a person stops working...

Meet Maguelonne from France

Compiled by Judi Cheng Name: Maguelonne Voignier Age: 12 Hometown: Toulouse Languages Spoken: French and Occitan Parents: Maguelonne’s mother is a primary school teacher. Her father was laid off from a job in technology support and is currently a temporary worker....

New Leaders in France and Britain

By Mallory Jensen Starting this summer there will be two new faces at meetings of leaders of the world’s most powerful countries. In France, Nicolas Sarkozy was elected president. Many French people worry that Sarkozy’s government will be bad for the poor people in...