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December 16, 2019

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France's pensions chief resigns as strike hits 12th day

France's pensions chief resigns as strike hits 12th day

The French official leading a controversial pensions overhaul stepped down on Monday over a scandal involving undeclared payments, as a crippling transport strike against the proposals entered its 12th day, imperilling the holiday plans of thousands.Jean-Paul

Five things we learned from European football

Five things we learned from European football

It was a disastrous weekend for Lyon and Netherlands striker Memphis Depay who is now likely to miss Euro 2020 but an excellent one for Philippe Coutinho who is proving his worth for Bayern Munich.Here, AFP Sport takes a look at five things we learned from Eur

Momota trumps badminton greats with record-smashing year

Momota trumps badminton greats with record-smashing year

Kento Momota was banned from badminton for gambling in 2016. Fast forward to 2019 and the Japanese has enjoyed one of the most successful years in the sport's history.Momota has cleaned up in men's badminton over the past 12 months, winning a record 11 title

Tensions mount over French transport strike

Tensions mount over French transport strike

Tensions between the French government and unions opposed to pension reforms mounted on the 11th day of a crippling transport strike Sunday, with the prime minister warning the French would not tolerate being stranded at Christmas.The pensions overhaul, unveil

Christmas mayhem feared as French transport strike continues

Christmas mayhem feared as French transport strike continues

France reeled under a crippling public transport strike for a 10th day Saturday aimed at forcing the government to scrap a pension revamp, as fears grew of travel mayhem during Christmas.Train traffic was severely disrupted with only one out four TGV high spee