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Nationwide Strikes in France: Flights Expected to Be Canceled, Gas Stations Out of Fuel


Students take to streets to join union protests, burn cars.

Many flights from several airports across France are expected to be canceled Tuesday as a result of nationwide strikes that have disrupted fuel supplies and transportation.

Ten of 200 fuel terminals were blocked Monday by protesters opposed to a government cost-saving measure that would raise retirement age from 60 to 62. French unions had said that production has stopped at 12 of the nation’s refineries.

About 1,000 gas stations in France have are out of fuel because strikers had blocked access to oil refineries and depots.