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In France, government vows ‘no retreat’ from labor reforms amid growing unrest 26.5.2016 Washington Post: World
Union leaders have targeted highways and fuel supply.
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French labour law protests stepped up 26.5.2016 BBC: Business
French protesters have stepped up strike action, hitting oil refineries, nuclear power stations, ports, airports and railways.
French dock workers step up protests over bill loosening labor protections 26.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

 Thousands of dock workers poured into a public square in the French port city of Le Havre on Thursday, setting off smoke bombs as part of escalating nationwide protests against a labor bill that would loosen protections for French workers.

As union activists disrupted fuel supplies, trains and...

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U.S. scientists have been quietly working in Hiroshima for decades 26.5.2016 L.A. Times - World News

Ikuko Murai remembers when the American Jeeps would come after school to take her and other young survivors to a lab at the top of a hill. This was the 1950s, just a few years after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

“They examined my head, and measured my height,” she said in an interview this week....

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Obama can't endorse during the Democratic primary, so he's just pointing out how hard the job is instead 26.5.2016 L.A. Times - World News

He met with heads of state, lawmakers and a battery of dissidents, in between lifting a half-century-old trade embargo and negotiating access to key ports.

By the time President Obama filed past more than 2 million people lining the streets of Ho Chi Minh City and flew to Japan aboard Air Force...

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The Latest: French drivers ration gas, hope strikes fizzle 26.5.2016 Washington Post: World
The Latest on French labor dispute (all times local):
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France's growing labor standoff: What could happen next? 26.5.2016 AP Business
PARIS (AP) -- France's Socialist President Francois Hollande is engaged in the biggest test of his presidency, facing months of protests and strikes against a labor law that are threatening nationwide fuel shortages....
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The Latest: French drivers ration gas, hope strikes fizzle 26.5.2016 AP Business
LE HAVRE, France (AP) -- The Latest on French labor dispute (all times local):...
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France’s growing labor standoff: What could happen next? 26.5.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

PARIS (AP) — France’s Socialist President Francois Hollande is engaged in the biggest test of his presidency, facing months of protests and strikes against a labor law that are threatening nationwide fuel shortages. The fight is over a reform that aims to boost hiring by making France’s 35-hour workweek more flexible, making it easier to […]
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China signs deals with Sudan to build nuclear reactor 26.5.2016 Hindu: Home
China already is having a long standing nuclear cooperation with Pakistan as it has built several nuclear power reactors and is currently building two 1100 mw reactors in Karachi.
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Protesters Blockade Planned Pipeline Site Near Nuclear Plant Outside New York City 25.5.2016 Truthout - All Articles

In Peekskill, New York, just about an hour north of New York City, residents have launched a blockade in efforts to stop the construction of a gas pipeline slated to run only hundreds of feet from the aging Indian Point nuclear power plant. The proposed project has sparked concerns from residents and nuclear experts that a pipeline break could cause a catastrophic nuclear disaster that would threaten the entirety of New York City. The pipeline is being built by Spectra Energy and is officially known as the Algonquin Incremental Market Project, or AIM pipeline. Well, only hours ago, Peekskill residents and activists escalated the campaign to stop this pipeline's construction by installing a fully sustainable shipping container at the entrance of Spectra’s work yard -- complete with two activists living inside. Democracy Now! was there as the blockade was launched.

Please check back later for full transcript.

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Obama regime to lawmakers: India’s steps addressed key nuke concerns 25.5.2016 Hindu: International
It is now for the U.S. companies to make the commercial determinations, says Nisha Desai Biswal
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Green Party's Jill Stein Shares Her "Plan B" for Bernie Sanders Supporters: A Green New Deal 24.5.2016 Truthout.com
Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) As the dominant media and political establishment begin to focus on a general election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Truthout speaks with 2016 presidential candidate Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party, about Bernie Sanders, the "Green New Deal" and the politics of fear. Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) As Bernie Sanders' voters begin facing the question of whether or not to support Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton if she becomes the party's nominee, many of his supporters have pledged never to support her. In fact, voters in both major parties are seeking alternatives in this year's presidential election -- and third-party candidates are seeing an explosion in social media interest in their campaigns. For more original Truthout election coverage, check out our election section, "Beyond the Sound Bites: ...
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Anohni's 'Hopelessness' And The Power Of Speaking Out 24.5.2016 NPR: All Things Considered
The former Antony And The Johnsons singer's first solo album combines dance beats with a stark look at global strife. "Raising your voice is the antidote to a sense of powerlessness," she says.
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Game of Thrones Recap: Learning the Beginnings of the End 23.5.2016 Wired Top Stories
Game of Thrones Recap: Learning the Beginnings of the End
It's a week for origin stories—Hodor, White Walkers, the Faceless Men—though their motivations end up feeling more opaque than ever The post Game of Thrones Recap: Learning the Beginnings of the End appeared first on WIRED.
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VOICES: Daughter’s early cancer death haunts A-bomb survivor 23.5.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

TOKYO (AP) — A flash in the sky over Hiroshima, Japan, caused a lifetime of ordeal for an elementary school student. Her external wounds have healed from the atomic bomb dropped by the U.S. on Aug. 6, 1945, and she has overcome discrimination in employment and marriage. But Michiko Kodama is still troubled by the […]
Obama looks to boost economic, security ties in Asia 22.5.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s mission in Vietnam and Japan is to build stronger economic and security ties with Asian-Pacific allies anxious about the rise of an increasingly muscular China. That forward-looking message will be delivered even as he confronts the legacies of two wars long past — Vietnam and World War II — […]
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Obama looks to boost economic, security ties in Asia 22.5.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's mission in Vietnam and Japan is to build stronger economic and security ties with Asian-Pacific allies anxious about the rise of an increasingly muscular China. That forward-looking message will be delivered even as he confronts the legacies of two wars long past - Vietnam and World War II - that still are fraught with emotion....
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Michael Mariotte, no-nukes activist and punk-band drummer, dies at 63 21.5.2016 Washington Post
Michael Mariotte, no-nukes activist and punk-band drummer, dies at 63
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Nobel medal sale highlights work of forgotten chemist who predicted the atom bomb 21.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
Francis Aston, Edwardian scientific genius, surfer and motorcycling pioneer, was awarded the Nobel in 1922 for his discovery of isotopes. Now his medal is up for auction

The Nobel prize awarded to one of the world’s most colourful scientists – Francis Aston, an Edwardian surfing fanatic and early pioneer of motorcycle racing – is to be auctioned in London next month.

The medal, a 200g disc made of 23-carat gold, was given to Aston in 1922 in recognition of the British chemist’s discovery of isotopes, elements with the same chemical properties but different atomic masses. His Nobel prize for chemistry is being sold by his family and is expected to fetch between £200,000 and £400,000, Bonhams said.

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