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A Movie Torn From the Pages of His Life

PARIS — From barren territory on the outskirts of Paris, Ladj Ly hit movie theaters last month with an urgent message: Multicultural France is here, it is real and it is not in good shape. The message comes directly from his own experience. Mr. Ly, 39, the son of a …

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France Braces for Second Day of Pension Strikes

PARIS — Angry railway employees, teachers and other workers in France showed no signs of backing down from a nationwide strike on Friday, having brought public transportation to a standstill in a protest over President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul the nation’s pension system. Travel was expected to be severely …

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France, FIFA, Christmas: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering a continuing strike in France, misogyny on Britain’s campaign trail, and outrage over a leaked video in Spain. A strike hobbles France and tests Macron At a NATO summit in London this week, President Emmanuel Macron …

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