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General strike hits indebted Greece over new cuts

ATHENS, Greece - (AP) Flights to and from Greece were grounded, trains and ferries suspended their routes and public services were paralyzed Wednesday as angry Greek workers went on strike to protest harsh new spending cuts aimed at saving their country from bankruptcy. The 24-hour general strike...

French unions strike to keep right to retire at 60

PARIS - (AP) Strikes across France delayed flights, closed schools and frustrated commuters Thursday as workers protested government plans to raise the retirement age past 60 one of the lowest even in Europe. President Nicolas Sarkozy says retiring so young is now untenable given growing life spans...