September 25, 2018
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French university students protest over French president's education reform

Paris, Apr 16 (efe-epa).- Students in France on Monday blocked the doors to Paris Nanterre University as part of a protest against the government's educational reform calling for a more selective admission process to access higher education.

These student demonstrations were being staged against a background of nationwide public sector protests, mainly driven by trade and railway unions, who have also taken to the streets in a series of strikes aimed against French President Emmanuel Macron's labor reforms.

Protesters held banners and placards that featured messages including "University is no night club, no to an entry selection."

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Japan court allows nuclear reactor reactivation after suspension

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