"À nous de vous faire préférer le train!"
"Avec le SNCF, tout est possible"
--Former ad slogans of the SNCF (French national trains), each in turn quickly dropped
Hope you're not traveling through Paris CDG airport this Saturday, 2 August. Five Air France unions will be on strike that day at the airport. Passengers must suffer! Not coincidentally, this is one of the biggest travel days of the year.
Regional strike of the SNCF (French national trains, toujours eux), between Paris and Beauvais (Ryanair's "Paris" airport) on Thursday 31 July.
CGT (toujours eux) union employees of the new PPR hospital in the southwest of France, on "unlimited strike"
Most educated people are aware that we are the outcome of nearly 4 billion years of Darwinian selection, but many tend to think that humans are somehow the culmination. Our sun, however, is less than halfway through its lifespan. It will not be humans who watch the sun's demise, 6 billion years from now. Any creatures that then exist will be as different from us as we are from bacteria or amoebae.
Argentina is in default. The country was not able to reach agreement with all of its creditors, some of whom refused to agree to the payment plan worked out after long negotiations; this killed the agreement.