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French govt keeps up tough line as petrol shortages ease

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Mr Valls said he would "ensure that people can buy petrol and that businesses won't be penalised by the blockages".

Paris

THE French government is maintaining a hard line ahead of a fresh wave of protest over a bitterly disputed labour law that has seen demonstrators blockading oil refineries and strikes paralysing the transport network.

The escalating unrest, which has gathered pace over the...

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