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Day: December 5, 2019

Johnson refuses ITV interview
Featured, United Kingdom

Johnson refuses ITV interview

    Boris Johnson has refused to do an interview with ITV's Julie Etchingham ahead of the general election, the channel has said. He is the only leader of a major party to turn down the request from the channel’s Tonight programme, having also declined to be interviewed by the BBC’s Andrew Neil. Instead, the broadcaster will show footage of recent interviews with other people and archive footage. A spokesman for ITV said: “The ITV News team making the Boris Johnson Tonight film made the original bid for the Prime Minister when the election was called. “They have contacted his press team on repeated occasions with times and dates offered to film an interview." The spokesman added: “Boris Johnson’s team have today confirmed he will not be taking part. “The programme w...
France crippled by massive strike
Europe, Featured

France crippled by massive strike

    Travellers heading to and from France face five days of chaos due to a general strike across the country. French public sector workers began the walkouts on Thursday over French President Emmanuel Macron's plans to reform the nation's pension system. Flights, trains and buses are being hit by the biggest wave of industrial action the country has faced for decades. There are no tickets available on Eurostar trains until Tuesday, with the company saying it has cancelled almost 100 services between now and then. Airlines including Easyjet, British Airways and Ryanair have opted to cancel many of their flights to and from France, while Air France has said up to a third of its domestic flights would be cancelled. Signs at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport showed "cancel...