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French commuters faced a sixth day of travel headaches Monday as transit unions continued a strike which was costing the national rail authority an estimated 20 million euros ($29 million) a day.

Fewer than half of the 700 high-speed TGV trains were running Monday, said Phillipe Routier, a spokesman for the rail authority SNCF. He said 75 percent of Thalys trains to Belgium but only a third of trains to Germany and Switzerland were running.

Roughly a third of trains to the Paris suburbs and 68 percent of national mainline Corail trains were running Monday, Routier said. Read full article »

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