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A 24-hour walkout by French civil servants has coincided with the seventh straight day of crippling strikes by transit workers, putting further pressure on the French government to negotiate an end to the weeklong walkout.

The striking civil servants -- who include teachers, hospital workers, tax collectors, customs officials and post office staff -- planned a march Tuesday afternoon in Paris and other parts of the country.

The one-day civil servants strike was not expected to cripple those services, however. The teachers union said about half its members would still be in the classrooms, so classes would be combined to make up for the teacher absences. Read full article »

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