France’s big general strike hobbles services (AP)

Two women ride bicycles in Paris, Thursday Jan. 29, 2009. In Paris, commuters braved freezing temperatures and biked, walked and even took boats to work. A nationwide strike Thursday by French public and private sector workers fearful about the global economic crisis shut down rail and subway lines, choked public services and left millions of schoolchildren without their teachers across the country.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)AP – France’s largest general strike in three years hobbled transportation school, hospital and mail services Thursday as unions demanded that President Nicolas Sarkozy’s better protect jobs and consumers during the global economic crisis.

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