Striking French refinery workers speak out against inflation

A team of WSWS reporters visited workers at the Grandpuits refinery who had just gone on strike last week amid the nationwide French refinery strike, demanding a 10 percent raise. Workers stressed their anger at inflation and their desire to build a broader rally of workers’ struggles in the face of the war and economic … Read more

Neymar Jr.: Brazilian soccer star faces criticism for Bolsonaro support

CNN — Just days ahead of Brazil’s national elections on Sunday, soccer star Neymar Jr. has appeared in a campaign video endorsing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. The Paris Saint-Germain forward and Brazil captain appeared on a TikTok video singing Bolsonaro’s campaign jingle in which he lip synchs, “Vote, vote, and press ‘confirm’ for 22, that’s … Read more

Two Irishmen among five rugby players sent to trial over alleged ‘gang-rape of 21-year-old woman

Two Irishmen are among five rugby players who were sent to trial today over the alleged gang rape of a young woman in France. Denis Coulson, 28 is said to have taken part in the sex attack along with Frenchman Loick Jammes, 27, and New Zealander Rory Grice, 32, judicial sources said on Monday. They … Read more

Artificial sweeteners tied to increased heart risk, new study finds

Participants in the study who had a higher intake of total artificial sweeteners had an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease compared to non-consumers.NYSE/PEPSICO Handout via Reuters Artificial sweeteners are added to thousands of foods and beverages – soft drinks, yogurts, pancake syrups, jams, baked goods, frozen desserts, chewing gum, candy – to help us … Read more

All Blacks crowned champions and Worcester win : PlanetRugby

It is time for Planet Rugby’s Sunday Social, your quirky recap of the serious and not so serious talking points from the past week’s action. New Zealand are the Rugby Championship winners. Impressive stuff, given the pressure the team and coach Ian Foster were under. However, it goes to say that one must New Zealand … Read more

Paul Pogba extortion case takes bizarre twist with elder brother Mathias claims

Paul Pogba is a major doubt for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar due to a knee injury. James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images A police investigation into allegations that France midfielder Paul Pogba was targeted by extortionists took a bizarre new twist Friday with his elder brother Mathias releasing a long string of videos taking … Read more

In mustard-loving France, shortage of condiment is nothing to sneeze at | Business | Economy and finance news from a German perspective | DW

On a recent morning in Dijon, the capital of Burgundy and famous for the mustard that bears its name, a small group of people gathered at a downtown boutique run by the well-known mustard brand Maille, waiting for the doors to open. The high-end store normally caters to foreign tourists touring the region’s famous vineyards. … Read more

Paul Pogba’s brother, Mathias, charged over alleged extortion attempt

Paul Pogba’s brother has been charged by French authorities in connection with an alleged organized armed extortion attempt against the Juventus midfielder, sources have told ESPN. Mathias Pogba will be held in jail while he awaits a decision from the judge regarding bail. The news comes after he was taken into police custody on Wednesday … Read more