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Air France pilots protest as premier spurns strike

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PARIS - Scores of striking Air France pilots took their protest to the streets on Tuesday, demonstrating in full uniform outside of France's National Assembly to demand government intervention to end an eight-day standoff.

Parent company Air France-KLM says about half ......

Air France pilots attend a demonstration in Paris, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. France’s prime minister speaking out against Air France pilots who are striking for an eighth day over the proposed expansion of its low-cost carrier, Transavia. Air France-KLM airline says the strike is costing up to euro20 million ($25 million) a day. The company is cutting costs to try to stay competitive with budget airlines. About half the airline’s flights have been cancelled. The sticker reads: Pilots on strike. All together for our future. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) Show/Hide caption

Air France pilots attend a demonstration in Paris, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. France’s prime minister speaking out against Air France pilots who are striking for an eighth day over the proposed expansion of its low-cost carrier, Transavia. Air France-KLM airline says the strike is costing up to euro20 million ($25 million) a day. The company is cutting costs to try to stay competitive with budget airlines. About half the airline’s flights have been cancelled. The sticker reads: Pilots on strike. All together for our future. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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