French Union Protests Flare Up Just Weeks Before Euro 2016: Here’s What We’re Reading Today

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Here’s what we’re reading:

1. French union protests flare up

Less than two weeks before the country is set to host the 2016 UEFA European Championships, France is dealing with a violent oil strike that has seen more than a quarter of its gas stations either close or run dry. Riot police and protestors have clashed across the country.

2. Stoned sheep goes on “psychotic rampage”

Stoned sheep have apparently gone on a rampage after eating marijuana plants which were dumped on the side of a country road. It’s believed the drugs were offloaded after a drug bust in the Welsh town of Rhydypandy and locals fear the sheep have been munching on the plants.

“They are getting in people’s gardens and one even entered a bungalow and left a mess in the bedroom.”

3. Zimbabwe marches for Mugabe

“Thousands gathered in Zimbabwe on Wednesday to support President Robert Mugabe, with speakers calling for him to rule for life.

On buses, trains, trucks and by foot, Mugabe’s supporters traveled to the capital, Harare, for the rally.

Speakers said 92-year-old Mugabe should rule until he dies. His wife, Grace, went a step further and described how she would like to see him rule from the grave, prompting wild cheers from the crowd.”

4. Cyanide-spiked iced coffee murder trial to begin

“An Indonesian woman accused of murdering her friend with a cyanide-laced coffee is set to face trial, with police handing the case over to prosecutors.”

5. Results are in for Toronto’s top five worst roads 2016

So you probably already have a list of your own terrible streets that you like to avoid, but just in case you don’t, CP24’s got you covered with their annual rankings. It’s nice to see some of these streets make the cut year after year — that’s true dedication, Toronto.