French Labour Minister Myriam El Khomri staunchly defended the government's contested labour reform bill on Tuesday as it finally reached parliament after sparking two months of mass protests. The government says the bill is designed to unlock France's rigid labour market and cut stubbornly high unemployment of around 10 percent -- the issue that has dogged Socialist President Francois Hollande's four years in power. In a passionate defence of the reform, the 38-year-old El Khomri said it was "necessary" and "fair".
Indiana voters cast their ballots in key US presidential primaries Tuesday, with Republican Donald Trump hoping to knock out his rivals and Hillary Clinton seeking to further cement her status as the Democrats' presumptive pick. The latest contest in the 2016 race for the White House is seen as a day of reckoning for the movement to "stop Trump" led by his closest rival Ted Cruz. "I don't think he's got the temperament to be president," Trump said of Cruz in an interview with Fox News after polls opened.