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By Matt Spetalnick and Thomas Wilson ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama disparaged U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday, saying the billionaire seeks tweets over solutions and has "rattled" foreign leaders with his pronouncements. Obama accused the real estate mogul and former reality TV impresario of making cavalier comments for provocative effect, and he urged all presidential candidates to take the high road in a boisterous and harsh campaign. Weighing in on the race to succeed him with his strongest broadside yet against Trump, Obama said fellow leaders from the Group of Seven nations "are surprised by the Republican nominee".
LE HAVRE, France (AP) — Thousands of dock workers poured into a public square in the French port city of Le Havre on Thursday, setting off smoke bombs as part of escalating nationwide protests against a labor bill that would loosen protections for French workers.