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Looming air and train strikes are threatening to bring chaos to France less than two weeks before Euro 2016 kicks off, with unions standing firm Monday in demanding contested labour reforms be scrapped. As the head of France's bosses' federation accused unions of behaving like "terrorists," the fresh industrial unrest was set to hit transport just days before fans begin arriving for the start of the football championships on June 10. "The scenes of guerilla-type action in the middle of Paris, beamed around the world, reinforce the feeling of fear and misunderstanding" among potential visitors still anxious after the November 2015 terror attacks which killed 130 people in Paris, the tourist board said.
TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan put its military on alert on Monday for a possible North Korean ballistic missile firing, while South Korea also said it had detected evidence of launch preparations, officials from Japan and South Korea said. Tension in the region has been high since North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and followed that with a satellite launch and test launches of various missiles. Japan ordered naval destroyers and Patriot anti-ballistic missile batteries to be ready to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan, Japan's NHK state broadcaster said.