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Floods, Strikes, Terrorist Threats — Euro 2016 Debuts in France

The floodwaters are receding and sunbathers are back in Paris parks, but the Seine River still laps over arteries that normally host cars and skateboarders. Strikes over unpopular labor reforms have disrupted rail, fuel and garbage services, while authorities are on high alert over terrorist fears. In some ways, the monthlong UEFA European football Championship that kicks off Friday could not be happening at a worse time. Yet as some wring their hands as France prepares to host Euro...

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