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Labour row clouds French job-creation summit

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PARIS - French President Francois Hollande on Monday kicks off a summit with business leaders aimed at creating half a million vitally-needed jobs in return for lower taxes, but a labour row threatens to mar the event. 

Jobseekers at an office of the French state-run employment agency in the northern Paris suburb of Pantin, on March 25, 2013

The two-day conference aims to tackle record unemployment of 3.38 million people, a key factor behind humiliating election defeats for the Socialists this year.

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