Paris Seine Near 60-Year High Adds to Strike Disruption

  • Floods, strikes disrupt French daily life as Euro 2016 nears
  • Soccer tournament starting in week to draw 2.5 million people

Flooded Seine river in Paris. Photographer: Bertrand Guay/AFP via Getty Images

Paris’s Seine River is set to rise to the highest level in more than 60 years, adding to unusual levels of disruption from both strikes and disastrous flooding with a week to go before the start of Europe’s biggest sporting event, the Euro 2016 soccer championship.

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