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Protesters march against Italy's tough new anti-migrant law

Rome - Several thousand people marched in Rome Saturday in protest at Italy's tough new anti-migrant law which makes it easier to expel new arrivals.The protesters waved flags and donned yellow vests emblazoned with the slogan "Get up! Stand Up!

French 'yellow vests' spark copycats and fakes abroad

Paris - The "yellow vest" revolt in France over the high cost of living has sparked copycat protests abroad -- as well a swarm of fake reports.

Strasbourg Christmas market gunman shot dead by French police

Strasbourg - The gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg was shot dead by French police on Thursday as the Islamic State jihadist group claimed him as one of its "soldiers".

French govt urges 'yellow vests' not to protest after Strasbourg attack

Paris - The French government on Thursday urged "yellow vest" protesters to refrain from holding another round of demonstrations this weekend, citing the strain on security forces on high alert after the terror attack at a Christmas market in Strasbourg.

'We can get what we want,' French protesters vow

Saint Etienne - A day after President Emmanuel Macron announced measures to help quell a mass revolt over living standards, "yellow vest" protesters picketing outside a shopping centre in central France on Tuesday pledged to stay put.

Albanian students revolt over tuition costs

Tirana - Thousands of Albanian university students took to Tirana's streets on Tuesday for their biggest show of strength yet in a protest movement demanding lower tuition fees and more investment in public education.

Arc de Triomphe to reopen after Paris protest damage

Paris - The soaring Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Elysees in Paris will reopen Wednesday after being covered in graffiti and ransacked during anti-government protests which rocked the capital on December 1, the French monuments commission said.

France 'yellow vest' protests: Timeline of unrest

Paris - Here is a timeline of the "yellow vest" movement in France, from the first online rumblings against fuel tax increases to nationwide protests leading to riots, and measures announced Monday by President Emmanuel Macron in a bid to quell the unrest.

French PM to detail Macron's measures to appease 'yellow vests'

Paris - The French government will Tuesday try to convince lawmakers and the public that President Emmanuel Macron's speech met the demands of the "yellow vest" movement, even as many demonstrators said they were disappointed and vowed to press on with their p...

Macron unveils new measures in bid to end 'yellow vest' revolt

France - Embattled French President Emmanuel Macron Monday announced a series of financial measures seeking to defuse the "yellow vest" revolt that has triggered violent protests in cities across the country.

Macron to meet unions, address nation seeking to end 'yellow vest' crisis

Paris - President Emmanuel Macron will address the nation on the "yellow vest" crisis Monday and meet trade unionists and business leaders in search of a way to end the protests that have rocked France.

From shopping to tourism, French protests hit economy

Paris - Shops shuttered in the run-up to Christmas, chaos on the roads: France's "yellow vest" protests are dealing a blow to the economy which the finance minister says is no less than a "catastrophe".

France tells Trump to stop interfering in its politics

Paris - The French government on Sunday urged Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after the US president posted tweets about the protests rocking the country and attacked the Paris climate agreement.

Over 1,700 arrested in latest 'yellow vest' protests in France

Paris - More than 1,700 people were arrested across France during the latest "yellow vest" protests as demonstrators clashing with riot police caused more damage in Paris than a week ago, officials said on Sunday.

France's 'yellow vests': a movement of many shades

Paris - France's "yellow vest" protesters are all angry at President Emmanuel Macron, but their different goals and grievances show how diverse the movement has become.

Thousands march for climate in Paris despite 'yellow vest' unrest

Paris - Up to 25,000 people marched through Paris on Saturday urging greater action on climate change, despite fears that their protest would be scuppered by "yellow vest" demonstrations.

'No-surrender' French rebels return to Paris for Act IV

Paris - Back they came to Paris, despite appeals by authorities for moderate members of the "yellow vest" anti-government rebellion to stay home on Saturday, to avoid giving cover to hooligans.

Thousands rally against Italy-France high speed train link

Turin - Tens of thousands rallied Saturday in Turin to protest against a high speed train project to the French city of Lyon, fiercely opposed by environmentalists, as a waste of public funds.The scheme involves construction of a 57.5 kilometre (35.

400 arrested in Brussels 'yellow vest' protest

Apo - Police fired tear gas and water cannon and arrested around 400 people Saturday in the Belgian capital Brussels during a copycat "yellow vest" demonstration rocking neighbouring France."A policeman was injured in the face.

France 'yellow vest' protests: timeline of unrest

Paris - Here is a timeline of the "yellow vest" movement in France, from the first online rumblings against a fuel tax hike to nationwide protests that led to the worst Paris riots in decades.A new day of high-risk demonstrations is planned on Saturday.

Foreigners put on alert over French fuel protests

Paris - Foreigners were put on alert for possible violence during Saturday's French fuel protests, particularly in Paris, with some embassies warning their nationals to stay well away.

How Facebook fuelled France's 'yellow vest' protests

Paris - With names like "Angry Drivers of Normandy", Facebook groups are the nerve centre of the "yellow vest" protest movement raging across France -- and increasingly, a breeding ground for fake news.

Rain or shine, Mr Stop Brexit delivers his message

London - A single voice rings out through the ornate corridors of Britain's Houses of Parliament, a regular shout from the street with a simple message: "Stoooppp Brexit!

Tear gas, mass arrests as Paris hit by new 'yellow vest' protests

Paris - Armoured vehicles rolled through central Paris on Saturday as riot police clashed with "yellow vest" demonstrators, who set fire to barricades and hurled rocks in the latest demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron.

Paris shops, monuments to close as fears of protest violence mount

Paris - The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum and scores of shops on the Champs-Elysees are set to close as authorities warned Thursday of fresh violence this weekend during protests which have ballooned into the biggest crisis of Emmanuel Macron's presidency.

Macron's reformist image battered by 'yellow vest' rebellion

Paris - Hailed as a hero in the fight against populism after defeating the far right in elections last year, French President Emmanuel Macron has seen his international reputation take a battering over his failure to quell the "yellow vests" protests.

French back 'yellow vest' protests despite govt U-turn: poll

Paris - Most French people still back the "yellow vest" protests raging across the country and even more believe government concessions to the protesters are insufficient, according to a survey published Wednesday.

13 charged over sacking of Arc de Triomphe during Paris protests

Paris - Thirteen people were charged on Wednesday over looting and destruction at the Arc de Triomphe monument to France's war dead during violent "yellow vest" protests which rocked Paris last weekend, prosecutors said.

French farmers to protest as Macron battles 'yellow vest' movement

Paris - French farmers said Wednesday that they will stage a series of protests next week, adding to President Emmanuel Macron's woes as the "yellow vest" anti-tax movement rocks the country.

French govt moots further concessions to pacify protesters

Paris - The French government signalled Wednesday that it was prepared to make further concessions to "yellow vest" protesters, even raising a possible rollback on a controversial move to cut taxes for high earners last year.
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