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France's 'yellow vest' protesters banned from Notre-Dame: police

Paris - For their 23rd consecutive Saturday protest, France's yellow vests have been told they will be banned from the area around Paris's fire-damaged Notre-Dame cathedral.

Sudan army ranks seem to be tilting towards protestors: analysts

Apo - Support within Sudan for embattled President Omar al-Bashir seems be waning as some ranks in the army, a major pillar of his three decades in power, appear to be tilting towards the demonstrators, analysts say.

Leading Egypt activist out on probation after 5 years in jail

Apo - Egypt's most prominent pro-democracy activist, Alaa Abdel Fattah, was released on probation Friday after five years in prison on charges of organising an illegal protest.

French plan for army backup in 'yellow vest' protests draws fire

Paris - The French government's decision to deploy the army as backup during Saturday's weekly "yellow vest" protests has drawn fire, with the opposition warning of the risk of using soldiers for law and order.

The Atlantic Ocean is rising and 11-year-old Levi is worried

Washington - Levi Draheim is an 11-year-old kid who lives on a barrier island separating the coast of Florida from the Atlantic Ocean. He is also a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the US government over climate change.

UN urges French probe into use of force against 'yellow vests'

Geneva - The UN rights chief on Wednesday called for a "full investigation" into the possible use of excessive force by French police during the often violent "yellow vest" protests.

France's Macron slams protesters' 'complicity' in violence

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron denounced on Tuesday the "yellow vest" protesters who allow themselves to get mixed up in violent demonstrations, at a time when public opinion is growing increasingly irritated with ongoing violence.

Google to ditch mandatory-arbitration policy after mass protest

Forced arbitration is a corporate practice whereby employees waive their right to take some employer disputes to court and instead must settle the matters privately.

Protests against President Vucic spreads throughout Serbia

Belgrade - Thousands of Serbians defied freezing temperatures Saturday to join a protest march against President Aleksandar Vucic in central Belgrade, and in dozens of other cities across the country, in the tenth consecutive weekend of demonstrations.

Zimbabwe police clash with protesters at fuel rise protests

Harare - Police fired teargas as angry protesters barricaded roads with burning tyres and rocks in Zimbabwe on Monday, after the government more than doubled the price of fuel over the weekend.

Sharp fuel hike sparks protests in Zimbabwe

Harare - Angry protesters barricaded roads with burning tyres and rocks in Zimbabwe on Monday after the government more than doubled the price of fuel in a bid to improve supplies as the country battles its worst gasoline shortages in a decade.

Scepticism in France as Macron launches 'great national debate'

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron faced a battle Monday to convince sceptical French of his latest move to quell "yellow vest" anger as he kickstarted a two-month national debate on his policies.

Fuel hike sparks protests in Zimbabwe

Harare - Commuters were stranded in Zimbabwe’s two main cities Monday as angry protesters reacting to the weekend more than doubling of fuel prices, burned tyres and used rocks to barricade roads and blocked buses from carrying passengers.

Mood of revolt in Serbia as anti-Vucic protests grow

Belgrade - Major opposition protests in Serbia have been relatively rare over the past decade, but the icy January air has ushered in a swelling mood of revolt.

Italy populist leaders back France 'yellow vest' protests

Rome - The two leaders of Italy's ruling populist coalition on Monday threw their support behind the "yellow vest" protesters roiling neighbouring France."Yellow vests, do not weaken!

'Yellow vest' boxer arrested after assaulting French police

Paris - French police on Monday arrested a former professional boxer seen punching officers during a "yellow vest" demonstration in Paris, as the government prepared to announce a new tough line on violent protests.

French police move against last 'yellow vests' redoubts

Paris - French police cleared "yellow vest" protesters from several occupied roads on Tuesday as President Emmanuel Macron looked to turn the page on more than a month of often violent anti-government protests.

Macron govt hopes 'yellow vest' protests running out of steam

Paris - The French government was on Sunday hoping the sharp drop in "yellow vest" demonstrators signalled an end to the biggest crisis of Emmanuel Macron's presidency, but conceded "mistakes" had been made.

France's 'yellow vest' protesters gather on decisive weekend

Paris - Defiant "Yellow vest" demonstrators gathered on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday morning for a fifth and decisive weekend of protests despite calls by the French government to stay home.

Business worries for France ahead of new 'yellow vest' protests

Paris - Fears grew about the economic impact of France's month-long "yellow vest" protests on Friday ahead of a decisive weekend for the grassroots opposition movement and President Emmanuel Macron.

Macron blows hole in budget with 'yellow vest' measures

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron's measures to help low-income families and so end the "yellow vest" protests will blow a hole in the budget and perhaps his reputation too, analysts say.

Five consequences of France's 'yellow vest' protests

Paris - Anti-government protesters wearing fluorescent yellow jackets have roiled France for nearly three weeks and shaken the government of President Emmanuel Macron.

Anarchists, butchers and finance workers in court over Paris riots

Paris - Sometimes bruised or with black eyes, demonstrators arrested during anti-government rioting in central Paris on Saturday have appeared in court, showcasing the diverse backgrounds of the people on the streets.

French PM confirms fuel tax suspensions, calls for calm

Paris - French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Tuesday new concessions to "yellow vest" protesters, including the suspension for six months of planned tax increases raising the price of fuel.

French PM to announce suspension of fuel tax hikes: government sources

Paris - French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is to announce on Tuesday a suspension of fuel tax increases planned for January 1 in a move to end violent "yellow vest" protests against the measure, government sources said Tuesday.

The elusive face of the Paris rioters

Paris - Angry "yellow vest" protesters, hard-core agitators or young delinquents: building a typical profile of the rioters in Paris this weekend is no easy task.

Paris in pictures: abandoned barricades and burned cars

Paris - Parisians and business owners were inspecting the damage on Sunday after a day of rioting at some of the capital's most famed tourist spotsTeams of cleaners were moving around, sweeping up glass, removing graffiti and the remains of barricades, and tow...

Macron seeks way out of crisis after Paris riots

Paris - French leader Emmanuel Macron faced growing pressure Monday to find a way out of the worst crisis of his presidency after shocking scenes of rioting in Paris at the weekend.

'I will never accept violence,' Macron says after Paris protests

Buenos Aires - French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday denounced protesters against him as chaos-seekers, as the growing demonstrations first triggered by planned fuel price hikes turned violent.

Protest clashes erupt in Paris as anti-Macron rallies return

Paris - Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters trying to tear down barricades on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday as hundreds converged on the city for new demonstrations, with anger over fuel taxes morphing into a wide-ranging anti-government mov...
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In this twitter hand-out photo courtesy the Virginia State Police, arrests are made following declaration of unlawful assembly at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017
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Police hide behind their shields in Taksim
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A man covering his lips with duct tape holding a sign "Justice for Tim Moorley" and "Celebrex kills."
Thousands attend the Occupy Toronto protest in the city s Financial District.
Thousands attend the Occupy Toronto protest in the city's Financial District.
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3:18pm: These police burst into this area and created a blockade. at Queen and Spadina / Soho. A photo from downtown Toronto, during the June 26, 2010 G20 Protests.
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Egypt s president-elect Mohamed Morsi went to Tahrir Square to address the tens of thousands staying...
Egypt's president-elect Mohamed Morsi went to Tahrir Square to address the tens of thousands staying there.
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Blockage at Yurt at Occupy Toronto
Blockage at Yurt at Occupy Toronto
A demonstrator shows the photographer a bullet he found on the ground in Cairo
A demonstrator shows the photographer a bullet he found on the ground in Cairo
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ABOVE: An aerial view of a University of California campus in Berkeley  near where more than a dozen...
ABOVE: An aerial view of a University of California campus in Berkeley, near where more than a dozen people were injured during two Black Lives Matter protests on Telegraph Avenue in December 2014.
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A group of sympathizers for an Air Canada union holds a banner criticizing government intervention in negotiations.
Sheep graze below the Eiffel Tower on Thursday.
Sheep graze below the Eiffel Tower on Thursday.
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A protester holding a sign "Evict the 1%."
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Hundreds of protesters outside of city hall clashing with Toronto police officers. The peaceful protest became violent after activists wanted to enter city hall.
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Michel de Souza, Brazilian photojournalist, caught images and video of the recent protests in Rio de Janeiro in a unique and artistic way.
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Protests on the Inauguration of President Barack Obama
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Anti-government protesters take cover behind a temporary barricade during clashes with riot police at Independence Square in Kiev February 18, 2014
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Protesters attend a “Reclaim Australia” rally to oppose religious extremism in Sydney on April 4, 2015
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