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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...

'Yellow vest' protest in Brussels turns violent

Apo - Belgian anti-riot officers used water cannon Friday to disperse stone-throwing "yellow vest" protesters who burned two police vehicles in central Brussels, according to an AFP journalist at the scene.

ID checks on the Champs-Elysees as France tries to head off protests

Paris - French authorities are to bar traffic from the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday and allow in pedestrians only after ID checks in an effort to prevent a repeat of "yellow vest" protests that have shaken the government.

Two thirds back France's 'yellow vest' protests: poll

Paris - Two in three people back the "yellow vest" protests in France, and nearly 80 percent reject measures proposed by President Emmanuel Macron as "insufficient", according to an opinion poll published Wednesday.

Macron vows to stay course on climate after France protests

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday tried to take the heat out of mass anti-government demonstrations, as a spokesman for the movement said there would be another show of strength on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday.

French 'yellow vest' protests spill over borders

Paris - A wave of protests in France over fuel prices and low living standards has spilt into neighbouring countries, causing disruption for truckers in Britain and Spain and leading to arrests in Belgium.

Trudeau unveils details of carbon tax rebates

On Tuesday, the federal government announced a carbon tax on the provinces and territories that did not sign on to the pan-Canadian framework on climate change.

#MeToo personal for 'Handmaid's Tale' costume designer

New York - From the United States to Argentina, by way of Ireland and Poland, the red habit and white bonnet synonymous with "The Handmaid's Tale" have become a powerful symbol of the #MeToo movement.

Disappearing act: What happened to Hong Kong's Umbrella Art?

Fpo - Illuminated under a spotlight at London's British Museum, hand-drawn sketches of Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement are part of a new exhibition on dissent that offers a rare glimpse of the artworks produced during the pro-democracy rallies.

Romania charges police chiefs over violence against protesters

Bucharest - The head of Romania's riot police and three senior officials have been charged over the use of violence to break up an anti-government protest in Bucharest that left hundreds of people hurt, prosecutors said Friday.

The writer inspiring Romania's protest movement at 101

Bucharest - Amid the almost daily crowds of anti-government protesters in the Romanian capital Bucharest, there's one name on the lips of many of those gathered outside government headquarters: the 101-year-old many of them see as their guiding light.

Taiwan passes controversial bill cutting veterans' pensions

Taipei - Taiwan's military veterans will see their pensions cut as soon as next month after parliament passed a controversial bill that had sparked violent demonstrations.

Op-Ed: How will Trudeau justify buying a pipeline and climate change?

While anti-pipeline protesters are regrouping after the government announced Canada is purchasing the Trans Mountain pipeline, and with two weeks to go before the G7 meeting, many wonder how Trudeau will defend his stance on climate change.

Nicaragua's way out of crisis is early elections: OAS

Washington - Early elections are the only way for crisis-gripped Nicaragua to restore peace, the head of the Organization of American States (OAS) said Wednesday, after a spate of recent anti-government unrest left at least 76 dead.

Five questions on the Gaza border protests

Gaza - More protests are planned along the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on Tuesday, a day after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians during demonstrations and clashes.

Bishops to mediate Nicaragua talks after anti-Ortega demos

Managua - Nicaragua's powerful Roman Catholic bishops announced Monday they are engaging in talks to resolve a crisis that has left scores dead in the wake of a crackdown on anti-government protests in the strife-torn central American country.

Nicaraguan bishops to launch crisis talks Wednesday

Managua - Nicaragua's powerful bishops announced Monday they are engaging in talks to resolve a crisis that has left scores dead in the wake of a crackdown on anti-government protests.

Chaos and colour in May Day rallies across the globe

Paris - Traditional May Day rallies turned violent in some parts of the world on Tuesday, as workers gathered to defend labour rights.

Nicaragua scraps pension reform in bid to end deadly protests

Managua - Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega scrapped Sunday a contentious pension reform that triggered four days of violence in which two dozen people were killed, but rioting students vowed to keep up street protests until he is ousted.

More than 20 dead in Nicaragua protests: rights group

Managua - More than 20 people have been killed in a clashes between Nicaraguan police and demonstrators in a wave of protests over pension reform, a local human rights body said Sunday.

Top French university Sciences Po blocked by students

Paris - The main entrance to the prestigious French university Sciences Po in Paris was blocked on Wednesday after students opposed to President Emmanuel Macron's education reforms occupied the building, an AFP reporter said.
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