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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...

'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.
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Police forcing protesters to move back at the Queen and Spadina rally.
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Thousands of protesters marching along the streets of Toronto chanting, "We are the 99 percent - you are the 99 percent."
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Egypt's president-elect Mohamed Morsi went to Tahrir Square to address the tens of thousands staying there.
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Anti-government protestors rallying in Damascus, Syria, in April 2011.
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A bird's eye view of the National Mall on Inauguration Day.
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Scenes from downtown Chicago on the first day of major NATO protests. An intersection is shut down due to a sit-in
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2,000 Occupy Toronto protesters marching the downtown streets.
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New York City: Occupy Wall Street
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Protesters block New York streets after police officer cleared in chokehold death.
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2,000 Occupy Toronto protesters marching the downtown streets.
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