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France passes law taxing digital giants in defiance of US anger

Paris - France's parliament on Thursday passed a law making it the first major economy to impose a tax on digital giants, defying a probe ordered by an angry US President Donald Trump that could trigger reprisal tariffs.

Sporadic clashes but low turnout in French 'yellow vest' protests

Paris - "Yellow vest" protesters gathered in Paris and other French cities Saturday for the 26th straight week of rallies against President Emmanuel Macron, with scattered incidents of violence but overall a marked decline in the size of the crowds.

New York Senate votes to grant access to Trump's taxes

New York - The New York Senate adopted a bill Wednesday to grant the US Congress access to Donald Trump's state tax returns, after the US president blocked attempts by congressional committees to review his past filings.

Stars back France's 'yellow vests' as protesters march

Paris - Film stars Juliette Binoche and Emmanuelle Beart joined hundreds of people from the arts world in backing France's "yellow vests" movement, as the latest anti-government marches took place Saturday.

Tax man will be all over the British royal baby

New York - Talk about being born with a silver spoon in your mouth: the royal baby of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have a particularly glittery one.And US tax authorities will be keen to know how much that utensil is worth.

French 'yellow vests' protest ahead of presidential measures

Toulouse - Several tens of thousands of "yellow vest" protestors took to the streets Saturday for the 22nd week running, rejecting measures to be unveiled by President Emmanuel Macron next week out of hand.

France's 'yellow vest' protesters back on the streets, police respond with teargas

Paris - France's "yellow vest" protesters took to the streets on Saturday, for the 16th straight weekend, some clashing with police who responded with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon.

Thousands mark 3 months of France's 'yellow vest' protests

Paris - Tens of thousands of "yellow vest" protesters marched across France on Saturday, three months since the movement began, and in a week that has seen growing international concern at police treatment of the protesters.

French 'yellow vest' boxer given one-year sentence

Paris - An ex-boxer who became a hero to some of France's "yellow vest" protesters after beating up police officers during a demonstration was convicted on Wednesday and given a one-year prison term.

Macron 'yellow vest' concessions harming state finances: auditors

Paris - The 10-billion-euro ($11.4 billion) package of measures for low earners announced by President Emmanuel Macron to try end the "yellow vest" revolt has "weakened" France's finances, state auditors warned Wednesday.

France's 'yellow vests' rail at police violence

Paris - France's "yellow vest" movement demonstrated against alleged police violence in rallies across the country Saturday, as nearly 60 lawyers denounced the treatment of protesters in the courts.

'Yellow vests' back on France's streets to challenge Macron

Paris - Thousands of "yellow vest" protesters returned to the streets of France Saturday to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's policies, clashing with police in several cities in a challenge to his bid to quell the movement.

France's 'yellow vest' protesters return to streets

Paris - France's "yellow vest" protesters were back on the streets again Saturday as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government.

France's 'yellow vest' protesters return to streets

Paris - France's "yellow vest" protesters were back on the streets again Saturday as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government.

Police teargas 'yellow vest' protesters in Paris

Paris - Police fired tear gas at "yellow vest" demonstrators in Paris on Saturday but the turnout for round seven of the popular protests that have rocked France appeared low.

As France's 'yellow vest' movement abates, what now?

Paris - Anti-government protests which have rocked France over the past month eased notably over the weekend, after the government offered a range of concessions to ease the anger over declining living standards for people already struggling to make ends meet....

'Yellow vests' pledge to fight on despite Macron concessions

Paris - Many "yellow vest" anti-government protesters in France on Tuesday vowed to press on with their demonstrations, a day after wringing out fresh concessions from President Emmanuel Macron that are set to cost the state an estimated 11 billion euros ($12....

Macron to address nation after violent Paris protests

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron is to address his nation on Tuesday following persistent and sometimes violent protests over fuel taxes that are morphing into a movement against his business- and environment-friendly policies.

Clashes on Champs-Elysees as French protesters rage against taxes

Paris - Anti-government protesters clashed with French police on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday, leaving the area cloaked in tear gas and smoke from fires on a fresh day of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron.

French police clear fuel protesters as movement wanes

Paris - French police cleared demonstrators blocking roads and fuel depots Tuesday in a crackdown on the so-called "yellow vest" protests against President Emmanuel Macron that have left two people dead.

French fuel depots targeted as 'yellow vest' protests persist

Paris - Protesters angry over high fuel prices were expected to block access to French fuel depots and stop traffic on major roads for a fourth day Tuesday, incensed by the government's refusal to scrap anti-pollution taxes.

French fuel depots targeted as 'yellow vest' protesters persist

Paris - Protesters angry over high fuel prices blocked access to fuel depots and stopped traffic on major roads on Monday with the government refusing to back down on fuel taxes after a weekend of demonstrations across France.

Woman's death casts shadow over France's 'yellow vest' protests

Paris - A protester was accidently killed and more than 220 injured as tens of thousands of people blocked roads across France in a "yellow vest" protest against high fuel prices, which has channelled anger at stagnant spending under President Emmanuel Macron....
 

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