PARIS —Jan 12, 2019— A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday injured 36 people, including 12 in critical condition, blasted out windows and overturned cars, French authorities said. Firefighters pulled injured victims out of windows and evacuated residents as smoke billowed over Rue de Trevise in … Continue reading PARIS | 36 injured in Paris bakery gas explosion
PARIS—Jan 12, 2019—Paris police say several people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a bakery believed caused by a gas leak. A Paris police spokeswoman said firefighters are currently at the scene of the blast Saturday morning at the bakery on Rue Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central Paris. She said … Continue reading PARIS | Paris police: several injured in bakery gas explosion
PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to speak to the nation Monday at last, after increasingly violent and radicalized protests against his leadership and a long silence that aggravated the anger. Many protesters only want one thing: for him to declare “I quit.” That’s an unlikely prospect. Instead Macron is expected to announce … Continue reading PARIS | Macron addresses France amid protests; is it too late?
PARIS — French riot police fired tear gas and water cannon in Paris on Saturday, trying to stop thousands of yellow-vested protesters from converging on the presidential palace to express their anger at high taxes and French President Emmanuel Macron. Security officials imposed a lockdown on parts of central Paris, determined to prevent a repeat … Continue reading PARIS | French police fire tear gas in Paris to halt angry protests
PARIS — Crowds of yellow-vested protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron and France’s high taxes tried to converge on the presidential palace Saturday, some scuffling with police firing tear gas, amid exceptional security measures aimed at preventing a repeat of last week’s rioting. Blue armored vehicles beneath the Arc de Triomphe and rows of helmeted, … Continue reading PARIS | Scuffles, tear gas as police clamp down on Paris protest
PARIS— Crowds of yellow-vested protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron and France’s high taxes tried to march on the presidential palace Saturday, surrounded by exceptional numbers of police bracing for outbreaks of violence after the worst rioting in Paris in decades. Rows of helmeted, thickly protected riot police blocked the demonstrators’ passage down the Champs-Elysees … Continue reading PARIS | Protesters march through Paris amid fears of new violence
PARIS — Authorities across France braced Thursday for the possibility of more riots and violence at anti-government protests this weekend, holding emergency meetings and deploying tens of thousands of police and security forces. Museums, theaters and shops in Paris announced they would close Saturday as a precaution — including the city’s famed Eiffel Tower. Police … Continue reading PARIS | France fears more riots; Museums, Eiffel Tower to close
PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron scrapped a fuel tax rise Wednesday amid fears of new violence, after weeks of nationwide protests and the worst rioting in Paris in decades. Protesters celebrated the victory, but some said Macron’s surrender came too late and is no longer enough to quell the mounting anger at the president, … Continue reading PARIS | Macron scraps French fuel tax hike amid violent protests