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Tear gas, hate speech marks 14th yellow vest protest

PARIS  (AP) — Police fired tear gas and brought in water cannons and a horse brigade to disperse several thousand yellow vest protesters Saturday massed near a Paris landmark at the end of a march through the French capital, the 14th straight weekend of demonstrations. Anti-Semitic remarks hurled by a few at a noted philosopher on … Continue reading Tear gas, hate speech marks 14th yellow vest protest

PARIS | The Latest: French minister ‘disgusted’ by protester attacks

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French yellow vest protests in Paris (all times local): 6 p.m. French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has gone on Twitter to express his “disgust” as French yellow vest protesters set alight an anti-terror military car at a protest in Paris. Such vehicles have been a common sight in … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: French minister ‘disgusted’ by protester attacks

PARIS | French interior minister to meet police union reps

PARIS— France’s interior minister is to meet with representatives of police unions, following complaints about strained resources in the wake of five straight weekends of violent protests. Christophe Castaner has said on Twitter that he is to meet union representatives Tuesday evening. Two police unions complained Monday about working conditions and strained resources in light … Continue reading PARIS | French interior minister to meet police union reps

PARIS | The Latest: French official reports 8th protest death

PARIS — The Latest on France protests (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The French interior minister says that an eighth person has died since the start of a nationwide protest movement that began in mid-November over fuel tax hikes but has expanded to an array of issues. Christophe Castaner said in a tweet on Saturday … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: French official reports 8th protest death

STRASBOURG, France | The Latest: Prosecutor on way to ID man killed in Strasbourg

STRASBOURG, France— The Latest on the attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France (all times local): 10:20 p.m. France’s interior minister says the prosecutor in charge of terror-related investigations is heading to the scene of a police shootout in Strasbourg to confirm if a man killed by officers is the suspect in the attack … Continue reading STRASBOURG, France | The Latest: Prosecutor on way to ID man killed in Strasbourg

PARIS | French cabinet reshuffle: Macron names key ally at interior

PARIS — French president Emmanuel Macron has appointed a high-profile political ally to the key post of interior minister during a limited cabinet reshuffle. Christophe Castaner, 52, heads Macron’s party La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move). He was previously junior minister in charge of Relations with Parliament. He replaces Gerard Collomb who quit … Continue reading PARIS | French cabinet reshuffle: Macron names key ally at interior