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PARIS | France’s Macron launches ‘grand debate’ following protests

PARIS —Jan 15, 2019—French President Emmanuel Macron is formally launching a “grand debate” to try to appease the yellow vest movement following weeks of anti-government protests. Macron heads Tuesday to Grand Bourgtheroulde, a small town in Normandy, where he is to meet about 600 mayors and local officials. Some groups of yellow vest protesters have … Continue reading PARIS | France’s Macron launches ‘grand debate’ following protests

BELGRADE, Serbia | Anti-govt protests for 6th week against Serbian leader

BELGRADE, Serbia —Jan 12, 2019— Several thousand people have turned out in Belgrade for the sixth week of street protests against populist Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and his government. Demonstrations first started after thugs beat up an opposition politician in November, prompting calls for more democracy and an end to political violence in Serbia. Critics … Continue reading BELGRADE, Serbia | Anti-govt protests for 6th week against Serbian leader

CAIRO | Sudanese flood Khartoum streets, demanding president go

CAIRO — Thousands took to the streets in the Sudanese capital on Sunday to call for President Omar al-Bashir to step down, the latest in nearly three weeks of demonstrations against his 29-year autocratic rule. Protesters gathered at several points across Khartoum before they began to march on al-Bashir’s Nile-side palace in the city center. … Continue reading CAIRO | Sudanese flood Khartoum streets, demanding president go

PARIS | Yellow vest protesters still block French traffic circles

PARIS— Yellow vest protesters are occupying dozens of traffic roundabouts in France, even as their movement for economic justice appears to be losing momentum on the fifth straight weekend of demonstrations. Some protesters remained Sunday despite a call by Interior Minister Christophe Castaner to free the traffic roundabouts. Eight people have died in incidents tied … Continue reading PARIS | Yellow vest protesters still block French traffic circles

PARIS | Tear gas on the Champs-Elysees but fewer Paris protesters

PARIS  — Tear gas billowed Saturday across the protest-scarred Champs-Elysees after a day of largely peaceful demonstrations in Paris and a water cannon shot a frigid stream at the crowd on the fifth straight weekend of protests by France’s “yellow vest” movement. The demonstrations against France’s high cost of living — sapped by cold weather, … Continue reading PARIS | Tear gas on the Champs-Elysees but fewer Paris protesters

PARIS | Tear gas on Champs-Elysees but fewer Paris protesters seen

PARIS— Tear gas billowed Saturday across the French capital’s protest-scarred Champs-Elysees after a day of largely peaceful demonstrations and water cannons shot into the crowds on the fifth straight weekend of protests by the country’s “yellow vest” movement. The demonstrations against France’s high cost of living — sapped by cold weather, rain and recent concessions … Continue reading PARIS | Tear gas on Champs-Elysees but fewer Paris protesters seen

PARIS | Strong police presence in Paris before planned protests

PARIS — A strong police presence has deployed in Paris before planned demonstrations by the “yellow vest” protesters, with authorities repeating calls for calm after previous violet protests and rioting. Security forces in riot gear were deployed Saturday morning around central train stations and along the famed Champs-Elysees boulevard, where shops were closed and boarded … Continue reading PARIS | Strong police presence in Paris before planned protests

PARIS | French police try to catch attack suspect dead or alive

PARIS — The French government spokesman says security forces are trying to catch the suspected shooter dead or alive, two days after an attack near Strasbourg’s Christmas market. Benjamin Griveaux said on CNews television that more than 700 officers are involved in the manhunt for 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt. Police have distributed a photo of the … Continue reading PARIS | French police try to catch attack suspect dead or alive