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PARIS | France details yellow vest protests’ impact on economy

PARIS (AP) — The French government says it has provided 38 million euros ($43 million) in financial aid for workers who have been put on reduced work hours as businesses struggle with anti-government protests. The ministry says some 72,600 people in 5,000 companies have been put on reduced work hours, for reduced pay, since the … Continue reading PARIS | France details yellow vest protests’ impact on economy

PARIS | Anti-Semitic acts hit France amid anti-government protests

PARIS (AP) — Portraits of a Holocaust survivor tagged with swastikas. A memorial in honor of a Jewish man vandalized. A bagel shop with the German word “Juden” sprayed on its front window. These are just a few of the hundreds of anti-Semitic acts that have been committed in France, which is home to Europe’s … Continue reading PARIS | Anti-Semitic acts hit France amid anti-government protests

MEXICO CITY | Mothers of slain Nicaraguan students unite to seek justice

MEXICO CITY —Jan 18, 2019— The two mothers walked shoulder-to-shoulder ahead of a casket in the northern Nicaraguan city of Esteli, wailing in shared grief at the killings of their sons during a wave of anti-government protests. Francisca Machado was accompanying the casket holding her 24-year-old son Franco Valdivia Machado’s body to the cemetery on … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | Mothers of slain Nicaraguan students unite to seek justice

HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe anti-government protest strike enters 3rd day

HARARE, Zimbabwe —Jan 16, 2019— Streets are deserted in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, Wednesday as a general strike continues for a third day to protest the government’s decision to more than double the price of fuel. Lawyers for activist Evan Mawarire say armed police are surrounding his house in Harare. Mawarire in 2016 organized the ThisFlag … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe anti-government protest strike enters 3rd day

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

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Bosnian Serbs detain man who led protests over son’s death

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Bosnian Serb police have detained the man whose quest for the truth over the death of his son has sparked months of anti-government protests. Police said they detained Davor Dragicevic on Tuesday after he failed to appear for questioning. Several other people also have been detained, including Dragicevic’s ex-wife. The detained are … Continue reading SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Bosnian Serbs detain man who led protests over son’s death

PARIS | The Latest: French police clear Champs-Elysees of protesters

PARIS  — The Latest on France protests (all times local): 6:25 p.m. French police have pushed protesters off the Champs-Elysees in Paris with tear gas and water cannon, and re-opened the French capital’s famed avenue to traffic. Police were telling protesters to remove their yellow vests, symbols of a nationwide protest movement that began in … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: French police clear Champs-Elysees of protesters

PARIS | The Latest: Paris police fire tear gas on Champs-Elysees

PARIS — The Latest on France protests (all times local): 3:20 p.m. French police have fired tear gas across the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris and protesters have scuffled with police outside the city’s Opera house amid the fifth straight weekend of protests by the “yellow vests” movement. Saturday saw mostly peaceful anti-government protests in the … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Paris police fire tear gas on Champs-Elysees