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PARIS | Thousands party at Paris protest to show anger at Macron

PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters in Paris danced, picnicked and railed against President Emmanuel Macron at a “party” marking his first year in office. Police fired tear gas on troublemakers on the margins of the largely festive protest Saturday, and eight people were arrested. Authorities deployed 2,000 police to the event after … Continue reading PARIS | Thousands party at Paris protest to show anger at Macron

Egypt censors play ‘Before the Revolution,’ author appeals

CAIRO /March 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Egypt’s state censors have prohibited the performance of a play on the day of its Cairo premiere, saying it cannot be shown without the removal of five scenes. As a result, director Ahmed El Attar cancelled the Sunday and Monday showings of Before the Revolution, a two-actor piece that … Continue reading Egypt censors play ‘Before the Revolution,’ author appeals

Greeks rally in Athens to protest use of the name Macedonia

ATHENS, Greece /February 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Well over 100,000 protesters from across Greece converged Sunday on Athens’ main square to protest a potential Greek compromise in a dispute with neighboring Macedonia over the former Yugoslav republic’s official name. Hundreds of chartered buses brought protesters in from around the country to the Greek capital, while … Continue reading Greeks rally in Athens to protest use of the name Macedonia

With Olympics looming, US skier Johnson scores career best

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany /February 03, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— With the Pyeongchang Olympics looming, American downhill skier Breezy Johnson has come close to fulfilling her dream: Sharing a podium with Lindsey Vonn. Johnson placed fourth on Saturday in a World Cup downhill won by Vonn, the 2010 Olympic gold medalist. After two 10th places, this was her best career … Continue reading With Olympics looming, US skier Johnson scores career best

Women’s marches organizers hope to keep building momentum

LAS VEGAS/January 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, the anniversary of women’s marches around the world, to cap off a weekend of global demonstrations that participants hope will continue building momentum for equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment. “This is a birthday party for … Continue reading Women’s marches organizers hope to keep building momentum