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PARIS | France: Alleged gun source given preliminary terror charges

PARIS  — A man suspected of supplying the gun that was used in the shooting attack that killed five people near a Christmas market in Strasbourg was handed preliminary terror charges Monday, according to a judicial official close to the investigation. T he official, who could not be named with the case ongoing, said the … Continue reading PARIS | France: Alleged gun source given preliminary terror charges

PARIS | France: Unions urge work slowdowns by protest-weary police

PARIS — After five straight weekends of disruptive and sometimes violent protests across France, police are taking a turn expressing anger at the French government. Two police unions complained Monday about working conditions and what they said were strained resources as officers have been sent in to clear road blockades and to control trouble-makers at … Continue reading PARIS | France: Unions urge work slowdowns by protest-weary police

PARIS | Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violence

PARIS  — French President Emanuel Macron called Friday for calm as authorities prepared to deploy armored vehicles and thousands of security forces for a possible fifth-straight weekend of violent protests on the streets of Paris. The “yellow vest” movement, which began its demonstrations Nov. 17 initially to protest an increase in fuel taxes, soon morphed … Continue reading PARIS | Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violence

PARIS | The Latest: Pressure mounting on French leader over protests

PARIS — The latest on the unrest in France (all times local): 10:40 p.m. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says U.S. President Donald Trump should not comment on France’s domestic affairs, notably nationwide protests that began over fuel tax hikes meant to wean the nation off fossil fuels. President Emmanuel Macron withdrew the planned … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Pressure mounting on French leader over protests

PARIS | The Latest: Macron cancels Serbia trip after clashes

PARIS — The Latest on France’s response to a Paris protest that turned violent (all times local): 7:25 p.m. France’s presidential Elysee palace has confirmed that Emmanuel Macron’s two-day foreign trip to Serbia this week is being postponed as a result of the weekend violence in Paris. Macron was due to meet with Serbian President … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Macron cancels Serbia trip after clashes

PARIS | The Latest: Macron lunches with police officers after riot

PARIS— The Latest on France’s response to a Paris protest that turned violent (all times local): 5:50 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has met with some national police units to show his support after Paris became a theater of violence and destruction during a weekend protest. The Elysee presidential palace said Macron had a “long … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Macron lunches with police officers after riot