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PARIS | Eiffel Tower to be closed as Paris braces for more protests

PARIS  — The Eiffel Tower in Paris will be closed on Saturday as French authorities tighten security to prevent another outbreak of violence following three weeks of anti-government protests. In addition to the 8,000 police forces that will be deployed in the French capital, the Paris police prefect has identified 14 high-risk sectors that will … Continue reading PARIS | Eiffel Tower to be closed as Paris braces for more protests

PARIS | Macron scraps French fuel tax hike amid violent protests

PARIS  — French President Emmanuel Macron scrapped a fuel tax rise Wednesday amid fears of new violence, after weeks of nationwide protests and the worst rioting in Paris in decades. Protesters celebrated the victory, but some said Macron’s surrender came too late and is no longer enough to quell the mounting anger at the president, … Continue reading PARIS | Macron scraps French fuel tax hike amid violent protests

PARIS | Macron tours damaged Arc de Triomphe after Paris hit by riot

PARIS— French President Emmanuel Macron visited the graffiti-damaged Arc de Triomphe monument and held an emergency meeting on security Sunday, a day after central Paris was hit by France’s worst riot in a generation. Macron, who was meeting with his prime minister and interior and environment ministers, has vowed that those responsible for the violence … Continue reading PARIS | Macron tours damaged Arc de Triomphe after Paris hit by riot

PARIS | Australian man honors father maimed in WWI, other soldiers

PARIS — Family members of soldiers who were wounded or died during World War I are among the large crowds lining a rain-soaked Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris for the commemoration of the war’s end a century ago. Peter Kearsey, a 72-year-old from Australia, recalled the 28 facial reconstruction surgeries his father underwent after having his … Continue reading PARIS | Australian man honors father maimed in WWI, other soldiers

PARIS | French environment minister quits: World “not doing enough”

PARIS  — France’s high-profile environment minister unexpectedly announced his resignation live on national radio Tuesday, lamenting the government’s lack of decisive action on green issues. The move deals a stinging blow to the environmental credibility of President Emmanuel Macron. Clearly emotional, Nicolas Hulot said he’d not even told his wife, let alone Macron or his … Continue reading PARIS | French environment minister quits: World “not doing enough”