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CAIRO | Amnesty says 37 killed in Sudan’s anti-government protests

CAIRO— Amnesty International says it has “credible reports” that Sudanese police have killed 37 protesters in clashes during anti-government demonstrations that erupted last week across much of the country. In a statement late Monday, the London-based rights group said the use of lethal force by security forces against unarmed protesters was “extremely troubling” given that … Continue reading CAIRO | Amnesty says 37 killed in Sudan’s anti-government protests

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 | France suspends fuel tax, utility hikes amid protests

PARIS — The French government’s decision to suspend fuel tax and utility hikes Tuesday did little to appease protesters, who called it a “first step” and vowed to fight on after large-scale rioting in Paris last weekend. In a major U-turn for the government, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced in a live televised address that … Continue reading PARIS | France suspends fuel tax, utility hikes amid protests

PARIS | French premier holds talks after violent protests in Paris

PARIS— French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is holding crisis talks with representatives of major political parties in the wake of violent anti-government protests that have rocked Paris. More than 100 people were injured in the French capital and 412 have been arrested over the weekend during France’s worst urban riot in years, with dozens of … Continue reading PARIS | French premier holds talks after violent protests in Paris

PARIS | The Latest: French police fire tear gas at anti-tax protest

PARIS  — The Latest on French protests against rising taxes (all times local): 11:30 a.m. French police have fired tear gas to try to disperse a large group of “yellow jacket” protesters gathered in front of the Arc de Triomphe. A big cloud of tear gas partially cloaked the famed monument as riot officers closed … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: French police fire tear gas at anti-tax protest