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PARIS | France girds for weekend protests, fearing more violence

PARIS — Anticipating a fourth straight weekend of violent protests, France on Friday mobilized armored vehicles and thousands of police, cordoned off Paris’ broad boulevards and made plans to shut down tourist sites like the Eiffel Tower and Louvre. The heavy security will put central Paris in a virtual lockdown Saturday against what the interior … Continue reading PARIS | France girds for weekend protests, fearing more violence

PARIS | France gears up to face new riots; Paris shuts down

PARIS— France mobilized tens of thousands of police officers and made plans to shut down beloved tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre on the eve of anti-government protests that authorities feared could be even more violent than ones that have crippled the country for weeks. The drastic security measures will put central … Continue reading PARIS | France gears up to face new riots; Paris shuts down

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 | Protesters, now joined by unions, reject French concessions

PARIS — Trade unions and farmers pledged Wednesday to join nationwide protests against President Emmanuel Macron, as concessions by the government failed to stem the momentum of the most violent demonstrations France has seen in decades. The “yellow vest” protests began over a plan to raise fuel taxes, but by the time Prime Minister Edouard … Continue reading PARIS | Protesters, now joined by unions, reject French concessions

PARIS | Media: French PM announces delay to fuel tax hikes

PARIS  — French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced a suspension of fuel tax hikes Tuesday, a major U-turn in an effort to appease a protest movement that has radicalized and plunged Paris into chaos last weekend, French media reported. Both Le Monde newspaper and France Info radio said the planned increase, which has provoked violent … Continue reading PARIS | Media: French PM announces delay to fuel tax hikes

LILLE, France | Cilic stays in control as Croatia wins Davis Cup

LILLE, France — After an agonizing defeat in Croatia’s previous Davis Cup final, there was no letdown for Marin Cilic this time. Cilic was two sets up against Juan Martin del Potro two years ago in Zagreb, with Croatia leading Argentina 2-1 on the final day, when his game collapsed as the South Americans fought … Continue reading LILLE, France | Cilic stays in control as Croatia wins Davis Cup

LILLE, France | Cilic seals Davis Cup title for Croatia against France

LILLE, France  — Marin Cilic sealed Croatia’s victory over defending champion France in the Davis Cup final with a 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-3 win over Lucas Pouille on Sunday. Cilic, a former U.S. Open champion, gave Croatia a 3-1 unassailable lead in the best-of-five series on indoor clay in northern France with a ruthless display. … Continue reading LILLE, France | Cilic seals Davis Cup title for Croatia against France