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PARIS | Doubts greet Macron’s ‘grand debate’ to quell French anger

PARIS—Jan 14, 2019—Anti-government protesters and political rivals of President Emmanuel Macron criticized a sweeping “letter to the French” he issued after two months of weekly demonstrations, saying Monday his response was inadequate to quell anger over his economic policies. The letter released Sunday explained how Macron wants to address the concerns roused by the yellow … Continue reading PARIS | Doubts greet Macron’s ‘grand debate’ to quell French anger

PARIS | Paris, provinces brace for revived yellow vest protests

PARIS —Jan 12, 2019— The central French city of Bourges is shuttering shops to brace for possible violence between police and yellow vest protesters, as the nationwide movement seeks a new stage for its weekly demonstrations. Paris, too, is hunkering down for a ninth weekend of anti-government protests Saturday. France’s government has deployed 80,000 security … Continue reading PARIS | Paris, provinces brace for revived yellow vest protests

PARIS | Women of French yellow vest group counter violent image

PARIS—Jan 06, 2019—Several hundred women wearing yellow vests have marched through Paris in a bid to restore a peaceful image to the grassroots protest movement, a day after demonstrations veered once more into violence. Some women carried yellow balloons during Saturday’s march from the Place de la Bastille to the Opera Garnier. At one point, … Continue reading PARIS | Women of French yellow vest group counter violent image

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Northeast battens down hatches as storm moves its way

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinian organizers of the weekly demonstrations in the Gaza Strip along the Israeli border said they will hod another protest on Friday — in a key test of this week’s cease-fire between Israel and Gaza militant groups. Tuesday’s cease-fire ended the heaviest fighting between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers since … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Northeast battens down hatches as storm moves its way

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Days after cease-fire, Gaza border demonstrations to resume

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip— Palestinian organizers of the weekly demonstrations in the Gaza Strip along the Israeli border said they will hold another protest on Friday — in a key test of this week’s cease-fire between Israel and Gaza militant groups. Tuesday’s cease-fire ended the heaviest fighting between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers since a … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Days after cease-fire, Gaza border demonstrations to resume