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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 7:50 p.m.

French ‘yellow vest’ anti-government protests turn violent in Paris

A French yellow vest protester’s hand was ripped apart during violent clashes in Paris as demonstrators tried to storm the French National Assembly in a 13th consecutive week of unrest.


European nations create workaround to US Iran sanctions

Three European countries working to preserve a deal that was meant to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon have established a new system so their companies can continue trading …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 8:33 p.m.

France: ‘Yellow vest’ violence prompts ‘red scarves’ rally

Some 10,000 people wearing red scarves marched through Paris on Sunday to protest acts of violence and vandalism on the sidelines of anti-government demonstrations by the largely peaceful yellow vest …


France fines Google nearly $57 million for first major violation of new European privacy regime

Google has been fined nearly $57 million by French regulators for violating Europe’s tough new data-privacy rules, marking the first major penalty brought against a U.S. tech giant since the …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:14 p.m.

France’s first yellow vest protests of new year brings tear gas, fires

French security forces fired tear gas and flash-bang ammunition at protesters Saturday during a march through picturesque central Paris as several thousand supporters of the yellow vest movement kept up …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 1:26 p.m.

Yellow vest protesters target French media as movement ebbs

Yellow vest protesters marched on the headquarters of leading French broadcasters Saturday, as small groups turned out in Paris and around France despite waning momentum for their movement.


New scandal around fired Macron aide troubles France

Alexandre Benalla hasn’t finished causing trouble for the French president.


Versailles to close Saturday as precaution against protests

France is bracing for a sixth straight Saturday of protests during which the palace of Versailles just outside Paris will be shut for the day despite expectations that the numbers …


France: Unions urge work slowdowns by protest-weary police

After five straight weekends of disruptive and sometimes violent protests across France, police are taking a turn expressing anger at the French government.


Father of Strasbourg attacker said his son backed IS group

The man described as the father of the 29-year-old suspect in this week’s deadly Christmas market attack in Strasbourg says his son subscribed to the beliefs of the Islamic State …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 7:38 p.m.

Tear gas in Paris, but fewer protesters and bigger demands

A protest movement that has brought the French into the streets for five Saturdays in a row in a major challenge to President Emmanuel Macron lost momentum in its latest …


Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violence

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 …


Prosecutor: 4th person dies of wounds from Strasbourg attack

A fourth person died Friday from wounds suffered in an attack on the Christmas market in Strasbourg, as investigators worked to establish whether the main suspect had help while on …


Attack at Christmas market in French city kills 3, wounds 12

A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the city of Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market Tuesday, killing three people, wounding 12 and sparking a massive …


The cost of France’s protests running into billions

France’s wave of protests and violence over the past month or so has already cost the eurozone’s second-largest economy a fortune.


President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged he’s partially responsible for the anger that has fueled weeks of protests in France, an unusual admission for the leader elected last year

President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged he’s partially responsible for the anger that has fueled weeks of protests in France, an unusual admission for the leader elected last year.


Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests

Pressure mounted on French President Emmanuel Macron to announce concrete measures to calm protests marked by violence when he addresses the nation Monday evening, and breaks a long silence widely …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 4:31 p.m.

Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes

The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

Clashes as yellow vest protests grow in Belgium, Netherlands

Belgian police fired tear gas and water cannons at yellow-vested protesters calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Charles Michel after they tried to breach a riot barricade, as the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

France girds for weekend protests, fearing more violence

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 …


Macron scraps French fuel tax hike amid violent protests

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.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

Macron caves in to French protesters – too late, they say

The French government’s decision to suspend fuel tax and utility price hikes Tuesday did little to appease protesters, who called the move a “first step” and vowed to fight on …


French premier holds talks after violent protests in Paris

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe met with political rivals Monday in a bid to ease protesters’ anger after facing widespread criticism following violent anti-government protests that rocked Paris.


Macron tours damaged Arc de Triomphe after Paris hit by riot

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

French police, protesters clash in Paris riot; 80 injured

France’s most violent urban riot in more than a decade engulfed some of central Paris on Saturday as “yellow jacket” activists torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Marin Cilic stays in control as Croatia wins Davis Cup

After an agonizing defeat in Croatia’s previous Davis Cup final, there was no letdown for Marin Cilic this time.


French protesters angry over fuel taxes clash with police

French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse violent demonstrators in Paris on Saturday, as thousands gathered in the capital and beyond and staged road blockades to vent …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 7:17 p.m.

1 dead, scores injured in French fuel taxes protests

One protester was killed and 227 other people were injured – eight seriously – at roadblocks set up around villages, towns and cities across France on Saturday as citizens angry …


A new river line hopes to redefine cruises for millennials

Last fall, Uniworld, a major player in the boutique river cruising industry, unveiled U by Uniworld, the rebel kid who’s shaking up the conventional family.


Leaders laud fallen soldiers on eve of armistice centennial

Traveling from across the world to monuments honoring soldiers who fell 100 years ago, victors and vanquished alike marked those sacrifices Saturday ahead of Armistice Day and assessed alliances that …