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No leader, lots of anger: can France's 'yellow vests' become a political force?

Dec 06 2018

PARIS It began as a home-spun Facebook campaign against French fuel tax increases. But in a few weeks it has spiraled into a movement powerful enough to force Emmanuel Macron into the biggest U-turn of his presidency.

No leader, lots of anger: can France's 'yellow vests' become a political force?

Dec 06 2018

PARIS It began as a home-spun Facebook campaign against French fuel tax increases. But in a few weeks it has spiralled into a movement powerful enough to force Emmanuel Macron into the biggest U-turn of his presidency.

Macron set for tax U-turn to quell 'yellow vest' protests

Dec 04 2018

PARIS The French government is preparing to suspend fuel tax increases after weeks of sometimes violent protests, a government source said on Tuesday, in what would mark a major U-turn by President Emmanuel Macron after 18 months in office. | Video

Roving gangs of 'yellow vest' militants set heart of Paris ablaze

Dec 01 2018

PARIS Groups of young men with faces masked, some carrying metal bars and axes, rioted on the streets of central Paris on Saturday, setting a dozen vehicles ablaze and torching buildings, unleashing the city's worst urban unrest for years.

Roving gangs of "yellow vest" militants set heart of Paris ablaze

Dec 01 2018

PARIS Groups of young men with faces masked, some carrying metal bars and axes, rioted on the streets of central Paris on Saturday, setting a dozen vehicles ablaze and torching buildings, unleashing the city's worst urban unrest for years.

Gangs of "yellow vest" militants set heart of Paris ablaze

Dec 01 2018

PARIS Groups of young men, their faces masked and some carrying metal bars and axes, rioted through the streets of central Paris on Saturday, setting a dozen vehicles ablaze and torching buildings, unleashing the city's worst urban unrest for years. | Video

Criticism mounts as Interpol set to elect Russian as president

Nov 20 2018

PARIS International police body Interpol is expected to elect a senior Russian official as its next president on Wednesday, in a move that has provoked alarm in Europe and the United States about the risk of Kremlin meddling. | Video

How much does a kilogram weigh? Depends on your 'Planck constant'

Nov 16 2018

PARIS It may not change how you buy bananas, but scientists have voted to redefine the value of a kilogram, in what they called a landmark decision that will boost the accuracy of scientific measurements.

Days after visit, Trump blasts France's Macron as relations sour

Nov 13 2018

WASHINGTON/PARIS U.S. President Donald Trump attacked his French counterpart on Tuesday in a series of tweets that underscored how much the once-friendly ties between the two leaders have soured, just two days after returning from Paris.

In solemn Paris ceremony, Macron leads global WW1 Armistice commemorations

Nov 11 2018

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron led tributes to the millions of soldiers killed in World War One on Sunday, using an emotional ceremony in Paris attended by scores of world leaders to warn against nationalism a century on from the conflict. | Video

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