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  • France Nov 16, 2019

    France: Tensions With Police on Yellow Vest 1st Birthday

    Paris police fired tear gas on Saturday to push back yellow vest protesters trying to revive their movement on the first anniversary of the sometimes-violent uprising against President Emmanuel Macron and policies seen as favoring the rich. Police deployed in force around Paris and detained 24 people around the capital by mid-morning. Officers dislodged protesters trying to block the bypass...

  • Prince Nov 11, 2019

    Macron Marks Armistice Day, 101 Years After End of WWI

    French President Emmanuel Macron marked Armistice Day on Monday by visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under Paris’ Arc de Triomphe, as a giant tricolor flag flew overhead. Greeted by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, Macron laid a wreath and inspected troops during the ceremony celebrating 101 years since the Armistice that ended the slaughter of World War I. He...

  • Melissa McCarthy Jun 18, 2019

    Corden's ‘Late Late Show' Plays Star-Studded Dodgeball With Michelle Obama

    When James Corden takes his “The Late Late Show” to England, he does it up royally. He’s yet to ask Queen Elizabeth to join him, but this week’s London-based shows include British and U.S. stars including Tom Hanks and Lily James and a pre-taped segment with former first lady Michelle Obama. It’s the third year that Corden has traveled to...

  • LAWYER Mar 16, 2019

    Scores Arrested in Yellow Vest Protesters' Fiery Riot in Paris

    French yellow vest protesters set life-threatening fires, smashed up luxury stores in Paris and clashed with police Saturday in the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Large plumes of smoke rose above the rioting on Paris’ landmark Champs-Elysees avenue, and a mother and her child were just barely saved from a building blaze. Cobblestones flew in the...

  • Donald Trump Dec 9, 2018

    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 anger against the government in a movement that has grown more violent by the week. A ring of steel surrounded the president’s Elysee Palace — a key destination for the...

  • Chief Dec 8, 2018

    Protesters, Police Continue to Clash in Paris

    Protesters and police clashed for the second straight weekend in Paris.

  • Associated Press Dec 7, 2018

    Eiffel Tower to Be Closed as Paris Braces for More Protests

    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 be cleared out. Fearing protesters could target...

  • Associated Press Dec 6, 2018

    Paris Riots Show Difficulty of Fighting Global Warming With Taxes

    The “yellow vests” in France are worrying greens around the world. The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes, and French President Emmanuel Macron responded by scrapping them Wednesday. But taxes on fossil fuels are just what international climate negotiators, meeting in Poland this week, say are desperately needed to help wean the world off...

  • PRESIDENT Dec 4, 2018

    France Suspends Fuel Tax, Utility Hikes Amid Protests

    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 the planned increases, which were set to...

  • PRESIDENT Dec 4, 2018

    Violent Protests in France Reveal a Hard-To-Heal Fracture

    A grassroots protest movement in France has ballooned and radicalized, unleashing anger that devastated the heart of Paris in weekend riots and revealed a fracture in the country between the haves and have-nots. Tough talk by unpopular President Emmanuel Macron, who has been roundly blamed for the chaos, isn’t likely to mend the growing sense of social injustice. Discontent about...

  • Associated Press Dec 2, 2018

    Worst Riot in a Decade Engulfs Paris; Macron Vows Action

    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 in a generation. Macron, who was meeting with his prime minister and interior and environment ministers, has vowed that those responsible for the violence and the damages will pay for...

  • Donald Trump Nov 11, 2018

    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 have been redrawn dramatically since the dark days of World War I. The leaders of former enemies France and Germany, in an intimate gesture that underscored their countries’ current roles...

  • Donald Trump Nov 9, 2018

    100 Years After WWI's End, Leaders to Mark Armistice in Paris

    Paris, the City of Light, always was the grandest prize of World War I, either to conquer or defend. So it is only fitting that when victors and vanquished meet to mark the centennial of the armistice this weekend, the biggest ceremony should be on the famed Champs-Elysees at the Arc de Triomphe. About 60 leaders will mark the cease-fire...

  • Donald Trump May 8, 2018

    Ex-Aide to EPA Chief Testifies on Costly Trip to Morocco

    On a trip to Morocco last year, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and his staff missed a connecting flight and spent more than 24 hours in Paris because his security detail’s weapons and other gear couldn’t be transferred between the planes in time, his former security chief told congressional staffers last week. That’s according to aides to the House...

  • Attorney General Apr 26, 2018

    Pruitt Faces Make Or Break Capitol Hill Hearings

    Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is testifying in potentially make-or-break hearings on Capitol Hill, where he will face questions about spending and ethics scandals that have triggered bipartisan calls for his ouster.

  • Louisiana Jul 6, 2017

    Olympic Panel: LA, Paris Hosting Plans ‘Outstanding'

    Los Angeles and Paris have been praised by an International Olympic Committee panel for having “outstanding” plans to host the 2024 Summer Games. Storytelling skills and cutting-edge technologies from LA, plus “stunning backdrops” in Paris where the modern Olympics was reborn, were anticipated eagerly by an IOC evaluation commission which assessed the bidders in a 180-page dossier and 15-minute video...

  • NBC Mar 16, 2017

    Letter Bomb Explodes at IMF in Paris; Greek Ties Seen

    French prosecutors are investigating a possible Greek link after a letter exploded Thursday at the Paris’ office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person. The IMF incident came as a Greek anarchist group claimed responsibility for a letter bomb sent to the German Finance Ministry the day before. The Paris prosecutor’s office said Thursday night investigators found “residues...

  • California Mar 10, 2017

    Arrogate Upsets California Chrome in Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park

    Arrogate overhauled pacesetter California Chrome in the final 100 yards in an upset half-length victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.

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