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Over 1,700 Yellow Vest Protesters Arrested in France

At least 1,700 protesters have been arrested in the latest round of nationwide “Yellow Vest” rallies across France, where angry demonstrators took to the streets for the fourth consecutive week to express their outrage against President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies.

Yellow Vest Protests Force Macron to Suspend Fuel Tax Hikes

After several weeks of violent protests across France, particularly those in Paris which turned the capital into a battle zone, President Emmanuel Macron finally buckled and announced his government will suspend a controversial fuel duty rise.

Paris Turns into Gaza as Protesters Clash with Riot Police (+Video)

The Champs-Élysées Avenue in Paris seemed more like the Gaza Strip on Saturday as French protesters with “yellow vests” threw stones at riot police forces, who used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators outraged by fuel price hikes and President Emmanuel Macron’s policies.

US, France Call for Immediate End to Yemen War

The US secretaries of state and defence as well as the French defence minister have called for an immediate cessation of the devastating war in Yemen, which was launched by Saudi Arabia and its allies since 2015.

“Macron More Interested than Iran in Keeping Trump in JCPOA”

A senior political analyst says French President Emmanuel Macron’s interest in keeping the US president in the Iran nuclear deal is even more than that of the Islamic Republic.

5 Dead after Two Army Choppers Crash in France

Five people have reportedly lost their lives after two army helicopters crashed near a lake in southeastern France.
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France Urges Saudi Arabia to Stop Funding Terrorist Groups

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he will give Saudi Arabia a list of extremist organizations and ask them to cut their funding for the groups.
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Security Tight as French Voters Start Casting Ballots

Security is tight in all French cities as voters began casting ballots for the presidential election Sunday in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world.
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Iran Condemns Paris Terror Attack

Iran has condemned the recent deadly terrorist attack in Paris, and once again dismissed terrorism as the most serious threat to the world.
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IMF Chief in Court over €400m Payout to French Tycoon

Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has gone on trial on charge of negligence over a €400m payment made to a French tycoon while she was the country’s finance minister.

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