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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.