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Spain threatens to send national police to Catalonia after protests

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s interior minister said he would send national police to Catalonia if local authorities did not do more to stop protests like the one that shut down major highways over the weekend. FILE PHOTO: Mossos d’Esquadra police officers and protesters from Committees for the Defence of the Republic (CDR) clash during a demonstration against Jusapol Foundation rally ...

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France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise

Image copyright AFP France’s President Emmanuel Macron has promised a minimum wage rise and tax concessions in response to weeks of violent protests. France has seen four weekends of violent protests against fuel tax rises, living costs and other issues. Speaking in a televised address to the nation, Mr Macron said that the anger of protesters was “deep, and in ...

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Macron to blame for French protests, Italy’s Salvini says

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Sunday President Emmanuel Macron was to blame for the “yellow vest” protests that have rattled France and urged Brussels to take heed of what was happening. FILE PHOTO: France’s President Emmanuel Macron gives a news conference at the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. G20 ...

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Yellow vest protests ‘economic catastrophe’ for France

Image copyright Reuters Image caption About 10,000 took to the streets of Paris The “yellow vest” protests have been “a catastrophe” for the French economy, the finance minister says. France has seen four consecutive weekends of demonstrations against fuel tax rises, high living costs, and other issues. About 125,000 protesters took to the streets on Saturday, with more than 1,700 ...

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France’s Macron to give speech in coming week amid further violent protests

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron is set to make a major announcement in the coming week after further violence from “yellow vest” protesters, the government said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron sits across from Prime Minister Edouard Philippe at the start of a meeting at the Elysee Palace day after clashes between police and yellow ...

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Yellow vest protests: France’s Édouard Philippe seeks ‘unity’ after unrest

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many more people were detained on 8 December than during the previous weekends French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has vowed to “restore national unity” after violence broke out during a fourth consecutive weekend of protests. Police used tear gas and rubber bullets on Saturday – the latest day of “yellow vest” demonstrations against fuel tax ...

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China detains 10 after October protests by military veterans

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese authorities in the eastern province of Shandong have detained 10 people who were involved in protests by military veterans in early October, state media said on Sunday. Grievances over military pensions and other benefits have been a long-running issue in China and there have been sporadic organized protests in recent years. Early last year hundreds of ...

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Yellow vest movement: France braced for ‘ultra-violent’ protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some scenes in Paris are more reminiscent of an approaching hurricane France is braced for renewed anti-government protests, with nearly 90,000 security personnel on the streets. Some 8,000 officers and 12 armoured vehicles will be deployed in Paris alone, where shops have been boarded up and sites like the Eiffel Tower closed. The “yellow vest” ...

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