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Gilets jaunes protester to file 'wilful violence' police complaint

Geneviève Legay’s skull fractured after incident at demonstration in NiceRelatives of a 73-year-old gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protester who was seriously injured when French riot police pushed back demonstrators in Nice on Saturday are to file an official complaint for “wilful violence”.Geneviève Legay was taken to hospital with a fractured skull after she was knocked over in a charge by officers wielding shields and batons at an unauthorised rally in the centre of Nice. Her condition was des...
Tags: Gilets jaunes protests, France, Emmanuel Macron, Protest, Europe, World news

Gilets jaunes protester to file complaint against 'violent' police

Geneviève Legay’s skull fractured after incident at demonstration in NiceRelatives of a 73-year-old gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protester who was seriously injured when French riot police pushed back demonstrators in Nice on Saturday are to file an official complaint for “wilful violence”.Geneviève Legay was taken to hospital with a fractured skull after she was knocked over in a charge by officers wielding shields and batons at an unauthorised rally in the centre of Nice. Her condition was des...
Tags: Gilets jaunes protests, France, Emmanuel Macron, Protest, Europe, World news

France shows Britons splendor of citizenship as Brexit looms

PARIS (AP) — Catherine Norris Trent, a British citizen who has lived in Paris since 2007, rushed to become French before her native country left the European Union. She worried Brexit might force her to leave her French partner and their two young children. While the EU has promised to allow Britons living in France […]
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France investigates after older protester is injured in Nice

NICE, France (AP) — French authorities are investigating the case of an older female protester who suffered head injuries when police charged people defying a yellow vest protest ban in Nice. The woman was waving a rainbow flag marked “Peace” and wearing a yellow vest when riot police carrying shields suddenly pushed toward the protesters […]
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Chinese president visiting Monaco amid European tech worries

MONACO (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is coming to Monaco and France amid mixed feelings in Europe about China’s growing global influence. Xi is paying the first state visit by a Chinese president to the tiny Mediterranean principality of Monaco on Sunday. He will meet with Prince Albert II and discuss economic and environmental […]
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Protesters clash with police across France for 19th weekend

Gilets jaunes demonstrations in Paris on Saturday largely peaceful, but turned violent in the late afternoonPolice and demonstrators clashed sporadically in Paris and other French cities on Saturday as gilets jaunes protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s government took place for a 19th consecutive weekend.The demonstration in the capital was largely peaceful for most of the day, but later in the afternoon police fired teargas on protesters near Boulevard de Strasbourg, close to the capita...
Tags: Gilets jaunes protests, France, Protest, Europe, World news

Accepting Golan annexation, Trump risks new precedents

US President Donald Trump is again breaking diplomatic norms in backing Israel's capture of the Golan Heights, with experts warning that he risks justifying expansionism by other countries. Israel conquered the Golan from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and annexed it in 1981, but until now, the international community has not accepted the move, hoping the territory could serve as a bargaining chip in a future peace deal between the countries. The move -- which came as Trump's ally, Prime Min...

When protesters burned news kiosks in Paris, I had to take a stand…

The militant wing of the French protests picked on a beloved institution. So I set up a crowdfunder to helpIn 47 years of journalism, few things have shocked me as deeply as the sight of burning newspaper kiosks on the Champs-Élysées.Journalists are supposed to be neutral observers – impassioned but dispassionate. Forget all that. This was personal. This was an attack on the print newspapers that had been my life’s blood from the day I joined the Bolton Evening News in 1972 until the Independent...
Tags: Paris, Gilets jaunes protests, Protest, France, World news

French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters Continue Demonstrations as Authorities Ban Marching in Certain Areas

Paris police said 31 people have been arrested and 15 protesters were fined
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France drafts in troops to prevent further gilets jaunes violence

Soldiers deployed in show of force in Paris and in Nice, which is hosting a state visitFrance has drafted in extra security forces including army troops to try to prevent any repeat of violence during gilets jaunes protests in Paris or other cities this weekend.Police, gendarmes and soldiers will be deployed in a show of force in the capital and in the southern city of Nice, where the president, Emmanuel Macron, will meet his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, for a state visit on Sunday. Continue...
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Brexit extension talks run on as France and Belgium push for 7 May deadline - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May at the Brussels summit where EU leaders will decide whether to delay Brexit by agreeing an article 50 extensionMacron says UK heading for no deal if MPs reject May’s planCorbyn refuses to rule out revoking article 50‘Revoke article 50’: petition exceeds 1m signatures amid site crashes 8.16pm GMT Here in Brussels, where it’s now past 8pm, we’ve been patiently awaiting a joint press conference from Jean-...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, TUC, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brussels, Article 50

Fox to use 5 commentary teams at Women’s World Cup

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox will use five commentary crews for its broadcast of this year’s Women’s World Cup, basing two teams in France and the others in its Los Angeles studio. JP Dellacamera and former national team midfielder Aly Wagner were announced last month as the lead team for the tournament, which runs from […]
Tags: News, France, Sports, Los Angeles, Ap, Fox, Aly Wagner, JP Dellacamera

Defender Ali Krieger returns to the US women’s national team

CHICAGO (AP) — Defender Ali Krieger has returned to the U.S. women’s national team for the first time since 2017. Krieger was named to the team’s roster Thursday for exhibition matches against Australia and Belgium as the team prepares for the World Cup in France starting in June. She has not played for the United […]
Tags: News, Australia, France, US, Sports, Ap, Chicago, Belgium, United, Krieger, Ali Krieger

UK heading for no-deal Brexit if MPs reject agreement, says Macron – video

The French president has said that if British MPs reject Theresa May's withdrawal deal next week, it will 'guide everybody to a no-deal [Brexit]'. Emmanuel Macron also said the EU and the UK could agree a technical extension if the House of Commons were to vote in favour Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, France, Eu, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, House Of Commons, Article 50, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, Macron

NGOs urge France to ban arm sales to Saudi Arabia

PARIS (AP) — Twelve Yemeni and international human rights organizations have urged France to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia and do more to end the war in Yemen. The call was issued Thursday in Paris to mark the fourth anniversary of the intervention of a Saudi Arabia-led coalition in neighboring Yemen. Organizations including Amnesty […]
Tags: News, France, Saudi Arabia, Ap, Nation, Paris, Yemen, Amnesty

A street in Paris wants to ban Instagrammers so the residents can get some peace

Rue Crémieux is a picturesque street in Paris, with lovely colorful facades and old houses. And just like Notting Hill: it has become swarmed by Instagrammers and the residents have had enough. They want their peace back, so they are asking the city government to ban photo and video shoots on weekends and evenings. According […] The post A street in Paris wants to ban Instagrammers so the residents can get some peace appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Instagram, France, Paris, Ban, Tourists, Influencers, Notting Hill, Photography Ban, rue Cremieux

Merkel: Germany risks been viewed as unreliable on arms

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that her country risks being viewed as an unreliable partner in joint European defense industry projects. Merkel’s comments Thursday came amid tensions with France and Britain over Berlin’s ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Paris and London say it prevents them selling jointly developed equipment […]
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European shares shaken by Brexit jitters after gains in Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Europe on Thursday after a day of gains in Asia spurred by the Federal Reserve’s promise not to raise interest rates during this year. Britain’s FTSE 100 added 0.2 percent to 7,307.87 while the DAX in Germany lost 0.5 percent to 11,545.93. The CAC 40 in France slipped […]
Tags: Asia, Europe, Business, News, France, Germany, Ap, Britain, Nation, Federal Reserve, Bangkok, Brexit

‘Call My Agent!’ Wins France’s Export Prize; Lincoln TV Wins Named Best French Fiction Producer

“Call My Agent!,” the hit comedy series whose second season recently pulled top ratings on France’s public broadcaster France Televisions and has traveled widely, won the export prize during the French Television Producer Awards gala ceremony organized by Procirep and TV France International. Although “Call My Agent!” was picked up by Netflix for most markets, […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Netflix, Lincoln, Procirep, OCS, Call My Agent

Paul Pogba Buys American-Style Championship Rings for France's World Cup Team

Paul Pogba honored France's World Cup team for their win in Russia by designing a championship ring for the squad.
Tags: News, France, Russia, Sports, Paul Pogba

Donald Tusk: EU will only back short Brexit delay if May's deal passes

Brussels expects UK government to ask for long extension if deal fails againFollow the day’s political developments – live updatesDonald Tusk has put a no-deal Brexit back in play by saying EU leaders will only agree a short Brexit delay if Theresa May’s deal is backed by the Commons next week.After belatedly receiving the prime minister’s formal request for an extension and speaking to her on the phone, the European council president admitted that success appeared “frail, even illusory”. Contin...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, Donald Tusk

Brexit delay request will be rejected if no guarantees of deal success: France

Britain's request for a delay to Brexit will be rejected by the EU if Prime Minister Theresa May cannot provide sufficient guarantees that her parliament will approve the divorce deal she negotiated, France's foreign minister said on Wednesday. The French stance was markedly tougher in tone than the public rhetoric out of Berlin, where Germany's foreign minister said only that an orderly British departure from the European Union would solve the Brexit turmoil.
Tags: News, France, Germany, Berlin, Eu, European Union, Britain, Theresa May, Brexit

France to deploy troops to maintain security during protests

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to help maintain security during yellow vest protests planned this weekend. Macron said the military will secure government buildings and other sites to allow police forces to focus on maintaining public order, in comments reported Wednesday by government […]
Tags: News, France, Ap, Nation, Paris, Emmanuel Macron, Macron

World markets mostly lower as investors await Fed report

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Europe early Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy statement, after a lackluster day of trading in Asia. Germany’s DAX sank 0.8 percent to 11,695.08 and the CAC 40 in France gave up 0.1 percent to 5,418.15. Britain’s FTSE 100 slipped less than 0.1 percent to 7,321.74. […]
Tags: Europe, Business, News, France, Ap, Britain, Nation, Federal Reserve, Bangkok, Fed, Asia Germany

France: Les lois française n° 2018-771 et n°2018-703 sur le harcèlement sexuel au travail – Comment le dispositif d'alerte professionnelle peut être utile ? - WhistleB

Aujourd'hui les lois n°2018-771 et n°2018-703 font un bon exemple des dernières tendances sociétales qui se retrouvent vite dans la législation.
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Outrage over Pope's decision to reject resignation of archbishop convicted of protecting predator priest

Catholic campaigners condemned as “shocking” a decision by Pope Francis not to accept the resignation of a French archbishop who was given a suspended prison sentence this month for failing to report the sexual abuse of boy scouts by a known predatory priest.   Tuesday's surprise decision came just a month after the Vatican convened an unprecedented conference of cardinals in which it pledged to get tough on priests who abuse children and the bishops who cover up for them. French cardinal Ph...
Tags: News, France, US, Rome, Pope Francis, Vatican, Catholic Church, Catholic, Pope, Melbourne, Lyon, George Pell, Reuters, St Patrick, Philippe Barbarin, Barbarin

An astounding gigapixel panorama of Paris affords "an eyeful of the Eiffel"

[Editor's note: Gigapixel panorama impressario Jeffrey Martin (previously) offers us "an eye full from Eiffel" in this astounding gigapixel pano of Paris -Cory] I shot this gigapixel photo in autumn 2018 from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Using an SLR camera and a variety of telephoto lenses, I shot a few thousand photos from both levels of the Eiffel Tower. The image you see here was shot from the top level, and you can actually see the Eiffel Tower itself in the image. The Eiffel To...
Tags: Europe, Post, Happy Mutants, Photography, News, France, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Urbex, Urban Theory, Eiffel, Gigapixel, Jeffrey Martin

France seeks arrest of two Russian former athletics officials: source

French judges have issued international arrest warrants for two former Russian athletics officials as part of an investigation of doping cover-ups, a legal source said on Tuesday. The source named the two as Valentin Balakhnichev, the former president of the Russian athletics federation, and former head distance coach Alexei Melnikov. Both were banned for life in January 2016­, two months after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published a report containing evidence of widespread, state-sponso...
Tags: News, France, World Anti Doping Agency Wada, Valentin Balakhnichev, Alexei Melnikov

France Cracks Down On Increasingly Violent Yellow Vest Protests

The yellow vest movement began in France in November to protest a fuel tax increase.
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French govt says growth revised downward due to protests

PARIS (AP) — France’s finance minister has revised the country’s growth forecast this year to 1.4 percent, down from the previous 1.7 percent, partly attributing the new estimate to the yellow vest protests. Speaking Tuesday at the Senate, Bruno Le Maire said the overall cost of damage linked to the four-month anti-government movement is estimated […]
Tags: Business, News, France, Nation, Paris, Senate Bruno Le Maire

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