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France to ban Yellow Vest protests in ‘worst hit’ areas if radicals spotted – French PM

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Paris could soon ban protests in “worst hit” neighborhoods, after radical protesters turned a Yellow Vests’ demonstration on Champs-Elysees into smashing, looting, and burning mayhem. “From next Saturday, we will ban ‘yellow vest’ protests in neighbourhoods that have been the worst hit as soon as we see sign of Read More

France to ban Yellow Vest protests in ‘heavily targeted’ areas if radicals identified – French PM

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Paris could ban protests in “worst hit” neighborhoods, after radical protesters turned a Yellow Vests’ demonstration on Champs-Elysees into smashing, looting, and burning mayhem. “From next Saturday, we will ban ‘yellow vest’ protests in neighbourhoods that have been the worst hit as soon as we see sign of the Read More

Germany's Bsirske 'more than skeptical' on Deutsche/Commerzbank merger

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FILE PHOTO: German public sector workers union Verdi leader Frank Bsirske arrives for wage talks with German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer in Potsdam, Germany, April 16, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke BERLIN (Reuters) – Frank Bsirske, chief of the Verdi labor union and a supervisory board member at Deutsche Bank, is “more than skeptical” about the prospect Read More

Historic St. Sulpice church is on fire in Paris

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Paris’ historical Saint-Sulpice church has gone up in flames. Firefighters are extinguishing the blaze, which burst through the doors of the 19th Century building. Firefighters were sent to deal with the blaze early on Sunday afternoon, Le Parisien reported. According to the newspaper, the wooden doors were on fire, and a stained glass window was Read More

Substitute for Boeing Max? Russian MC-21 passenger jet to debut at MAKS 2019 Air Show

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The public debut of the Russian Irkut MC-21-300 with a passenger interior is scheduled for this year’s Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS 2019), which runs from August 27 to September 1. The presentation will “visually demonstrate to potential customers and future passengers one of the most important competitive advantages of the Russian airliner Read More

U.S. eases protections for threatened bird in Western states

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(Reuters) – The Trump administration on Friday amended Obama-era land-use rules put in place to protect a threatened bird in 11 Western states and its shrinking sagebrush habitat, siding with oil and gas interests that opposed the measures as too restrictive. Conservation groups denounced the move as a handout to the oil and gas industries, Read More

German minister fears excluding Huawei could hurt economy

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of China’s Huawei Technologies shines in the bright sun over the headquarters of the telecommunications giant in Duesseldorf, Germany, February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) – Excluding China’s Huawei from participating in the construction of Germany’s 5G next-generation mobile network could hurt Europe’s largest economy, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer Read More

French MPs approve anti-riot bill amid Yellow Vest protests, rights watchdog sounds alarm

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The upper house of the French parliament has greenlighted a bill giving police broad powers to quell unrest. It comes as a rights watchdog warned of civil liberties being undermined in France due to crackdowns on protest. Following hours of tense debate on Tuesday, the French Senate approved an anti-hooligan (‘anti-casseurs’) bill with 210 “yes” Read More

Yellow Vests ransack MASONIC LODGE in French village as protest gets out of hand

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A crowd of Yellow Vest protesters broke into and trashed a Masonic lodge in the French village of Tarbes. The ransacking has been condemned by the French government, who accused the protesters of “stupidity” and “intolerance.” Some 450 protesters had gathered in Tarbes on Saturday for the 17th straight weekend of anti-government demonstrations. Around midnight, Read More

French ophthalmologists demand Macron ban rubber bullets as eye injuries spread like ‘EPIDEMIC’

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France is experiencing an “epidemic” of eye injuries as police repeatedly deploy golf-ball-sized rubber bullets, France’s top ophthalmologists say, urging President Macron to halt use of the projectiles. As the Yellow Vest protests enter their 17th consecutive week, the debate around the government’s alleged use of excessive force continues to gain momentum. On Saturday, the Read More