Update: Thousands of yellow vests marching through Paris

Europe 03/23/19, 07:53

The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local):1:50 p.m.Thousands of yellow vest protesters are marching through Paris amid heightened security a week after resurgent rioting by demonstrators angry at President Emmanuel Macron.Police officers guard street during a protest in Nice, southeastern France, Saturday, March 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude ...

French yellow vest protests staged amid enhanced security

Europe 03/23/19, 03:43

The French government vowed to strengthen security as yellow vest protesters stage a 19th round of demonstrations, following last week's riots in Paris.Authorities banned protests from the capital's Champs-Elysees avenue and central areas of several cities including Bordeaux, Toulouse, Marseille and Nice in the south, and Rouen in western France.New ...

Update: France bans some yellow vest protests in Paris

World 03/18/19, 11:25

The Latest on yellow vest protests in France (all times local):5:20 p.m.France's prime minister has announced a ban on yellow vest protests on Paris' Champs-Elysees avenue and in two other French cities following riots on Saturday that left luxury stores ransacked and charred from arson fires.French President Emmanuel Macron, center, ...

France seeks answers after police failed to stop Paris riots

Europe 03/18/19, 05:59

French President Emmanuel Macron summoned top security officials Monday after police failed to contain resurgent rioting during yellow vest protests that transformed a luxurious Paris avenue into a battle scene. The prime minister promised to announce new measures later Monday to avoid a repeat scenario of Saturday's violence, in which rioters ...

France cleans up Champs-Elysees after yellow vest rioting

Europe 03/17/19, 08:10

Paris cleaned up one of the world's most glamorous avenues Sunday after rioting by an ultraviolent core in the dwindling yellow vest protest movement angry at President Emmanuel Macron. Luxury stores, restaurants and banks on the Champs-Elysees assessed damage after they were ransacked or blackened by life-threatening fires, as tourists took ...

Update: Mother, child saved from bank fire in Paris riot

Europe 03/16/19, 08:45

The Latest on yellow vest protests in France (all times local):2:40 p.m.A bank has been set ablaze as French yellow vest protesters clash with police in Paris and firefighters had to rescue a mother and her child as the fire threatened to engulf their floor.A news stand burns during a ...

French yellow vests clash with police in Paris

Europe 03/16/19, 05:07

French yellow vest protesters have clashed with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe on the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron.Protesters threw smoke bombs and other objects at officers, and started pounding on the windows of a police van. Riot police then retreated, as did a ...

Heavy security in Algiers for protests against president

World 03/15/19, 04:37

Riot police vans are lining streets around Algeria's capital and a helicopter is circling as the country braces for what could be decisive protests against longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.Students, teachers, judges, unions and others say they are planning to join protests in Algiers and other cities demanding that Bouteflika step ...

As blackout eases, Venezuela braces for rival rallies

America 03/09/19, 10:00

Venezuelan opposition protesters on Saturday confronted security forces on a main avenue in Caracas, venting their anger over a nationwide blackout, shortages of basic necessities and the government of President Nicolas Maduro.Demonstrators on Avenida Victoria in the Venezuelan capital pushed against the shields of riot police, who later withdrew from ...

Turkish police use tear gas to disperse women’s march

Europe 03/08/19, 13:34

Riot police in Istanbul fired tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators who tried to march along the city's main pedestrian avenue to mark International Women's Day.Thousands of people, most of them women, gathered near Istiklal Street on Friday for a march that police said was unauthorized.Police had set up ...

Yellow vest boxer goes on trial in France for police attack

Europe 02/13/19, 09:06

A former French boxing pro who was filmed attacking riot police officers during the yellow vest protests is going on trial in France.Christophe Dettinger, a former French champion in the light heavyweight category, could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison in Wednesday's trial.The videos from the Jan. ...

Protesting Greek teachers clash with riot police, again

Europe 01/14/19, 10:46

Greek riot police have used tear gas to disperse state schoolteachers protesting violently in Athens, days after the country's public order minister accused officers of indiscriminately attacking teachers in similar circumstances.The new violence came during a protest by about 2,000 teachers Monday against the government's process for hiring new staff ...

Greek state school teachers clash with riot police in Athens

Europe 01/11/19, 11:13

Protesting Greek school teachers have clashed with police in central Athens during a demonstration against government plans for hiring new teachers.Riot police fired tear gas to stop protesters from forcing their way past a cordon outside parliament, and later when demonstrators tried to push away a barrier near Prime Minister ...

Security tight as Congo prepares to release 1st vote results

World 01/09/19, 05:55

Anti-riot police with water cannon and armored vehicles are outside Congo's electoral commission ahead of the announcement of the first results of the presidential election.Residents of the capital, Kinshasa, say the heavy security presence is a bad sign.Resident John Kabamba says it "may be a message that the publication (of ...

Suspect in attack on riot police held in France

Europe 01/07/19, 06:59

The French Interior minister says a man suspected of viciously attacking riot police officers with his fists and feet during the latest yellow vests protests has turned himself in and has been placed in custody.The man, identified by French media as a former professional boxer, was filmed beating up police ...

Update: Paris police: 21 people detained before protests

World 12/15/18, 04:19

The Latest on France protests (all times local):10:15 a.m.Paris police say 21 people have been detained in the French capital before protests by the "yellow vests" movement.Police officers stand guard on the empty Champs-Elysees avenue, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Paris. A strong police presence has deployed in Paris before ...

Strong police presence in Paris before planned protests

Europe 12/15/18, 03:22

A strong police presence has deployed in Paris before planned demonstrations by the "yellow vest" protesters, with authorities repeating calls for calm after previous violet protests and rioting.Workers carry a large plank to protect shop a window on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)Security forces in ...

Update: Macron calls for calm and order before protests

Europe 12/14/18, 10:50

The Latest on anti-government protests in France (all times local):4:45 p.m.French President Emmanuel Macron is calling for "calm" and "order" ahead of promised new protests by the broad yellow-vest movement after rioting in recent weeks.Macron said Friday that "I don't think our democracy can accept" the "occupation of the public ...

Update: France detains 1,220 after anti-govt protests

Europe 12/09/18, 04:07

The Latest on the unrest in France (all times local):A demonstrator plays a drum Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 in Paris. Crowds of yellow-vested protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron and France's high taxes tried to converge on the presidential palace Saturday, some scuffling with police firing tear gas, amid exceptional ...

Paris cleans up after latest riot; pressure builds on Macron

Europe 12/09/18, 03:14

Paris monuments are reopening, cleanup workers are out on the streets and shop owners are trying to put the city on its feet again, after new protests and rioting injured 71 people in the French capital and caused widespread damage.A demonstrator plays a drum Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 in Paris. ...

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