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Trump must not interfere in French politics – foreign minister

PARIS, France – The French government on Sunday, December 9 urged Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after the United States president posted tweets about the protests rocking the country and attacked the Paris climate agreement. "We do not take domestic American politics into account and we want ........»»

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Belgium’s brutality in Africa haunts refurbished museum

Belgium's notorious Africa Museum reopens on Saturday after a five-year restoration that curators hope will bury its reputation as a colonialist holdover. Treasures looted from the continent have been repackaged in the hope of contributing to a more healthy debate about Belgium's brutal past and multicultural future. But there is an elephant in the room --- and not just the giant taxidermic pachyderm looming over visitors to the remodeled Landscapes and Biodiversity gallery. The former Royal Museum for Central Africa is reopening in the Tervuren Palace outside Brussels amid a renewed European debate about returning stolen artifacts. The museum's research team insists the ...Keep on reading: Belgium’s brutality in Africa haunts refurbished museum.....»»

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Trump attacks Paris climate agreement, cites France protests

WASHINGTON DC, USA – US President Donald Trump on Saturday, December 8 once again attacked the Paris agreement on fighting climate change, citing the ongoing protests in the French capital as proof that he was right to reject the pact. His morning tweet came in the middle of UN climate talks ........»»

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Where will France s yellow vest protests lead?

PARIS, France – The French government has pledged a range of measures to end weeks of demonstrations over taxes and declining standards of living. But who exactly makes up the "yellow vest" movement, and will the government be able to quell their anger after a month of increasingly fiery protests? Who are ........»»

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Tear gas, mass arrests as new yellow vest protests hit Paris

PARIS, France (UPDATED) – Police fired tear gas and arrested hundreds of people in Paris on Saturday, December 8 as the French capital went on lockdown for the latest "yellow vest" protests against President Emmanuel Macron. Shouts of "Macron, resign" mingled with the tear gas near the famous Champs-Elysees avenue, the ........»»

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70 arrested in Brussels during yellow vest protest

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Around 70 people were arrested Saturday, December 8 in the Belgian capital Brussels during copycat "yellow vest" demonstrations rocking neighboring France, police said. The area housing European institutions including the offices of the European Commission and the European Parliament was sealed off as a precautionary measure. Police put ........»»

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Paris shutters itself in fear of worsening protest violence

PARIS --- Prized Paris monuments and normally bustling shopping meccas locked down Saturday and tens of thousands of police took position around France, fearing worsening violence in a new round of anti-government protests. President Emmanuel Macron's government has warned that Saturday's "yellow vest" protests in Paris will be hijacked by "radicalized and rebellious" crowds and become the most dangerous yet after three weeks of demonstrations. The Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum shut down Saturday along with hundreds of stores and businesses, fearing damage after rioting and looting last Saturday that saw 130 people injured and the worst urban unrest in Paris in decades. A f...Keep on reading: Paris shutters itself in fear of worsening protest violence.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 8th, 2018Related News

France braces for ‘Act IV’

PARIS IN LOCKDOWN Paris — The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum and scores of shops on the Champs-Elysees are set to close as authorities warned Thursday of fresh violence this weekend during protests which have ballooned into the biggest crisis of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency. 8,000 policemen would be deployed in Paris alongside a dozen armored […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 8th, 2018Related News

Juventus beats Inter 1-0 to open up 11-point lead in Serie A

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Mario Mandzukic often scores important goals and he did so again as he helped Juventus to a 1-0 win over title rival Inter Milan in the Derby d'Italia on Friday. The imposing Croatia striker headed home in the 66th minute after Inter had missed a couple of golden opportunities as Juventus continued its seemingly unstoppable march to an eighth successive Serie A title. Juventus has an 11-point lead over second-placed Napoli, which hosts lowly Frosinone on Saturday. Third-place Inter is now 14 points behind Juventus. Paulo Dybala had the first chance of the match but headed Cristano Ronaldo's cross over the bar after drifting into the penalty area. Inter had two great chances in quick succession. Mauro Icardi did well to hold the ball up and pick out a good run from an unmarked Roberto Gagliardini, but his scuffed finish came off the inside of the right post. Moments later Icardi and Ivan Perisic both went for a Matteo Politano cross and ended up colliding with each other. Juventus began to take control and Marcelo Brozovic had to desperately slide in to block Rodrigo Bentancur's effort. Veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini scored his first goal in two years in last week's 3-0 win at Fiorentina and he almost got another one but he headed the resulting corner narrowly over. Juventus finally broke the deadlock when former Inter midfielder Joao Cancelo put in a delightful cross from the left for Mandzukic — who netted in the World Cup final defeat to France — to nod in at the far post. There was more positive news for Juventus as midfielder Emre Can came on late on for his first appearance for the Bianconeri since Oct. 6, having undergone surgery to have a thyroid nodule removed......»»

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Paris on knife-edge ahead of new yellow vest protests

PARIS, France – French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said Friday, December 7, that a 3-week-old rebellion over taxes had spawned "a monster," as Paris braces for further violent "yellow vest" protests this weekend. On the eve of a fourth set of demonstrations in the capital in as many weeks, Castaner vowed ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2018Related News

EU should worry about Huawei, other Chinese firms – official

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Union and its citizens should be "worried" about telecoms giant Huawei and other Chinese firms that cooperate with Beijing's intelligence services, a senior EU official warned Friday, December 7. European Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip issued the remarks after Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer and ........»»

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EU drops plan for 10,000 border guards by 2020 – officials

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Union's flagship plan for a 10,000-strong bloc-wide border and coastguard force in two years exceeds "what is feasible," the EU's Austrian presidency said Thursday, December 6. Some EU member states have expressed fears the plan would erode their sovereign right to control national borders while others ........»»

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Court orders DSWD to release minors ‘rescued’ in Talaingod

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 December) — The Regional Trial Court Branch 8 on Wednesday ordered the regional director of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to release 12 of the 14 minors it supposedly “rescued” from the group of ACT Teachers party-list Rep. France Castro and Bayan Muna President Satur Ocampo in […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2018Related News

Bogus: Road construction via China-funded ‘Build Build Build’ program

MANILA, Philippines --- A Facebook post showing a road construction purportedly via the Duterte administration's China-funded "Build, Build, Build" program is a bogus. This was fact-checked by Agence France Presse (AFP), which said Thursday that the photos shown in the Facebook post were from an INQUIRER.net report about a truck that sank in a Quezon City road last November 24. The misleading social media post contains photos of a collapsed road and a truck that dipped into a road, accompanied by a caption that praises President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration's infrastructure program. "Ang galing talaga ng Build Build Build ni Tatay Digong (Duterte). Kaya naman bilib...Keep on reading: Bogus: Road construction via China-funded ‘Build Build Build’ program.....»»

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French government yields on fuel price hikes after weeks of protest

PARIS, France – The French government, under pressure from weeks of "yellow vest" protests over rising living costs, on Wednesday, December 5, scrapped all planned fuel tax hikes for 2019 and appealed for calm. An increase scheduled for January 1 was "scrapped for the year 2019" in its entirety, Environment Minister ........»»

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Chanel sheds exotic animal skin from fashion line

PARIS, France – Chanel has become the first luxury fashion house to turn its back on exotic animal pelts such as lizard, crocodile and snake skin, in a move hailed by animal rights groups on Tuesday, December 4 (Wednesday, December 5 in the Philippines). Its head ........»»

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Burundi to shut United Nations rights office – sources

NAIROBI, Kenya – The Burundi government has ordered the United Nations Human Rights Council to shut its office in the country within two months, foreign ministry and UN sources told the Agence France-Presse. The government on Wednesday, December 5, sent a verbal note to resident UN coordinator Garry Conille to transmit ........»»

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France to introduce digital tax if no EU deal

PARIS, France – France will forge ahead with its own tax on digital giants in 2019 if the European Union fails to agree on how to get the likes of Google and Facebook to pay more tax in Europe, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday, December 6. Le Maire told ........»»

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6 missing after two US military planes crash off Japan – officials

TOKYO: Six US marines were missing after two American military aircraft crashed on Thursday during a refuelling operation off the coast of Japan, officials from both countries told Agence France-Presse….READ The post 6 missing after two US military planes crash off Japan – officials appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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CO2 emissions up 2.7%, world off course to curb warming

PARIS, France – Global emissions of carbon dioxide mainly from fossil fuel burning will rise 2.7% in 2018 , scientists said Wednesday, December 5, signalling a world "completely off course" in the fight against climate change. Last year, CO2 pollution increased by 1.6% after a 3-year hiatus that raised hopes man-made ........»»

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