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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 […]

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 […]

Armenia leader Nikol Pashinyan holds test snap election

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protest leader-turned PM Nikol Pashinyan spearheaded Armenia’s “Velvet Revolution” Armenians will vote in an early parliamentary election on Sunday, a key test for the man behind the peaceful “Velvet Revolution” that swept the country in April. Nikol Pashinyan was elected prime minister by lawmakers in May, after weeks of anti-corruption […]

Yellow vest protest in Paris sees police detain hundreds

Media captionProtesters surged forward before tear gas was fired Police in Paris have fired rubber bullets and tear gas on protesters as a fourth weekend of anti-government protests turned violent. The clashes came after up to 8,000 demonstrators gathered in the city centre. More than 500 people have been taken into custody. At least 55 […]

Yellow vest movement: Paris police fire tear gas at protesters

Media captionProtesters surged forward before tear gas was fired Police in Paris have fired tear gas on protesters as a fourth weekend of anti-government protests turned violent. Up to 5,000 people have gathered in the city centre, and at least 272 are in custody, but numbers are down on previous weekends. Some 8,000 police and […]

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 […]

Italy nightclub stampede kills six and injures dozens

Media captionEmergency services attend the wounded at the scene in Corinaldo Six people have been killed and dozens have been injured, 12 of them seriously, in a stampede at a nightclub in Italy, officials say. The incident took place near the eastern coastal city of Ancona. Some reports say there was panic after pepper spray […]

France protests: Footage of students ‘humiliated’ by police

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption High school students in Mantes-la-Jolie are arrested following protests against education reform Footage of school students being forced to kneel with their hands behind their heads by French riot police has sparked outrage on social media. A demonstration by students outside a school in Mantes-la-Jolie, west of Paris, ended […]

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: Merkel choice elected CDU leader

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer was seen as Ms Merkel’s heir apparent and protégé Germany’s ruling Christian Democrat Union has chosen Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as its new party leader, ending Angela Merkel’s 18-year reign. The CDU general secretary narrowly beat Friedrich Merz, a millionaire lawyer, in a run-off vote in Hamburg. Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer, or […]

Yellow vests: France protests ‘created a monster’, says minister

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protests have been taking place at over 280 schools across the country Anti-government protests in France have “created a monster”, France’s Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has said. And he is warning that “radical elements” could infiltrate planned “yellow vest” protests at the weekend. Tourist sites in Paris are to […]