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France Accuses Trump of Interfering in its Politics as ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Rage

Paris (AFP) – The French government on Sunday urged Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after the US 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 that to be reciprocated,” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told LCI television. “I say this to Donald Trump and the French president says it too: leave our nation be.” Trump had on Saturday posted two tweets referring to the “yellow vest” anti-government protests…

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As Brexit Goes ‘Down the Plug Hole’, Farage Prepares New Party for ‘Biggest Battle Yet’

Nigel Farage has confirmed he is planning to launch a new political force to save Brexit, vowing he “won’t lie down” as the political establishment tries to overturn the referendum result. The Brexit pioneer, who resigned from UKIP last week, told the Sunday Telegraph: “I sense within me I have not fought my biggest battle yet — that is how it feels. Whether it is happenstance, serendipity, destiny. “I am not going to lie down and watch it go down the plug hole. I couldn’t do that. And I won’t…

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Paris Picks Up the Pieces After Protests

PARIS (AP) – 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. President Emmanuel Macron broke his silence to tweet appreciation for the police, but pressure mounted Sunday on him to propose new solutions to calm the anger dividing France. The number of injured in Paris and nationwide was down Saturday from protest riots a week ago. But France’s…

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Italian Priest Says Salvini Supporters Are ‘Killing God’ by Opposing Mass Migration

An Italian parish priest has said he will close his church on Christmas in protest against a decree by interior minister Matteo Salvini reining in illegal immigration, accusing his supporters of “killing God.” Father Paolo Farinella, the pastor of the parish of San Torpete in the northern Italian city of Genoa, will close his church from Christmas through the feast of the Epiphany in protest against the so-called “Salvini law” promulgated in Italy that toughens the country’s immigration policies and facilitates deportations. “If Jesus, Mary, and Joseph were to present…

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In Pictures: Yellow Vest ‘Act IV’ Protest Violence Spreads Across Macron’s France

For the fourth straight week, the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) movement has protested across France, with violence and vandalism erupting once again in Paris and spreading to cities across the country. French police mobilised their entire force Saturday to quell the expected violence, deploying armoured vehicles on the streets of the French capital. A Gendarmerie armoured vehicles (VBRG) drives past fire near the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris on December 8, 2018 during a protest of “yellow vests” (gilets jaunes) against rising costs of living they blame on high taxes.…

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Trump Weighs in on France Chaos: ‘End Paris Agreement, Return Money Back to the People’

U.S. President Donald Trump has weighed in on the growing chaos in Emmanuel Macron’s France, calling it “very sad” and suggesting it is time the scrap the Paris climate agreement and “return money back to the people in the form of lower taxes”. Macron, who has became a hero to left-liberals and something of a globalist poster boy after he bucked a populist surge on both sides of the Atlantic to win the French presidency, saw his poll rating crumble to 18 percent and his people out on the streets in their…

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Mounted Police and APCs Deployed as ‘Act IV’ of Yellow Vest Protests Unfolds

A total of 615 Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) have been arrested in Paris so far, with 508 of them remaining in custody as French police attempt to lock down the streets of Paris and make preventative arrests to quell potential violence. This story is receiving regular updates as events unfold UPDATE: 10:38 am EST The number of arrests is now approaching 1,000 according to Le Figaro who say that just over 950 people have been arrested and 724 placed into custody across the country. According to a police source, the vast…

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Improvised Explosives, Molotovs Found by French Police On Eve of Yellow Vest Protests

French police in Montauban say they have discovered three improvised explosive devices along with 28 Molotov cocktails in possession of Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) protestors as the French government spokesman warns of people wanting to “overthrow power”. Investigators say they discovered the explosives and the 28 Molotov cocktails hidden in the back of a van on the Aussonne roundabout near Montauban and said the same vehicle had been present multiple times during previous Yellow Vest protests France Bleu reports. The owner of the vehicle, a 22-year-old man born in Orgueil, was arrested Friday afternoon…

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Macron’s France: Hundreds Detained as ‘Yellow Jackets’ March on Presidential Palace

PARIS (AP) – Crowds of yellow-vested protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron and France’s high taxes tried to march on the presidential palace Saturday, surrounded by exceptional numbers of police bracing for outbreaks of violence after the worst rioting in Paris in decades. Rows of helmeted, thickly protected riot police blocked the demonstrators’ passage down the Champs-Elysees avenue toward the heart of presidential power. A ring of steel surrounded the Elysee Palace itself as police stationed trucks and reinforced steel barriers in streets throughout the entire neighbourhood. Prized Paris monuments…

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Macron’s France: Shock Video Shows Cops Line High Schoolers Against Wall

(AFP) — Images of dozens of high-school pupils kneeling with their hands behind their heads during mass round-ups sparked an outcry Friday as France braces for more violence at “yellow vest” protests this weekend. Left-wing politicians in France have expressed outrage at the videos, which have gone viral on social media, showing the teenagers kneeling as riot police barked orders at them. “Whatever wrong was done, nothing justifies this filmed humiliation of minors,” Socialist leader Olivier Faure tweeted. “There is no need to pour even more oil on the flames.”…

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