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France bans some yellow vest protests in Paris after riots

Mar. 18, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister announced a ban Monday on yellow vest protests along the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris and in two other cities following riots on Saturday that left luxury stores ransacked and charred from arson fires. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the ban will apply for an...

The Latest: France bans some yellow vest protests in Paris

Mar. 18, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — 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...

Paris cleans up riot debris as support fades for protesters

Mar. 17, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Business owners, city employees and construction workers dug in Sunday to clean up one of the world's most glamorous avenues, after riots by ultraviolent yellow vest protesters trashed the Champs-Elysees in Paris to express anger at French President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies. Luxury...

The Latest: French protesters slam Macron's 'empty words'

Mar. 16, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on yellow vest protests in France (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Yellow vest protesters say they have turned out in increased numbers in Paris on Saturday to show President Emmanuel Macron their disappointment after a two-month national debate ended Friday. Frank Leblanc, 62, from...

Thousands rally in France to oppose recent anti-Semitic acts

Feb. 19, 2019 3:43 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Rallies against anti-Semitism attracted crowds of thousands in Paris and other French cities Tuesday following a series of aggressive acts with Jewish targets, including a cemetery where about 80 gravestones were spray-painted with swastikas overnight. In the French capital, former presidents...

The Latest: French rally to say 'No' to anti-Semitism

Feb. 19, 2019 2:47 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on events condemning anti-Semitism in France(all times local): 8:40 p.m. A crowd of thousands have gathered on Paris' famed Republic Plaza to say "No" to anti-Semitism following a rise in acts targeting the country's Jewish community. Dozens of rallies took place Tuesday evening in...

Swastikas removed from pictures of French Holocaust survivor

Feb. 13, 2019 10:26 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Street portraits of a prominent Holocaust survivor that were graffitied with swastikas have been restored by the artist who painted them on mailboxes in Paris. The images of Simone Veil, who survived the Auschwitz death camp and went into government and politics in France, were found defaced...

Anti-Semitic acts hit France amid anti-government protests

Feb. 12, 2019 9:55 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Portraits of a Holocaust survivor stained with swastikas. A memorial in honor of a Jewish man vandalized. A bagel shop with the German word "Juden" sprayed on its front window. These are just a few of the hundreds of anti-Semitic acts that have been committed in recent months in France, home...

EU nixes deal to create rail giant able to stand up to China

Feb. 6, 2019 11:30 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union authorities on Wednesday blocked a deal to create a rail giant that could compete with China, angering France and Germany so much that they vowed to change the way the EU oversees such mergers. The decision raised thorny questions of how to stand up to the growing economic...