Renewed yellow vest protests hit with police water cannon, tear gas in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris police fired water cannon and tear gas to repel “yellow vest” demonstrators from around the Arc de Triomphe monument on Saturday in the ninth straight weekend of protests against French President Emmanuel Macron’s economic reforms. Thousands of protesters also marched noisily but peacefully through the Grands Boulevards shopping area in northern Paris close to where a […]

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Taiwan to appoint new premier, Cabinet after resignations over poll defeats

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan will appoint the ruling pro-independence party’s former chairman as premier, official media reported on Friday, after incumbent William Lai resigned along with the entire Cabinet in response to local election defeats. The election losses in November presented a major challenge to President Tsai Ing-wen, who came under mounting criticism at home over her reform agenda while […]

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