Presidents Day protests decry Trump's emergency declaration

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Activists in Washington, Chicago and dozens of other U.S. cities protested on Monday’s Presidents Day holiday against President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Calling Trump’s declaration an abuse of power and usurpation of Congress, organizers with the nonprofit advocacy group MoveOn.org and other participants said it was […]

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O'Rourke, Trump duel over wall, immigration in possible 2020 preview

EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) – Potential White House hopeful Beto O’Rourke accused Donald Trump of fear-mongering on Monday and the Republican president mocked the Democrat as a “young man who lost” in dueling rallies that could preview the tenor of the 2020 election campaign. O’Rourke, who narrowly lost his 2018 bid for a U.S. Senate seat, accused Trump of stoking […]

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‘A church is no place for wall’: Tiny chapel near Rio Grande at center of legal fight

MISSION, Texas — When Sandra and Hal Totten stepped inside the tiny chapel just a few yards from the Rio Grande on Tuesday, they had no idea they were at ground zero in a battle between the Roman Catholic Church and Trump administration. On Wednesday in nearby McAllen, La Lomita Chapel will be the subject of a federal court proceeding […]

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Protests in Tunisia after journalist sets himself on fire

The death of a Tunisian journalist who set himself on fire to protest economic problems in the North African nation has prompted a protest that led to clashes with police and nationwide concern. Journalist Abderrak Zorgui posted a video online before his self-immolation in the struggling provincial city of Kasserine describing his desperation and calling for revolt. He expressed frustration […]

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Breakingviews – Cox: France’s Macron can’t turn 41 fast enough

PARIS (Reuters Breakingviews) – Survey the business establishment of France, and it quickly becomes evident that there exists an impossible number of self-described mentors to Emmanuel Macron. Nearly everyone over the age of 50, it seems, claims to have nurtured the French president as he climbed the ranks of the bureaucracy and Parisian banking to eventually win the top job […]

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France protests and the 'yellow vests’ deep anger reveal the hypocrisy at the heart of the green agenda

Thousands of protesters gather in central Paris Raw video: Yellow-vested protesters gather in central Paris near the near the Arc de Triomphe as heavily armed French authorities try to prevent violence. The European elites can’t be happy with what is happening in France. Over the last month, hundreds of thousands of angry French citizens have joined in “yellow vest” protests, […]

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France's Macron to speak early next week on protests

PARIS, Dec 7 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron will speak early next week on the “yellow vest” movement as France braces for another wave of violent protests on Saturday over living costs, National Assembly speaker Richard Ferrand told Reuters. Ferrand, a Macron close ally, confirmed earlier media reports. The “yellow vest” movement, which started last month in protest against […]

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Riots broke out in Paris after protests over rising fuel prices and Macron's presidency

Protesters clashed with riot police in Paris over the weekend as a demonstrations against French President Emmanuel Macron and rising fuel prices turned violent. The “gilets jaunes” or yellow jackets movement began as a grassroots movement against business-centric federal policies, in addition to Macron’s expressed environmental priorities that would raise fuel prices. President Donald Trump tweeted a mention of the […]

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Nicaraguan police arrest protesters, quash anti-government march

MANAGUA (Reuters) – Nicaraguan police arrested 26 people on Sunday ahead of a planned march against the government of President Daniel Ortega, local human rights groups said. Among those arrested ahead of the “United for Liberty” march were civil society activists and political leaders, according to a list published by Nicaragua human rights non-profit the Comision Permanente de Derechos Humanos. […]

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