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Thousands of ‘yellow vests’ hit French streets in fifth Saturday of protests

“The ‘yellow vest’ movement started in mid-November with protests at junctions and roundabouts against fuel tax increases, but quickly became a wider mobilisation against Macron’s economic policies” writes Matthias Blamont for businessinsider.com. Successive weekends of protests in Paris have lead to vandalism and violent clashes with security forces.Read more: Emmanuel Macron says the ‘legitimate anger’ of the ‘yellow vest’ protests led him to raise the minimum wage and cut taxes “France needs calm, order and a return to normal,” Macron said, after a meeting of European Union leaders in Brussels. Source:…

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French Financial Regulator Blacklists Four Crypto Websites for Unauthorized Offerings

“The French stock market watchdog, the Financial Markets Regulator (AMF), has blacklisted four crypto-related websites for unauthorized investment offerings, according to an official statement published Friday, Dec. 14” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. The AMF announcement notes nine companies that are allegedly operating without necessary regulatory approval, including four crypto-related firms. According to the study, the global ICO market accrued 19.4 billion euros ($21.8 billion) since 2014, wherein France accounted for 89 million euros ($100 million) raised in 15 ICO projects.Earlier in November, the AMF released a report claiming that…

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Main suspect in Strasbourg attack has been killed: police sources

“Police issued a wanted poster in multiple languages for Chekatt, who was the main suspect in the attack and who had been on a watchlist as a potential security threat” writes John Irish for aol.com. Cherif Chekatt was killed in the Neudorf/Meinau area of the city after a police operation was launched around 2100 hrs (2000 GMT) on Thursday about 2 kilometers from where he launched his attack on Tuesday. Source: aol.com Share This:

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Cherif Chekatt, who allegedly murdered three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, was killed in the city after firing on police officers Thursday.

“Police issued a wanted poster in multiple languages for Chekatt, who was the main suspect in the attack and who had been on a watchlist as a potential security threat” writes John Irish for aol.com. Cherif Chekatt was killed in the Neudorf/Meinau area of the city after a police operation was launched around 2100 hrs (2000 GMT) on Thursday about 2 kilometers from where he launched his attack on Tuesday. Source: aol.com Share This:

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Renault sticks with Ghosn as probe clears him

“Ghosn in response to Renault’s partner, Nissan Motor Co., alerting authorities with details of its own probe alleging financial wrongdoing by Mr” writes Nick Kostov for marketwatch.com. Renault SA said Carlos Ghosn, under arrest in Japan for allegedly understating his compensation, will remain chairman and CEO of the auto maker after it found no financial wrongdoing in France. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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The ‘yellow vest’ protests may be over, but the damage to France will rumble on

“The yellow vest protests are expected to halve the country’s GDP growth by 0.2% from 0.4% in the fourth quarter” writes Callum Burroughs for businessinsider.com. France isn’t immune from the US-China spat over global trade, either.Retailers have lost an estimated €1 billion in revenue since the protests erupted, while shares in tourism-related shares saw their worst week in months. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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‘We thought it was a joke’: Strasbourg stunned by attack

“STRASBOURG, France, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Armed police patrolled the streets and manned checkpoints; shops and restaurants stayed shuttered, and residents laid tributes as Strasbourg recoiled on Wednesday from the deadly shooting at a Christmas market” writes John Irish for aol.com. The Christmas market will reopen tomorrow and we will restart our lives on the basis of our values.”It’s destroyed the Christmas market.SEE ALSO: At least two dead, 11 wounded in French Christmas market shooting “We thought it was firecrackers or a joke to begin with, what with the yellow…

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2 Dead in Christmas Market Attack in Strasbourg; Gunman Still at Large

“More: At least three dead, 11 wounded in terror attack near famed Christmas market in France More: Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes” writes unknown author for usatoday.com. President Donald Trump, in a Wednesday morning tweet, said the attack was terrorism: “Another very bad terror attack in France.The Christmas market and lights in Strasbourg attract hundreds of thousands of people each year.In 2000, French and German police foiled a plot by al-Qaeda to set off a truck bomb near the Strasbourg Cathedral, next to the Christmas market.The…

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At least 2 dead, 11 wounded in Strasbourg Christmas market shooting; French authorities open terror investigation

“A lone gunman fatally gunned down two people, injuring another 11, in a shooting near a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday, French officials told media” writes Michelle Mark for businessinsider.com. “There were thousands of people in the #Christmas market and in the vicinity.”. Almost exactly two years ago, a Tunisian Islamist rammed a hijacked truck into a Christmas market in central Berlin, killing 11 people as well as the driver. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Facing exceptional protests, French President Emmanuel Macron promises to speed up tax relief

“Facing exceptional protests, French President Emmanuel Macron is promising to speed up tax relief for struggling workers and to scrap a tax hike for retirees” writes Angela Charlton for sun-sentinel.com. The French leader reiterated earlier promises to raise the minimum wage and pledged to abolish taxes on overtime pay starting Jan. 1, several months before schedule.He also said a tax hike pensioners faced would be scrapped. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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