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Paris 'yellow vest' protests lose steam after Emmanuel Macron concessions

Paris 'yellow vest' protests lose steam after Emmanuel Macron concessionsDefiant “yellow vest” demonstrators took to the streets of Paris and other French cities on Saturday, but the anti-government protests appeared to be losing steam after major concessions by President Emmanuel Macron and another deadly terror attack on French soil. Riot police fired tear gas and fought with protesters on the Champs Elysées and elsewhere in the capital, but these were minor incidents compared with the widespread rioting and looting that took place a week ago. More than 66,000 took part in demos across the country, half the number of a week ago, and in Paris 2,200 people participated, far fewer than the 10,000 who turned out last Saturday, according to interior ministry figures. Face-off: Police stand guard as 'Mariannes' from the feminist group Femen join the Paris protests Credit: ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI/AFP/Getty Images On Place de la République in Paris, a few hundred yellow vests congregated in rain and near-zero temperatures after being pushed out of the Opera district by riot police. They unfurled a banner with the slogan: “We want a president of the poor”, a jibe at Mr Macron who many French accuse of being a “president of the rich” who has neglected the small-town and rural voters who make up the bulk of the yellow vest movement. The former investment banker, who is facing the biggest crisis of his presidency, unveiled a series of concessions on Monday to defuse the yellow vest crisis, which takes its name from the high visibility jackets all drivers in France are legally obliged to keep in their cars. He was hoping that the package of tax and minimum wage measures for low-income workers would help bring calm to the country after more than a month of clashes and disruption. French security forces intervene as protests weakened in the face of terror threats Credit:  Anadolu His move appeased many French, with public support for the yellow vest protests dropping from more than 80 percent to around 50 percent. But many others, who say the new measures will still not enable them to make ends meet, were set on continuing the protests to try and squeeze more concessions out of the 40-year-old president. “His (Macron’s) taxes will cancel out the rise in the minimum wage,” a 49-year-old computer technician, who declined to give his name, told The Telegraph on the Place de la République. Five 'Mariannes' – the national symbol of the French Republic – confront the gendarmerie Credit: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images He said he had no intention of giving up the fight, and rejected the government’s call for calm in the wake of a terror attack this week in Strasbourg in which a gunman shot dead four people before being caught, two days later, and shot dead by police.  “That’s merely an excuse to try and keep us off the streets. The attack and this protest have nothing to do with each other,” he said. Protesters wearing yellow vests (gilets jaunes) demonstrate against rising oil prices and deteriorating economic conditions along the Champs-Elysee About 8,000 police – four times the number of demonstrators – and 14 armoured vehicles were deployed across Paris for Saturday’s demonstration, and many streets in the city centre were honeycombed with checkpoints where officers in riot gear checked bags and coats for weapons and helmets.  Police said 112 people were taken into custody in Paris.  The number of deaths linked to the protest rose to seven after Belgian police said a man accidentally crashed his car on Friday night into a truck that had stalled at a yellow vest roadblock on the Franco-Belgian border. 



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Republicans Lose Control Of The House, But Trump Takes A Victory Lap Anyway

Republicans Lose Control Of The House, But Trump Takes A Victory Lap AnywayWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will see renewed congressional probes of



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The Republican who shocked the world 4 years ago could lose because of redistricting

The Republican who shocked the world 4 years ago could lose because of redistrictingVirginia Rep. Dave Brat, a member of the conservative Republican House Freedom Caucus, smiles before the vote on the House farm bill, which failed to pass, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, May 18, 2018. When Dave Brat shocked the political world in 2014, beating the man who was set to become the next speaker of the House in a Republican primary, his congressional district was more favorable to Republicans than it is now. The outcome of Brat’s contest against Democrat Abigail Spanberger will speak volumes on election night — less than three weeks from now — about how big a potential Democratic wave could be.



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Tesla Buyers to Lose $7500 Tax Credit; Deadline Is October 15

Tesla Buyers to Lose $  7500 Tax Credit; Deadline Is October 15Tesla has reached the beginning of the end of the $ 7500 federal tax credit for buyers of the automaker’s electric vehicles. Tesla hit the 200,000 mark earlier this year, and its credit will expire at the end of 2018. Because of this, Tesla has set a deadline for vehicle orders to be eligible for the credit: October 15.



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Couple Who Allegedly Spent Money Raised for Homeless Man Lose New BMW in Police Raid

Couple Who Allegedly Spent Money Raised for Homeless Man Lose New BMW in Police RaidJohnny Bobbitt's lawyer has said that all the money is gone.



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Trump warns of violent change if Republicans lose midterms

Trump warns of violent change if Republicans lose midtermsUS President Donald Trump warned evangelical leaders that if Republicans lose control of Congress in the midterm elections, Democrats will institute change “quickly and violently,” The New York Times has reported. At a meeting with those leaders at the White House on Monday, Trump said everything was at stake for his conservative agenda if his party loses in November, according to an audiotape of the meeting obtained by the Times. Democrats “will overturn everything that we’ve done and they’ll do it quickly and violently,” Trump said, according to the Times report published Tuesday night.



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Mugabe hopes his former party will lose Zimbabwe election

Mugabe hopes his former party will lose Zimbabwe electionZimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe, who was ousted by the military in November, made a surprise intervention Sunday on the eve of key elections, calling for voters to throw his old party out of office. In his first live appearance since being forced to resign by his generals, Mugabe, 94, spoke slowly but appeared in good health sitting in a pagoda in the grounds of “Blue Roof”, his sprawling mansion in Harare. In the country’s first election since Mugabe was ousted after 37 years in power, Zimbabwe goes to the polls on Monday amid mounting allegations of voter fraud and predictions of a disputed result.



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America Will Lose More Than Abortion Rights If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned

America Will Lose More Than Abortion Rights If Roe v. Wade Is OverturnedThis is what America might look like



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Conservative Pollster Sounds The Alarm: GOP Could Lose Both House And Senate

Conservative Pollster Sounds The Alarm: GOP Could Lose Both House And SenateA conservative pollster has some bad news for the GOP: President Donald



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Powerful Men Who Lose Their Jobs Over Harassment Can Still Get Big Payouts

Powerful Men Who Lose Their Jobs Over Harassment Can Still Get Big PayoutsWASHINGTON ― The Me Too movement has a pattern: Someone accuses a powerful man of sexual misconduct. Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas casino mogul accused of pressuring workers to perform sex acts, made news earlier this month — not because he’s getting a severance payment, but because he’s not. NBC apparently did not plan to give a payout to Matt Lauer, but the network was reportedly considering a severance package for his onetime booker Matt Zimmerman, who was also dismissed over inappropriate conduct.



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