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Macron under attack as authorities fail to prevent vandalism on the Champs-Elysées

Macron under attack as authorities fail to prevent vandalism on the Champs-ElyséesEmmanuel Macron, the French president, came under attack on Sunday for failing to prevent “yellow vest” protesters from wrecking Paris’s grandest avenue, the Champs-Elysées. The centrist president cut short a skiing break in the Pyrenees and flew back to Paris to chair an emergency security meeting, but critics said the resurgence of violence was predictable and he should never have left the capital.  Demonstrators smashed nearly every shopfront on the Champs-Elysées, set fire to a bank and torched cars on the 18th consecutive Saturday of protests against Mr Macron’s business-friendly economic reforms. Laurent Wauquiez, leader of the main Right-wing opposition party, The Republicans, renewed his call for a state of emergency. “Another Saturday of violence which was left to degenerate in the heart of our capital,” Mr Wauquiez tweeted. “It is time to act.” Anne Hidalgo, the Socialist mayor of Paris, said: “We are in the midst of a major social and political crisis. We should have been capable of controlling a situation like the one we have just experienced. I’m waiting for explanations from the government.” The vandalized facade of the Hugo Boss shop is seen after the 18th consecutive Saturday of demonstrations Credit: Getty Images Europe Mr Macron acknowledged that the authorities should have been able to prevent the destruction. “I want us to analyse things very clearly and take strong decisions very soon so that this does not happen again,” he said. Parliament last week passed controversial legislation toughening penalties for violent demonstrators, banning them from covering their faces and allowing police to bar known troublemakers from taking part. However, it has yet to be enforced. Some of Mr Macron’s own MPs object to the new law on the grounds that it infringes civil rights. The president has responded by referring it to the Constitutional Council for a ruling on whether it complies with the French constitution. Eric Ciotti, a Republican MP, accused the president of seeking to undermine his own legislation. “This is double-talk. He is endangering our country.” The police rejected claims that they had been too soft on the vandals. Stanislas Gaudon, a police union spokesman, said lenient sentences by courts had fostered a sentiment of impunity among protesters. “We’ve repeatedly seen that those we’ve risked life and limb to arrest have got off with warnings or suspended sentences. This has to stop.” About 200 people arrested during the protest were in custody on Sunday.



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Polar vortex fallout: frozen water pipes, how to thaw and prevent them freezing

Polar vortex fallout: frozen water pipes, how to thaw and prevent them freezingWith the polar vortex bearing down on the U.S., homeowners find themselves faced with frozen pipes. How do you thaw them and prevent freezing?



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A Citizens’ Veto Could Prevent Or Address ‘Lame-Duck’ Power Grabs In The Future [Opinion]

A Citizens’ Veto Could Prevent Or Address ‘Lame-Duck’ Power Grabs In The Future [Opinion]Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin and Michigan are attempting to usurp the will of voters, who sent Democratic candidates to their respective state gubernatorial offices last November, by removing powers they were totally comfortable seeing previous Republican governors wield.



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Finnish President: I Didn't Talk To Trump About Raking To Prevent Wildfires

Finnish President: I Didn't Talk To Trump About Raking To Prevent WildfiresThe president of Finland said Sunday that he didn't recall mentioning the use



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Trump rally in Georgia aims to prevent Democratic miracle in Deep South

Trump rally in Georgia aims to prevent Democratic miracle in Deep SouthPresident Trump focused his final week of campaigning before the midterm elections on helping the GOP in key Senate races, but on Sunday afternoon he made a detour to Georgia to help prevent what would be a massive upset for Democrats in the race for governor.



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UN calls on Israel and Hamas to prevent further deaths

UN calls on Israel and Hamas to prevent further deathsThe UN called Saturday for Israel and Hamas rulers to rein in violence a day after border clashes in which the Gaza health ministry said seven Palestinians were killed. “I am deeply saddened by reports that seven Palestinians, including two children, were killed, and hundreds of others injured, by Israeli forces during demonstrations in the Gaza Strip yesterday (Friday),” the UN’s humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territories, Jamie McGoldrick, said in a statement.



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The Latest: Pope stumbles after Mass, but aides prevent fall

The Latest: Pope stumbles after Mass, but aides prevent fallGENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the pope's visit to Geneva (all times local):



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What came of Trump's proposals to prevent gun violence after Parkland?

What came of Trump's proposals to prevent gun violence after Parkland?In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, President Trump offered a series of a proposals to fight gun violence, such as raising the age limit for purchasing assault rifles to 21 and giving law enforcement the authority to confiscate guns from suspicious citizens even if they have not broken any laws. But, with the exception of moving forward on a “bump stocks” ban, not much progress has been made on these plans.



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Spending Bill Would Prevent Employers From Pocketing Workers' Tips

Spending Bill Would Prevent Employers From Pocketing Workers' TipsWASHINGTON ― Tucked into the $ 1.3 trillion spending bill unveiled by



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Trump Suggests Florida Students Could Have Done More To Prevent Deadly Shooting

Trump Suggests Florida Students Could Have Done More To Prevent Deadly ShootingPresident Donald Trump on Thursday responded to the massacre at a South Florida high school by suggesting students and the surrounding community could have done more to prevent the attack.



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