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Police teargas 'yellow vest' protesters in Paris

World / Politics Dec 30, 2018

Police teargas 'yellow vest' protesters in Paris

Police fired tear gas at "yellow vest" demonstrators in Paris on Saturday but the turnout for round seven of the popular protests that have rocked France appeared low. Several hundred people wearing the symbolic hi-visibility vests had gathered near the offices of several state-run television ...

Taiwanese launch 'yellow vest' movement to protest taxes

World / Politics Dec 27, 2018

Taiwanese launch 'yellow vest' movement to protest taxes

Thousands of Taiwanese, taking a page from France's "yellow vest" movement, protested Thursday for the third time in a week to demand lower taxes and the fair handling of tax disputes. Wearing yellow vests, they shouted slogans and blared air horns outside the Ministry of ...

World / Politics Dec 23, 2018

France's 'yellow vests' target borders ahead of Christmas

Three days from Christmas, fewer French "yellow vests" turned out for a sixth Saturday of protests, targeting border points as a fatal road accident brought the death toll to 10 since the movement began last month. A total of 38,600 people took part in protests ...

French National Assembly approves 'yellow vest' tax cuts

World / Politics Dec 21, 2018

French National Assembly approves 'yellow vest' tax cuts

The French National Assembly on Friday approved a package of emergency concessions first announced by President Emmanuel Macron in a bid to end the violent "yellow vest" protests. The tax cuts for low-income workers were put forward by Macron in a televised address earlier this ...