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London climate-change arrests top 120 on second day of street protests

London climate-change arrests top 120 on second day of street protests

Police have arrested more than 120 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of London's most important junctions including Oxford Circus and Marble Arch, causing traffic chaos.

Macron to respond to national debate sparked by Yellow Vest protests

Macron to respond to national debate sparked by Yellow Vest protests

Five months after the Yellow Vest protest movement kicked off in France, President Emmanuel Macron was due on Monday to announce the first measures he plans to bring in to assuage the demands ...

Clashes erupt in 'yellow vest' protests as Macron prepares policy moves

Clashes erupt in 'yellow vest' protests as Macron prepares policy moves

‘Yellow vest’ demonstrators clashed with riot police in the French city of Toulouse on Saturday as President Emmanuel Macron prepares a series of policy announcements aimed at quelling 22 consecutive weekends ...

Protests at Chinese copper mine in Peru continue after local leader freed

Protests at Chinese copper mine in Peru continue after local leader freed

Peruvian police on Friday freed the leader of an indigenous community that has blocked roads to a major copper mine, but hours later arrested his second-in-command, accusing him of running over police officers ...

Macron's party favours pensions boost for poorest amid protests

Macron's party favours pensions boost for poorest amid protests

France should link pension rises for the poorest retirees with inflation again, the head of President Emmanuel Macron's ruling party said on Sunday ...

Algeria museum vandalised during protests: ministry

Algeria museum vandalised during protests: ministry

Algeria's oldest museum, home to some of the country's most valuable art, was vandalised during protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, the culture ministry said Saturday.

Algeria war veterans back protests demanding end to Bouteflika's rule

Algeria war veterans back protests demanding end to Bouteflika's rule

Algerian war veterans said protesters demanding ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika step down after 20 years in power had legitimate concerns and urged all citizens to demonstrate ...

Algeria arrests 41 in protests against president's re-election bid

Algeria arrests 41 in protests against president's re-election bid

Security forces in Algeria arrested 41 people during protests in the capital Algiers against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term in office.

Congo opposition calls for protests as top court rejects vote challenge

Congo opposition calls for protests as top court rejects vote challenge

Congo's top court confirmed Felix Tshisekedi's contested presidential election win on Sunday, drawing a rebuke from the second-placed candidate who declared himself leader and called for demonstrations.

Bangladesh garment workers stage protests, say pay rise insufficient

Bangladesh garment workers stage protests, say pay rise insufficient

Several thousand garment workers took to the streets in Bangladesh on Monday, rejecting a pay hike in the crucial export industry as insufficient, police and union leaders said.

Protests break out in Zimbabwe as economic crisis spirals

Protests break out in Zimbabwe as economic crisis spirals

Protesters barricaded roads and burned tyres in Zimbabwe's capital Harare on Monday, as anger over the worst economic crisis in a decade spilled onto the streets and piled pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

French govt holds crisis talks after 'yellow vest' riots

French govt holds crisis talks after 'yellow vest' riots

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe holds talks with party leaders on Monday as Paris scrambles to forge a response to violence by anti-government protesters that has left hundreds injured ...