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Macron, Chastened by Yellow Vest Protests, Says ‘I Can Do Better’

PARIS — A sober-sounding President Emmanuel Macron presented himself to journalists at the Élysée Palace on Thursday night for the first news conference of his presidency, chastened by five months of often violent anti-government [...]

Week 13 of ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests in France

PARIS — In the 13th straight weekend of “Yellow Vest” demonstrations in France, protesters showed no sign of letting up pressure on the government and did not appear appeased by concessions by President Emmanuel Macron. There [...]

France Recalls Ambassador to Italy After Minister Meets ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters

France recalled its ambassador to Italy on Thursday, an extraordinary diplomatic rupture between longtime European Union and NATO allies, after a series of provocations by Italy’s populist leaders, culminating in a meeting between a top [...]

Yellow Vest Leader Is Arrested in France Amid Crackdown

PARIS — The French police have arrested a prominent leader of the Yellow Vest movement for a second time, in a clear sign that the government is following through on a pledge to crack down on the protests that have shaken France for much [...]

‘Round 4’: Hundreds Arrested as Paris Braces for New ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests

But as several people pointed out, it is easy for anyone to don a yellow vest, including the professional vandals called “casseurs,” or breakers, by the French. “You can’t tell who is who,” said Zahed Quaraishi, an English banker [...]

‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Shook France. Here’s the Lesson for Climate Change.

Much more of the fuel tax proceeds, Mr. Kammen said, could have been used to lower the prices of electric vehicles, including taxis, to help make it more affordable for people to commute from areas with no public transportation links. [...]