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April 20, 2019

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Police arrest 'yellow vest' demonstrators as clashes break out

Police arrest 'yellow vest' demonstrators as clashes break out

French police said they arrested more than 100 "yellow vest" demonstrators in Paris on Saturday as clashes broke out with protestors taking to the streets for a 23rd week of anti-government marches.AFP journalists reported scuffles between police and protest

Police arrest 'yellow vest' demonstrators as clashes break out

Police arrest 'yellow vest' demonstrators as clashes break out

French police said they arrested more than 200 "yellow vest" demonstrators in Paris on Saturday as clashes broke out with demonstrators turning out for a 23rd week of anti-government protests.AFP journalists reported scuffles between police and protesters in

Anti-Haftar forces near Libya capital launch counter-attack

Anti-Haftar forces near Libya capital launch counter-attack

Forces loyal to Libya's unity government announced Saturday a counter-attack against military strongman Khalifa Haftar's fighters, as clashes south of the capital Tripoli intensified."We have launched a new phase of attack. Orders were given early this morn

US prosecutors seek 18-month term for Russian Butina

US prosecutors seek 18-month term for Russian Butina

US prosecutors are seeking an 18-month jail sentence for a Russian gun-rights activist who pled guilty to conspiring to act as a foreign agent by infiltrating conservative American groups on behalf of her government.Maria Butina, who is 30, has cooperated with

Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050

Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050

Eric Orlich and his wife Gioconda Rojas own two electric vehicles, which they charge at home in the garage thanks to solar panels on their roof.That could soon become the norm in Costa Rica, where the government launched a decarbonization plan in February to r

Mali's government resigns as anger mounts over massacre

Mali's government resigns as anger mounts over massacre

Ethnic violence that has gripped central Mali has led to the downfall of the government, accused of failing to stem bloodshed that has claimed about 600 lives.A statement from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's office late Thursday said he had accepted the re