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‘Yellow vest’ protests against Emmanuel Macron snarl traffic across France

Thousands of drivers blocked roads across France on Saturday in a “yellow vest” movement against high fuel prices which has mushroomed into a widespread protest against stagnant spending power under President Emmanuel Macron.
This handout photo released by BMPM/SM shows firemen covering a body at the site where two buildings collapsed, on November 6, 2018 in Marseille, southern France. - French rescue workers were searching into the night for possible victims under the wreckage of two dilapidated buildings that suddenly collapsed in the centre of Marseille. (Photo by Loic AEDO / BMPM/SM Aedo / AFP) /

New demolitions halt search in deadly French building collapse

Two dilapidated buildings next to those which collapsed in southern France were to be demolished Thursday, forcing rescue workers to call off their search after six bodies were pulled from the rubble.
This handout photo released by BMPM/SM shows firemen working and removing rubble at the site where two buildings collapsed, on November 5, 2018 in Marseille, southern France. - French rescue workers were searching into the night for possible victims under the wreckage of two dilapidated buildings that suddenly collapsed in the centre of Marseille. (Photo by Loic AEDO and HO / BMPM/SM Aedo / AFP) /

Anger in France as six killed in Marseille building collapse

A sixth body was found Wednesday in the wreckage of two dilapidated buildings that collapsed in the French city of Marseille, where furious residents have accused authorities of ignoring warnings about the state of housing for the poorest.
Firefighters work at the scene where buildings collapsed in Marseille, southern France. Claude Paris-AP

Eight feared dead in building collapse

As many as eight people might have died in the southern French city of Marseille in two building collapses, officials said Tuesday after the first body was pulled out from the wreckage.
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Emmanuel Macron announces cabinet reshuffle in bid to regain momentum

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a successor to the post as part of a wider government reshuffle, two weeks after the resignation of French interior minister Gerard Collomb.
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President Macron draws fire with career advice to young job-seeker

French President Emmanuel Macron was facing fresh criticism Sunday after telling an aspiring gardener that he could easily find a job if he would simply start looking in high-demand sectors like restaurants or construction.
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French party sacks security worker who joined Macron aide in demo

French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party has sacked the security official filmed alongside an aide to Macron as the latter appeared to assault May Day protesters.

Chemical probe to begin in Syria after Western strikes

International inspectors were to begin work Sunday at the site near Damascus of an alleged chemical attack that prompted an unprecedented wave of Western strikes against Syria's regime.

Macron backpedals on creating First Lady status

French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to backpedal on the issue of creating an official First Lady position for his wife amid attacks from left-wing opponents and a petition against the move, officials and reports said.

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Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq: Kwara by-election result foretells brighter days ahead

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Buruji Kashamu replaces Adeleke Shittu as Ogun PDP governorship candidate

The Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu, has replaced Adeleke Shittu as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of next year’s elections in the state.
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NLC: Vote out governors against new national minimum

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NFF thanks Aiteo after Super Eagles’ AFCON qualification

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NAQS: Sniper in beans, a weapon of mass destruction

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