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Paris streets set aflame as anti ‘police security’ protests take a violent turn

Team Brew   Sun 06 Dec 2020    

 Violence erupted in Paris on Saturday for the second consecutive weekend at a mass protest against a new security law, with demonstrators clashing with police, vehicles set alight and shop windows smashed. Thousands of people had began marching peacefully in […]

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France set to ban Turkey’s ‘militant’ Grey Wolves after group graffiti name on Armenian memorial

Team Brew   Wed 04 Nov 2020    

France plans to ban a Turkish ultra-nationalist group known as the Grey Wolves, the interior minister said Monday, in a move that risks further straining of already tense relations with Ankara. The dissolution was announced after a memorial centre to […]

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Tens of thousands in Bangladesh take to streets to call for France boycotts

Team Brew   Tue 03 Nov 2020    

Streets thronged with thousands in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka on Monday decrying French President Emmanuel Macron, for his defense of the criticism of Islam as a right to freedom of speech.  The demonstrators called for a boycott of French products and made attempts […]

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Three killed in grisly knife attack in Nice, France

Team Brew   Thu 29 Oct 2020    

An attacker armed with a knife killed three people at a church Thursday in the Mediterranean city of Nice, authorities said. It was the third attack in two months in France. The assailant was wounded by police and hospitalised after […]

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Erdogan calls for boycotts on French goods, EU support, to protest France’s ‘anti-religion’ agenda

Team Brew   Mon 26 Oct 2020    

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on Monday for Turks to boycott French goods and urged European Union leaders to halt French leader Emmanuel Macron’s “anti-Islam” agenda. For a third day running Erdogan said that the French president needed a mental […]

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Pak PM warns Facebook of ‘hate against Islam’, calls for ban on Islamophobic content

Team Brew   Mon 26 Oct 2020    

Pakistan’s prime minister has written a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seeking a ban on Islamophobic content on the site, warning of an increase in radicalisation amongst Muslims, the government said on Sunday. In the letter, shared by the […]

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Dark, silent streets in France as COVID curfew takes effect

Team Brew   Sun 18 Oct 2020    

Some 20 million French people prepared to spend their first evening under curfew on Saturday, a measure taken by the government after an alarming surge in new coronavirus cases. The 9:00 pm to 6:00 am curfew came into force at […]

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UN’s 75th summit off to a hushed, virtual start, world leaders doubtful of results

Team Brew   Wed 23 Sep 2020    

The United Nations General Assembly, the annual extravaganza of world leaders’ speeches and round-the-clock diplomacy, opens Tuesday in a quiet hall as a virtual summit addresses the global crisis of Covid-19. For once, Midtown Manhattan will not be bunkered down […]

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MBZ, Macron discuss UAE-France ties over call, ‘peace and stability’ a must in region

Team Brew   Sat 19 Sep 2020    

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received a phone call from President of France, Emmanuel Macron, on Saturday, to discuss bilateral ties. During the […]

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