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08.03.2021 - 09:00 [ Bloomberg ]

Key Saudi Arabian Oil Site Attacked, Sending Brent Above $70

Saudi Arabia said some of the world’s most protected oil infrastructure came under missile and drone attack in an escalation of regional hostilities that sent crude prices surging.

The attacks on Sunday were intercepted, Saudi Arabia said, and oil output appeared to be unaffected.

05.07.2020 - 12:31 [ Lloyd Doggett, Abgeordneter im US Repräsentantenhaus ]

Big Price, Modest COVID-19 Drug

(29.06.2020)

Congressman Doggett has been seeking information from both Secretary Azar and Gilead on remdesivir pricing for almost two months. Neither disclosed the huge taxpayer expenditure that the Trump Administration is making today to purchase remdesivir supplies through September. Copies of related correspondence are available upon request.

05.07.2020 - 12:24 [ NPR.org ]

Remdesivir Priced At More Than $3,100 For A Course Of Treatment

(29.06.2020)

Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, called the price „outrageous.“

„Without a taxpayer investment of $99 million, this drug would have been abandoned. It would be on the scrap heap of failures,“ he tells NPR. „So it’s the taxpayer who’s really taking the risk here and ought to get the reward of the angel investors that taxpayers are.“

Public Citizen, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group, echoed his remarks with a similar sentiment.

26.06.2020 - 15:50 [ USA Today ]

Trump White House wins court ruling upholding plan to require insurers and hospitals to disclose prices

(24.05.2020)

The Trump administration won a court ruling Tuesday upholding its plan to require insurers and hospitals to disclose the actual prices for common tests and procedures in a bid to promote competition and push down costs.

11.04.2020 - 11:47 [ Hurriyet ]

Putin, Trump discuss oil prices, coronavirus over phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on April 10 the situation at globals oil markets, and the coronavirus outbreak over phone.

„An exchange of views was held on the situation at the global oil market, including the agreement being worked out within the framework of OPEC on reducing production in order to stabilize world oil prices,“ the Kremlin press service said in a statement.

25.03.2020 - 03:13 [ Reuters ]

U.S. Fed hires BlackRock to help execute mortgage-backed securities purchases

The U.S. Federal Reserve has hired asset management giant BlackRock to help it execute the purchase of commercial mortgage-backed securities announced this week as part of the central bank’s aggressive efforts to shore up the U.S. economy.

09.03.2020 - 15:59 [ CNN ]

Oil crashes by most since 1991 as Saudi Arabia launches price war

Saudi Arabia escalated the situation further over the weekend. The kingdom slashed its April official selling prices by $6 to $8, according to analysts, in a bid to retake market share and heap pressure on Russia.

09.03.2020 - 15:41 [ CNN ]

US stocks halted after falling 7%. Global stocks plunge as oil crashes and coronavirus fear spreads

The S&P 500 (SPX) fell about 6%. The Dow (INDU) fell as many as 2,046 points. The Nasdaq Composite (COMP) was down 5.4%. The New York Stock Exchange halted trading for 15 minutes after stocks plunged more than 7%. They retraced some of their losses after the market reopened.

03.01.2020 - 10:42 [ CNN ]

Oil prices jump after Iran military leader killed in US strike

Futures for Brent crude, a global benchmark, jumped 2.9% to $68.16 per barrel during Asian trading hours on Friday. US oil futures gained 2.8%, reaching $62.86 per barrel. That puts both on pace right now for their biggest daily gains in about a month, according to Refinitiv data.

18.11.2019 - 13:51 [ PressTV.com ]

US trying to hijack fuel hike protests in Iran: Analyst

He emphasized that people in Iran enjoy the right to protest, referring to remarks by President Hassan Rouhani’s chief of staff in which he stressed that all officials should be listening to the protesters’ views.

“Whenever there is some legitimate and legal protests, the United States, the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) as well as people outside the country, the opposition, the son of the past shah step forward in order to hijack the protests, in order to stage violent actions and sabotage,” he said.

30.09.2019 - 13:40 [ Tom Kirkman, Oil Major / community.oilprice.com ]

Shocked that U.S. did not unilaterally bomb Iran, MBS says Saudi will not Shooty Shooty Iran by themselves.

This entire narrative stinks. Seems to me that Trump’s continued refusal to start a unilateral military attack against Iran (despite implied Saudi urging) has stumped MBS (Saudi Defense Minister), and the whole war scenario now seems to be de-escalating.

30.09.2019 - 13:27 [ CNBC ]

Oil falls as China’s economic outlook remains weak

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia has restored capacity to 11.3 million barrels per day after an attack on its processing facilities this month, sources told Reuters last week, although Saudi Aramco has yet to confirm it is fully back online.

30.09.2019 - 13:25 [ CNBC ]

Oil will hit levels ‚we haven’t see in our lifetimes‘ if Iran isn’t stopped, Saudi Crown Prince says

„Oil supplies will be disrupted and oil prices will jump to unimaginably high numbers that we haven’t seen in our lifetimes,“ in the event of greater conflict with Iran, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told CBS 60 Minutes.
The warning comes two weeks after a drone and missile attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities that Riyadh and Washington blame on Iran.

20.09.2019 - 18:15 [ Moscow Times ]

Russia Could Gain From Saudi Oil Attack – Analysts

(17.09.2019)

Russia is set to be a major winner after an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities slashed production and ramped up tensions in the Middle East, analysts predict.

In a frantic day for the world’s markets, oil prices climbed by almost 15% Monday following the drone attacks on Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia’s largest oil refinery, which pumps around 5% of the world’s oil supply.

15.09.2019 - 08:13 [ theGuardian.com ]

Pompeo: Iran behind attack on Saudi oil facilities that will reduce kingdom’s output

On Saturday, before Pompeo’s tweet, the White House said Trump had spoken to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, “to offer his support for Saudi Arabia’s self-defense”.

14.09.2019 - 21:09 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Saudi Arabia Shuts Down About Half Its Oil Output After Drone Strikes

(14.09.2019)

Yemen’s Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels claimed credit for the attack, saying they sent 10 drones to strike at important facilities in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Province. The production shutdown amounts to a loss of about five million barrels a day, the people said,…

14.09.2019 - 21:04 [ Today.ng ]

Saudi, Russia call for better compliance with OPEC oil cuts

(12.09.2019)

Oil prices tumbled more than 2 per cent on Wednesday after a report that U.S. President Donald Trump was considering easing sanctions on Iran, which could boost global crude supply at a time of lingering worries about energy demand.

14.09.2019 - 21:03 [ CNBC.com ]

Oil falls 2.9% following report Trump discussed easing sanctions on Iran

(11.09.2019)

U.S. oil prices dropped more than 2% on Wednesday after Bloomberg News reported that President Donald Trump discussed easing sanctions on Iran in order to reopen negotiations.

WTI crude oil futures fell 2.9% to $55.75 a barrel, while Brent crude fell 2.28% to $60.96 a barrel.

14.09.2019 - 20:55 [ Nayla Razzouk / Twitter ]

OPEC+ meeting starting soon here in Abu Dhabi. #OPEC SecGen Barkindo, Saudi, Russia, UAE, Venezuela holding pre-meeting now. #OOTT

(11.09.2019)

14.09.2019 - 19:52 [ Haaretz ]

The Israeli Left Is Talking About Palestinians Only in English

Many of the burning issues that are facing Israel barely got a look-in during the election campaign that’s mercifully drawing to a close: the ballooning deficit, the rising housing prices, the climbing cost of living, the burning need to integrate the ultra-Orthodox and Arab communities into the job market, to name just a few. And then of course, the lack of any prospect for a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and an end to the occupation got nary a mention, but you knew that already because you’ve been paying attention and that has become a cliché.

24.08.2019 - 08:29 [ Oilprice.com ]

New Trade War Escalation Sends Shockwaves Through Oil Markets

Helping to support the market are simmering tensions between the United States and Iran, with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani cautioning Washington against tightening pressure on Tehran.

06.08.2019 - 06:41 [ CNBC ]

Oil prices could crash by $30 if China buys Iranian crude: BofA

Bank of America Merrill Lynch warns the oil price could slip sharply if China buys Iranian oil.
Beijing could undermine Washington’s foreign policy stance by ignoring U.S. sanctions placed on Iran.
BofA is keeping its $60 per barrel price estimate in place for 2020.

21.06.2019 - 15:53 [ theGuardian.com ]

Oil price keeps rising as Iran tensions build – business live

(today)

Craig Erlam of City firm OANDA explains:

Oil prices are steady again on Friday, following another spike on Thursday which accompanied a broader rally in the stock market.

Rising tensions in the middle east after Iran shot down a US drone over the Strait of Hormuz will likely have also contributed to the large gains, given that a fifth of all oil production passes through there on a daily basis.

21.06.2019 - 14:55 [ theGuardian.com ]

Wall Street hits record high, as Iran tensions send oil price up – as it happened

(20.06.2019)

17h ago 21:22
Wall Street closes at record high

Boom! Hopes that US interest rates will be cut next month have sent Wall Street to a new all-time closing high.

30.05.2019 - 08:13 [ International Trade Union Confederation ]

Unions stand up to austerity in Argentina

Trade unions have called a general strike on 29 May 2019 to oppose austerity measures in Argentina. The Macri government has brought the country to the brink of economic collapse, with workers’ purchasing power decreasing due to high inflation, unemployment, recession and a sharp increase in poverty.

30.05.2019 - 07:46 [ redrevolution.co.uk ]

Video: General Strike Against Neoliberal Policies Brings Argentina to a Halt

This is the fifth national strike to protest against the Argentinian president, called by different social organizations and the General Confederation of Workers (CGT) union, and it is taking place simultaneously throughout the country.

30.05.2019 - 07:44 [ laht.com ]

Argentina Paralyzed by Fifth General Strike against Government

(29.05.2019)

The General Confederation of Labor (CGT) began a 24 hour general strike at midnight to protest the economic policy of President Mauricio Macri.

Public transport was expected to be paralyzed, including trains, buses, metro and national and international aircraft.

27.12.2018 - 17:52 [ Workers.org ]

Macron, austerity, repression and the Yellow Vest revolt in France

So let us be very clear. It is not the Yellow Vests that are xenophobic and racist, but increasingly large components of the French elite. The elites will not hesitate for a moment, when the post-Macron era comes, to entrust power to the far right if necessary.

That is to say, if their odiously iniquitous capitalist order were really threatened; if the French people, thirsty for justice, their hearts full of renewed hopes, shouting for their joy in regaining their dignity, gathered in revolt and aware of their strength, managed to get back on their feet, to become masters of a collective future of solidarity and progress, then the elite would look to the ultra-right parties as their solution.

27.12.2018 - 17:18 [ George Eaton / Twitter ]

After EU forces Italy to reduce planned deficit from 2.4% to 2%, France is permitted 3.2%.

22.12.2018 - 19:21 [ spiked ‏/ Twitter ]

“For two years Brexit voters have been called far right, stupid, dangerous. In truth we are just people who want to stand up for national sovereignty and popular democracy. In 2019 let’s not take any more of the elite’s insults”, says Brendan O’Neill

22.12.2018 - 15:35 [ .INFOS ‏/ Twitter ]

ALERTE INFO – Au moins 10 000 personnes à #Paris. Les #GiletsJaunes sont divisés en plusieurs cortèges : à #Madeleine, sur les #ChampsElysees, sur le boulevard Haussmann, rue de #Rivoli… Ils crient „Macron démission“. #22Decembre

22.12.2018 - 15:24 [ actu.fr ]

VIDÉOS. Acte VI des Gilets jaunes en Seine-Maritime : situation très tendue à Rouen

L’acte VI des Gilets jaunes en Seine-Maritime est très tendu à Rouen, samedi 22 décembre 2018. Environ un millier de personnes se sont rassemblées dans l’hyper-centre.

22.12.2018 - 15:20 [ Sotiri Dimpinoudis ‏/ Twitter ]

#Update: Massive Protestors in town of #TOULOUSE are gathering! #GiletsJaunes #YellowVests #Acte6

22.12.2018 - 15:18 [ Sotiri Dimpinoudis ‏/ Twitter ]

#Update: Video of an massive protestors gathering of the city #Lille in #France today! #GiletsJaunes #YellowVests #Acte6

22.12.2018 - 14:48 [ Bloomberg ‏/ Twitter ]

Macron and Merkel have hopes to reform the euro area. Here’s how their plans stack up

(24.6.2018)

22.12.2018 - 13:29 [ Radio Utopie / Twitter ]

@JLMelenchon Vive la république de la France! Vive la république de l’Allemagne! Vive l’amitié française-allemande!

(8.12.2014)

22.12.2018 - 13:28 [ Sotiri Dimpinoudis ‏/ Twitter ]

#Update: First #GilestJaunes arriving at the #champsélysées in #Paris! #YellowVests #Acte6

22.12.2018 - 13:27 [ Sotiri Dimpinoudis ‏/ Twitter ]

#Update: There are 4 to 5 marches across #Paris heading to the #champsélysées to gather at the street! As they protest in the banner of #Macron resign. #GiletsJaunes #YellowVests #Acte6

22.12.2018 - 13:22 [ Sotiri Dimpinoudis ‏/ Twitter ]

#Updatye: Some pictures of in #Paris today! #GiletsJeunes #YellowVests #Acte6

22.12.2018 - 12:47 [ Spiked ]

A European Spring – Europeans are in revolt against the political and moral order and it’s wonderful.

In a sense, 2018 is less like 1848 itself and more like the decades that preceded that tumultuous year. These were, in the words of Trygve Tholfsen in his 1977 study of working-class radicalism in the run-up to 1848, ‘hungry decades’ – decades in which disgruntlement and radicalism bristled and grew before exploding in firm demands for change. And though many people were alarmingly poor in these ‘hungry decades’, it wasn’t their ‘immediate deprivation’ that drove them to organise and take action, says Tholfsen; rather, their instinct for revolt was built on ‘solid intellectual foundations’ and it expressed a ‘denial of the legitimacy of the social and political order’.

22.12.2018 - 12:37 [ Compact News / Twitter‏ ]

#LIVE from #Acte6: For the sixth Saturday in a row, the #YellowVests are coming out in the streets all over #France to protest against the French government’s policy #22Decembre #Paris #GJ #FranceProtests #GiletsJaunes

22.12.2018 - 12:30 [ Lucas Burel ‏/ Twitter ]

Les gilets jaunes à Montmartre ! #22Décembre

22.12.2018 - 12:22 [ France24.com ]

France’s ‘yellow vest‘ protest forces shut down of Versailles despite lower turnout

The protesters had been split Friday on whether to stage another large rally in Paris, or in the nearby town of Versailles, once home to King Louis XVI who lost his head to the revolutionary guillotine.

Fearing possible unrest, authorities said they were closing the Palace of Versailles and its gardens on Saturday.

20.12.2018 - 18:03 [ Euronews.com ]

Death toll in French ‚yellow vest‘ protests rises to nine

Local officials said the latest victim, a man aged about 60, was hit by a truck near a motorway where demonstrators had been gathering.

15.12.2018 - 20:07 [ IrishTimes.com ]

Thousands of ‘yellow vests’ demonstrate in France in fifth weekend of protests

The interior minister said around 69,000 police were active on Saturday with a reinforced presence in the cities of Toulouse, Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne.

A police source told Reuters some 16,000 protesters had been counted in France, excluding Paris, by 11am Irish time, compared to 22,000 at the same time on December 8th.

15.12.2018 - 15:50 [ Yahoo Actualités / Facebook ]

DIRECT – Gilets jaunes : tensions sur les Champs-Élysées, à Paris

15.12.2018 - 13:24 [ Clément Lanot ‏/ Twitter ]

PARIS #15Decembre – Minute de silence de plusieurs centaines de #GiletsJaunes en hommage aux victimes de #Strasbourg

15.12.2018 - 13:21 [ LCI / Twitter ]

Sur les marches de l’Opéra de Paris, un des #GiletsJaunes prend la parole au mégaphone : „Nous exigeons une baisse sérieuse de toutes taxes et impôts, sur les produits de première nécessité, de l’énergie, logement, transports, produits alimentaires, vêtements…“

15.12.2018 - 13:17 [ LCI / Twitter ]

„Le mouvement persiste parce que Mr #Macron de fiche complètement de ce que vivent de nombreuses personnes“ Le témoignage de Maurine, une #GiletJaune sur #La26

15.12.2018 - 13:13 [ La Plume Libre ‏/ Twitter ]

#Acte5 Première action de cette journée, des #Mariannes dénudées se tiennent devant les forces mobiles. Action symbolique. #giletsjaunes #Paris #15Decembre

15.12.2018 - 13:07 [ Connexion ]

Unions call strike as protests continue across France

For today (Friday December 14) and Tuesday December 18, unions called for strikes across several industries, including air traffic control, transport, and education. The call read: “We must act for an immediate increase in salaries, pensions and social protection.”

The unions the FSU, Solidaires, SUD and UNEF have also joined the movement.

15.12.2018 - 12:31 [ Stéphanie Roy ‏/ Twitter ]

#Paris Une partie des gilets jaunes est nassėe sur les Champs Élysées. Situation calme. #GiletsJaunes #ActeV #Acte5 #ChampsElysees #15Decembre

15.12.2018 - 12:13 [ fandetv / Twitter ]

VIDEO⚡️Sonia (#GiletsJaunes #Senlis) dit qu’ils n’arrêteront pas tant qu’il n’y aura pas de Référendum d’Initiative Citoyenne (#RIC) ou la démission d’@EmmanuelMacron. Une partie de ses collègues manifesteront à Paris le #15Decembre, l’autre continuera à occuper les rond-points.

15.12.2018 - 11:52 [ Moctar Kane / Twitter ]

#GiletsJaunes se rassemblent à Opéra et rendent hommage aux victimes de #Strasbourg. #Paris.#15Decembre #ActeV

15.12.2018 - 11:41 [ France24.com ]

France’s Yellow Vests gather for a fifth week of protests

Yellow Vest demonstrators began gathering on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday morning for a fifth weekend of protests in defiance of calls by the French government to stay home.

14.12.2018 - 10:52 [ Socialist News Time ‏/ Twitter ]

The Gilet Jaunes are planning a fifth wave of protests Saturday, despite calls from the government to stop after the Strasbourg shooting.

13.12.2018 - 12:52 [ Spiked ]

‘It’s time for the people to take power’

Huge stop-and-search operations were undertaken to prevent so-called casseurs (violent hooligans) from joining the protests. I was searched six times before I could get anywhere close to the Champs Élysees.

The gilets jaunes who made it through the gauntlet of gendarmes were largely in good spirits when I arrived, at various points chanting ‘Macron resign!’ and singing La Marseillaise.

13.12.2018 - 12:32 [ The'Nimr'Tiger / Twitter ]

Macron’s hired thugs. These guys are more brutal than riot police. We’ve seen them beat protesters including kids and women. They’re the one to be wary of #YellowVests #Paris

13.12.2018 - 12:27 [ Matthew Karnitschnig / politico.eu ]

The rise and fall of Macron’s European revolution

For years, Berlin watched with growing frustration (bordering on panic) as both Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande failed to enact serious reforms in the face of the country’s increasingly difficult economic situation.
Macron knew that to succeed in Europe, he would have to win over Germany and the only way to do that is to fix France. The precipitous decline in his standing at home over the past year, culminating in the “uprising” by the Yellow Jackets, has robbed Macron of the legitimacy he needs on the European stage.

10.12.2018 - 23:22 [ theGuardian.com ]

Macron bows to protesters‘ demands and says: I know I have hurt some of you

In a long-awaited address on primetime television, the president tried to talk the protesters out of further action, promising a rise in the minimum wage and tax concessions.

In a mea culpa, Macron said he had heard and understood protesters’ anger and indignation, which he said was “deep and in many ways legitimate”.

10.12.2018 - 23:11 [ BBC ]

France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise

The minimum wage would increase by €100 per month from 2019, he said.

A planned tax increase for low-income pensioners would be cancelled, overtime pay would no longer be taxed, and employers would be encouraged to pay a tax-free end of year bonus to employees, he added.

However, he refused to reinstate a tax on the wealthy, saying „this would weaken us, we need to create jobs“.

10.12.2018 - 09:40 [ CNN ]

Macron to meet unions as pressure over ‚gilets jaunes‘ grows

France’s beleaguered President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with business leaders and trade unions Monday after a fourth weekend of protests that have challenged his grip on power.
Macron, who will also meet political leaders and local officials,

08.12.2018 - 20:45 [ NBC News ]

Paris on lockdown as police clash with ‚Yellow Jackets‘ and protests sweep France

Protests that began last month against planned tax hikes on gas have since morphed into a wider rebuke of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency.

08.12.2018 - 16:05 [ CNN ]

Macron’s top-down approach to fighting climate change serves as a cautionary tale

While world leaders gather in Katowice, Poland, for the COP24 climate summit, protesters in the streets of Paris have successfully forced French President Emmanuel Macron’s hand, undercutting his efforts to impose a carbon tax on French energy sales. Macron has made climate change and lowering greenhouse gases a central component of both his domestic and foreign policies, only to face dramatic failure at the hands of his „yellow vest“ countrymen.

08.12.2018 - 15:56 [ Saint Mike #GTTO ‏/ Twitter ]

You’d be forgiven for thinking this is some Middle East crackpot dictatorship. It’s not, it’s France, where the neoliberals’ wet dream, Macron, treats students like this. Ah, ‘moderate’ centrism.

07.12.2018 - 15:44 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

French police detained peacefully protesting students and treated them like criminals #France #GiletsJaunes #YellowVests #MacronDemission

05.12.2018 - 15:51 [ Spiked ]

Why the left can’t lead the yellow vests

It is telling that when the protests were organised, they bypassed France’s organised left entirely, eschewing not just the political parties, but the trade unions, too. The reaction of some on the left suggests they were right to.

05.12.2018 - 10:55 [ theGuardian.com ]

Macron’s crisis in France is a danger to all of Europe

Extreme forces are rejoicing over the president’s predicament. Their ultimate goal is a political takeover of the continent

05.12.2018 - 10:16 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

Secret policemen disguised as journalists attacked real journalists during protesting in #France. The moment of the attack by the civil police officers on the journalists and the reaction of the journalists was reflected on the camera #YellowVests

05.12.2018 - 10:09 [ Politico.eu ]

France’s fuel tax retreat dismays COP24 climate talks

France’s sudden U-turn over an unpopular fuel tax in the face of violent anti-government protests sent shivers through the COP24 climate summit.

That’s because the sight of one of Europe’s most climate ambitious countries beating a hasty retreat over a proposal that would have hiked gasoline tax by 4 cents, or just under 3 percent, highlighted the difficulty of imposing any economic pain in the name of tackling climate change.

05.12.2018 - 10:06 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

Police violence in #France is escalating day by day… A #YellowVests protester was shot in the face with a rubber bullet by French police. The video shows how he was massively bleeding in the face afterwards.

04.12.2018 - 19:16 [ BBC ]

France protests: PM Philippe suspends fuel tax rises

Fuel tax rises which have led to weeks of violent protests in France have now been postponed for six months.

The move was announced in a televised address by PM Edouard Philippe, who said anyone would have „to be deaf or blind“ not to hear or see the anger.

03.12.2018 - 19:57 [ theGuardian.com ]

Students blockade schools as French protests spread: About 100 schools under blockade while prime minister meets opposition leaders

High-school students – who have been protesting against changes to colleges and the university system – also seized on the mood of protest and stepped up their blockades.

About 100 high schools were fully or partially blockaded around the country, including in the southern city of Toulouse and in Créteil in the Paris area.

03.12.2018 - 19:42 [ BBC ]

France fuel protests: 80-year-old woman killed in Marseille

An 80-year-old woman has died after being hit by a tear gas canister at her window during Saturday’s fuel protests in the French city of Marseille.

The woman, who lived in an apartment near to where the protests were taking place, was hit in the face while closing the shutters.

03.12.2018 - 18:57 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

As the #GiletsJaunes protests in #Paris #France continue and grow stronger, it also receives support from policemen A group of police officers took off their helmets and didn’t intervene against the #YellowVests Many calls are being made by policemen to join the protests

03.12.2018 - 18:39 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

#GiletsJaunes #France The ambulance drivers supporting #YellowVests have blocked the lower house of the French parliament, the Assemblee Nationale, and the Place de la Concorde in #Paris

via @Ozkok_

03.12.2018 - 18:24 [ Sky News ]

French president Emmanuel Macron was booed as he visited rioting sites in Paris. It is estimated 75,000 people took part in demonstrations across the country over the president’s fuel tax increases. France is considering a state of emergency:

03.12.2018 - 18:11 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

Police violence in the middle of #Europe The harsh intervention of the French police against the #YellowVests continues… A single protester was insensibly beaten up by 8 police officers during #GiletsJaunes in #Paris #France

03.12.2018 - 18:05 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

#GiletsJaunes in #Toulouse #France Students are joining the #YellowVests in many cities now. The police is shooting tear gas capsules right at them. Also reports of shots being fired. The students are shouting #MacronDemission on the streets.

03.12.2018 - 16:50 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

House prices to collapse 30% in no-deal Brexit and people are getting excited

„So Mark Carney,with his crystal ball economics, has claimed house prices will drop 30% due to a no deal Brexit. Well. If true. So what?. Some people can only afford rent and have to rent forever. I am happy to take 30% hit if it creates a fairer society,“ Andy Alexander tweeted .

03.12.2018 - 07:41 [ theGuardian.com ]

Paris protest: ‘People are in the red. They can’t afford to eat’

„At the last election, I left the ballot paper blank. I don’t have confidence in any of the political parties and I don’t see that changing until a party emerges that is more interested in the people than in those with huge fortunes.“

03.12.2018 - 07:35 [ New York Times ]

Yellow Vests Riot in Paris, but Their Anger is Rooted Deep in France

The “Yellow Vest” protests he is a part of present an extraordinary venting of rage and resentment by ordinary working people, aimed at the mounting inequalities that have eroded their lives. The unrest began in response to rising gas taxes and has been building in intensity over the past three weeks, peaking on Saturday.

With little organization and relying mostly on social media, they have moved spontaneously from France’s poor rural regions over the last month to the banks of the Seine, where they have now become impossible to ignore.

03.12.2018 - 07:30 [ theLocal.fr ]

Revealed: The shocking scale of poverty in France in 2018

(8.11.2018) In total there were around 8.8 million people living below the poverty line in France in 2017. In France this means they are living on an income of less than €1,026 a month, and many of them live on considerably less.

03.12.2018 - 07:22 [ France24.com ]

Macron surveys damage after worst riots in Paris for decades, calls for talks

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday surveyed the damage from a day of riots across Paris and led crisis talks that ended with a call for further talks with anti-government activists who have staged two weeks of protests.

01.12.2018 - 17:47 [ BBC News / Youtube ]

France fuel protests: Tear gas fired in clashes in Paris – BBC News

President Macron struck a conciliatory tone earlier in the week but said he would not abandon his fuel tax. He said it was a key part of France’s future energy strategy to combat global warming ……….

01.12.2018 - 17:44 [ FranceTVinfo.fr ]

DIRECT. „Gilets jaunes“ : 75 000 manifestants recensés en France, la situation reste très chaotique à Paris

Après des échauffourées près des Champs-Elysées, des heurts s’étendent, dans l’après-midi du samedi 1er décembre, à plusieurs autres quartiers de Paris dans une grande confusion, en marge de la mobilisation des „gilets jaunes“ qui rassemble quelque 75 000 personnes à travers la France, selon le ministère de l’Intérieur. La préfecture de police de Paris dénombre 183 interpellations et au moins 80 blessés, dont 14 membres des forces de l’ordre.