Europe

Armenians vote for parliament; PM looks to bolster support

Armenians vote for parliament; PM looks to bolster support

YEREVAN: Armenians cast ballots on Sunday in an early parliamentary election that was expected to further consolidate the power of the nation‘s new prime minister. The charismatic 43-year-old Nikol (more…)

All eyes on President Macron after fresh ‘yellow vest‘ protests hit France

All eyes on President Macron after fresh ‘yellow vest‘ protests hit France

PARIS: Calls mounted Sunday for President Emmanuel Macron to bring an end to the “yellow vest” crisis + gripping France as authorities in Paris and elsewhere counted the cost of another day of violent (more…)

‘Yellow vest protests an economic catastrophe’

‘Yellow vest protests an economic catastrophe’

PARIS: Workers in Paris swept up broken glass and towed away burnt-out cars on Sunday after the latest “yellow vest” riots, while the government warned of slower economic growth and said that President (more…)

Stop interfering in our politics, France tells Donald Trump after climate deal tweet

Stop interfering in our politics, France tells Donald Trump after climate deal tweet

The French government on Sunday urged not to interfere in French politics after the US president posted tweets about the protests rocking the country and attacked the Paris climate agreement. “We do not (more…)

Activists denied access to Poland for UN climate talks, green groups say

Activists denied access to Poland for UN climate talks, green groups say

KATOWICE: Poland‘s deputy environment minister, Michal Kurtyka, said on Saturday he was in with the authorities over reports from campaign groups that at least 12 to 14 activists were refused entry (more…)

Battle of wills: Tiny order of French nuns takes on Vatican

Battle of wills: Tiny order of French nuns takes on Vatican

VATICAN CITY: The Vatican has an unusual dilemma on its hands after nearly all the nuns in a tiny French religious order threatened to renounce their vows rather than accept the Holy See‘s decision (more…)

‘Yellow vest’ protests intensify, spread to Belgium, Netherlands

‘Yellow vest’ protests intensify, spread to Belgium, Netherlands

Armoured vehicles rolled through central Paris on Saturday as riot police clashed with “yellow vest” demonstrators, who set fire to barricades and hurled rocks in the latest demonstrations against President (more…)

All eyes on Macron after fresh ‘yellow vest‘ protests hit Paris

All eyes on Macron after fresh ‘yellow vest‘ protests hit Paris

PARIS: A huge clean-up operation was under way in Paris on Sunday after French “yellow vest” demonstrators clashed with riot police in the latest round of protests against President , but a heavy security (more…)