Iran's supreme leader blames 'bandits' for unrest, backs government on petrol price hikes - 35分前  France 24

Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices and called angry protesters who have been setting fire to public property over the hike “bandits,” signaling a potential crackdown on the demonstrations. 
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Widespread anger spills onto streets in defiance of Algerian presidential poll - 1時間前  France 24

Demonstrators thronged the streets of the Algerian capital on Friday to renew their opposition to a presidential election they say will keep in power a political elite rejected by the people. 
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Lebanon's Safadi withdraws candidacy to be next prime minister - 9時間前  France 24

Former Lebanese finance minister Mohammad Safadi withdrew his candidacy to be the next prime minister on Saturday, saying that he saw that it would have been difficult to form a "harmonious" cabinet supported by all parties.
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Megaphone, the independent media giving voice to Lebanon’s uprising - 11時間前  France 24

With Lebanon’s news outlets traditionally as partisan as its politics, many Lebanese are turning to alternative, non-sectarian organisations for their news. Among them is Megaphone, one of the most dynamic independent media to have emerged from the country’s month-long protest movement.
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'We will never give up': Supporters of Bolivia's Morales demonstrate in La Paz - 14時間前  France 24

Bolivia’s political crisis turned deadly again on Friday when security forces opened fire on supporters of Evo Morales in the city of Sacaba, killing at least five people. FRANCE 24 reports from the capital, La Paz, where furious supporters of the ousted president rallied to chants of “civil war”.
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Venice braces for more floods, strong winds - 18時間前  France 24

Venice was on red alert for more floods and fierce winds on Saturday after an exceptionally high tide swamped the city of canals, where authorities have declared a state of emergency. 
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Gunmen attack Muslim voters as Sri Lanka votes for president - 21時間前  France 24

Muslim voters traveling by bus to polling stations in northern Sri Lanka were shot at, pelted with stones and blocked by burning tires hours before polls opened in presidential elections Saturday, in what a member of the Elections Commission called a coordinated effort to disenfranchise the minority group.
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Surge in petrol prices trigger protests in Iran - 1日前  France 24

Sporadic protests erupted in cities across Iran, state news agency IRNA said on Saturday, a day after the government announced a surprise decision to ration petrol and hike its price.
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Bolivia's pro-Morales supporters in deadly clashes with police - 1日前  France 24

Bolivia’s political crisis turned deadly after security forces opened fire on supporters of Evo Morales in a central town, killing at least five people, injuring dozens and threatening the interim government’s efforts to restore stability following the resignation of the former president in an election dispute.
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Bolivian interim leader says Morales will face election fraud charges if he returns - 1日前  France 24

Bolivia’s interim leader Jeanine Anez said Friday that Evo Morales will face possible legal charges for election fraud if he returns home, even as the ousted leader contended he is still president despite resigning after massive protests.
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Former Sri Lankan defence chief Rajapaksa to become president after rival concedes electoral defeat - 1時間前  France 24

Sri Lanka's former wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was set to become president after his main rival conceded defeat on Sunday in an election that came months after bombings by Islamist militants threw thecountry into turmoil. 
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More protester deaths in Bolivia as clashes with security forces intensify - 1時間前  France 24

Four more people have died in protests in Bolivia, raising the total number killed in the political unrest to 23, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Saturday. 
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Calling on PM to quit, huge Czech protest marks 30 years since Velvet Revolution - 10時間前  France 24

Around a quarter-million Czechs flooded central Prague on Saturday to mark 30 years since the Velvet Revolution toppled communism in then-Czechoslovakia, with protesters demanding that billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis quit over allegations of graft.
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Meet the two Algerians discovering their country by bike - 14時間前  France 24

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A year of insurgency: How Yellow Vests left ‘indelible mark’ on French politics - 15時間前  France 24

November 17 marks the first anniversary of France’s Yellow Vest movement, a potent, unconventional insurgency that has been widely caricatured and misunderstood, and is set to leave a lasting imprint on French society and politics.
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South African cartoonist Zapiro receives top French cultural award - 19時間前  France 24

South African cartoonist Zapiro was presented with the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, one of France's highest cultural honours, at a ceremony on Wednesday.
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Protests against economic decline, corruption turn deadly in Iraq - 1日前  France 24

Sweeping protests have killed hundreds of people in Iraq since the start of October. Among the most violent have been concentrated in the Shia city of Nassiriya, 350 kms south east of the capital, Baghdad. Despite its location in one of Iraq’s oil-rich regions, this city has been beset by endemic economic decline. Many people have taken their grievances to the streets demanding an end to corruption, only to be met with bullets.  
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France's Yellow Vests set for nationwide protests to mark anniversary - 1日前  France 24

French "yellow vest" protesters are planning a series of nationwide demonstrations this weekend in a bid to show the government they can still muster support on the first anniversary of their movement. 
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Israel launches fresh strikes against Gaza after rocket fire - 1日前  France 24

Israel targeted Hamas in strikes on Gaza early Saturday after rockets were fired towards it from the Palestinian enclave, the army said, two days after a fragile ceasefire began. 
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French revote overturns controversial palm oil tax break extension - 1日前  France 24

Following an outcry over a first vote in favour of palm oil, the French National Assembly backed down on Friday evening by overturning the extension of a controversial palm oil tax break that favoured French energy giant Total.
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