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More Violence Expected In France As Protesters Reject President Macron’s “Olive Branch”

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More Violence Expected In France As Protesters Reject President Macron's "Olive Branch"

Every weekend, for the past five weekends in France, have been marked by violent protests, especially in paris, in what have come to be known as “yellow vest” protests. They started as demonstrations against planned hike in fuel tax which they say were already too high.  More demands have now crept into the demonstrations.

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The protests have become increasingly more violent each weekend that, last week, forty-year old french president, Emmanuel Macron decided he would address the nation and offer an olive branch.  So, on Monday, he did that in a nationally televised address in which he offered to step back from the fuel tax increases. He also offered to raise the minimum wage by a hundred euros per month, and hold down taxes on pensioners.

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But his offers were ridiculed by a population that has grown weary of him.  Yellow vested demonstrators say they would continue to mount pressure on a president they call arrogant, out of touch, and who caters to the rich.  Some have even called for his resignation.

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Although he pleaded for calm, protesters say they would continue their agitation.  Hundreds of millions of euros worth of property have been destroyed.  Three have died, and hundreds have been injured in the nationwide protests.

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Over 4000 Migrants Are Seeking To Enter Mexico From Central America

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Over 4000 Migrants Are Seeking To Enter Mexico From Central America

More than four thousand migrants from central America are seeking to enter Mexico legally instead of going to the united states.  Mexico’s immigration policy has recently changed.  Migrants seeking us asylum are now required to apply first in Mexico.

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International institute of migration reports that four days after arriving at the Guatemalan-Mexico border, four thousand migrants from various south and central American countries, have requested permission to enter Mexico on Sunday.

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Mexican President, Andres Manue Lopez Obrador, has promised that the human rights of migrants will be protected, and has arranged for a regular and orderly entry by giving humanitarian visas which have helped avert episodes of great tension, like the chaos that greeted a group of central American migrants who illegally entered Mexico in October.

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Putin Opens Door For Talks With Abe Over Disputed Island

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Putin Opens Door For Talks With Abe Over Disputed Island Chain

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for talks over a disputed Island chain that has prevented the two countries from concluding a peace treaty to officially end the World War II.

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Abe’s visit marks the 25th time both leaders have met since 2013, it is a reflection of their efforts to increase cooperation despite the disagreements over the Kuril Islands.

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The soviet army seized the four islands between the seas of Okhosk and the Pacific Ocean in the last days of World War II.

Tokyo’s refusal to recognize Moscow’s sovereignty over the islands has also made it difficult for peace to reign for more than seven decades.

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China Transportation Authorities Prepares For Spring Festival Travel Rush

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China Transportation Autourities Prepares For Spring Festival Travel Rush

Transport authorities across China are getting into high gear in preparation for the spring festival travel rush.  Three billion trips are expected to be made during the period.

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During the forty-day travel rush season from January to March, the country expects to see at least three billion persons moving across the country by rail, air and road.

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The China railway Guangzhou group is expected to transport thirty-seven million passengers during this period with more than one thousand pairs of trains.  For more convenience, the group has also decided to optimize passenger routes by establishing free service desks, providing more emergency lanes.

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