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Hundreds gathered at the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris for a march through well-off neighborhoods to protest government policies they see as favoring the rich. It was among many rallies and marches planned around Paris and in other cities. Five separate demonstrations were organized in the French capital on Saturday with the Yellow Vests movement entering its 15th weekend.
The 23-year-old from the city of Oxford was interviewed by the UK's ITV News channel this week from a prison cell in Syria, where he is being held after being charged by the YPG with being a member of the ISIS. "I miss people mostly, I miss my mum. Five years I haven't seen my mum, two years I haven't spoken to my mum. I miss pasties. And 'Doctor Who'," he said, in reference to food and TV shows from the UK
The young women, aged 20 and 18, found themselves marooned after Saudi consular officials allegedly intercepted them during a stopover at the city's airport and later revoked their passports. The pair, who have adopted the aliases Reem and Rawan, described a deeply unhappy upbringing in a middle-class Riyadh household. They claim they were beaten by their father and brothers.
US President Donald Trump said he may host his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at his personal Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida next month to discuss the final terms of a trade deal that is being negotiated by the two nations. The two economies are locked in a trade war since Trump imposed heavy tariffs on imported steel and aluminium items from China in March last year.
US president Donald Trump has nominated Kelly Knight Craft, their current Ambassador to Canada, as the next US Ambassador to the UN to succeed Indian-American Nikki Haley. In October, Haley announced that she was leaving the post by the end of the year. Haley congratulated Craft shortly after the president's online announcement.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on Friday with China's President Xi Jinping and bagged a $10 billion oil deal, pressing on with his diplomatic charm offensive in Asia following an outcry over Khashoggi killing. Mohammed arrived in Beijing on Thursday following visits to Pakistan and India.
The case came after Japan introduced fresh regulations to clamp down on alcohol consumption by pilots, after several incidents involving flight crew drinking hit the headlines. On Tuesday, the ANA co-pilot was scheduled to fly a Boeing 777 with 322 passengers on board from Kobe in western Japan to Haneda airport in Tokyo.
The anti-Brexit trio, who favour a second referendum on Britain's membership of the EU, had announced their resignation from the Conservative Party on Wednesday. They joined a newly-formed Independent Group, created by eight former Opposition Labour Party MPs unhappy with their own party's Brexit and other policies.
President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one, and that his country currently has the edge when it comes to a first nuclear strike. The Cuban Missile Crisis erupted in 1962 when Moscow responded to a US missile deployment in Turkey by sending ballistic missiles to Cuba, sparking a standoff that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.