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2005-11-25 02:44:10

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing showed off a special team of crack police ahead of the 2008 Olympics on Friday with a Hollywood-style demonstration of riot control, hostage situations and explosions as the city's top policeman vowed a secure Games.

2005-11-17 05:22:38

PARIS (Reuters) - Urban violence has dropped to normal levels in France after three weeks of unrest in its run-down suburbs, police said on Thursday.

2005-11-14 04:44:49

By Matthew Bigg PARIS (Reuters) - The French government said on Monday it would ask parliament to grant a three month extension to emergency powers it invoked to help curb the worst urban violence in almost 40 years.

2005-11-13 20:02:58

By Matthew Bigg PARIS (Reuters) - The French government will consider on Monday whether to extend emergency measures aimed at ending the worst rioting in nearly 40 years by youths protesting about a lack of jobs and opportunities.

2005-11-13 17:14:36

By Sophie Louet PARIS (Reuters) - France's worst rioting in nearly 40 years seemed to be waning on Sunday, police said, though youths torched vehicles in the southwestern city of Toulouse.

2005-11-13 10:03:37

By Sophie Louet PARIS (Reuters) - A drop in violence in France fueled police hopes on Sunday that curfews and other security measures have curbed the country's worst wave of urban unrest in four decades.

2005-11-13 06:24:36

By Sophie Louet PARIS (Reuters) - A sharp drop in violence across France fueled police hopes on Sunday that curfews and other measures have curbed the worst wave of urban unrest since 1968, despite the first clash in a major city center.

2005-11-12 17:29:15

By Emmanuel Jarry PARIS (Reuters) - French security forces fired tear gas to disperse youths in Lyon on Saturday in the first sign of unrest in a city center after more than two weeks of civil disturbances in outlying suburbs of towns and cities.

2005-11-12 16:35:02

By Emmanuel Jarry PARIS (Reuters) - French security forces fired tear gas to disperse youths in Lyon on Saturday in the first sign of unrest in a city center after more than two weeks of civil disturbances in outlying suburbs of towns and cities.

2005-11-11 11:35:55

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - Police banned any gathering that might provoke disorder in Paris this weekend, saying they had been warned violence was planned for Saturday after two weeks of rioting across France.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.