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2005-11-10 19:00:43

By Matthew Bigg PARIS (Reuters) - France started a long holiday weekend on Friday as two weeks of civil disturbances appeared to die down but a police chief said he feared rioters might be planning protests in central Paris. The Armistice Day weekend, when offices close and city centres empty to mark the end of World War One on November 11, 1918, could accelerate a downward trend in the violence by youths protesting conditions out in the grim suburbs that ring France's main cities....

2005-11-10 14:58:01

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac said on Thursday the government had to respond quickly to problems residents face in riot-hit suburbs and a police chief said he feared rioters were planning protests in central Paris. Violence in urban areas around France fell for the third straight night after emergency powers allowed local officials to impose night curfews on youths behind two weeks of unrest over racism, poverty and unemployment. "We will have to...

2005-11-10 09:43:17

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - France must draw the consequences of two weeks of riots and respond quickly to the problems raised by the rioters, President Jacques Chirac said on Thursday as a police chief warned of possible unrest in the heart of Paris. Violence in urban areas around France dropped for the third straight night following the adoption of emergency powers that allowed local officials to impose night curfews on youths behind a wave of firebomb attacks. The riots began...

2005-11-10 07:19:10

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - Urban violence dropped for the third straight night in France after the government adopted emergency powers, but a controversy erupted over the interior minister's plans to expel foreigners caught rioting. Two weeks of unrest in poor suburbs around France have badly rattled the conservative government and prompted Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin to invoke a 50-year-old law allowing local government officials to impose curfews and other...

2005-11-10 06:54:49

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - Urban violence dropped for the third straight night in France after the government adopted emergency powers, but a controversy erupted over the interior minister's plans to expel foreigners caught rioting. Two weeks of unrest in poor suburbs around France have badly rattled the conservative government and prompted Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin to invoke a 50-year-old law allowing local government officials to impose curfews and other...

2005-11-09 21:45:31

By Matthew Bigg PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of cars were burned in France overnight in riots after the government imposed emergency measures aimed at halting two weeks of unrest rooted in discontent over conditions in poor suburbs. French police said at 2 a.m. on Thursday they had arrested 155 people and 299 cars were burned, compared to 195 people arrested and 458 cars burned at the same time the previous night. A school in Belfort in eastern France was destroyed and vandalism at...

2005-11-09 17:47:55

By Matthew Bigg PARIS (Reuters) - France imposed emergency measures on Wednesday in 38 suburbs, towns and cities, but in a 14th night of violence youths clashed with police in the southwestern city of Toulouse and seven cars were burned. By 10:30 p.m., however, there were few other confirmed reports of unrest elsewhere in France. Authorities in the Paris area, scene of some of the worst violence, said Wednesday appeared calm compared to previous nights. Some 350 police officers were...

2005-11-09 13:26:18

PARIS (Reuters) - French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy has ordered the expulsion of all foreigners convicted of involvement in two weeks of urban riots. Sarkozy, who has previously thrown radical Muslim preachers out of the country for breaching French laws, told the National Assembly lower house of parliament on Wednesday that 122 foreigners had been convicted of playing a role in the unrest. "I have asked prefects that foreigners here legally or illegally, who have been...

2005-11-09 13:25:09

PARIS (Reuters) - French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy has ordered the expulsion of all foreigners convicted of involvement in two weeks of urban riots. Sarkozy, who has previously thrown radical Muslim preachers out of the country for breaching French laws, told the National Assembly lower house of parliament on Wendesday that 122 foreigners had been convicted of playing a role in the unrest. "I have asked prefects that foreigners here legally or illegally, who have been...

2005-11-09 11:12:06

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - France imposed emergency measures on Wednesday in 38 suburbs, towns and cities including Paris and police said a wave of riots was waning despite a 13th straight night of firebombs and torched cars. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin published a decree invoking a 50-year-old law that gives regional government officials the power to impose nightly curfews against the rioters, mainly protesting against unemployment and racism. A poll in Le Parisien...


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