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2005-11-05 20:04:54

By Astrid Wendlandt PARIS (Reuters) - Schools were torched and more than 600 cars set on fire in cities across France in a tenth night of rioting in poor suburban areas that went into the early hours of Sunday, the Interior Ministry said. Police ranks were beefed up across France and in several Paris suburbs as the continuing violence put added pressure on the government to act quickly. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin also summoned eight key ministers and a top Muslim official...

2005-11-05 19:32:25

By Astrid Wendlandt PARIS (Reuters) - Two schools were burned down in Paris and hundreds of cars set on fire in cities across France in a tenth night of rioting in poor suburban areas that went into the early hours of Sunday, the Interior Ministry said. The schools were set ablaze in the Paris suburb of Essonne, but no one was reported hurt in the weekend attack. About 68 people had been arrested after the renewed violence as of late on Saturday, the ministry said. Prime Minister...

2005-11-05 09:00:46

By Tom Heneghan AULNAY-SOUS-BOIS, France (Reuters) - Hit-and-run arson attacks escalated in poor Paris suburbs as the government met to formulate a political response to nine nights of urban violence that has spawned copycat unrest in major towns. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin summoned eight key ministers and a top Muslim official to his offices on Saturday as he sought to chart an end to violence some foreign newspapers have likened to the Palestinian intifada. "Violence is...

2005-11-05 07:26:30

By Tom Heneghan AULNAY-SOUS-BOIS, France (Reuters) - Roving gangs of youths launched hit-and-run arson attacks in the ninth straight night of violence in poor Paris suburbs, as copycat unrest in major towns complicated the government's search for a response. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, who has struggled to halt cabinet squabbles, restore order and defuse tensions, summoned eight key ministers to his offices on Saturday to formulate a political response. Rioters burned...

2005-11-05 06:25:44

By Tom Heneghan AULNAY-SOUS-BOIS, France (Reuters) - Roving gangs of youths launched hit-and-run arson attacks in the ninth straight night of violence in poor Paris suburbs, as copycat unrest in major towns complicated the government's search for a response. Rioters burned almost 900 vehicles in the Paris region and large provincial cities like Strasbourg, Rennes, Toulouse and Lille, officials said, the highest total since the deaths of two youths while apparently fleeing police...

2005-11-04 15:43:26

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday issued a warning to Americans traveling in France to avoid areas in and around Paris where angry protesters have set fire to buildings and cars. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said the U.S. Embassy in Paris warned of rioting in parts of the capital and beyond and urged travelers to move away quickly if they encountered demonstrations. Asked to comment directly on the riots, McCormack said it was a French internal issue,...

2005-11-04 12:23:49

By Kerstin Gehmlich AULNAY-SOUS-BOIS, France (Reuters) - Rioters set fire to hundreds of vehicles in impoverished suburbs of northeastern Paris in an eighth night of unrest that spread for the first time to other parts of the capital and other towns in France. Local officials said they had lost patience with the government. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin met his rival, Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, but kept a low profile after days of government squabbling over how to...

2005-11-04 10:14:58

By Kerstin Gehmlich AULNAY-SOUS-BOIS, France (Reuters) - Rioters set fire to hundreds of vehicles in impoverished suburbs of northeastern Paris in an eighth night of unrest that spread for the first time to other parts of the capital and towns in France. Local officials said they had lost patience with the government. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin and his rival, Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, opted for low profiles after days of squabbling over how to handle the crisis....

2005-11-04 07:39:08

By Kerstin Gehmlich AULNAY-SOUS-BOIS, France (Reuters) - Rioters set fire to hundreds of vehicles in an eighth night of unrest in the impoverished suburbs of northeastern Paris as exasperated local officials criticized the response of national leaders. Rioting erupted again late on Thursday despite hopes that festivities ending the fasting month of Ramadan would calm rioters, many of them Muslims of North African origin protesting against race bias they say keeps them in a...

2005-11-04 06:45:00

By Kerstin Gehmlich AULNAY-SOUS-BOIS, France -- Rioters set fire to hundreds of vehicles in an eighth night of unrest in the impoverished suburbs of northeastern Paris as exasperated local officials criticized the response of national leaders. Rioting erupted again late on Thursday despite hopes that festivities ending the fasting month of Ramadan would calm rioters, many of them Muslims of North African origin protesting against race bias they say keeps them in a second-class status. Police...


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