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2005-11-04 06:45:00

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.

2005-11-04 03:10:33

By Franck Prelvel LE BLANC-MESNIL, France (Reuters) - Rioters set fire to at least 150 vehicles in an eighth night of unrest in the impoverished suburbs of northeastern Paris as exasperated local officials criticized politicking by national leaders.

2005-11-03 19:00:43

By Franck Prelvel LE BLANC-MESNIL, France (Reuters) - Young rioters set fire to at least 50 vehicles in an eighth night of unrest in the impoverished suburbs of northeastern Paris as exasperated local officials criticized politicking by national leaders.

2005-11-02 19:40:44

By Swaha Pattanaik PARIS (Reuters) - Violence broke out in Paris suburbs for the seventh night running overnight on Thursday, compounding pressure on Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin's government to act quickly to restore order.

2005-11-02 02:41:19

PARIS (Reuters) - Dozens of vehicles were set ablaze in a sixth night of rioting in poor Paris suburbs, officials said on Wednesday, as youth unrest caused mounting strains within France's conservative government.

2005-11-01 08:13:11

By Paul Carrel PARIS (Reuters) - French youths rioted in a Paris suburb for the fifth night running on Tuesday, raising fresh questions about Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy's "zero tolerance" policy toward the violence.

2005-10-31 16:08:22

By Paul Carrel BOBIGNY, France (Reuters) - French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy defended his tough anti-crime policies on Monday after a fourth night of riots in a Paris suburb in which tear gas was fired into a mosque during evening prayers.

2005-10-31 04:56:47

By Anna Willard PARIS (Reuters) - Police and youths clashed in a fourth night of rioting in a northeastern suburb of Paris ahead of a Monday morning visit by Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy. Groups of young people hurled rocks and set fire to cars during the night, television pictures showed.

2005-10-29 08:42:49

By Laure Bretton PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of French youths fought with police and set cars ablaze in a Paris suburb on Saturday in a second night of rioting which media said was triggered when two teenagers were electrocuted while fleeing police.

2005-07-21 08:59:55

By Mohammed Sudam SANAA (Reuters) - Nine people were killed and 20 injured in a second day of violent clashes on Thursday between Yemeni security forces and rioters protesting at fuel price hikes.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.