Paris stores looted, bank torched in new ‘yellow vest’ violence

Demonstrators looted and torched shops and businesses on the famed Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on Saturday, on the 18th straight weekend of “yellow vest” protests, characterised by an uptick in violence after weeks of dwindling turnout. A Boss menswear store and the upscale Fouquet’s restaurant — a brasserie popular with politicians and film stars — were among the premises to…

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Mosque attack suspect in court as New Zealand readies to bury dead

The right-wing extremist charged over the horrifying attacks on New Zealand mosques flashed a white power gesture as he appeared in court Saturday, while a shellshocked community began digging graves for the 49 people he stands accused of slaying. Australia-born 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant stood largely impassive in the dock wearing handcuffs and a white prison smock, as the judge read…

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