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Emmanuel Macron to hold emergency Cabinet meeting over Paris protests

Emmanuel Macron to hold emergency Cabinet meeting over Paris protests

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Dec. 2 (UPI) -- French President Emmanuel Macron planned to hold an emergency security meeting Sunday one day after the third weekend of at-times violent protests in Paris. Saturday's anti-government clashes between demonstrators and police led to some 183 arrests and left at least 100 people injured, including law enforcement officers. A car crash caused by a traffic jam associated with the demonstrations left one person dead -- the third person to die in protest-related traffic since protests began Nov. 17. Macron, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe and French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner planned to hold a Cabinet meeting to determine how to deal with the protesters, who are angry at higher living costs spurred in part by an increased fuel tax. The president returned from t...

U.S., China meeting at G20 summits goes 'well'

World
Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A dinner meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping Saturday during the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires appeared to have gone well, but neither side gave away any details. Larry Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council under Trump, said the meeting had gone "very well," in limited remarks, according to the {link:BBC News. : "https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-46413196" target="_blank"} According to China's state-run Xinhua News Agency, Xi said he was glad that me meet Trump and was looking forward to sharing more views "on issues of common concern." Xi reported added that he believed cooperation was the best option for both countries. Xi said earlier that he believes the leaders of the world's two largest economies "have good ...
Stephen Curry carries Warriors into meeting with Knicks

Stephen Curry carries Warriors into meeting with Knicks

Sports
NEW YORK -- After one of the most stunning performances of his brilliant career -- a 51-point night on 15-of-24 shooting, 11-of-16 from 3-point range and 10-of-10 from the free-throw line -- what can Stephen Curry possibly do for an encore? That remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure: There is no place better for an encore than Madison Square Garden, to which Curry's Warriors travel for a Friday night marquee matchup with the New York Knicks. Curry only needed three quarters to do his damage in a 144-122 home win over the Washington Wizards. The Knicks needed all four quarters to manage just 87 points in a 23-point loss to Miami on Wednesday, connecting on just 12-of-33 3-pointers. Curry had one fewer in 17 fewer attempts. "I don't even know how to describe what I witnessed to...
FDA disagrees, calls meeting on study showing breast implant link to rare conditions

FDA disagrees, calls meeting on study showing breast implant link to rare conditions

Health
The Food and Drug Administration has refuted a link between silicone breast implants and higher rates of rare health conditions, found in a recent study. The agency has called a meeting next year to review all available data, including this study. The study has sparked controversy within the medical community, especially since silicone breast implants have been taken off the market in the past. What to know about silicone breast implants The current generation of silicone-filled implants was approved in 2006, after the FDA lifted a previous 1992 ban that had been in place because of safety concerns. The approval came after the Institute of Medicine second review of the evidence that led to the 1992 ban, which concluded there was no association between breast implants and autoimmune ...
Pompeo has 'good' meeting with top North Korean official

Pompeo has 'good' meeting with top North Korean official

World
Senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo have had a "good" meeting in New York. The rare visit comes ahead of the potential summit between the leaders of the two countries next month.The White House has said the on-off meeting on 12 June in Singapore is "expected" to take place still, despite some jitters. Image: The officials will meet again on Thursday US officials have said early meetings preparing for the America-North Korea summit have been positive.Mr Pompeo tweeted a few hours after Mr Kim landed in the city: "Good working dinner with Kim Yong Chol in New York tonight. Steak, corn, and cheese on the menu.":: Trump's summit cancellation could help give peace a chance ...