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Macron promises tax relief for workers, retirees

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Paris, Dec 11 (AP) - President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged he's partially responsible for the anger that has fueled weeks of protests in France, an unusual admission for the leader elected last year.
In a televised address to the nation, Macron said: "We probably have not been able for a year-and-a-half to bring quick enough and strong enough responses."
Macron also acknowledged he may have given an impression "not to care" about the concerns of ordinary citi-zens and "might have hurt"...
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Brexit deal in turmoil as May postpones Parliament vote

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London, Dec 11 (AP)- Facing almost certain defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal, saying she would go back to European Union leaders to seek changes to the divorce agreement.
May's move threw Britain's Brexit plans into disarray...
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China’s foreign minister vows to defend citizens abroad

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Beijing, Dec 11 (AP) - China's foreign minister vowed Tuesday to protect its citizens abroad as a Canadian court decided whether to release a technology executive on bail in a case that has riled U.S.-Chinese relations.
Beijing will "spare no effort" to protect against "any bullying that...
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Pressure mounting on French leader over protests

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Paris, Dec 10 (AP) - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says U.S. President Donald Trump should not comment on France's domestic affairs, notably nationwide protests that began over fuel tax hikes meant to wean the nation off fossil fuels.
President Emmanuel Macron withdrew the planned...
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UK leader warns of 'uncharted waters’ if Brexit deal nixed

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London, Dec 10 (AP) - With a crucial parliamentary vote on Brexit looming, British Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers Sunday that they could take Britain into "uncharted waters" and trigger a general elec-tion if they reject the divorce deal she struck with the European Union.
May is...
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