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Who Are France’s Yellow Vest Protesters? (Les Gilets Jaunes)? | NowThis World

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Since November, thousands of protesters called “Les Gilets Jaunes” or “the yellow vests” have hit the streets of France wearing bright yellow safety vests. Here's who they are, who they aren't, and why they are protesting. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/E4k4xRrDoYM France is still in the midst of violent protests. The yellow vest protestors started out peaceful but the violence seems to be escalating. On January 5th protesters wearing bright yellow safety vests, and some dressed in black, attacked a government ministry building in Paris. A government spokesperson had to be evacuated out the back. But why are the french protesting? First, let's clear up what the Yellow Vests are and are not. The Yellow Vests in France are NOT a formal organization, and remain largely leaderless. That fact makes it hard to determine what all of these protesters actually stand for. On the other hand, it’s a lot easier to see what it is that they’re AGAINST — and that’s the administration of president Emmanuel Macron. He pledged to cut France’s carbon emissions by 40 percent before 2030. And since 75 percent of energy emitted in France originates from fossil fuels, Macron instituted a fuel tax in late 2017 to discourage the use of motor vehicles by French citizens. Petitions and other viral posts began to circulate through “Anger Groups,” on Facebook. These groups are places where average citizens could vent about local political issues. Some of these viral posts have also helped spread fake news and misinformation and administrators of these groups who have peddled conspiracy theories have gone on French television to stoke violence. And one of the viral Facebook posts actually inspired the Yellow Vests worn by protesters. In this episode, we’re taking a look at French President Emmanuel Macron’s political reforms and how tensions in France reached this boiling point. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

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๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Funeral held for Kashmir rebel leader killed in clash | Al Jazeera English

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Government forces have tried to stop mourners from taking part in a funeral for a senior rebel commander in India-administered Kashmir. Thousands defied roadblocks and barriers to gather in the home town of Zeenat al-Islam, one of two fighters killed in a clash with government troops on Saturday. Al Jazeera's Dorsa Jabbari has the latest. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พ Should ex-ISIL fighters be rehabilitated? l Al Jazeera English

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The Syrian war has ravaged the country and drastically changed the lives of millions. As the ISIL group clings to its last stronghold in the country, some of its former fighters who escaped the front lines are trying to get back to normal life. Psychological counselling and classes in religion can be mandatory and the former fighters are kept under surveillance, but still, not everyone supports these efforts to rehabilitate former ISIL fighters. Al Jazeera's Sinem Koseoglu reports from northern Syria - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece’s PM faces confidence vote after coalition ally quits | Al Jazeera English

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he will call a confidence vote in his government after his coalition ally quit, leaving him six seats short of a majority. His right-wing defence minister and leader of the Independent Greeks party, Panos Kammenos, resigned over a deal to end a decades-long dispute with Macedonia. Its neighbour has agreed to change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia, but Kammenos was still not happy. Prime Minister Tsipras still needs parliament to ratify the deal and that has become more difficult. Al Jazeera's Catherine Stancl reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ What does Rahaf’s case say about social reform in Saudi Arabia? | Inside Story

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Teenager Rahaf Al-Qunun grabbed the world’s attention for defying a strict social code in Saudi Arabia. She said she feared for her life if she was returned home and launched a twitter campaign from her hotel room in Thailand pleading for help. The United Nations granted her refugee status and Canada offered her asylum and a new home. Her case may complicate already strained relations with Saudi Arabia. Canada had previously angered Riyadh by calling for the release of women’s rights activists from Saudi jails. Will this encourage other women to speak up, or will more try and follow her out of the country? Presenter: Nick Clark Guests Noha Abou-el-dahab, visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center. Bessma Momani, Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo Omaima Al Najjar, a Saudi political refugee who fled the country in 2013. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #Aljazeeraenglish #News

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๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Macedonian parliament agrees to change country’s name l Al Jazeera English

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The Macedonian parliament has amended the constitution to rename the country as the Republic of Northern Macedonia. Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev secured the required majority in parliament on Friday that was needed to rename the country in line with a landmark agreement with Greece to end a decades-long dispute. Yannis Koutsomitis, a European affairs analyst and columnist in Athens, talks to Al Jazeera about the significance of the name change. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Homeless suffer as winter makes harsh Hungarian law harsher l Al Jazeera English

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The Hungarian government made homelessness a criminal offence in October last year. And people living on the streets are being rounded up by the police. Others have fled or gone into hiding, making them even more vulnerable to the harsh winter. Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Homeless #Hungary

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๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Homeless suffers as winter makes harsh Hungarian law harsher l Al Jazeera English

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The Hungarian government made homelessness a criminal offence in October last year. And people living on the streets are being rounded up by the police. Others have fled or gone into hiding, making them even more vulnerable to the harsh winter. Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Homeless #Hungary

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๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Protesters march ahead of voting on Brexit deal in UK Parliament l Al Jazeera English

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With just three days before the United Kingdom's Parliament votes on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, the country remains deeply divided over leaving the European Union. Protesters marched through London, demanding a general election. And, in Sheffield in the north of England, protesters called for a second referendum. Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #BrexitDeal

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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ‘Brave new Canadian’: Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun arrives in Canada l Al Jazeera English

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Eighteen-year-old Rehaf Alqunun, who fled from her family over fears for her life, has arrived in Canada. Alqunun flew from Thailand to Toronto via Seoul after Canada agreed to give her asylum, following intervention from the United Nations, after she barricaded herself in a hotel room at Bangkok Airport to avoid deportation, and took to Twitter seeking help and protection. Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from Toronto. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Canada #SaudiTeenRefugee

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