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December 13, 2018

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Macron vows tax cuts, pay hike; will France's anger subside?

PARIS -- French President Emmanuel Macron tried to reassert control over a nation wracked by increasingly violent protests with offers of tax relief for struggling workers and pensioners -- and an exceptional admission Monday that "I might have hurt people with my words."

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Macron to address French nation amid protests

PARIS -- Pressure mounted on French President Emmanuel Macron to announce concrete measures to calm protests marked by violence when he addresses the nation this evening, and breaks a long silence widely seen as aggravating a crisis that has shaken the government and the whole country.

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Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes

PARIS -- The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their anger against the government in a movement that has grown more violent by the week.

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Global carbon pollution up in 2018

WASHINGTON -- After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide experienced their largest jump in seven years, discouraging scientists.

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Mexico's new president takes oath

MEXICO CITY -- Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took the oath of office Saturday as Mexico's first leftist president in over 70 years, marking a turning point in one of the world's most radical experiments in opening markets and privatization.

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White House economic adviser: Trump-Xi trade talks went 'very well'

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Face-to-face for more than two hours, President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping engaged in dinner diplomacy Saturday aimed at resolving a trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies that has rattled financial markets and threatens world economic growth.

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Tariff tensions shadow US, Canada, Mexico trade pact signing

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- President Donald Trump signed a revised North American trade pact with the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Friday, declaring the deal a major victory for workers. But tensions over tariffs, looming GM layoffs and questions about the pact's prospects in Congress clouded the celebratory moment.

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