Tag: paris

  • 8 Cities that are taking steps against cars

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    In downtown Cairo, it’s not uncommon to see streets clogged with cars. But in a proposed redesign for a central thoroughfare, they’re hard to spot. Instead, in the concept illustration for what looks like the Egyptian version of Amsterdam, a two-way bike lane, a sidewalk, and a plaza filled with palm trees replace the sea […]

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  • Paris bakery explosion death toll rises to four

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    The death toll from a suspected gas explosion in central Paris has risen to four after rescue workers found the body of a woman in the rubble. Two firefighters and a Spanish tourist were also killed in Saturday’s blast at a bakery near a popular area. Dozens more people were injured in the blast, which […]

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  • France ‘yellow vest’ protesters defy government to gather

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    “Yellow vest” protesters have gathered in Paris and other cities for a fifth consecutive Saturday of demonstrations. Protesters defied a government call to suspend the action following Tuesday’s attack on Strasbourg’s Christmas market where a gunman killed four people. However, fewer people turned up – 66,000 altogether, officials said, compared to 125,000 last Saturday. The […]

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  • Yellow vest movement: Paris police detain hundreds of protesters

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    Police in Paris have fired tear gas on protesters as a fourth weekend of anti-government protests turned violent. The clashes came after up to 8,000 demonstrators gathered in the city centre. More than 500 people have been taken into custody. At least 30 people have been injured in the capital, including three police officers. The […]

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  • France protests: Government fears ‘major violence’ in coming days

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    The French government says it fears “major violence” in Paris on Saturday as the national “yellow vests” protest movement shows little sign of easing. The government said it was scrapping the fuel tax increases in the budget – the original spark for the protests. But broader discontent with the government has spread, and protests have […]

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  • Electric Busses; Avoiding the Need of Oil

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    The global fleet of electric buses is already helping cities avoiding the purchase of 279,000 barrels of oil per day, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Diesel buses consume an extraordinary amount of fuel compared to a passenger vehicle. Bloomberg noted that “For every 1,000 battery-powered buses on the road, about 500 barrels a day of […]

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