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More than 100 Arrested in Paris ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests

More than 100 Arrested in Paris ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests

Over a hundred demonstrators were arrested at yellow vest protests in Paris on Saturday as about 7,500 police were deployed...

Could Smart Mirrors Get Consumers Offline and Into Shops?

Could Smart Mirrors Get Consumers Offline and Into Shops?

With online shopping becoming more and more popular, traditional retail stores are doing everything they can to get shoppers to...

Naftogaz Chief: Ukraine Can Still Supply Gas to Europe in Early 2020 Without Russia Deal

Naftogaz Chief: Ukraine Can Still Supply Gas to Europe in Early 2020 Without Russia Deal

The head of Ukraine’s state-owned oil company says Kyiv will remain able to supply Europe with natural gas from its...

Dozens Arrested in Paris ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests

Dozens Arrested in Paris ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests

Dozens of demonstrators were arrested at yellow vest protests in Paris on Saturday as more than 7,000 police were deployed...

Trump Renews Threat to Dump IS Fighters at Europe’s Border

Trump Renews Threat to Dump IS Fighters at Europe’s Border

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday renewed threats to dump captured Islamic State fighters on Europe’s doorstep if countries there...

Paris Police Gird For Weekend Protests Over Macron, Climate

Paris Police Gird For Weekend Protests Over Macron, Climate

Paris is deploying thousands of police to protect landmarks and government buildings as yellow vest groups, unions and environmental activists...

Google Plans to Invest 3 Billion Euros in Europe

Google Plans to Invest 3 Billion Euros in Europe

Google is planning to invest 3 billion euros to expand its data centers across Europe in the next two years.The...

Harry and Meghan Make 1st Official Tour as Family in Africa

Harry and Meghan Make 1st Official Tour as Family in Africa

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, along with their infant son, Archie, are making their first official tour as a...

Ukraine Preparing More Troop Withdrawals

Ukraine Preparing More Troop Withdrawals

Hints of another exchange of prisoners, talk of a bilateral withdrawal of combat soldiers and heavy weaponry from the 450-kilometer...

Senate Tech Critic to Facebook CEO: Sell WhatsApp, Instagram

Senate Tech Critic to Facebook CEO: Sell WhatsApp, Instagram

As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met Thursday with President Donald Trump and other critics of the tech industry, the Senate’s...

Envoy Insists Brexit Must Produce No ‘Hard Border’ With Irish Republic 

Envoy Insists Brexit Must Produce No ‘Hard Border’ With Irish Republic 

As the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline approaches, Ireland’s ambassador to the United States is expressing a degree of optimism that...

Russia, Ukraine Move Ahead With EU Talks to Avert Supply Cut

Russia, Ukraine Move Ahead With EU Talks to Avert Supply Cut

This story originated in VOA’s Ukraine’s Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection Oleksiy Orzhel attends a news conference at the...