1. "Macron, you're screwed!": Yellow vests are massed in front of the Elysée Palace, under tension
Several protesters against rising fuel prices have taken the rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honore where the Elysee Palace is located, Saturday, November 17. The yellow vests sang some songs a hundred yards from the Elysee, before dispersing. It is very rare that protesters can reach so close to the Elysee Palace.
2. Matteo Salvini clears out Baobab migrant camp in Rome, with promise to clear another twenty-seven
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3. What can Khashoggi tape reveal about his murder?
Saudi Arabia has given numerous versions of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul, but has always maintained Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knew nothing about his death.
4. CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder: reports
Washington (AFP) - The US Central Intelligence Agency has concluded Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US media reported Friday, citing people close to the matter.
The US assessment directly contradicts the conclusions of a Saudi prosecutor one day prior, which exonerated the prince of involvement in the brutal murder.
But The Washington Post, which broke the story, said the CIA found that 15 Saudi agents flew on government aircraft to Istanbul and assassinated Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate.
Fox News: CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi murder
5. Hundreds protest Steve Bannon's Oxford Union appearance
Protesters blocked entrances as the former White House Chief Strategist and co-founder of Breitbart News addressed the Oxford Union. Interviews with Ian Mckendrick of Oxford Stand Up to Racism as well as two students denied access to the event.
UK: Steve Bannon appearance sparks student protests in Oxford
6. Cuba to stop sending doctors to Brazil after “threatening” comments from Bolsonaro
The Cuban government has announced it will end a program where it sends thousands of doctors to work in rural areas of Brazil, paid for by the Brazilian government. The decision follows remarks by Brazil’s incoming right wing President-elect, who has described the program as “slave labour.” Cuba said such comments were “derogatory and threatening”.
7. Parisian man carrying Christmas presents beaten, called ”unbeliever”
A Parisian man in his 60s was assaulted on the streets of the French capital and labelled an “unbeliever” for carrying gifts wrapped up in Christmas wrapping paper.
The assault occurred in the 14th arrondissement of Paris on Wednesday at around 6:20 pm after the unidentified man in his 60s had been out shopping for presents, Le Parisien reports.
According to the victim, he had just left the Alesia metro station and was carrying the gifts, which were wrapped in traditional Christmas wrapping paper, when a man approached him, grabbed him, and then slapped him across the face, forcing his glasses to the floor.
8. South Africa white farmer land grabs will be LAW after change to constitution approved
After months of talks, the country is set to go ahead with the proposals that will see farms seized without compensation – something critics have said will be devastating.
The country’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has been attempting to amend South Africa’s constitution for months, but has been met with stiff opposition.
But now the controversial seizures will become legal after the changes were approved by a parliamentary review committee.
9. Saudi women mount “inside-out” abaya protest
Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi women have mounted a rare protest against the abaya, posting pictures on social media wearing the obligatory body-shrouding robe inside out.
The conservative petro-state has some of the world's toughest restrictions on women, who are required to wear the typically all-black garment in public.
Powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in March said wearing the robe was not mandatory in Islam, but in practice nothing changed and no formal edict to that effect was issued.
Using the hashtag “inside-out abaya,” dozens of women have posted pictures of flipped robes in a rare protest against the strict dress code. [...]
The country also faces criticism over its male guardianship system, which allows men to exercise arbitrary authority to make decisions on behalf of their female relatives.
10. Egyptian sentenced to death for killing Christian doctor
Egypt has sentenced an alleged Islamic State supporter to death for stabbing and killing an 82-year-old Christian doctor in Cairo.
The September 2017 killing took place when the 40-year-old, pretending to be a patient, requested to see the doctor. He started stabbing the doctor as soon as he was shown into the clinic's examination room, and stabbed the physician's assistant when she intervened to try and stop the attack.
Prosecutors said the defendant embraced the extremist ideology of the Islamic State group, which spearheads an insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula. ISIS has vowed to target Egypt's minority Christians to punish them for their support of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.