Russian President Meets his Chinese Counterpart in MoscowChinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow on Monday for an official three-day visit, during which he will discuss Russia’s ongoing military campaign in Ukraine as well as other issues of bilateral and international interest with his counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
Iran condemned France and Germany for their meddlesome stances against the Islamic Republic’s domestic affairs and supporting riots in the country, saying the two European countries’ decision to grant a so-called human rights award to Iranian women comes while both states are known to be notorious violators of human rights.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry says France has no right whatsoever to insult any religion and its followers under pretext of "free speech," calling on European country’s authorities to observe the basic principle of international rules.
Dozens of Iranians Protesters outside France’s embassy in Tehran to express their anger at a French publication after it called for cartoons attacking the Islamic Republic’s top religious and political authority.
A protest against government pension reforms turned violent in the French city of Rennes on Tuesday, as riot police used tear gas to dispel a group of around 200 demonstrators who had built barricades and pelted officers with fireworks. Tens of thousands of people also took part in strikes and protests across the country.
Strikes against bitterly contested plans to reform pensions in France continue on Tuesday, and this time unions have upped the ante. Unlike previous walkouts, this week’s industrial action has no pre-arranged end date. With workers across multiple sectors expected to strike, life in France could grind to a halt for days on end.
The French police, on Saturday, clashed with protesters rallying for a third straight night in Paris, demanding President Emmanuel Macron resign over controversial pension reforms he assertively champions despite growing public clamor.