Fearing ‘Act IV’ of unrest, France to close Eiffel Tower, Louvre, at weekend

PARIS (Reuters) – France will close the Eiffel Tower and other tourism landmarks in Paris and draft in thousands more security forces on Saturday to stave off another wave of violent protests in the country over living costs. With protesters from the “yellow vest” movement calling on social media for “Act IV” – a fourth […]

Sri Lanka parliament halts ministers’ salaries to hinder disputed PM

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s parliament on Friday voted to halt payment of ministers’ salaries and travel expenses, but it remained unclear how the move would impact the disputed government of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa whose ministers boycotted the vote. FILE PHOTO: Empty seats of parliament members, who back newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa […]