France, the protest of the 'yellow vests' rises

‘Act II: All France in Paris !!!!’: this is the title of the Facebook group that invites the yellow vests , the protest movement against the raising of taxes on diesel fuel wanted by President Emmanuel Macron , to form a tide human race next Saturday, November 24th, in Paris. The goal is, according to the organizers, “to give a coup de grace and converge on all Paris with all possible means (car-sharing, train, bus …), because that’s where the government is. We are waiting for you all – insist on the message – trucks, buses, taxis, NCCs, farmers … all of them! ». 23,000 people have already responded to the call, while 163,000 say they are interested.

Meanwhile, protesters against fuel prices have continued in road blocks on various motorways. Also blocked a dozen deposits of fuel. Several organizers, interviewed by the media, ask for a gesture from the government, in particular the possibility of being received at the Elysée. President Macron is unperturbed: “I will answer in due time but today it is not the right place to do it”.

In Britain , the motion of no confidence against Theresa May’s leadership in the conservative party risks the flop.

The national media speak of a number of deputies in favor of the initiative stopped, at the moment, at 25, against a minimum quorum of 48 (15% of the Tory group to the Municipalities) necessary to start the process. May, meanwhile, in a speech to the British Confindustria (CBI) reiterated: ” The last stage is always the hardest, but do not have doubts: I am determined to implement the Brexit “. While the chief EU negotiator for Brexit, Michel Barnier , said: ” We are at a decisive moment, no one will lose sight of the progress achieved in Brussels and London “.

Iran has today renewed its request to European countries to accelerate the implementation of the financial instruments necessary to continue transactions with Tehran despite the banking sanctions imposed by the US. ” It is clear that the European countries are committed to maintaining the agreement on nuclear power, but unfortunately their efforts to implement the financial system are slow, ” said Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi , who added that Iran will continue to have talks with Europeans, but will not wait indefinitely for their decisions.

Remaining on the issue of sanctions, the United States has put pressure on Italy to continue to support those of the European Union against Russia . Some diplomatic sources speak of a US administration “worried that the Italian populist and pro-Kremlin government could take away its support for such measures”. Meanwhile from Moscow, Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev said that the US position against a reform of the WTO is short-sighted. In particular, he reiterated that commercial wars are already under way and that the entire global economy will suffer the consequences.

In Israel , for the time being passed the risk of early elections following the resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman , and the exit of his party from the ruling coalition, Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu said he now plans to be able to govern again for a year, ie until the natural end of the legislature in November 2019. ” We will have to show the maximum discipline within the coalition. Everyone assumes their responsibilities “, said the premier.

In Yemen , Houthi militias announced that they will suspend missile and drone attacks against Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and their allies in the country.

This was stated in a statement by Mohammed Ali Al Houthi , head of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee of the Houthi. The decision was made at the request of the United Nations and after the Arab Coalition announced the suspension of the military offensive at Hodeidah.

We close with Macedonia , where there is an air of protest against the change of name in Northern Macedonia , decided with the agreement with Greece last summer. Last night in Skopje, protesters called for the resignation of the government, the dissolution of parliament and early elections. The Macedonian diaspora has also ruled against the name agreement, calling for a demonstration against Prime Minister Zoran Zaev’s government .