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French Government Suspends Controversial Fuel Tax Increase

The French government is suspending the planned tax increases on gasoline that sparked several days of violent protests on the streets of Paris. Prime Minster Edouard Philippe announced Tuesday in a nationally televised address that the new fuel tax, which was set to go into effect on January 1, would be put on hold for six months.   "No tax is worth putting the nation's unity in danger," Philippe said in his address. He said the protesters made it clear that...

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