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Yellow vest protestors. Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Nearly 1,000 "yellow-vest" protesters in France have been detained by authorities, and another 135 injured, who are demonstrating against the government's decision to raise fuel tax — a decision that has since been suspended, the Associated Press reports.

Details: Anti-government protests in Paris have been boiling for more than a week with protestors calling for French President Emmanuel Macron to step down. There are an estimated 10,000 yellow vest protestors in Paris on Saturday with a total of 125,000 around the country.

Driving the news: Protestors are dissatisfied with the job Macron has done as the country's leader, calling him "president of the rich" while calling for his resignation, the AP's Sylvie Corbet reports.

  • "Macron’s pro-business reforms have aimed to make the French economy more competitive globally, but French workers see the changes as brutal and weakening their rights," Corbet writes.

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U.N. envoy resumes push for cease fire in Gaza

Tor Wennesland. Photo by KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP via Getty Images

Tor Wennesland, U.N. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process , has been holding extensive talks with both Israel and Hamas over the past 24 hours in an effort to restore peace, a diplomatic source tells Axios.

Driving the news: The source said Wennesland spoke on Sunday to Israel’s National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat and other senior Israeli security officials as well as Hamas officials and Egyptian intelligence officials.

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CDC director says politics didn't play a role in abrupt mask policy shift

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky told Fox News Sunday that political pressure had nothing to do with the agency's sudden announcement that fully vaccinated Americans can go without masks in most indoor settings.

Why it matters: Emerging evidence shows vaccinated people are less likely to transmit the virus, as COVID-19 cases and deaths drop. But the responsibility to uphold the abrupt policy change falls to individuals and businesses.

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