Protesters Clash With Police as APEC Summit Wraps Up
Police used water cannons to disrupt protesters Thursday in Manila, where Asia-Pacific leaders are wrapping up a summit focused on economic issues, territorial disputes and global efforts to combat terrorism.
The left-wing protesters were trying to break a police barricade and gain closer access to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit, which is hosting world leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama.
Renato Reyes of the New Patriotic Alliance says the group rejects the "neo-liberal" proposals being raised at the APEC meeting, which is vetting ways to prop up small and medium businesses.
There were no reports of injuries during the clashes, which occurred about one kilometer from the convention center where the two-day APEC conference ends Thursday.
French lawmakers debate whether to continue state of emergency
French lawmakers are debating a proposal by President Francois Hollande to extend the state of emergency for three months following last week's deadly attacks in Paris.
French authorities are not sure if the Belgian-born terror suspect, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was one of the people inside an apartment stormed Wednesday in a seven-hour raid by French police.
Paris Prosecutor, Francois Molins, said: "Currently, the identities of those arrested in the flat have not been confirmed. But I can say, Abdelhamid Abaaoud and Salah Abdeslam were not among the eight being arrested."
The French prosecutor said at least two people were killed during the raid.
Shortly after Wednesday's siege ended, French President Francois Hollande told a group of the country's mayors that the government will help better supply local police with equipment and firearms.
Hollande is scheduled to discuss ways to intensify the campaign targeting IS with U.S. President Barack Obama next week in Washington, and is to meet November 26 with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.