Thousands marched in Paris and cities across France carrying banners with slogans such as "Police everywhere, justice nowhere", and "State of emergency, police state."
Guaido boycotted the December 6 polls, losing the limited institutional legitimacy he had and leaving foreign governments backing his claim to the presidency in a difficult position.
France’s Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin last month proposed a measure long sought by police unions that will make it a crime for the press to show images of an officer’s face unless it has been blurred.
France's lower house of parliament debates a controversial bill advocated by President Macron's party, alarming human rights defenders who say the measure would hurt press freedoms and will result in "massive" self-censorship.
The elections in Mali have been repeatedly delayed, eroding trust in institutions as the country struggles with a militant revolt that has claimed thousands of lives and forced hundreds of thousands from their homes.
The governing Democratic Party and a satellite party it created to win proportional representative seats combined to win 180 seats in the 300-seat National Assembly, election officials said with vote-counting nearly complete.
Pakistan's leadership is embroiled in institutional clashes, petty squabbling and political scandals. So who is steering the ship?
In a televised address, President Maduro gave his backing to Parra as the new speaker, adding that "Guaido was kicked out of the National Assembly by the votes of his own opposition."
The UN Human Rights Council voted to send a team of investigators to investigate alleged violations while the EU imposed sanctions on seven Venezuelan intelligence and security officials.
A decriminalisation proposal fell five votes short of the 70 required for its approval, with 59 assembly members voting against and six refraining.
Since French President Emmanuel Macron took the office in May 2017, at least 15 ministers have left their posts for issues ranging from corruption allegations to accusations of forging documents.
The country's police force is being accused of the inept and insensitive handling of the case of 10-year-old Farishta, raising questions about the entire justice system.
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