France Hired McKinsey to Help in the Pandemic. Then Came the Questions.

After previously undisclosed contracts were revealed, the company has become a magnet for criticism in France’s vaccine rollout.

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Biden Tells Allies ‘America Is Back,’ but Macron and Merkel Push Back

All three leaders seemed to recognize, though, that their first virtual encounter was a moment to celebrate the end of the “America First” era.

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Heating Up Culture Wars, France to Scour Universities for Ideas That ‘Corrupt Society’

The government announced an investigation into social science research, broadening attacks on what it sees as destabilizing American influences.

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Biden’s Plan to Link Arms With Europe Against Russia and China Isn’t So Simple

The new president’s vow to restore the trans-Atlantic alliance is welcome, but Europeans want a more balanced relationship, with more dialogue and less diktat.

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French National Assembly Backs Law to Combat Islamist Extremism

The bill faced hundreds of amendments but passed comfortably, despite opposition from left and right. It now goes to the Senate for final approval.

#france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslims-and-islam, #religion-state-relations

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`Woke’ American Ideas Are a Threat, French Leaders Say

Politicians and prominent intellectuals say social theories from the United States on race, gender and post-colonialism are a threat to French identity and the French republic.

#metoo-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslims-and-islam, #paris-opera, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites

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Solidarity Is Not an Easy Sell as E.U. Lags in Vaccine Race

Europe’s collective vaccine purchase is an experiment in deeper integration. Despite a rocky start, many countries still stand to benefit, but it’s the most powerful who have least to gain.

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At Elite French Universities, Students Demand Environmental Action

At schools known for ambition, not activism, students are calling for climate change to be at the heart of the curriculum, and telling the companies that recruit them to change their ways.

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Macron Tells Biden That Cooperation With U.S. Cannot Be Dependence

In a “very agreeable call,” the French president told his American counterpart that Europe wanted “strategic autonomy.” In an interview with foreign media, he also reflected on the pandemic and threats to democracy.

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Report Aims at ‘Reconciling’ France and Algeria, Its Former Colony

A government-commissioned study offers proposals to address longstanding grievances. But it does not recommend an official apology and skirts the issue of systemic torture by French troops.

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More Access, More Anxiety: The Job of Photographing Trump

In an interview, Doug Mills, a Times photographer in the Washington bureau, reflects on a relentless four years.

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The Capitol Attack Shocks the World

How the world reacted to the Trumpist mob that sacked the heart of American democracy.

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A Shattering Blow to America’s Troubled Democratic Image

The mob in Washington attempting to disrupt the peaceful transition of American power also posed a threat to all democracies.

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Merkel Blames Trump for U.S. Capitol Mob, but Europe Also Sees Reason for Hope

As America’s European allies digested events that rocked Washington, many expressed faith in the strength of U.S. democracy to prevail.

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The Brexit Fight, Through a Reporter’s Prism of a Changed Continent

Alan Cowell, a longtime New York Times correspondent, recalls a different Europe, one of currency controls, cumbersome paperwork and burdensome cross-border regulations.

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Emmanuel Macron, Free of Covid-19 Symptoms, Leaves Isolation

The French leader, who suffered from a cough, headaches and fatigue after contracting the coronavirus, has remained active during his quarantine period, his office said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government

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China-E.U. Talks Hit Another Snag as Biden Camp Objects

Beijing and Brussels were on the brink of an agreement to roll back restrictions on investment. But the deal’s fate is uncertain amid growing animosity toward China and increasingly vocal opposition.

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French President Emmanuel Macron Tests Positive for the Coronavirus

European leaders who have been in contact with the French president will isolate and be tested. Mr. Macron has experienced symptoms, but showed no signs of illness in a video appearance.

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Macron, Once a Darling of Liberals, Shows a New Face as Elections Near

A centrist straddling France’s traditional political divide, President Emmanuel Macron now chases voters on the right and has alienated some supporters and members of his own party.

#france, #la-republique-en-marche, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government, #religion-state-relations, #yellow-vests-movement

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As France Shifts Right, a Hard-Line Minister Proves Indispensable to Macron

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin has become a useful tool for the French president as he responds to growing calls for law and order following a spate of terror attacks.

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France Takes On Islamist Extremism With New Bill

The French government says draft legislation aimed at combating the extremist ideology that has taken many lives on French soil in recent years is a “law of freedom” necessary for peaceful coexistence.

#france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #religion-state-relations

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In Last-Ditch Bid for Brexit Deal, Leaders’ Theatrics Show the Stakes

Boris Johnson and the European Union’s president are preparing their domestic audiences for either a landmark accord requiring compromise or a breakdown that will disrupt cross-channel trade.

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Responding to Terrorism in France

President Emmanuel Macron and others there have been angered by outside criticism.

#france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #religion-state-relations, #terrorism

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Video Assault Thrusts a Black Man, and French Police, Into Spotlight

A music producer believes he’d be in jail unjustly if not for a video showing how the police beat him. Instead, he is now in the eye of a political storm in France.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #france, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #zecler-michel

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France Thought It Could Reverse Globalization, but It’s Still Bleeding Jobs

The government is encouraging more factories, but C.E.O.s say labor costs in the country remain high.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #loire-valley-france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #outsourcing

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Protests Over Security Bill in France Draw Tens of Thousands

Demonstrators accused the government of drifting toward repressive policies.

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Video of Police Beating Black Man in Paris Fuels Debate on Filming Officers

Footage from security cameras and bystanders suggested the officers had lied about the beating, bolstering critics of a new bill that would restrict circulating videos of security forces.

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Macron’s Rightward Tilt in France Sows Wider Alarm

One bill would reach into Muslim life, and another would place new restrictions on filming of police. Critics say they’re part of a drift toward repressive government policies.

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The President vs. the American Media

After terrorist attacks, France’s leader accuses the English-language media of “legitimizing this violence.”

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Austria’s Leader Seeks Crackdown on Islamist Terrorism After Attack

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced a set of legislative proposals that would make it easier to keep terrorists behind bars, close mosques and clamp down on funding for terrorists.

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Would He or Wouldn’t He? Johnson Is Relieved That Biden Called

The British prime minister made the A team, with Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel, though pesky Ireland also sneaked in.

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Biden Speaks to European Allies as Strongmen Stay Silent on U.S. Vote

The president-elect’s calls with four Western European leaders signaled a return to diplomatic normalcy and their support for his election win.

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Macron and Kurz Flex Antiterror Muscles for Domestic Audience

The context of a European-wide meeting on Tuesday was tackling the Continent’s terrorism concerns. For the leaders of France and Austria, political interests were the subtext.

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Does Trump’s Defeat Signal the Start of Populism’s Decline Globally?

Populist leaders may have lost their most prominent champion, but their economic, social and political grievances remain potent.

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Does Trump’s Defeat Signal the Start of Populism’s Decline?

Populist leaders may have lost their most prominent champion, but their economic, social and political grievances remain potent.

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The Politics of Terrorism in a Combustible Europe

Austria and France both suffered deadly attacks in recent weeks. The responses offer a glimpse of the political shape-shifting around Europe’s complex relationship with Islam.

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Europe Lauds Biden but Wonders: What Will He Want? How Long Will He Stay?

Allies welcomed an American president who sees them as allies, not rivals. But with the U.S. so polarized, and with the possibility of a Republican-controlled Senate, they are also wary.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #european-union, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Poets and Lovers: Do Rimbaud and Verlaine Belong in France’s Panthéon?

A petition seeks to honor them, but critics ask if it’s about poetry or sexuality, and whether such rebels would be out of place in an august shrine to national heroes.

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Is France Fueling Muslim Terrorism by Trying to Prevent It?

Emmanuel Macron’s government may unwittingly be breeding the kind of communalism it wants to ward off.

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France’s Hardening Defense of Cartoons of Muhammad Could Lead to ‘A Trap’

Once denounced by French leaders, the images are now defended across the political spectrum, widening a divide with Muslim nations and leaving many French Muslims alienated.

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Schools Stay Open in Europe’s New Lockdowns, a Reversal From Spring

Europe’s latest wave of restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus have largely avoided closing schools. We take a look at why and how they are being kept open.

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France and Germany Lock Down as Second Coronavirus Wave Grows

The new steps are the toughest since the spring and follow added restrictions in Spain and Italy aimed at curbing the spread of the virus and easing the strain on hospitals.

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As Pandemic Surges Again, Europe Adopts New Restrictions

The new steps are the toughest since the spring and follow added restrictions in Spain and Italy aimed at curbing the spread of the virus and easing the strain on hospitals.

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Muslim Countries Denounce French Response to Killing of Samuel Paty, Urge Boycott

While the French have supported their government’s crackdown, it has opened the country to criticism that its complicated relationship with French Muslims has taken an ugly turn.

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Europe Wonders if It Can Rely on U.S. Again, Whoever Wins

America’s deeply polarized politics have marked foreign policy, too, undermining Washington’s authority and reputation for reliability.

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Donald Trump’s Incompetent Foreign Policy

For all the sound and fury, Trump’s foreign policy has few accomplishments.

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Suspect Stalked French School Before Beheading Teacher, Officials Say

The suspect, a Russian immigrant, was angered by a classroom display of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and sought help identifying the teacher involved.

#charlie-hebdo, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mohammed-the-prophet-of-islam, #muslims-and-islam, #paris-france, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #terrorism

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Will a Half-Step by Macron Be Enough to Blunt France’s Second Wave?

The imposition of a curfew in several major cities underscored a difficult choice: further dampening the economy or risking more lives.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curfews, #disease-rates, #epidemics, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #travel-and-vacations

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Europe, Which Thought It Had Coronavirus Tamed, Faces Second Wave

France imposed a curfew on Paris and other major cities, and other countries are taking similar steps as record caseloads fill hospitals and governments try to respond without lockdowns.

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Macron Vows Crackdown on ‘Islamist Separatism’ in France

President Emmanuel Macron’s speech addressed a deep-rooted problem in French society: its enduring difficulty to integrate significant parts of its large, nonwhite, Muslim population of immigrants and their descendants.

#france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mosques, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #private-and-sectarian-schools

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