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.

#europe, #european-union, #group-of-seven, #international-trade-and-world-market, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #strategic-arms-reduction-treaty, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-health-organization, #world-trade-organization

0

Donald Trump’s Incompetent Foreign Policy

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

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bolton-john-r, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #duterte-rodrigo, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #joint-chiefs-of-staff, #khashoggi-jamal, #kim-jong-un, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #maduro-nicolas, #may-theresa-m, #milley-mark-a, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

0

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

0

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

0

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.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #catalonia-spain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #europe, #european-union, #france, #germany, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #netherlands, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #shutdowns-institutional

0

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

0

Paris Attack Suspect Wanted to Target Charlie Hebdo With Arson

The suspect in a stabbing last week near the former office of Charlie Hebdo showed interest in a hard-line Islamic group, authorities say.

#macron-emmanuel-1977, #mohammed-the-prophet-of-islam, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #terrorism

0

Why French Politicians Can’t Stop Talking About Crime

Statistics show a steady decline in major crimes. But what has intensified are the challenges to France’s traditional national identity, and the jockeying in the race to be the next president.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #france, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #immigration-and-emigration, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #national-rally-france, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity

0

Can Biden Fix What Trump Broke?

E.U. leaders are still learning to navigate a world ever more dangerous for them, while relations with the United States grow more and more awkward.

#balkan-states, #baltic-sea, #belarus, #berlin-germany, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #group-of-seven, #johnson-boris, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #navalny-aleksei-a, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #presidential-election-of-2020, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #trudeau-justin, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

0

A Coded Word From the Far Right Roils France’s Political Mainstream

Using a term that suggests the society is turning “savage,” government ministers signal a shift from the center as President Macron prepares for a new political season.

#black-people, #castex-jean, #debates-political, #french-language, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #national-rally-france, #politics-and-government, #valeurs-actuelles-magazine

0

French Magazine Sparks Outrage Over Racist Depiction of Black Lawmaker

Danièle Obono, a French-Gabonese lawmaker, was portrayed as an enslaved African in a fictional narrative that she described as a “political and racist attack.”

#africa, #colonization, #daniele-obono, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #magazines, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #slavery-historical

0

The Israel-U.A.E. Deal and the Beirut Blast Both Box in Iran

With Arab neighbors more worried about Iran than Israel, is Tehran losing the battle for influence in the region?

#beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #france, #hezbollah, #international-relations, #israel, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #middle-east-and-north-africa-unrest-2010, #netanyahu-benjamin, #rouhani-hassan, #security-council-un, #united-states-international-relations, #zarif-mohammad-javad

0

Macron Urges World Leaders to Speed Aid to Lebanon After Explosions

The vow to accelerate help, made during a video call with other heads of state, comes amid furious demonstrations in Beirut against the Lebanese government.

#aoun-michel-1935, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #european-union, #international-monetary-fund, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #united-nations, #world-bank

0

After Beirut Explosion, Protests Erupt as Lebanon’s Anger Boils Over

The demonstration was fueled by fury over the corruption and negligence of the country’s ruling elite. Security forces fired tear gas to push back the protesters.

#aoun-michel-1935, #beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gheit-ahmed-aboul, #hezbollah, #lebanon, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #nasrallah-hassan, #united-nations

0

Lebanon Faces Humanitarian Crisis After Beirut Explosion, U.N. Says

The United Nations warning came as President Michel Aoun said the investigation into the deadly explosion in Beirut would examine if “external interference” played a role.

#aoun-michel-1935, #beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #corruption-institutional, #geneva-switzerland, #humanitarian-aid, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #united-nations, #world-food-program, #world-health-organization

0

The Next Global Flash Point

In the Eastern Mediterranean, the West has retreated. That leaves Turkey and Russia to fill the vacuum.

#al-qaeda, #assad-bashar-al, #defense-and-military-forces, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #european-council-on-foreign-relations, #european-union, #foreign-workers, #hifter-khalifa, #international-relations, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mercenaries-and-private-military-contractors, #muslim-brotherhood-egypt, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #trump-donald-j

0

Angela Merkel Guides the E.U. to a Stimulus Deal, However Imperfect

With her long experience as German chancellor, she shapes a necessary compromise on virus aid for the battered European south. But it’s consensus at a cost.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-union, #eurozone, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #rutte-mark, #stimulus-economic

0

Corporate Political Donations Undermine Pledges

A new analysis shows how companies have funded political efforts that undermine their public stances.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dodd-frank-wall-street-reform-and-consumer-protection-act-2010, #dodd-christopher-j, #european-union, #frank-barney, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #merkel-angela, #microsoft-corp, #walmart-stores-inc

0

E.U. Adopts Groundbreaking Stimulus to Fight Coronavirus Recession

The $857 billion package includes unprecedented steps to help less wealthy countries, including selling collective debt and giving much of the money as grants, not loans.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #credit-and-debt, #europe, #european-union, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #politics-and-government, #recession-and-depression, #rutte-mark, #stimulus-economic

0

Europe Said It Was Pandemic-Ready. Pride Was Its Downfall.

The coronavirus exposed European countries’ misplaced confidence in faulty models, bureaucratic busywork and their own wealth.

#belgium, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #england, #epidemics, #europe, #european-union, #ferguson-neil-m, #france, #great-britain, #imperial-college-london, #johnson-boris, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #national-health-service, #politics-and-government, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #scientific-advisory-group-for-emergencies-great-britain, #south-korea, #swine-influenza, #united-states

0

The Tenacity of the Franco-American Ideal

Can a slave owner be celebrated for writing a liberating sentence?

#africa, #algeria, #chirac-jacques, #clinton-bill, #france, #jefferson-thomas, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mitterrand-francois, #paris-france, #philadelphia-pa, #politics-and-government, #slavery-historical, #united-states, #vichy-france

0

Macron Drops Idea of a Modern Spire for Notre-Dame

The French president had floated the idea of replacing the fire-ravaged cathedral’s 19th-century spire with a “contemporary architectural gesture.” Few were in favor.

#architecture, #buildings-structures, #fires-and-firefighters, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #notre-dame-cathedral-paris-france, #paris-france, #restoration-and-renovation

0

Macron’s New Cabinet Stirs Ire of French Feminists

The new interior minister and head of national police has been accused of rape in the past, and the justice minister is a celebrity lawyer known for insensitive remarks.

#metoo-movement, #castex-jean, #darmanin-gerald, #dupond-moretti-eric, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

0

French Prime Minister Resigns Before a Cabinet Reshuffle

President Emmanuel Macron is reshaping his cabinet, aiming to begin a new phase after a major coronavirus outbreak and to give his government a fresh mandate in the last stretch of his five-year term.

#france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #philippe-edouard, #politics-and-government

0

On North Korea and Iran, Bolton Blames ‘the Split Between Trump and Trump’

In his memoir, the hawkish national security adviser describes a president who simultaneously wanted to sound tough and strike a deal — any deal — that he could portray as a victory.

#bolton-john-r, #bush-george-w, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #iran, #khamenei-ali, #kim-jong-un, #kushner-jared, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mnuchin-steven-t, #netanyahu-benjamin, #north-korea, #nuclear-weapons, #pompeo-mike, #state-department, #treasury-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #zarif-mohammad-javad

0

In Europe, Travel Returns, but Not Confidence About What Comes Next

Borders and businesses are reopening, even as politicians and scientists warn that new waves of coronavirus infection might be on the way.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #europe, #european-union, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mitsotakis-kyriakos, #quarantines, #sanchez-perez-castejon-pedro-1972, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations

0

French Police Push Back Against Proposed Reforms

Government support for banning the chokehold and disciplining officers suspected of racism have drawn angry pushback, placing President Emmanuel Macron in a bind.

#black-people, #castaner-christophe, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #france, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #yellow-vests-movement

0

Macron Beat Back the Coronavirus. France Is Not Impressed.

President Emmanuel Macron has gotten little credit for his country’s relative success in battling the contagion. Instead, he remains unpopular and subject to the usual dose of resentments.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deaths-fatalities, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #masks, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #quarantines

0

Embattled at Home, Trump Finds Himself Isolated Abroad, Too

After years of snubs and American unilateralism, European allies have stopped looking to the president for leadership, and are turning their backs on him.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-union, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #group-of-seven, #international-relations, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #putin-vladimir-v, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-health-organization

0

Rattled by a Pandemic, People Turn to Leaders — Any Leaders

Placing faith in a leader with little control over a virus may seem irrational, but it fills a very human need.

#abe-shinzo, #anxiety-and-stress, #conte-giuseppe, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #johnson-boris, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #psychology-and-psychologists, #xi-jinping

0

Germany’s Lessons for China and America

Better to love your country with a broken heart than love it blind.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #council-on-foreign-relations, #europe, #european-union, #germany, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #steinmeier-frank-walter, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #xi-jinping

0

As Paris Tiptoes Toward Normalcy, Infections Are Sharply Down

But if the initial signs are hopeful, the national mood remains wary of what lies ahead and angry at the government.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deaths-fatalities, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #quarantines

0

One Crisis Too Many: How the Coronavirus Pushed Germany to Shift Course

Some may not like it back home, but in the twilight of her career, Angela Merkel joined with France to try to save the European Union.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-commission, #european-union, #france, #germany, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #politics-and-government

0

Merkel and Macron Propose E.U. Coronavirus Aid Fund

Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to a $545 billion pandemic recovery fund backed by borrowing by the entire bloc. It would be a major step toward greater European unity.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-union, #foreign-aid, #france, #germany, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #politics-and-government

0

How France Lost the Weapons to Fight a Pandemic

The French once thought of medical gear, like fighter jets, as a national security asset that had to be made at home. But cuts and outsourcing have left them scrambling for masks, tests and even pain pills.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #masks, #politics-and-government, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #stockpiling, #ventilators-medical

0

Locked Down on V-E Day, Europe Celebrates World War II Liberation

Pandemic restrictions forced ceremonies for the 75th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s surrender to be sharply scaled down. But some poignant rituals went ahead.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #europe, #france, #germany, #great-britain, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #johnson-boris, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #politics-and-government, #steinmeier-frank-walter, #veterans, #world-war-ii-1939-45

0

The Coronavirus Pandemic Isn’t Changing Everything

It is just speeding up trends that were already underway.

#computer-and-video-games, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-trade-and-world-market, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #navarro-peter, #subprime-mortgage-crisis, #trump-donald-j

0

Pandemic Shakes France’s Faith in a Cornerstone: Strong Central Government

Local governments are now challenging the primacy of the centralized state, the foundation of French society, after it allowed supplies of virus-fighting masks and test kits to be depleted.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #epidemics, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #masks, #politics-and-government, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantines, #tests-medical

0

Despotism, Democracy and the Coronavirus

The battle for humanity and solidarity in the post-American world.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #der-spiegel, #european-union, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #orban-viktor, #pompeo-mike, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

0

Sugarcoating and Brutal Honesty: How Leaders Are Handling Coronavirus Crisis

The pandemic is a challenge not only for public health but also for messaging. Here’s how some world leaders have talked to their citizens about the outbreak.

#ardern-jacinda, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #johnson-boris, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #politics-and-government, #speeches-and-statements, #trump-donald-j

0

Marking Notre-Dame Fire in a Locked-Down Paris

Events to pay tribute to the first anniversary of the catastrophic fire were canceled, and renovation work at the cathedral halted, because of the coronavirus.

#fires-and-firefighters, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #notre-dame-cathedral-paris-france, #paris-france

0

Coronavirus Has Lifted Leaders Everywhere. Don’t Expect That to Last.

Popular support for nearly every head of government has risen during this crisis. History suggests harsh reckonings as the panic eases.

#conte-giuseppe, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #frederiksen-mette, #johnson-boris, #kurz-sebastian-1986, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #putin-vladimir-v, #rutte-mark

0

Crisis in The Sahel Becoming France’s Forever War

Riding along with French troops hunting Islamist militants in France’s unwinnable West African war.

#defense-and-military-forces, #france, #french-foreign-legion, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mali, #terrorism, #west-africa

0

Queen Urges Britons to Pull Together as Nation Charts an Uncertain Course

Elizabeth, sequestered at Windsor Castle, offered encouragement in a statement. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, after a week of mixed messages, hewed to mostly voluntary curbs.

#barnier-michel, #bergamo-italy, #buckingham-palace, #charles-prince-of-wales, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #france, #germany, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #royal-families

0