Today’s NATO is ‘Shadow of Its Own Self’ – German MP

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Jurgen Trittin has chimed in on the comment thread that followed President Macron’s words about NATO’s “cerebral death”, calling to wake up to reality and not ignore objective truths. For the time being, NATO is going through an existential crisis, … Read More

Germany Won’t Enlist in Macron’s European Army

GRANSEE, GERMANY – JUNE 19: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron address the media during a joint press conference at Schloss Meseberg governmental palace during German-French government consultations on June 19, 2018 near Gransee, Germany. Merkel, Macron … Read More

NATO Experiencing ‘Brain Death’ French President Macron

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French President Emmanuel Macron has warned European countries that they no longer can rely on the U.S. to defend NATO allies. | Photo: Reuters The French president said that Washington “is turning its back” on its European allies. French President Emmanuel Macron questioned Thursday the … Read More

France Announces Tough New Measures on Immigration

With municipal elections approaching, President Emmanuel Macron hopes the stricter stance will lure voters away from the far right. The measures announced by President Emmanuel Macron of France on Wednesday included tightening access to health services for new asylum seekers.Credit…Pool … Read More

Iran begins uranium enrichment aiming for 5% in latest forced step away from nuclear deal

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Fordow Uranium Conversion Facility © AFP / HO / Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Iran has begun the process of enriching uranium to 5 percent at its Fordow nuclear facility this week, as Tehran continues to scale back its commitments … Read More

Europe’s Enlargement Problem

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If France and Germany managed to get along, Europe would look very different—and so would the Western Balkans. This is not a good time for countries in the Western Balkans. Or for supporters of “more Europe” in general. Both have … Read More

EU leaders set to offer Boris Johnson three-month Brexit extension

The European Union is preparing to grant Britain a flexible three-month Brexit extension, according to a leaked draft of an agreement set to be signed off by Brussels. French President Emmanuel Macron had been pushing for a short extension of around two … Read More

Macron Blocked EU’s Decision to Delay Brexit for Three Months

Emmanuel Macron, France’s president, speaks during a news conference at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Oct. 18, 2019. , Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — French President Emmanuel Macron blocked the European Union’s attempt to delay Brexit … Read More

Paris police attack: Four killed by knife-wielding employee

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Dozens of police and emergency services converged at the scene – Getty images A knife-wielding employee has killed three officers and one administrative worker at police headquarters in the centre of the French capital, Paris. The attacker, who has not … Read More

EU Divisions Over Russia Mount as France, Germany Seek Peace in Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron, right, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their meeting at the fort of Bregancon in Bormes-les-Mimosas, southern France, Aug. 19, 2019. BRUSSELS – French and German attempts to end the conflict in east Ukraine … Read More

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