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

Boris Johnson Accepts Emmanuel Macron’s Deadline For A Brexit Deal

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“Everyone understands that we need to know by the end of this week where this is heading.” Boris Johnson has accepted that he has until the end of the week to save his Brexit plan, it is understood. French President Emmanuel Macron told … Read More

As global leaders meet, the Amazon rainforest burns

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Firefighters in the Brazilian Amazon basin state of Mato Grosso battle a forest blaze in the municipality of Sorriso The fires that burned through the Amazon rainforest last month sparked international outcry and offers of help, but as world leaders … Read More

Europeans once hoped the British would reverse Brexit. Now, many can’t wait for them to leave

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European Council President Donald Tusk meets with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Group of Seven summit in Biarritz, France, on Aug. 25. Tusk said in April that he still dreamed of a Brexit reversal. (Andrew Parsons/Pool/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) BRUSSELS — Wistful … Read More

Trump reiterates to Macron the US will not drop Iran sanctions

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© Getty Images President Trump on Thursday spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron and reiterated to him that the United States would not relieve Iran of economic sanctions. The two leaders also agreed it was imperative to “curb Iran’s actions threatening freedom of … Read More

One empty chair at G-7 climate meeting: Trump’s

From the left, French President Emmanuel Macron, Egyptian President and Chairman of the African Union Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a work session focused on climate in Biarritz, southwestern France, Monday, Aug. … Read More

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