France and Germany move closer together to lead Europe

posted in: Germany, News

Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2019 shows a view of the treaty of Aachen signing ceremony in Aachen, Germany. [Photo/Xinhua] France and Germany – political and economic powerhouses of Europe – have rewritten the terms of their long-term engagement to … Read More

Brexit Warmup: France And UK Deploy Drones To Stop Iranian Migrants Reaching Britain

Getty There’s a certain irony to the fact that migration is yet again making front-page headlines in the UK, with less than 84 days left to run until (deal or no deal) Brexit’s due date. Migration was one of the … Read More

French police warn the government: ‘We’re at breaking point’

French police have sent a stark warning to the government after another weekend of violence in cities around the country left them “at breaking point”. The protests began in France four weeks ago against the government’s planned fuel tax hikes … Read More

Macron’s Budget 180 Shows He’s Given Up on Germany

posted in: Germany, News

© Bloomberg. Emmanuel Macron, France’s president, departs following a European Union (EU) leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday, June 29, 2018. (Bloomberg) — Once Emmanuel Macron had clinched the French presidency last year, he headed straight to Berlin to … Read More

France: More than 1,200 in custody after ‘yellow vest’ riots

posted in: European Union, News

President Emmanuel Macron will speak to the French people after a fourth week of protests that have shaken the country. Unrest sparked by proposed fuel tax hikes has morphed into a general anti-government revolt. French authorities said on Sunday they … Read More

Trump faults Paris climate agreement as protests in France continue

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump blamed the Paris climate accord as demonstrations in France continued to protest over an increase in fuel tax and other grievances. “The Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris,” Trump tweeted Saturday morning. “Protests and riots … Read More

Yellow vest movement: France braced for ‘ultra-violent’ protests

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There is a heavier security presence than on previous weekends of the protests – AFP France is braced for renewed anti-government protests, with nearly 90,000 security personnel on the streets. Some 8,000 officers and 12 armoured vehicles have been deployed … Read More

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