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

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© 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

France’s protesters are part of a global backlash against climate-change taxes

The single most effective weapon in the fight against climate change is the tax code — imposing costs on those who emit greenhouse gases, economists say. But as French President Emmanuel Macron learned over the past three weeks, implementing such … Read More

Europe finally pulls the trigger on a military force

posted in: European Union, News

After two years of Trump treating European allies like adversaries, France and Germany have finally committed to creating an EU-wide army. The move promises to shore up existing alliances, writes German economist Hans-Werner Sinn. We know who our friends are. … Read More

State Department downplays European army: ‘We support NATO’

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European nations should bolster their military capabilities within the NATO alliance, the State Department said Tuesday in response to French and German calls for a continental army. “Whatever should be done should not take away from NATO’s efforts,” State Department … Read More

Kremlin: Russia and US postpone summit at French request

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, listens during a meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. The Kremlin said Wednesday that Russia and the U.S. have agreed not to hold a full-fledged meeting of President Vladimir Putin and … Read More

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