Discord Over Migrant Ships Deepens European Divide

Disagreement about how to handle migrants is causing deep strains between Europe’s capitals Migrants, part of a group intercepted aboard a dinghy off the coast in the Mediterranean Sea, stand on a rescue boat upon arrival at the port of … Read More

Open borders policy could spell end for Angela Merkel in Germany

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s momentous decision three years ago to open her nation’s borders to … Read More

‘EU refugee crisis isn’t a crisis it’s the new REALITY’ says French MP

FORMER French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira said on Thursday that the global refugee crisis was here to stay, and that “cruel” immigration policies like the ones advocated by Washington would not deter migrants and refugees. Christiane Taubira, former French Justice … Read More

Disputed policies on migrants are the top threat to EU unity

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This June 12, 2018 photo released Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by French NGO “SOS Mediterranee” shows migrants being transferred from the Aquarius ship to Italian Coast Guard boats, in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy dispatched two ships Tuesday to help take … Read More

Macron right that we must move Europe forward now – German FinMin

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BERLIN, June 8 (Reuters) – German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said he agreed with French President Emmanuel Macron that immediate steps were needed to push Europe forward and expressed optimism about reaching an agreement with France on bolstering the euro … Read More

French government orders evacuation of Paris migrant camps

A burgeoning encampment in far northeast Paris, on a canal used by joggers and cyclists, is the focal point of the debate pitting French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb against Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who are at odds over how to … Read More

Paris RIOTS: Europhile Macron effigy in FLAMES as he faces MAJOR backlash over reforms

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CHAOS erupted in Paris on Tuesday as thousands of people gathered to protest against Emmanuel Macron’s controversial reforms with shocking footage showing striking public sector workers set fire to an effigy of the French President. Police and protestors were involved … Read More

Paris knife attack: Suspect ‘French citizen born in Russia’s Chechnya’

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The suspect in a deadly knife attack in central Paris on Saturday evening is a French citizen born in 1997 in Russia’s republic of Chechnya, sources say. Named by media as Khamzat Asimov, he was on a French watch list … Read More

Emmanuel Macron urges Germany to step up to ‘its responsibilities’ at historic moment for EU reform

President Macron and Chancellor Merkel embrace at the Charlemagne Prize ceremony in AachenCREDIT: WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS President Emmanuel Macron of France has urged Germany’s leaders to “live up to their responsibilities” in Europe amid foot-dragging from Angela Merkel over his ambitious reform plans … Read More

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