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As for the president’s descent into the sewer the place hatred and pogroms are normal, the United States will not be a nation of animals. Immigrants, together with Trump’s personal German-born grandparents, made this nation distinct. I’ve been studying “Our Towns” by James Fallows and Deborah Fallows, a tonic of a e-book concerning the can-do […]

France’s Theaters Grapple With the Legacy of May ’68

France’s Theaters Grapple With the Legacy of May ’68

The Amandiers additionally offered a creation taking a look at 1968 around the globe, Sanja Mitrovic’s “My Revolution Is Better Than Yours.” It is a wistful, episodic work that includes performers from France, the previous Yugoslavia, Russia and Spain; every episode examines revolutions and the backlashes to them. The efficiency was framed by the presence […]

Emmanuel Macron’s Bromance with Trump Takes Its Toll at Home

Emmanuel Macron’s Bromance with Trump Takes Its Toll at Home

PARIS — President Emmanuel Macron’s heat embrace of the American president, replete with hand-holding, hugs and dandruff dusting, has come again to hang-out the younger French chief and open him to searing criticism from political opponents at residence. The lavish present of friendship with an American president who’s deeply unpopular in France has price Mr. […]

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“The West as we once knew it no longer exists,” Der Spiegel’s editors wrote. “Our relationship to the United States cannot currently be called a friendship and can hardly be referred to as a partnership. President Trump has adopted a tone that ignores 70 years of trust.” Then there are the arduous information. Europe’s commerce […]

Air France Dispute Threatens to Escalate Macron’s Battle With Labor

Air France Dispute Threatens to Escalate Macron’s Battle With Labor

PARIS — In the primary yr of his presidency, Emmanuel Macron has pushed an formidable set of business-friendly labor legal guidelines by means of Parliament, made it simpler for firms to rent and hearth, reduce the wealth tax and decentralized collective bargaining. Through all of it, France’s most militant unions have resisted. His modifications, which […]

Macron Is Depicted as a King Amid Protests of ‘Soft Dictatorship’

Macron Is Depicted as a King Amid Protests of ‘Soft Dictatorship’

PARIS — Thousands of protesters in Paris danced, picnicked and railed in opposition to Emmanuel Macron at an indication on Saturday, expressing anger at reforms championed by the French president, like chopping some employee protections and growing police powers. Police fired tear fuel on the margins of the largely festive protest, as authorities deployed 2,000 […]

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The Eurofighter Typhoon is Germany’s premier front-line jet fighter. This week, Der Spiegel reported that simply 4 of the Luftwaffe’s 128 Typhoons are fight prepared. You read that right: four. Also, not one of many German Navy’s six submarines is in a situation to place to sea, and only 95 of its 244 battle tanks […]

Trump and Merkel Meet One on One, but Don’t See Eye to Eye

Trump and Merkel Meet One on One, however Don’t See Eye to Eye

WASHINGTON — President Trump and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany made no try on Friday to cover their disagreements over the way forward for the Iran nuclear deal and commerce relations between the United States and Europe after a day of White House conferences that appeared to have produced no breakthroughs on main disputes. Mr. […]

Can Merkel Win Anything on Trade From Trump?: DealBook Briefing

Can Merkel Win Anything on Trade From Trump?: DealBook Briefing

• Fear: Did Deutsche Bank’s leaders fear about scaling again the funding financial institution due to its enormous significance for income? (Last 12 months, it offered 54 p.c.) And about the price of unwinding some trades? Who may gain advantage from Deutsche’s pullback? JPMorgan, Bank of America and Citigroup on the debt facet, and Goldman […]

Merkel Is Next to Visit Trump, Skipping the Bonhomie

Merkel Is Next to Visit Trump, Skipping the Bonhomie

But after 12 years in workplace and a difficult election last year, and with a successor waiting in the wings, Ms. Merkel now seems to be receding in affect. It is a vacuum into which the younger Mr. Macron has eagerly stepped. “Merkel is going to Washington and it looks like the U.S. just doesn’t […]