Merkel and Macron Try to Save European Union, and Themselves

Merkel and Macron Try to Save European Union, and Themselves

If she is unable to succeed in agreements with different European international locations inside about two weeks, her inside minister, Horst Seehofer, has threatened to behave unilaterally, turning again any migrant to Bavaria whose asylum course of is pending in one other European Union nation. Under these circumstances, analysts mentioned, the leaders’ joint declaration, which […]

That’s ‘Mr. President’ to You, Macron Scolds France

That’s ‘Mr. President’ to You, Macron Scolds France

But past his seeming impatience with working-class French residents and their views of his reforms, he has proven an inclination to painting himself as a “Jupiterian” president, or the president as monarch. It is a picture of the French presidency as an august workplace, above the fray, that was favored by General de Gaulle and […]

Shunned by Italy, Migrants at Sea Begin Arriving in Spain

Shunned by Italy, Migrants at Sea Begin Arriving in Spain

MADRID — Hundreds of migrants who had been rescued at sea however had been stranded for every week after being turned away by Italy and Malta landed in Spain on Sunday, as the primary of three ships reached the port of Valencia, Spain. About 270 migrants had been aboard the Italian Navy vessel the Dattilo, […]

Let Them Eat on Fancy Plates: Emmanuel Macron’s New China

Let Them Eat on Fancy Plates: Emmanuel Macron’s New China

PARIS — The French president’s fondness for the gilt-edged elements of his job — the flamboyant backdrops in chateaus, his big makeup bills, the proximity to the rich — is now not a secret to his countrymen. Emmanuel Macron dislikes being known as “president of the rich,” however of all of the labels affixed to […]

Is This the Last Year for Strikes in France?

Is This the Last Year for Strikes in France?

PARIS — Spring in France is strike season — not that strikes don’t occur at different instances of the 12 months, however who desires to strike in moist, chilly climate or within the midst of a sizzling Parisian summer time when everybody (strikers included) desires to be on vacation? René Bodiou, a 75-year-old with a […]

Opinion

Opinion

While Trudeau and different historic allies get disdain, Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un and numerous aspiring authoritarians are bathed in reward. Trump and his aides have promoted far-right politicians in Germany and elsewhere. In Quebec, he made excuses for Russia’s annexation of Crimea and argued that Russia must be readmitted to the G-7. Jay Nordlinger, the […]

The G-7 Summit: What to Watch For

The G-7 Summit: What to Watch For

President Trump is scheduled to depart for Canada on Friday morning for the annual G-7 summit assembly, a gathering of leaders of the United States and 6 of its important allies. But the two-day assembly comes at a fraught second, with the American president locked in a bitter trade dispute with the opposite leaders over […]

Trump Is About to Meet U.S. Allies in Canada. They’re Angry.

Trump Is About to Meet U.S. Allies in Canada. They’re Angry.

Others are much less sanguine about that chance. Mr. Trump’s resolution to desert the Iran deal was notably infuriating to leaders in Europe, the place companies and banks had been keen to start business actions in Iran with the lifting of sanctions. But after the president determined to withdraw the United States from the settlement, […]

A Quebec Resort Town Hopes the Group of 7 Will Revive a Glorious Past

A Quebec Resort Town Hopes the Group of seven Will Revive a Glorious Past

LA MALBAIE, Quebec — Ever since Rosaire Tremblay purchased a candy-cane-colored home overlooking the St. Lawrence River two years in the past, vacationers have trampled on his land to the spectacular view, gawk on the beluga whales or attain the imposing Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu hotel, perched on a close-by cliff. Then got here the […]