Emmanuel Macron

The US net neutrality fight affects the whole world

This is serious<p>The United States is a nation quarreling with itself right now. Most of the country’s population wants to keep the internet an equitable and free place, embracing net neutrality rules as a necessary guardian against corporate overreach. But the current political administration seems …

Net Neutrality

Europe needs a leader. Who will step up if Merkel goes?

The German leader’s departure could bring crisis to the EU. Britain could have helped if it hadn’t jumped ship<p>Suddenly Brexit matters, a lot. Until recently I had regarded it as one of those crises that we muddle through somehow, like the bank collapse or the winter of discontent. Time is the great …

Opinion

The Irish stance against Brexit is a dangerous gamble

There is mounting anger at the way the Irish Taoiseach and his team are behaving<p>Never has a European Council been so important to a British prime minister as this December’s is to Theresa May. In No. 10 there has long been a belief that if she can get ‘sufficient progress’ in the Brexit talks to …

Business (UK)

Without Merkel in charge, Europe could fall apart

When Mutti talked, the squabbling stopped. Without her, who will have this effect?<p>No leader is indispensable, but it does feel like the future of Europe stands or falls with Angela Merkel. She’s been the godmother of the European Union for almost 15 years, and other leaders have learnt to accept …

Brexit

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Unresigns. Did Saudi Arabia Blow It?

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has returned home and withdrawn his resignation, ending a nearly three-week national emergency.<p>Joshua Keating …

Middle East

Autocracies breed terror in Middle East, says Qatari foreign minister

Speech in London aims to present country as a more reliable ally in fight against terrorism than ‘crisis-making’ Saudi Arabia<p>Qatar’s foreign minister has claimed the root cause of Middle East terrorism lay in authoritarian rulers, and lack of human rights, presenting Qatar as a more reliable …

Middle East

US foreign policy in the Middle East doesn’t exist anymore

Time was when a mere statement from a Secretary of State – let alone a US president – would have the phones jangling across the Middle East. The …

Middle East

View: Macron alone is not enough to fill EU power vacuum

<b>By Philippe Legrain</b><p>Amid all the crises and upheavals that have battered the European Union over the past decade, one fixed point has been the stolid, stable government of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But, following the collapse of talks to form a new coalition, Merkel suddenly seems …

Brexit

The Latest: German party wants deal to return Syria refugees

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):<p>6:10 p.m.<p>A German nationalist party is urging officials to …

Refugees

Eurozone Data Point to Strengthening Recovery -- Update

The eurozone economy appears to have gained fresh momentum as 2017 draws to a close, led by a revival in France.<p>The fresh acceleration bodes well for next year, and suggests the $10 trillion economy may again partner the U.S. in supporting a stronger global expansion.<p>Data firm IHS Markit on …

Economy

Cheddar Morning Business Update 11/23: Step-by-step cooking app

BusinessMore>><p>Posted:Thursday, November 23 2017 10:22 AM EST2017-11-23 15:22:28 GMT<p>Updated:Thursday, November 23 2017 11:02 AM EST2017-11-23 16:02:39 …

New Jersey

France calls UNSC meeting over Libya slave auctions; Emmanuel Macron terms it 'crime against humanity'

<b>Paris:</b> France on Wednesday called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council over slave-trading in Libya as President Emmanuel Macron blasted …

Jean-Yves Le Drian

Hariri Gets Hero's Welcome in Heart of Beirut

After nearly three weeks of an absence cloaked in rumor and mystery, a crowd of ecstatic supporters welcomed Prime Minister Saad Hariri like a …

Middle East

French, Polish leaders start to mend strained ties

French President Emmanuel Macron and Poland's prime minister took a first, key step Thursday toward mending differences that are weighing on the …

Business

Israel may ‘target’ Iran activity in Syria, Netanyahu said to tell Macron

Israel sees Iranian activity in Syria as “a target” for its forces, and may carry out strikes against Iranian objectives if security needs require …

Israel

Paris RIOTS: Students CLASH with riot police as they make stand against Macron reform

The protests resulted in Paris police attempting to disperse crowds with tear gas as they protested against the French Government’s decision to …

France

French Companies Boost Hiring as Business Confidence Improves

French companies stepped up hiring to its fastest pace in almost 17 years to meet surging demand and growing backlog of unfinished work as business …

Economy

French business confidence highest since 2008: survey

French business confidence hit a near 10-year-high in November, French statistics agency INSEE said on Thursday.<p>The confidence indicator, based on a …

European News

I’m Thankful We’re Not Europe

As American institutions learn to contain an unstable president, European politics grow more chaotic.<p>I’m thankful for many things this year. We …

Conservative View

Italy's 5-Star tells France's Macron movement is no threat to EU

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement told French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday that it does not represent a threat to the European Union, and sought to shrug off the label "populist".<p>Leader Luigi Di Maio, whose party tops polls ahead of a national election due early …

World News

Marine Le Pen brands closing of far-right party’s accounts as ’banking fatwa’

Marine Le Pen, head of France’s far-right National Front, has said the party’s long-time bank, Societe Generale, has closed its accounts.<p>She said the …

News (Ireland)

US businesses getting more optimistic over French economy

U.S. businesses are more eager to invest and hire in France than they have been in years — but want to see more progress first in President Emmanuel …

Business

Who will be Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2017?

Time Magazine’s annual “Person of the Year” issue is one of the most anticipated – and speculated – editions by any mainstream publication.Notable …

Colin Kaepernick

France is close to an Islamic explosion

Open war with French Muslims has not yet broken out, but recent events are bringing it closer.

Israel

French parliament plans investigation into nuclear security

* Planned inquiry follows report about nuclear vulnerabilities<p>* EDF has strong security record, but string of safety issues<p>PARIS, Nov 22 (Reuters) - The French parliament plans an investigation into nuclear security following a recent report about the vulnerability of the country’s nuclear reactors …

‘It Will Pass’: Egypt Set to Enact One of the World’s Most Extreme Anti-LGBTQ Laws

The law was proposed following a series of arrests in Egypt, as police target LGBTQ people in an unprecedented siege on the local community. More …

Egypt

French women go after sexual abusers with 'out your pig' campaign

PARIS — In the wake of a growing scandal over sexual harassment in the United States, women in France have increased their complaints about sexual abuse to police, on social media, in street protests and through petitions.<p>The French Interior Ministry said it has seen a spike in women reporting …

News (U.S.)

Stop Hiring Your Relatives, Everyone

Last fall, everyone knew who the next president of France would be. The office would be held by François Fillon, conservative candidate, with his …

Culture

Summit on euro zone future in December still on despite no German government: Tusk

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A summit of euro zone leaders will go ahead as planned in the middle of December, the chairman of European Union leaders said on …

Greece

Whether new dawn or another false one, euro zone economy is full of surprises

LONDON (Reuters) - The surprise economic star of 2017, when it wraps up next month, will have been the euro zone: growth looks set to come in at 2.2 percent compared with a forecast this time last year of just 1.4 percent.<p>FILE PHOTO: A bird flies over Dublin Port at sunrise in Dublin, Ireland …

Economy