Tag: Macron, Emmanuel (1977- )

Hundreds of Thousands in France Protest Taxes by Blocking Roads

ÉRAGNY, France — More than a quarter-million people across France joined protests on Saturday against planned hikes in gas taxes. Drivers blocked roundabouts, highway access roads and intersections. The demonstrations have harnessed a broader discontent with high taxes and, for some, with the policies of President Emmanuel Macron. Most of […]

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Macron’s Response to Trump: ‘I Do Not Do Policy or Diplomacy by Tweets’

PARIS — The French president responded Wednesday evening to President Trump’s scathing personal attack on him, declining to lash out and instead taking the long view. In a television interview on the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, which President Emmanuel Macron was visiting, he made clear that he was not […]

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Trump Assails Macron and Defends Decision to Skip Cemetery Visit

WASHINGTON — President Trump issued a blistering personal attack on Tuesday against President Emmanuel Macron of France, his host last weekend, and sought to douse a furor over his decision not to visit a cemetery of American soldiers while in France because of rain. Two days after returning from Paris, […]

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France’s Mayors, Feeling the Pinch, Lead a Quiet Rebellion and Quit

SAINT-SEINE-SUR-VINGEANNE, France — As mayor of this postage-stamp village deep in Burgundy, France, Louis Gentilhomme presided over a small but seemingly idyllic patch. The loudest noise on a recent day was the autumn breeze whistling in the trees. There were a few streets of stone houses, a 13th-century church, one […]

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World Leaders Gather to Remember the End of World War I

PARIS — Leaders from around the world gathered at the Arc de Triomphe on Sunday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I even as the international bonds that were forged in that moment of peace have again come under strain. President Emmanuel Macron of […]

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Trump Meets With Macron Amid Tension Over European Security

PARIS — President Trump and President Emmanuel Macron of France met on Saturday, seeking to restore a relationship that started out friendly only to turn sour in recent months amid the American leader’s complaints that Europe is taking advantage of the century-old trans-Atlantic alliance. Mr. Macron reassured Mr. Trump that […]

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News Analysis: Macron Hopes WWI Ceremonies Warn of Nationalism’s Dangers. Is Anyone Listening?

PARIS — All week President Emmanuel Macron toured France’s World War I memory trail. He visited the killing fields of Verdun, the vast ossuary at Douaumont and the monument to heroic African soldiers at Reims. Each stop made the same solemn point: Nationalism kills. It is a message Mr. Macron […]

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Bodyguard Scandal Highlights Macron’s Aloofness, Critics of French President Say

SARLIAC-SUR-L’ISLE, France — President Emmanuel Macron was furious. “I didn’t come here to see you!” he shot back late last week at the small band of journalists peppering him with questions in this southwestern French village. Mr. Macron had come to France’s rural heartland, where the economy is less than shining, hoping to connect with […]

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Macron Aide Hits Protester. President Gets Bruised.

Mr. Benalla was suspended for 15 days without pay and was told that he was no longer in charge of organizing security during presidential trips, Mr. Roger-Petit said, adding that the disciplinary sanctions were presented to Mr. Benalla “as a last warning before firing.” But Mr. Macron’s opponents called the sanctions too lenient and asked […]

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Can Macron Do for the Banlieues What the Banlieues Have Done for Soccer?

“I think allowing millions and millions of people to come to Europe is very, very sad,” President Trump said during his current good-will tour of the Continent. “I think you are losing your culture.” Mr. Trump, meet Kylian Mbappé, the 19-year-old breakout star of France’s newly crowned World Cup soccer champions. The son of an […]

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France’s World Cup Win Is a ‘National Relief’ After Attacks and Racial Tension

PARIS — The bells of Notre Dame rang out, subway conductors sounded their horns across Paris and crowds packed the Champs-Élysées for the second day running on Monday — an explosion of joy washing over France even greater than 20 years ago, when the country last won the men’s soccer World Cup. But that new […]

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Trump’s NATO Visit Marked by Stiff Handshakes and Uncomfortable ‘Family Photos’

BRUSSELS — As President Trump prepared to leave the NATO summit meeting in his disgruntled wake, the story of his visit could be told in the tight smiles, stiff handshakes and averted gazes he exchanged with the people who are supposed to be some of his closest European allies. With few leaders willing to publicly […]

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Op-Ed Columnist: Why Are So Many Political Parties Blowing Up? (Part 1)

We’re going through a change in the climate of globalization: We’re going from an interconnected world to an interdependent world. In an interdependent world your friends can kill you faster than your enemies. If banks in Greece or Italy — both NATO allies — go under tonight, your retirement fund will feel it. And in […]

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Merkel and Macron Try to Save European Union, and Themselves

If she is unable to reach agreements with other European countries within about two weeks, her interior minister, Horst Seehofer, has threatened to act unilaterally, turning back any migrant to Bavaria whose asylum process is pending in another European Union country. Under these circumstances, analysts said, the leaders’ joint declaration, which also covered support for […]

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Shunned by Italy, Migrants at Sea Begin Arriving in Spain

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

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

PARIS — The French president’s fondness for the gilt-edged aspects of his job — the fancy backdrops in chateaus, his big makeup bills, the proximity to the wealthy — is no longer a secret to his countrymen. Emmanuel Macron dislikes being called “president of the rich,” but of all the labels affixed to him, it […]

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Defying a Bully or Exchanging Views? G-7 Photos Tell Different Stories

The leaders of America’s closest allies challenged President Trump’s stubbornness at their Group of 7 summit meeting. Or they surrounded him to get his advice and wisdom. Like the differing angles in a photograph that portrays the same scene, it partly depends on your point of view. The photograph above, which has taken on an […]

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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Tries to Destroy the West

While Trudeau and other historical allies get disdain, Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un and various aspiring authoritarians are bathed in praise. 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 should be readmitted to the G-7. Jay Nordlinger, the […]

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Ahead of G-7 Summit Meeting, Trump Rails Against Canadian Tariffs

WASHINGTON — President Trump railed on Friday against Canadian tariffs on American dairy products as he prepared to travel to Canada, where he is likely to be greeted with an icy welcome ahead of a financial summit meeting with longtime American allies. “We’re going to deal with the very unfair trade practices,” Mr. Trump said […]

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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 meeting, a gathering of leaders of the United States and six of its main allies. But the two-day meeting comes at a fraught moment, with the American president locked in a bitter trade dispute with the other leaders over […]

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Who Will Lead Europe Now?

What the Europeans are finally starting to understand is that the crisis at hand is not only about bad manners. It is about a fundamental change in the trans-Atlantic relationship. Most likely, it is about the end of the world order as we have known it. The process started well before President Trump’s election, but […]

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

Others are less sanguine about that possibility. Mr. Trump’s decision to abandon the Iran deal was particularly infuriating to leaders in Europe, where businesses and banks had been eager to begin commercial activities in Iran with the lifting of sanctions. But after the president decided to withdraw the United States from the agreement, European businesses […]

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