Protesters storm ruined Beirut streets and beg Macron to help topple 'regime'

Protesters storm ruined Beirut streets and beg Macron to help topple 'regime'

Protesters stormed the streets of Beirut and begged Emmanuel Macron to help them topple the “regime” they blame for Tuesday’s devastating blast.  The visiting French President on Thursday promised aid to Lebanon as he toured the ruined streets. But he reassured angry citizens reeling from…

Macron, Trump, and the Fatal Flaw of Personality-Based Politics

Macron, Trump, and the Fatal Flaw of Personality-Based Politics

French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, April 2, 2019. (Philippe Wojazer/Reuters) A party built around one man is exceedingly difficult to sustain in the long run. French president Emmanuel Macron suffered a major defeat in Sunday’s municipal elections: Hoping that a…

Sir Winston Churchill statue to be uncovered for Macron visit

Sir Winston Churchill statue to be uncovered for Macron visit

The statue of Sir Winston Churchill in Parliament Square is being uncovered ahead of the French President’s visit to London – but monuments to Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi will stay hidden behind protective screens. The statues were boarded up, along with the Cenotaph, ahead…

France’s Macron says major foreign travel to be limited this summer

France’s Macron says major foreign travel to be limited this summer

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron said it is unlikely that the French will be able to undertake major foreign trips this summer and that even travel within Europe may need to be curtailed to reduce the risk of a resurgence of the coronavirus epidemic….

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