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Macron, Confronting Violence and Anger, Promises Tax Cuts and Wage Increases for France’s Working Class
PARIS — Faced with violent protests and calls for his resignation, President Emmanuel Macron of France said Monday that he had heard the anger of the many whose economic suffering has burst into the open in recent weeks and that he would take immediate steps to relieve their hardship.
Macron promises 'strong measures', but who will foot the bill?
French President Emmanuel Macron announced a raft of measures Monday aimed at placating the 'Yellow Vest' protests that have gripped the country in recent weeks. But, analysts ask, will this be enough to quell public anger and who will pay the bill?
France and Germany are uprooting the pillars of the European Union
A deeply wounded, impoverished and divided Europe began to come back together after two world wars around the French-German reconciliation in the early 1950s. The two countries made a deal in order to move the European project forward, but that uneasy alliance stumbled upon major difficulties posed
‘I saw them’: Macron seeks to appease ‘yellow vest’ protesters with wage increase and tax relief
PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron announced late Monday that he will increase France’s minimum wage by 100 euros — about $114 — a month and slash overtime and some pension taxes in an effort to curb a wave of violent protests that have rocked the country for nearly a month and undermined the
No-deal Brexit more likely amid 'confused' situation in London, France says
PARIS (Reuters) - A costly British exit from the European Union without a negotiated deal is increasingly likely, France's European affairs minister said on Monday, after British Prime Minister Theresa May postponed a vote on a deal in the face of defeat.
The latest poll on anti-Semitism in Europe looks bad. Trust me: It’s true.
AMSTERDAM (JTA) — The last time that a stranger directed an anti-Semitic insult at me, I was carrying supplies for my son’s birthday party. It was on a Sunday afternoon on Dam Square. Carrying Star of David party decorations in a see-through bag, I paused to snap some pictures on my cellphone of an
Europe holds it breath as Macron moves to quell protests
Not just France but Europe should hope the tax concessions and minimum wage rise Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday will prove sufficient to quell more than a month of violent and destabilising anti-government protests.
'We Want Trump'? France and Germany Have More Faith in Vladimir Putin Than in Donald Trump
The French and the Germans said they had more faith in Russian President Vladimir Putin than they did in U.S. President Donald Trump, according to two separate polls. A poll published by the U.S. government-funded outlet Radio Free Europe indicated that about 35 percent of German and 20 percent of F
What the Liberal Media Didn't Tell You About the Looting in Paris
This week, we have seen how the networks avoided the connection of Les Gilet Jaunes or Yellow Vest protests in Paris to the global warming ideology promoted by French President Emmanuel Macron (which led him to impose a fuel tax that he was forced to back away from). However, another bit of misrepor
France's 'yellow vests' want to have their cake and eat it too
For the fourth straight weekend in a row, protesters donning their "gilets jaunes" in Paris continued their rioting, expanding the scope of their demands to the economically implausible.
Dollar slides as U.S. job data dents Fed tightening outlook; yuan on back foot
TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar slid almost half a percent against the euro and the yen on Monday after soft U.S. payrolls data fuelled speculation that the Federal Reserve may stop raising interest rates after a highly likely move next week.
Jared Kushner gave Saudi crown prince advice after Khashoggi slaying: NY Times
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, flouted White House protocol by having private, informal conversations with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — both before and after the widely publicized killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a Saturday repor
Government in Belgium Loses Majority Over U.N. Migration Pact
BRUSSELS — The Belgian government has lost its majority in Parliament after its biggest coalition partner, the right-wing Flemish party, left in opposition to the planned signing this month of an international agreement on migration.
Report: Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner ‘running’ the White House as Trump’s chief of staff resigns
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were never elected to office and came to their jobs as White House senior advisers for President Donald Trump with zero experience in government service. The couple now face increasing media and congressional scrutiny and federal investigations over their private busin
Undeterred By Violent Protests In France, Trudeau Set To Implement Massive Carbon Tax
Liberal hero and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, undeterred by the massive unrest in France à la the "Yellow Vest" movement, is set to implement a massive federal tax on carbon emissions by April.
Macron Begs France For ‘Another Chance’ After Weeks Of Carbon Tax Riots
French President Emmanuel Macron asked for “another chance” in an address to the French people Monday and also promised to raise minimum wages. “I feel the anger. Give us another chance,” Macron said in a televised speech after weeks of violent protests in Paris and other major cities over planned i
Macron offers concessions amid violent protests – video
The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has taken to the airwaves to tackle the chaos that has gripped the streets of France. He offered concessions in a bid to quell the protests but also condemned violence. 'We will respond to the economic and social urgency with strong measures, by cutting taxes m
Riots Have Shut Down Paris: ‘The Country’s On Fire’
Outraged protesters shut down Paris on Saturday morning in the largest and most violent protests to date. The French capital has been the scene of massive anti-government demonstrations for weeks.
The Paris Climate Agreement Is ‘Dead,’ Declares Former Top UN Delegate
Janek Skarzynski / AFP / Getty ImagesParticipants work at the main plenary room during the COP24 summit on climate change in Katowice, Poland, on December 4, 2018. (Janek Skarzynski / AFP / Getty Images)
Macron pleads with union leaders in a bid to placate Yellow Vest protesters
French President Emmanuel Macron met with union bosses, politicians and business leaders on Monday as he prepared to speak to the nation amid violent protests and calls for him to resign.