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Can Marine One Fly in the Rain?

The president boarding Marine One on a bright, sunny day in May, 2018.Jacquelyn Martin / AP


Trump Is Mad at Macron for Trying to Do Exactly What Trump Wants

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Merkel calls for raising 'European army' to defend against U.S.

Angela Merkel is on her way out as Chancellor of Germany, whether it be at the end of her term (she’s not running again) or through being forced out sooner. But that doesn’t mean that she’s going quietly into that good night. Following some rather acerbic remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron

HOT AIR - 2018-11-14 17:31:26

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


Dutch MEP blasts Farage for his children having German passports

Esther de Lange, who has been anMEPsince 2007, took aim at the former UKIP leader on Tuesday at a Future of Europe debate in Strasbourg.


How China's Aggressive Initiative Could Prompt a 'Dramatic Showdown' at G20 Summit

“China want[s] to dominate every industry, and they’re on their way to doing it,” said host Laura Ingraham on “The Laura Ingraham Show” on Tuesday morning. An important guest on her radio program on Tuesday, Dr. Michael Pillsbury, added his voice to the growing chorus of experts who are sounding sim


To Thoughtfully Govern Leaders Must Rediscover the Family

One hundred years later, bells rang at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris as leaders of some 70 countries marched shoulder to shoulder on the plaza, marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice that brought the war to an end.


Trump 'berates' Theresa May after she calls to congratulate him on midterm elections, report claims

Donald TrumpberatedTheresa Mayover perceived failings onIran, unfair trade deals and Brexit during a foul-tempered phone call, it has been reported.


Why Didn’t China Honor Its World War I Dead?

“The sirens of the factories seemed to be sounding and cries and joyful songs ring out. The end of the war was announced… In the city, there was already a sea of people: men and women, young and old, soldiers and civilians, people of all skin colors marched together, hand in hand, singing or cheerin

THE DIPLOMAT - 2018-11-15 00:00:00

Is Germany’s media to blame for the inexorable rise of the AfD? | Ben Knight

AfD politician Björn Höcke, left, with Pegida founder Lutz Bachmann, second from right, in a commemoration march in Chemnitz in September. Photograph: Jens Meyer/AP


Germany & Japan Face Recession Risk as Export Powerhouses Feel Trade War Pinch

Growth in two of the world's biggest export economies ground to a halt last quarter, according to data published Wednesday, as slowing global trade and increasing uncertainty from the myriad disputes between President Donald Trump and leaders from Tokyo to Toronto puts the breaks on global growth.


Europe Should Let Italy Win

The current standoff between the Italian government and the European Commission in Brussels—in which Italy is pushing for greater spending resulting in a larger deficit, which the commission claims violates its rules—seems at first glance like a replay of the game of chicken that drove the Greek deb


Angela Merkel just confirmed one of Brexiteers' worst fears

Mrs Merkel, who joined Mr Macron for emotionalFirst World War centenary commemorationslast weekend, said the new force would not replace NATO, which includes the US.


What has Germany really learned – and remembered – from Kristallnacht?

Last week, Germany memorialized the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht – “the night of broken glass” – during which 1,400 synagogues and innumerable Jewish businesses throughout the country were vandalized. There were dozens of killings on that day, Nov. 9, 1938. At least 30,000 Jewish men were arres

GLOBE AND MAIL - 2018-11-14 18:58:41

Trump's Problem in Europe Isn't Optics

In the aftermath of U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest exhibition of diplomatic clumsiness, it might be tempting to conclude that he just doesn’t understandanythingabout international affairs. On his recent visit to Europe, he managed to convey once again his contempt for America’s European allies


Trump stares at King of Morocco who appeared to be sleeping during WWI speech

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Morocco's King Mohammed VI, his son Crown Prince Moulay and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, attend a commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. (AP)


German Detective Pikachu trailer sounds hilariously different

Ikue Otani's famous "Pika Pika" was kept in every#DetectivePikachutrailer, right?... Right?pic.twitter.com/xbV2SuRrFz

CNET - 2018-11-14 17:42:12

Trump isn't just blowing up with anger, he's blowing off every duty of his office

Donald Trump’s weekend in a Paris hotel, spent hunched over Twitter and recordings of his favorite Fox shows while the rest of the world tried to carry on the business of preserving civilization, was even worse than it seemed. Because Trump was even worse than he seemed. He did’t just skip out on ce


Opinion | Germany’s Real Political Divide Is Generational

ImageListening to classical music in a park in Leipzig, Germany. Younger Germans are increasingly fed up with the angst and pessimism of the boomer generation, Jagoda Marinic writes.CreditCreditMustafah Abdulaziz for The New York Times


President Trump blames Secret Service for canceling cemetery trip in France

WASHINGTON - Still fighting political flaps that arose during his weekend in France, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the Secret Service nixed a visit to a cemetery in the rain because the motorcade would have shut down Paris. "When the helicopter couldn't fly to the first cemetery in France