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With Macron buried in a hotly contested race for re-election to a second five-year term in April, his comments could seem dangerously impolitic to American ears. So when Macron spent more than two hours with the French daily Le Parisien, he did not mince words. Until now, entry into any restaurant, bar, nightclub, stadium, movie theater or most other indoor venues required a person to present a “sanitary pass” to show they'd either been vaccinated or tested negative for Covid. Some 74 percent of French people have been fully vaccinated versus 62 percent in the United States. As Macron put it on Tuesday, “When my freedoms threaten those of others, I become someone irresponsible.
Persons: Emmanuel Macron, Macron, , , ” Macron, France's, it’s, Joe Biden, Biden, Covid, they'll, Valérie Pécresse, Anne Hidalgo, Yannick Jadot Organizations: PARIS, Socialists Locations: Macron, Europe, Le, France, United States, Paris
The fuse that for decades has been linked to the perennial European powder keg of Ukraine is growing ever shorter. On Tuesday, President Joe Biden sits down for a make-or-break teleconference with Putin. For Putin’s Russia, a toxic confluence of domestic pressures and international opportunities is shaping an outcome that could prove catastrophic — a scenario that Putin’s real or perceived foes must handle most deftly. And without solid American leadership, there may be insufficient momentum in the West to counter a determined and motivated Russia under Putin. But so far there has been little concrete evidence of such Western unity of purpose.
Persons: Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Vladimir Putin —, Zelenskiy, Putin, Joe Biden, doesn’t, Angela Merkel, Donald Trump, Trump, Biden, Antony Blinken trotted, Sergey Lavrov, Blinken, Organizations: Putin, NATO, U.S, United Locations: Ukraine, Crimea, Russia, Ukrainian, Afghanistan, Kiev, Berlin, France, Australia, Britain, U.S, Georgia, West, Glasgow, Scotland, United States
These acquisitions are gradually giving Beijing a potential stranglehold on global shipping — with profound military as well as commercial implications. Yet China, having accumulated this unprecedented stake in global shipping and commerce, and its power and profits present ominous possibilities for the future. Five years ago, China, through Cosco, purchased a controlling stake in the Port of Piraeus on Greece’s largest harbor — Europe’s seventh largest. In September, Cosco also took a major stake in the container operator at the port in Hamburg, Germany’s largest. The consequences of doing nothing as China continues to penetrate the world’s ports and shipping are potentially catastrophic.
Persons: Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, Jerry Brown, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, , Kostas Fragogiannis, Cosco Organizations: U.S, Washington, Naval, China’s Offshore Shipping Company, U.S . Naval, California Gov, Los Angeles Mayor, Pentagon, U.S . Africa Command, European Union, ASEAN, African Locations: America’s, China, Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Seattle, Beijing, California, West, U.S, Cosco, Port, Piraeus, Greece’s, Europe, Asia, Hamburg, Germany’s, Djibouti, Horn of Africa
The results suggest that Europe may be losing its fascination with the far-right in the wake of the chaos that characterized the Trump years. There has been little sense that right-wing forces have provided any significant answers for many of Europe’s most intractable problems. Germany’s Social Democrats and Greens — the latter scoring their biggest ever national election victory — surged more than a combined 5 percent over their results in 2017, the last time elections were held. Meanwhile, the conservative Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union coalition of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) saw their results plunge 8 percent. The Social Democrats, who squeaked out a hairsbreadth plurality, are expected to bring in a newly potent Green Party and the smaller but still significant Free Democratic Party.
Persons: Trump, , Chancellor Angela Merkel, Merkel, Donald Trump’s, Emmanuel Macron, Italy’s, Matteo Salvini, who’d, Viktor Orban, Eric Zemmour, Salvini, Mario Draghi, Jens Spahn, Willy Brandt, Biden, straightforwardly Organizations: Germany’s Social Democrats, Greens, Christian Democratic Union, Christian Social Union, European Union, CDU, Social Democrats, Green Party, Free Democratic Party, French, of, Lega, Fidesz, European Central Bank, Community, Health, Germany’s Social, West Berlin, Free Democrats, Trump, Republican Party Locations: Europe, Germany, East, Africa, America, Italy, Belgium, France, United States, Macron, Poland, Afghanistan, Germans
PARIS — The French government is done mincing words. The United States has stabbed France in the back. What irritates French leaders just as much is that Blinken himself was supposed to be a confirmed francophone and a sharp contrast to predecessor Mike Pompeo. Blinken was raised in Paris and educated at the premier bilingual school in Paris, the École Jeannine Manuel, before heading off to Harvard. But the move undermined the unified Western front that is as important as any weapon in keeping the threat of China at bay.
Persons: Donald Trump, France, Blinken, Mike Pompeo, Biden, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Antony Blinken, , Jeannine Manuel, Philippe Étienne, , Gérard Araud, Macron, Adnan Abu Walid al Organizations: PARIS, United, NATO, Trump, Australia, Harvard, Embassy, , Biden, Capes, American, U.S, Islamic Locations: United States, Australia, Britain, scuppering, France, China, U.S, Europe, America, Élysée, Afghanistan, Iran, Paris, Washington, ” France, Asia, Beijing, Greater Sahara, Niger, French
gives the pair an opportunity — and incentive — to work toward common ground as Johnson is eager for trade agreements. Johnson, until recently, was so unwaveringly close to Trump that it would seem hard for this not to color his relations with Biden. Back in 2019, after Johnson's Conservative Party won a majority in Parliament, Biden called the new British prime minister a "physical and emotional clone" of Trump. So Biden should be cultivating his relationship with Macron as carefully as the one with Johnson. These relationships across the ocean require constant reassurance, particularly in the wake of the four years of the Trump administration.
Persons: Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, he'll, Johnson, Donald Trump, Biden, Winston Churchill, Trump, Churchill, Downing, Barack Obama, Rupert Murdoch, Jake Sullivan, Antony Blinken's, Philip Stephens, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Angela Merkel, Merkel, Donald Trump's Organizations: British, European Union, The, Johnson's Conservative Party, U.S, Britain's Guardian, Trump Oval Office, London, Sun, Britain, The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs Ministry, Macron's Initiative, Europe Locations: Cornwall, England, Trump, Soviet Europe, Western Europe, Britain, Downing, Kenyan, France, U.S, British, Europe, German, Germany
But Russia is unlikely to take that step just because of impassioned speeches from American leaders. It’s incumbent on the United States in particular to uphold these values as Ukraine is fighting a potentially existential war. Of course, granting Ukraine NATO membership — should Kyiv request it — wouldn’t go down very well in Moscow. Certainly, neither the United States nor NATO should demonstrate any interest in raising the temperature in this already superheated region. It is imperative, however, for the West and especially the United States to help Ukraine and its people face down Putin’s ambitions.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Biden, Russian cyberattacks, Donald Trump, that’s, America’s, Lloyd Austin, , Putin, Sergei Shoigu, That’s, Ukraine hasn’t, Nikita Khrushchev, Catherine the Great, Russia's, throngs, Alexander Lukashenko Organizations: NATO, White, Putin, , Ukraine NATO, , Russian, Pentagon, Soviet Locations: Ukraine —, Russian, Crimea, Ukraine, Russia, United States, Europe, Brussels, U.S, Moscow, Georgia, Soviet Union, Kyiv, Ukrainian, Poland, Lithuania, Belarus
On Jan. 2, Trump ordered the assassination by drone of one of Iran's most revered military figures, Gen. Qassem Soleimani. A critical and dangerous anniversary is fast approaching, and President Donald Trump is doing little to ease tensions. Trump hasn't conceded, but it seems clear that he will be leaving office, albeit without much grace. (France began withdrawing all its military forces from Iraq in March as the coronavirus began to spread.) Biden's ability to monitor real-time, actionable intelligence developed by U.S. agencies could give him insight into any moves Trump might be contemplating in Iran or Iraq.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Qassem, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Trump hasn't, Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo, Mark Milley, Christopher Miller, Pompeo, Pompeo hasn't, Courtney Kube, Carol E, Lee, Phillip Smyth, Hassan Rouhani, Joe Biden, Tehran —, Emmanuel Macron, Jean, Yves Le Drian, Le, it's, Biden Organizations: Revolutionary Guard, U.S, The New York Times, Chiefs, The Times, Embassy, NBC, Washington Institute for Near East Locations: United States, Iran, Iraq, Natanz, U.S, Baghdad —, Iraqi, Tehran, Paris, Afghanistan, France
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