Emmanuel Macron

PARIS |Macron’s security aide detained, was filmed beating activist

PARIS — A top security aide for President Emmanuel Macron, caught on camera beating a protester, has been detained and is being questioned by authorities, while the president’s office has begun the process of firing him following a public backlash. The fast-moving events followed a day of fierce criticism after the newspaper Le Monde identified … Continue reading PARIS |Macron’s security aide detained, was filmed beating activist

PARIS | French president’s aide seen in police helmet beating man

PARIS — A security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron has been seen in a video wearing a police helmet and beating up a student protester. His punishment — a two-week suspension — has brought criticism down on Macron. Responding to public backlash, the president’s spokesman said on Monday that the suspension without pay and … Continue reading PARIS | French president’s aide seen in police helmet beating man

PARIS | World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

PARIS  — The welcome was grand, the emotion visceral as France’s victorious World Cup team rolled down Paris’ Champs-Elysees Avenue in an open-top bus Monday while tens of thousands of people cheered with unrestrained pride and jets streamed the national colors — blue, white, red — overhead. The crowd that waited for hours to greet … Continue reading PARIS | World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

PARIS  | World Cup afterglow lifts up conflicted France

PARIS  — World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup — that’s all France is talking about. “Eternal Happiness” said Monday’s headline in sports daily L’Equipe, summing up the mood of many who can’t imagine the euphoria will ever fade. The victory glow brightened the Monday morning Paris commute. France is readying to welcome home … Continue reading PARIS  | World Cup afterglow lifts up conflicted France

PARIS  | French police motorcycles crash during Bastille Day parade

PARIS  — Two French police motorcycles have crashed during a demonstration in front of President Emmanuel Macron and other guests at a grandiose Paris parade celebrating Bastille Day. The motorcyclists were part of a group tracing patterns on the Place de la Concorde in central Paris as part of a carefully choreographed performance Saturday. After … Continue reading PARIS  | French police motorcycles crash during Bastille Day parade

PARIS  | French military parades for Bastille Day, gets budget boost

PARIS  — France’s military is getting a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron as soldiers prepare to march through Paris on Bastille Day. Fighter jets will perform acrobatics over Paris and troops will parade Saturday down the Champs-Elysees. Macron is presiding over the event, where Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is the guest of … Continue reading PARIS  | French military parades for Bastille Day, gets budget boost

BLENHEIM PALACE, England | Trump dishes up fresh dose of chaos aimed at May, Londoners

BLENHEIM PALACE, England — Dishing up a fresh dose of chaos on his European tour, President Donald Trump left behind a contentious NATO gathering in Brussels and moved on to Britain, where a pomp-filled welcome ceremony was soon overshadowed by an interview in which Trump blasted Prime Minister Theresa May, blamed London’s mayor for terror … Continue reading BLENHEIM PALACE, England | Trump dishes up fresh dose of chaos aimed at May, Londoners

BRUSSELS | Trump’s claim that NATO will boost defense spending disputed

BRUSSELS — President Donald Trump closed out his chaotic two-day visit to NATO Thursday by declaring victory, claiming that member nations caved to his demands to significantly increase defense spending and reaffirming his commitment to the alliance. But there were no immediate specifics on what Trump said he had achieved, and French President Emmanuel Macron … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Trump’s claim that NATO will boost defense spending disputed