Emmanuel Macron

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

BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Macron denies Trump claims on defense spending

BRUSSELS — The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local): 1:20 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has denied President Donald Trump’s claim that NATO allies have agreed to boost defense spending beyond 2 percent of gross domestic product. Macron said: There is a communique that was published yesterday. It’s very detailed.” He … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Macron denies Trump claims on defense spending

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Trump, Polish president discuss military ties

BRUSSELS — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s trip to Europe (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda and President Donald Trump have spoken on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Brussels about strengthening military cooperation. The talk Wednesday comes as Poland is lobbying to have thousands of American troops permanently stationed … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Trump, Polish president discuss military ties