Tag: France

Europe Dispatch: What Is Europe? Freedom, Slavery, Austerity or Nothing at All

ImageEuropean countries’ flags flying in Strasbourg, France.CreditAndrew Testa for The New York Times In his front yard in Poland, Jaroslaw Kurski flies the European Union flag, blue with a circle of yellow stars, and he carries one during street protests against a nationalist government that has chipped away at his country’s young democracy. “The European […]

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Emmanuel Macron’s Grand Ambitions Are at Stake in European Elections

ABBEVILLE, France — For President Emmanuel Macron of France, it has been Europe or bust from the beginning. Since his election two years ago, he has fashioned himself as the leader of Europe, laying out a grand vision of deeper integration. He has tried to stoke passion in a skeptical populace with an open letter […]

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Automotive Politics: Saikawa Stays as Nissan’s CEO, Renault’s Next Move

<img data-attachment-id="1674038" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_522460459-e1557852082783.jpg" data-orig-size="925,627" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="nissan logo dirty" data-image-description=" By Anton Watman/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_522460459-e1557852082783-450×305.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_522460459-e1557852082783-610×413.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1674038″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_522460459-e1557852082783-610×413.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”413″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_522460459-e1557852082783-610×413.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_522460459-e1557852082783-75×51.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_522460459-e1557852082783-450×305.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_522460459-e1557852082783-768×521.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_522460459-e1557852082783-120×81.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_522460459-e1557852082783.jpg 925w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Nissan’s Hiroto Saikawa appears to be staying on as CEO, despite claiming late last year […]

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Versailles Party Video Makes Ghosn Look Like a 17th Century Monarch

<img data-attachment-id="1557833" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/130323_CEO_LEAF_Osaka_9789.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,1987" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4","credit":"Wieck","camera":"NIKON D7000","caption":"Insights into the CEO's life, from childhood to running one of the world\u0092s largest automotive groups","created_timestamp":"1364039881","copyright":"Copyright 2017","focal_length":"180","iso":"800","shutter_speed":"0.008","title":"What Drives Carlos Ghosn: Chapter 1","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Carlos Ghosn" data-image-description=" Image: Nissan ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/130323_CEO_LEAF_Osaka_9789-450×298.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/130323_CEO_LEAF_Osaka_9789-610×404.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1557833″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/130323_CEO_LEAF_Osaka_9789-610×404.jpg” alt=”Carlos Ghosn” width=”610″ height=”404″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/130323_CEO_LEAF_Osaka_9789-610×404.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/130323_CEO_LEAF_Osaka_9789-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/130323_CEO_LEAF_Osaka_9789-450×298.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/130323_CEO_LEAF_Osaka_9789-768×509.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/130323_CEO_LEAF_Osaka_9789-120×79.jpg 120w” […]

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A de Gaulle of Our Own

I wrote my Sunday column about a memoir, “My Father Left Me Ireland” by Michael Brendan Dougherty, and what his Irish story might offer to Americans thinking about a reinvention of our traditions, a synthesis beyond our current culture wars. Now, as a kind of sequel, I want to recommend a biography, Julian Jackson’s “De […]

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New Zealand Seeks Global Support for Tougher Measures on Online Violence

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand will attempt this week to use the terrorist attack that killed 51 Muslim worshipers in Christchurch mosques in March to demand that the biggest internet platforms do more to stamp out violent and extremist content. Ms. Ardern will be in France with President Emmanuel […]

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Two French Soldiers Killed in Raid that Frees Four Hostages in Burkina Faso

PARIS — A raid led by French armed forces rescued four hostages in northern Burkina Faso on Friday, the French government said in a statement. Two French soldiers died in the overnight raid. The hostages included two Frenchmen, an American and a South Korean. It was not clear who had abducted them or was holding […]

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QOTD: Graceful Nineties Aging From Places European?

<img data-attachment-id="1673262" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1.jpg" data-orig-size="960,679" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2000 Audi A8l W12" data-image-description=" Audi ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-450×318.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-610×431.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1673262 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-610×431.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”431″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-610×431.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-75×53.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-450×318.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-768×543.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-120×85.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1.jpg 960w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>In a QOTD post last week, we walked down Nineties memory lane. The topics of discussion were […]

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Macron Puts Germany on Trial

PARIS — Two days after he took office as France’s president, Emmanuel Macron flew to Berlin. It was May 16, 2017, and France and Germany needed a reset. Joined at the hip, the two nations cannot make Europe work if they don’t work together. Mr. Macron had been elected to transform France, and he was […]

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On a Coastline With 1,200 Dead Dolphins, Fishermen and Conservationists Clash

CreditCreditVideo by Elian Peltier LA ROCHELLE, France — At dawn on a recent Saturday, the crew of the fishing trawler L’Arlequin II pulled their cone-shaped net up from the Bay of Biscay, and found the usual catch crammed into the bottom: hundreds of bass. And the bodies of two dead dolphins. Such scenes have become […]

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What Do Europeans Really Want?

VIENNA — In less than a month, Europeans will cast their ballots to elect the next European Parliament. If you read the Continent’s major newspapers and listen to political leaders, you will come to believe that the European electorate is radically polarized and voters are prepared to make a fateful choice. The elections this month, we […]

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Britain’s Big Squeeze: Austerity-Battered U.K. ‘Retreating Behind a Nuclear Shield’

NARVA, Estonia — On NATO’s border with Russia, soldiers with Britain’s Yorkshire Regiment recently joined Estonians in a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Royal Navy’s critical intervention in the country’s battle for independence against the Bolsheviks. Schoolchildren clambered over a huge Challenger 2 battle tank, an AS-90 artillery gun and an armored personnel […]

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Carlos Ghosn Re-released From Japanese Jail

<img data-attachment-id="1671628" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_757306834.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="carlos ghosn cool guy driver" data-image-description=" Plamen Galabov/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_757306834-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_757306834-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1671628″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_757306834-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_757306834-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_757306834-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_757306834-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_757306834-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_757306834-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_757306834.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The embattled ex-patriarch of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has posted an additional $4.5 million in […]

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As Rents Rise, Artists Are Reviving the Idea of the Medieval Guild

Starting in the Middle Ages, when craft guilds were first conceived in Western Europe, artisans — from haberdashers to glassmakers — have organized themselves in skill-based communities to control production and quality, support apprenticeship and obtain local influence. Here, we highlight five collectives across the continent that are reviving that centuries-old structure of shared resources […]

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Notre-Dame, Ravaged by Fire, Faces a New Threat: Rain

PARIS — With rain expected in Paris later this week, workers at Notre-Dame cathedral on Tuesday scrambled to protect the building’s interior, scaling the walls with ropes to put in place giant tarpaulin coverings, the cathedral’s chief architect said. A catastrophic fire last week destroyed the cathedral’s attic and the lead roof, creating gaping holes […]

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Nissan-Renault Relationship Has Not Improved, Despite Assurances to the Contrary

<img data-attachment-id="1665312" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/renault-nissan-mitsubishi-buddies-e1555958488287.jpeg" data-orig-size="710,454" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="renault-nissan-mitsubishi buddies" data-image-description=" nissan ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/renault-nissan-mitsubishi-buddies-e1555958488287-450×288.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/renault-nissan-mitsubishi-buddies-e1555958488287-610×390.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1665312″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/renault-nissan-mitsubishi-buddies-e1555958488287-610×390.jpeg” alt width=”610″ height=”390″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/renault-nissan-mitsubishi-buddies-e1555958488287-610×390.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/renault-nissan-mitsubishi-buddies-e1555958488287-75×48.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/renault-nissan-mitsubishi-buddies-e1555958488287-450×288.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/renault-nissan-mitsubishi-buddies-e1555958488287-120×77.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/renault-nissan-mitsubishi-buddies-e1555958488287.jpeg 710w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> If Nissan and Renault were a living, breathing couple, they’d be the duo all of your other friends whisper about. […]

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The People’s Emergency

In France, the neon-yellow vests known as gilets jaunes are like proverbial opinions: Everyone has one, or at least every motorist does. In case of a breakdown, drivers are supposed to don these reflective garments and lay a high-visibility “warning triangle” (also provided in one’s kit de sécurité) on the road in front of their vehicles. When men and […]

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Barred From Rallying Near a Scorched Notre-Dame, ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters March On

At the end of a week in which Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris was ravaged by flames, sending waves of anguish rolling across France, “Yellow Vest” protesters on Saturday marched once again in the capital and in cities around the country, demanding that President Emmanuel Macron address the nation’s inequality. Though the number of protesters was […]

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