Tag: Macron, Emmanuel (1977- )

Transit Strike Slows Paris to a Crawl, in a Warning to Macron

PARIS — Parisians thronged the sidewalks, took to bikes and scooters or canceled their morning commutes altogether Friday, faced with the biggest public transportation strike in nearly 13 years — a warning shot at President Emmanuel Macron’s government over its ambitious pension overhaul plan. Ten out of 14 metro lines were shut, iron gates were […]

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France Dangles $15 Billion Bailout for Iran in Effort to Save Nuclear Deal

A senior Iranian delegation arrived in Paris on Monday to work out the details of a financial bailout package that France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, intends to use to compensate Iran for oil sales lost to American sanctions. In return for the money, Iran would agree to return to compliance with a 2015 nuclear accord. Iranian […]

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Who Owns the Amazon?

News Update: Brazil rejected the $22 million in Amazon aid pledged at the G7. At the Group of 7 summit, aides to President Trump complained that the French president, Emmanuel Macron, was focusing the summit not on the global economy but on “niche issues” — among them climate change. At the same time, fires continued […]

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Brazil Says It Will Reject $22 Million in Amazon Aid Pledged at G7

RIO DE JANEIRO — Hours after leaders of some of the world’s wealthiest countries pledged more than $22 million to help combat fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil’s government angrily rejected the offer, in effect telling the other nations to mind their own business. President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil expressed his ire in a […]

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Iran’s Rouhani Says No Talks With Trump Until Sanctions Are Lifted

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said on Tuesday that he would not sit down for a meeting with President Trump until Washington had lifted all of its economic sanctions against Iran. His comment came a day after President Emmanuel Macron of France said he would try to arrange a meeting between Mr. Trump and Mr. […]

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Group of 7, Minus Trump

One of the few concrete pledges to come out of the Group of 7 summit in Biarritz, on France’s Atlantic coast, was an aid package of $20 million for Brazil and its neighbors in the Amazon basin to fight fires raging through the rainforest. The sum was a trifle, given the scale of the fires […]

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As Trump Swerves on Trade War, It’s Whiplash for the Rest of the World

BIARRITZ, France — Remember when President Xi Jinping of China was the “enemy”? That was so Friday. As of Monday, according to President Trump, Mr. Xi was “a great leader” and a “brilliant man.” What about that edict by Mr. Trump, who “hereby ordered” American companies to leave China? Three days later, he was positive […]

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At G7 Summit, Trump Pivots Again on Trade War, Saying China Wants a Deal

BIARRITZ, France — President Trump shifted tone on his trade war with China yet again on Monday, expressing confidence that the two sides can reach a deal and calling President Xi Jinping a “great leader” three days after branding him an “enemy.” As he completed an international summit meeting, Mr. Trump told reporters that Chinese […]

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Iranian Official Makes Surprise Appearance on Sidelines of G7 Summit

BIARRITZ, France — He was not on the original invitation list, but when a plane landed in Biarritz on Sunday bringing Iran’s foreign minister to the city hosting President Trump and other world leaders, it got everyone’s attention. The surprise guest, Mohammad Javad Zarif, flew to the resort town in southern France on a last-minute […]

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At G7 Summit, Trump Meets Allies Who Remain Wary of Him

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePresident Trump and President Emmanuel Macron of France at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France.CreditErin Schaff/The New York Times Trump has backed away from his latest threat in the trade war with China. President Trump backed off a threat to escalate his trade war with China, admitting to “second […]

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Trump Raves Over Macron at G7, While Aides Slam France

BIARRITZ, France — Lunching on a patio overlooking the Bay of Biscay at the Hôtel du Palais on Saturday, President Trump gushed over Emmanuel Macron, the French president and the host of the weekend’s annual Group of 7 meeting, held this year in the quaint beach town of Biarritz in the south of France. But […]

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As the Amazon Burns, Europe Leads the Charge on Climate

PARIS — As the Amazon burned and the world faced an ecological disaster, President Emmanuel Macron of France bluntly criticized Brazil’s leader this week and threatened to kill a major trade deal between Europe and Brazil. President Trump, on the other hand, posted a Tweet only Friday evening, saying that the United States was ready […]

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World Leaders’ G7 Expectations: A Nice Chat, Some Good Wine, No Unity With Trump

WASHINGTON — After they wooed him in Taormina, Italy, in 2017, President Trump snubbed world leaders by dropping out of the Paris climate accords. When they reached consensus in Charlevoix, Canada, a year later, Mr. Trump abruptly refused to sign their joint statement and escalated his trade war with personal insults. And as the NATO […]

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As Amazon Fires Spread, So Do the Misleading Photos

The jarring photographs of flames tearing through the Amazon have captivated attention around the world, but they may not always be what they seem. The fires have prompted global calls for a boycott of Brazil, whose far-right president has cut back on protection of wild lands, but many of the images widely shared online by […]

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Brazil Plans to Mobilize the Military to Fight Fires in the Amazon

RIO DE JANEIRO — Facing global scorn over environmental policies that have contributed to a rash of fires in the Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil said Friday that he was planning to send the military to contain the blazes. After being largely dismissive about the fires earlier in the week, and claiming without evidence […]

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Amazon Fires Prompt Alarm in Europe, and Anger at Brazil’s Government

LONDON — European leaders have reacted with growing fear and anger to the fires ravaging Brazil’s rain forest, calling it a worldwide crisis that is accelerating global warming — and one that Brazil’s leader appears unwilling to combat. President Emmanuel Macron of France went so far, on Friday, as to accuse President Jair Bolsonaro of […]

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Boris Johnson Needs Help From Trump, but Not Too Much

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, known for his bombast and outspokenness, begins his first foreign trip as leader on Wednesday walking a daunting diplomatic tightrope, ostensibly trying to pry Brexit concessions from stony-faced Europeans while keeping a wary eye on his domestic opponents with a general election possible in the fall. And […]

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Notre-Dame Construction Resumes in Paris, but Worries About Lead Remain

PARIS — Construction resumed at the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday, weeks after authorities had shut the site down over worries about lead contamination linked to the fire in April. The work restarted with stricter decontamination measures in place, but amid concerns that authorities still weren’t doing enough to contain the blaze’s toxic fallout. […]

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The Death and Birth of Europe’s Parties

PARIS — Political parties, Article 4 of the French Constitution states, “contribute to the expression of the vote. They are set up freely and carry out their activities accordingly. They must respect the principles of national sovereignty and of democracy.” Gen. Charles de Gaulle, who oversaw the drafting of the Constitution in 1958, did not […]

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In an Industrial Corner of France, 18,000 Jobs Are On Offer. Why Aren’t People Taking Them?

OYONNAX, France — Along a vast alpine plain, hundreds of factories are cranking out plastic perfume bottles, automobile parts and industrial tools. Trucks chug through mountains ferrying thousands of ready-made wares for export. On billboards and warehouses, “We’re hiring!” signs flutter in the breeze. Jobs are plentiful in Ain, a sprawling manufacturing region in eastern […]

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