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Christine Lagard, the president of the European Central Bank, speaks in Frankfurt, Germany, on March 12.

Europe’s Central Bank, in About-Face, Swoops in to Save a Virus-Afflicted Continent

Only a week after implying she didn’t care about shielding more debt-troubled economies, the ECB's Lagarde reveals a 750 billion-euro fix. But the bitter trade war with U.S. resumes.

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Coronavirus in the Corridors of Power

Which politicians and senior officials have the coronavirus?

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

Trump’s Big Turnaround: Cash Payments Instead of a Payroll Tax Cut

Parsing the latest economic fixes to the economic devastation being caused by the coronavirus.

Wall Street and other markets plunged again

Another Big Market Collapse Heightens Fears of Global Recession

Fed fails to avert panic over coronavirus impact with no concrete U.S. fiscal stimulus in the offing and little government handle on the outbreak.

U.S. President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President Emmanuel Macron

The Coronavirus Pandemic Tells a Tale of 3 Leaders

Over 24 hours, Trump, Macron, and Merkel each addressed their nations—and revealed their very different understandings of the world.

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The Age of the Airship May Be Dawning Again

Dirigibles ruled the skies once. Can they make a comeback?

French President Emmanuel Macron meets police officers during a visit to Mulhouse, in eastern France, on Feb. 18.

Emmanuel Macron’s War on Islamism Is Europe’s Future

The French president’s recent speech is a sign that moderate leaders are waking up to the threat posed by political Islam.

U.S. soldiers in Senegal

U.S. Officials Worry Looming Military Cuts in Africa Are ‘About Politics’

Pentagon eyes reducing its footprint in the region as terrorist groups expand in the Sahel.

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Europe Is the New Front in Trump’s Trade War

Savoring his partial China deal and passage of the new NAFTA, the U.S. president turns his sights on America’s closest allies. But he may have less success there.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath laying ceremony on the 75th anniversary of the Leningrad siege near St. Petersburg on Jan. 18.

Vladimir Putin Wants to Rewrite the History of World War II

The Russian president’s amateur history lessons are outraging neighboring countries. While he is right to criticize a recent EU Parliament resolution, his historical revisionism doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.

Prisoners walk through an atrium at HMP Pentonville in London on May 19, 2003.

Radical Islamists Are Still a Threat Behind Bars

The rise of prison emirs and radicalization among incarcerated extremists means that governments must be as vigilant with prisoners as they are with fundamentalists on the street.

Protesters chant and sing songs against French President Emmanuel Macron

A Besieged Macron Doubles Down on de Gaulle

To distract from runaway protests, the French president is making a show of independence on the world stage.

French President Emmanuel Macron walks during a "Prise d'armes" military ceremony at the Invalides in Paris, on November 26, 2018.

Emmanuel Macron’s New Strategy Is Disruption

The French president is intentionally trying to change NATO and the EU—and the sooner the rest of Europe realizes it’s for their own good, the better.

German Green party co-leader Robert Habeck is shown as he tours the venue prior to a two-day party congress in Bielefeld, western Germany on Nov. 14.

How to Say Emmanuel Macron in German

Robert Habeck established himself outside major parties, has sweeping plans for Europe’s future—and is getting ever closer to taking power in Berlin.

U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron meet on the sidelines of the NATO summit in London on Dec. 3.

U.S.-Europe Trade War Reerupts in London

As bad as tensions over NATO are, things could get even uglier over France’s new digital services tax.

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