France Was Officially Colorblind—Until Now
The country is upending its national identity by finally starting to acknowledge race.
U.S. Tussles With France, U.N. Over Counterterrorism Efforts in West Africa
The Trump administration seeks to put an American in charge of the U.N. mission in Mali.
Are the Germans Edging Closer to True Fiscal Union?
In a striking reversal, Merkel joins with France in recommending a euro fund that could be a timid first step toward greater integration.
Russia Isn’t the Only One Getting Its Hands Dirty in Libya
The United Arab Emirates, backed by France, is helping to fuel continued bloodshed in the North African country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Age of the Airship May Be Dawning Again
Dirigibles ruled the skies once. Can they make a comeback?
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. 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.
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.