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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.-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.