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Air France paralyzed by strikes [Lima Charlie News] [Photo by Le Parisien]
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Air France paralyzed by strikes

Another key sector in France has erupted into strikes, as Air France-KLM saw its stocks plummet. University students and French railway workers have been protesting throughout the spring, as new French President Emanuel Macron’s reform agenda is being met with resistance. Air France-KLM Group stocks saw… Keep Reading

Image The French in Syria - a long and tortured history [Lima Charlie News]
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The French in Syria – a long and tortured history

France has taken the position that it is a humanitarian force, eager to bomb Syria for using chemical weapons and to promote regime change. Yet something’s not quite right with this picture. General Patton once famously declared, “I would rather have a German division in… Keep Reading

Image Syria chemical attacks deepen tensions between U.S., Russia, France [Lima Charlie News]
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Syria chemical attacks deepen tensions between U.S., Russia, France

Eastern Ghouta, Syria – Rescue workers and doctors say that at least 29 people, including 15 children, were taken to a medical center with breathing problems after a suspected organophosphorus or chlorine gas attack on the towns of Hamoryah and Saqba last Wednesday. The airstrikes, shelling and… Keep Reading

Image: Slovenia and Croatia standoff over naval boundaries
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Slovenia and Croatia standoff over naval boundaries

Despite the strong admonition that countries should resolve border disputes before joining the European Union, Slovenia and Croatia failed to reach an agreement regarding the Bay of Piran before becoming a part of the EU. Tensions over the two countries’ boundaries have been on the… Keep Reading

Title Image: German Chancellor Angela Merkel Martin Schulz shaking hands before their TV debate in Berlin in September. Photo: Reuters
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Merkel releases outline for the formation of a governing coalition

On Friday, Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, was able to compose an agreeable 28-page policy outline for a potential parliamentary coalition. The document covers key issues such as taxes, the Eurozone, and migration. The breakthrough comes at a fortunate time for Merkel, whose party… Keep Reading

Image Turkey attempts to reset relations in Europe with meetings in France, Germany
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Turkey attempts to reset relations in Europe with meetings in France, Germany

This Friday and Saturday both Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu were in Europe, France and Germany respectively, attempting to improve strained relations with their European allies. Friday, Erdoğan met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. Nominally, the meeting was an… Keep Reading

Image Has there been a shift in Europe's balance of power? [John MACDOUGALL / AFP]
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Has there been a shift in Europe’s balance of power?

In 2017, several noteworthy elections occurred across Europe. Arguably, the two most significant were the French presidential and German federal elections. The results hold the potential to revive Europe’s drive towards greater integration by shifting the balance of influence within the European Union. In the… Keep Reading

Image UK backs Poland over European Union sanction (Reuters Photo)
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UK backs Poland over European Union sanction

Just hours after the EU began moving to sanction Poland, British Prime Minister Theresa May assured Poles that the U.K. supports them, and affirmed their right to amend their constitution. Mrs. May cemented her government’s support for Poland by signing a defense-intelligence cooperation treaty on… Keep Reading

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