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Trump to visit Ireland during D-Day trip to UK and Normandy

President Donald Trump will visit Ireland in two weeks as part of his state visit to the United Kingdom and events in England and France marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the White House announced Tuesday.
Tags: UK, England, France, White House, Cnn, Ireland, United Kingdom, Normandy, Donald Trump, Trump

Europe’s far-right leaders unite with a vow to ‘change history’

Matteo Salvini and Marine Le Pen are joining with allies to create what may be the third-largest bloc in the European parliamentItalian deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini led a rally of his European far-right allies in front of Milan’s Gothic cathedral on Saturday. He pledged to change history after this week’s EU elections by making the populist alliance one of the largest groupings in the European parliament.Flanked by France’s Marine Le Pen and leaders from nine other nationalist parties, S...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Milan, France, Eu, European Union, World news, Italy, The far right, Marine Le Pen, European elections, Le Pen, Piazza del Duomo, Matteo Salvini, GK Chesterton, Salvini

White House Abstains From Global ‘Christchurch Call’ Pledge to Stop Spread of Online Hate

The French and New Zealand governments drafted the agreement
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, Media, France, White House, Uncategorized, New Zealand, Onetime

World leaders, tech execs pledge to curb online violence

By Sylvie Corbet and Kelvin Chan, The Associated Press Facebook, Google, Twitter and other tech companies joined a dozen countries in a global pledge Wednesday to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks. World leaders led by French President Emmanuel Macron and tech executives gathered in Paris to compile a set of guidelines dubbed the “Christchurch Call,” named after the New Zealand city where 51 people were kill...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Europe, London, Instagram, France, White House, US, Sport, European Union, Whatsapp, Soccer, Paris, New Zealand, John Kerry, Christchurch

White House refuses to endorse the “Christchurch Call” to block extremist content online

The United States will not join other nations in endorsing the “Christchurch Call” — a global statement that commits governments and private companies to actions that would curb the distribution of violent and extremist content online. “While the United States is not currently in a position to join the endorsement, we continue to support the overall goals reflected in the Call. We will continue to engage governments, industry, and civil society to counter terrorist content on the Internet,” the ...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, France, White House, Tech, United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Christchurch, Poway Calif, Christchruch, Christchurch Call, France Australia Canada

White House Refuses to Support 'Christchurch Call' That Condemns Extremism Online, Releases Absolutely Bonkers Statement

The White House has declined to endorse a non-binding response condemning the spread of hate speech and terrorist radicalization on social media. The response, dubbed the “Christchurch Call,” was written in the wake of the terrorist attacks that killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand and livestreamed on…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, France, White House, Social Media, Terrorism, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Facebook Live, Emmanuel Macron, White Nationalism, Paris accord, President Trump

White House Says It Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Extremism

of New Zealand and President Emmanuel Macron of France were gathered in Paris to sign what they call the “Christchurch Call.”Citing free speech protections in the United States, the Trump administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which calls for the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content online.
Tags: Twitter, News, France, White House, Social Media, United States, Terrorism, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Macron, Computers and the Internet

White House Says It Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Violence

of New Zealand and President Emmanuel Macron of France were gathered in Paris to sign what they call the “Christchurch Call.”Citing free speech protections in the United States, the Trump administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which calls for the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content online.
Tags: Twitter, News, France, White House, Social Media, United States, Terrorism, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Macron, Computers and the Internet

Trump won't sign social media “Christchurch call to action” to fight online extremism

Donald Trump's administration refuses to sign an international commitment to fight extremism online, citing concerns with free speech. The “Christchurch call to action” was brokered between officials in France and New Zealand and executives from the world's largest social media companies. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron are behind the call to action, which is scheduled to be unveiled later today, Wednesday, in Paris. From Tony Romm and Drew Harwe...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Post, News, Washington, France, White House, United States, United Kingdom, Paris, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Christchurch, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Drew Harwell

Power and publicity trump protection in large marine protected areas

Nations have just one more year to reach the global marine conservation goal to protect 10 percent of the world’s oceans by 2020. Although 7 percent is already legally protected, many new declarations are massive, offshore areas. Some conservationists argue these offshore achievements fail to protect more critical coastal waters and may even be aggressive ocean-grabs by colonial powers. The goal to legally protect 10 percent of the ocean was ratified under the Convention of Biological Diversity...
Tags: Politics, England, Design, France, Environment, Features, Britain, New York Times, International court of justice, Honduras, Marine Conservation, Mauritius, Belize, Indian Ocean, Coral Reef, The Hague

Trump Buddies Like Viktor Orbán Are Sucking the Life Blood Out of European Democracy

Akos Stiller/Bloomberg/GettySIBIU, Romania—European leaders met last Thursday in this picturesque town that, as it happens, was once the capital of Transylvania. They were looking for ways to fight increasingly authoritarian leaders and parties in the European Union that are sucking the life blood out of democracy.In contrast, U.S. President Donald J. Trump embraced one of those leaders at the White House on Monday, praising Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, even as he has been censured by ...
Tags: Europe, News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, France, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Eu, European Union, Vienna, Hungary, Britain, Nigel Farage, Poland

The United States Constitution is Not Dysfunctional

For the symposium on Sanford Levinson and Jack M. Balkin, Democracy and Dysfunction (University of Chicago Press, 2019).Steven G. Calabresi May 12, 2019 Providence, Rhode Island Dear Jack and Sandy: Thank you enormously for inviting me to comment on your new book.  While I believe the U.S. constitutional system is badly in need of some reforms, I think the U.S. Constitution, as amended, is the best such document in any of the G-20 constitutional democracies today, and I think you bo...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Tibet, Supreme Court, Putin, Obama, Congress, Indonesia, Australia, Montana, North Korea, Mexico, France, Scotland

The worrying ideology that helps Trump’s new friendship with Brazil

As the conflict develops in Venezuela between the US-backed Juan Guaidó and the incumbent government of Nicolás Maduro, one staunch supporter of the United States position is Brazil. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has also expressed support for Trump’s wall project, and for moving embassies to Jerusalem. This new friendship between the United States and Brazil is one of the few foreign-policy achievements of the Trump administration, which has generally seemed better at losing old friends tha...
Tags: Europe, Books, Politics, Featured, Washington, France, White House, Russia, US, Jerusalem, Austria, Racism, United States, Italy, Brazil, Catholic Church

Europe hints at sanctions while urging Iran to rethink nuclear deal departure

Britain and other European allies suggested they could be forced to reapply sanctions if Iran follows through with its threat to withdraw from the nuclear deal in 60 days.  Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, urged the Iranian regime to think “long and hard” about breaching the deal’s terms and warned there would be “consequences” to that move. French defence minister Florence Parly said the question of sanctions "will be raised" if the nuclear deal is not respected, while Germany’s foreign mini...
Tags: Europe, London, News, France, China, Germany, Russia, US, America, Barack Obama, Iran, Britain, United States, Hassan Rouhani, Jeremy Hunt, Tehran

Iran threatens to restart nuclear weapon programme if world powers do not keep deal promises

Iran's president said Wednesday that it will begin keeping its excess uranium and heavy water from its nuclear program, setting a 60-day deadline for new terms to its nuclear deal with world powers before it will resume higher uranium enrichment. Hassan Rouhani's address to the nation came on the anniversary of US president Donald Trump's decision to withdraw America from the atomic accord. Mr Rouhani said Iran wanted to negotiate new terms with remaining partners in the deal, but ac...
Tags: London, News, France, White House, Germany, Russia, US, America, Iran, Ap, Britain, Theresa May, United Kingdom, Hassan Rouhani, Oman, Jeremy Hunt

Italian is loved but most Europeans favour own country's food, survey finds

What makes a good meal? Little divides the continent more than this questionSuch is Europe’s love affair with food that when European prime ministers and presidents come to make their big decisions at EU summits in Brussels, there is almost always a plate of something sumptuous in front of them.But should there be any doubt about the scale of the challenge facing the EU’s in-house chefs, a YouGov-Cambridge survey of attitudes in eight major European countries has confirmed that little divides th...
Tags: Food, Europe, Politics, France, Germany, Eu, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, Globalisation, Italy, British food and drink, Italian food and drink, Brussels, Brexit

Britons most positive in Europe on benefits of immigration

Findings contradict assumption UK is more hostile than European neighboursBritish people are more persuaded of the benefits of immigration than any other major European nation, according to a global survey, which has also found that almost half of Britons think immigrants are either positive or neutral for the country.The YouGov–Cambridge Globalism survey found that 28% of Britons believed the benefits of immigration outweighed the costs, compared with 24% in Germany, 21% in France and 19% in De...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Germany, European Union, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Foreign Policy, Denmark, Yougov, Brexit, Cambridge Globalism

Macron's right-hand woman: ‘He doesn't need another flatterer’

Sibeth Ndiaye is the plain-speaking communications guru who has been by the French president’s side since he was an ambitious minister. As she joins his cabinet, she talks about their political differences, les gilets jaunes, Brexit and racist attacksDuring his rise to power, Emmanuel Macron, France’s youngest modern leader, was often seen surrounded by a close-knit group of identikit white male advisers in suits, fellow graduates of elite political schools, soon nicknamed “the Mormons” for thei...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, Race, World news, Emmanuel Macron, French presidential election 2017

Biden Unbound, on Foreign Policy

I’ve been publishing a series of emails about Joe Biden and his candidacy. Here I want to share something different. It’s an window into his candidacy and potential presidency. Back in 2004 I was writing an article for The Atlantic about John Kerry’s foreign policy. I did a range of interviews for that piece and one of them was with then-Senator Biden, in his office one evening up on Capitol Hill. It was loose and unstructured. When you talk with Biden he’s thinking out loud, discussing ideas, n...
Tags: Europe, Post, New York, London, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Bali, Washington, Osama Bin Laden, North Korea, France, Saudi Arabia, White House, Germany, Berlin Wall

The Guardian view on Libya: this crisis is international | Editorial

Khalifa Haftar’s foreign backers have egged him on – and civilians are paying the priceThe warlord Khalifa Haftar, who controls eastern Libya, has never disguised his ambitions. Once one of Muammar Gaddafi’s generals, he returned from exile in the US when the dictator fell in 2011, attempted to launch a coup three years later, repeatedly declared his intention to take Tripoli and has said that his country may not be ready for democracy.So the professions of shock from his backers when he mounted...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, Saudi Arabia, Africa, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Foreign Policy, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Un

Trump’s State Visit To Britain Is Set For June

LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to Britain in June as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday. The palace said Trump and his wife, Melania, had accepted an invitation from the queen for a visit that will take place June 3-5. Though many other presidents have visited the monarch, only two — George W. Bush and Barack Obama — were honored with a state visit, which typically features royal pomp including a banquet with the queen at Buckingham ...
Tags: Europe, London, News, France, White House, Germany, Barack Obama, Ap, Britain, United States, Theresa May, Ronald Reagan, United Kingdom, Normandy, Buckingham Palace, Nazi

Donald Trump to make state visit to UK in June

Calls for protests after officials confirm US president will arrive on 3 June for three-day visitDonald Trump’s postponed state visit to the UK will go ahead in June, it has been confirmed, prompting renewed calls for protests against the trip.Buckingham Palace said the three-day trip would start on 3 June. The president would then travel to Normandy in France on 6 June to take part in the 75th anniversary commemorations of the D-day landings. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Protest, France, US, UK News, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Normandy, Monarchy, The Queen, Buckingham Palace, Donald Trump

Who invented modern democracy?

Did modern democracy start its long career in the North Atlantic? Was it invented by the Americans, the French and the British? The French Revolution certainly helped to inject modern meaning into a term previously chiefly associated with the ancient world, with ancient Greece and republican Rome. In the 1830s the French commentator Alexis de Tocqueville concluded from his trip to the United States that it was possible for a modern state to function as a democracy (in both a political and a soci...
Tags: Europe, Books, Politics, Featured, Greece, Democracy, France, Russia, Americas, Spain, History, World, Rome, Britain, United States, French Revolution

Mark Carney tells global banks they cannot ignore climate change dangers

Financial sector warned it risks losses from extreme weather and its stakes in polluting firmsThe global financial system faces an existential threat from climate change and must take urgent steps to reform, the governors of the Bank of England and France’s central bank have warned, writing in the Guardian.In an article published in the Guardian on Wednesday aimed at the international financial community, Mark Carney, the Bank’s governor, and Villeroy de Galhau, the governor of the Banque de Fra...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Climate Change, France, Environment, Bank Of England, Mark Carney, UK News, World news, Banking, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Economic policy, Global climate talks, Bank, Environmental Activism

Trump offers condolences, assistance to France's Macron after Notre-Dame fire: White House

President Donald Trump during a phone call on Tuesday expressed condolences to French President Emmanuel Macron over the Notre-Dame fire that devastated the Parisian landmark and offered U.S. assistance in rehabilitating the cathedral, the White House said. "Notre Dame will continue to serve as a symbol of France, including its freedom of religion and democracy," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
Tags: News, France, White House, Donald Trump, Notre Dame, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Sarah Sanders

Trump expresses Notre Dame 'condolences' to Macron: White House

President Donald Trump on Tuesday relayed Americans' "condolences" to French President Emmanuel Macron over the fire at Notre-Dame cathedral, the White House said. "We stand with France today and offer our assistance in the rehabilitation of this irreplaceable symbol of Western civilization. Vive la France!" Trump's spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
Tags: News, France, White House, Donald Trump, Notre Dame, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Sarah Sanders, Vive la France Trump

Trump news: President 'doesn't regret' tweeting 9/11 video about Ilhan Omar, as first 2020 Republican challenger emerges

President Trump has pledged his support to the people of France after the iconic Notre Dame cathedral suffered a devastating fire last night. On Twitter, the president noted it was “horrible” to watch the scenes from Paris, and suggested “flying water tankers could be used to put it out.” It was confirmed this morning that the fire had been entirely extinguished.The White House said it will offer France “assistance in the rehabilitation of this irreplaceable symbol of Western civilization.”“The ...
Tags: News, Minnesota, France, White House, Massachusetts, Cnn, United States, Paris, Notre Dame, Trump, Omar, Jake Tapper, Bill Weld, Weld, Mueller, Ilhan Omar

Nations Express Solidarity With France After Notre Dame Blaze

PARIS (AP) — Nations expressed solidarity with France after the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral and offered their support for the recovery. Monday’s fire collapsed the spire and burned through the roof of the 12th-century building, sparking an outpouring of grief and reminiscing of visits to the Parisian landmark. President Donald Trump called the cathedral “one of the great treasures of the world.” Pope Francis, Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Lithuanian...
Tags: New York, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, France, Russia, Fire, Barack Obama, European Union, Ap, Vienna, Paris, Pope Francis, Poland, Michelle Obama, Manhattan

World shares advance on back of rally in China shares

TOKYO (AP) — World shares advanced Tuesday, led by a rally in Chinese markets. Upbeat home price data from China and encouraging talk from the White House on trade negotiations with Beijing appeared to help lift sentiment. Germany’s DAX surged 0.6% to 12,096.93 while the CAC 40 in France gained 0.3% to 5,524.92. Britain’s FTSE […]
Tags: Business, News, France, White House, China, Germany, Ap, Beijing, Britain, Nation, Tokyo, Dax

Some Thoughts on Buttigieg Taking Off and Warren seeming to be Grounded

To me, the most surprising developments in the Democratic presidential race have been the rise of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and the failure of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign to catch hold.  According to betting sites, Buttigieg is a six to one favorite to win the nomination, and Warren a distant 25 to one.  There is a long way until the caucuses and primaries, but here are some guesses why Buttigieg has caught fire and a few thoughts why Warren’s flame has flickered. B...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, France, China, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Indiana, Afghanistan, Harvard, New Hampshire, Iowa, Bill Clinton, Netherlands, Warren

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