Keyword: United States
Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections largely caught political experts, commentators, opinion poll agencies and the media by surprise. But, argues Mediapart editor François Bonnet in this op-ed article, Trump’s accession to the White House is a "political 9/11" and the most spectacular manifestation of a worldwide cycle that has seen the inexorable rise of strongman leaders, warmongering, nationalism and xenophobia, together with the arrival of extremists at the heart of the ideological landscape.
The perceived threat of the 'Anglo-Saxon model' is the upcome of distinct communities based on ethnic identity, while France, said PM Manuel Valls, 'does not see itself as a juxtaposition of communities, each with their autonomous path'.
Paris says it will appeal to EU Commission in September for an end to negotiations for the TTIP free trade agreement with the United States.
The French government was initially enthusiastic about the free trade agreement being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. However in recent months Paris, and in particular overseas trade minister Matthias Fekl, has taken a tougher line on the so-called TAFTA deal. Talks on the agreement resume in New York on Monday April 25th, while the day before President Barack Obama will raise the issue with German chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. But as Ludovic Lamant reports, the chances of a deal being struck before the end of Obama's term of office look increasingly remote.
Trade minister said option to end negotiations on proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was 'still on the table'.
Paris worries its allies, including Germany, may not have the will to confront the militant threat head on, says The Wall Street Journal.
French are setting the record straight after Jeb Bush in Republican campaign TV debate used term ‘French work week’ to denote a slacker.
Blatter claims that French government under President Nicolas Sarkozy helped turn the vote in favour of Qatar.
Officials from Malaysia, China, Australia and France hold meeting in Paris to discuss progress of investigation into missing plane.
The New Yorker considers the reasoning behind the move by Nicolas Sarkozy's right-wing party to brand itself Les Républicains.
Two US experts argue France is only big NATO power in Europe with military capability and political will to tackle threats to Atlantic Alliance.
American Holocaust survivors who were deported to death camps by French state rail firm SNCF will get compensation from €49m fund.
The thriller starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman has already been seen by more than 52 million people around the world.
Muslim convert David Drugeon, 24, was a bomb-maker said to be working with al-Qaeda veterans accused of plotting attacks on the West.
US defence officials say they will ask for cost of helping France fight insurgents in Sahel region of Africa to be 'reimbursed'.