Untested, undefinable Macron nears pinnacle of French power

/ Apr 25, 2017

Untested, undefinable Macron nears pinnacle of French power

Emmanuel Macron is an improbable presidential front-runner — he’s relatively young, politically untested, has no party backing and quotes philosophers in campaign speeches. And he is leading a pro-Europe campaign at a time of deep euro-skepticism. Yet the tenacious 39-year-old with strong pro-business views ...

/ Apr 23, 2017

EU seeks uniform approach to taking down hate speech online

The European Union is considering legislative measures to harmonize how online platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google take down hate speech and incitement to violence, a draft document seen by Reuters shows. The proliferation of hate speech and fake news on social media has ...

EU has no 'Plan B' if French voters deliver upset

/ Apr 23, 2017

EU has no 'Plan B' if French voters deliver upset

The European Union has no special plan if the two anti-EU candidates reach the final round of France’s election on Sunday, diplomats said, leaving the bloc to brace itself and hope for a centrist victor. Even without a shock outcome, Brussels worries that neither ...

British parliament backs May's plan for June 8 snap election

/ Apr 19, 2017

British parliament backs May's plan for June 8 snap election

Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament’s backing for an early election on Wednesday, a vote she said would strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union and help heal divisions in Britain. May surprised allies and opponents on Tuesday when she announced ...