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June 23, 2017 12:34 PM We Didn’t Maltreat Ghanaian Deportees – US Ambassador

The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, has rejected suggestions that the 63 Ghanaians who were recently deported from the United States were brought back home under inhumane conditions. There are reports that the deportees were handcuffed and forced on board the plane to Ghana. But explaining the incident to the Foreign Affairs Committee 2

June 21, 2017 11:11 AM 2 Ministers Allied With Emmanuel Macron Resign in France

Mr. Bayrou and Ms. de Sarnez are cornerstones of the MoDem, or Democratic Movement, a centrist party led by Mr. Bayrou that aligned with Mr. Macron during the presidential campaign. Ms. Goulard was elected to the European Parliament with the MoDem in 2009 and 2014, but has recently distanced herself from the party. Mr. Macron’s party, the Republic on the Move, and the MoDem 4

June 20, 2017 7:44 AM Crisis sees air travel hub Qatar cut off from local routes

FLYING OVER THE PERSIAN GULF — Sitting on an airplane from Qatar trying to get home to Dubai, I could only watch frustrated as a scrolling map showed my flight pass overhead of my skyscraper-studded city and continue further east. It’s typically an hour flight between Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and Doha, the capital of Qatar, cities that are home to two of the world’s 2

June 19, 2017 5:41 PM A crushing blow in the French elections is the latest setback for Europe’s far right

It follows another brutal loss in the United Kingdom. Emmanuel Macron’s party won a large parliamentary majority in the French elections on Sunday, an expected yet historic victory for a party created just one year ago. But the election results aren’t just important for France; they also underscore the recent losses of far-right parties across Europe 1

June 19, 2017 1:19 PM Macron consolidates electoral victory

The party of France’s recently elected president won an absolute majority in its first general elections, with an agenda that included strong support for research. President Emmanuel Macron shakes hands at a Paris event dedicated to technology start-ups on 15 June. A wave of fresh faces — including that of Cédric Villani, the flamboyant French mathematician 3

June 19, 2017 10:39 AM Emmanuel Macron Built a Revolution on Hope. Now He Has to Face Reality

Emmanuel Macron sealed an astonishing victory in the French Presidential Election with a crushing defeat of his rivals in parliamentary elections on Sunday. His brand-new La République En Marche (the Republic on the Move) party won a gigantic majority in the National Assembly, leaving the country's two traditional political parties reeling in defeat 4

June 19, 2017 5:06 AM France’s Macron wins even greater power

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. You’ve heard this before, but we need to say it again: French President Emmanuel Macron pulled off something extraordinary in 2017. At the beginning of January 10

June 19, 2017 1:11 AM With parliament in the bag, France's Macron faces union test

French unions have lost many of their traditional allies in parliament after Sunday's parliamentary election result, but President Emmanuel Macron cannot afford to ride roughshod over them if he is to successfully push through his reform agenda. The size of his majority — already assured according to official figures and set to be over 350 seats in the 577 seat lower 3

June 14, 2017 10:29 PM Congressional ball game builds bipartisan friendship. Exhibit A: Steve Scalise and Cedric Richmond

One of the first lawmakers to try to visit Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) in the hospital Wednesday was Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, the fiery Democrat from a neighboring Louisiana district. Old friends from the Louisiana legislature, these two political polar opposites sometimes appear at local business events together around New Orleans, often turning to the annual 2

June 13, 2017 3:16 PM It’ll be tough for Corbyn to become Prime Minister without another election

By their own account, Labour had a great night on Thursday. They outperformed nearly every major pollster’s predictions to gain 30 seats across the country and crucially, denied the Tories the majority many thought was in the bag. Theresa May faces an extremely uncertain future. She spent yesterday trying to convince rank-and-file Tories to back her proposed 2