Europe

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Macron’s COVID war goes from bad to worse

November 25, 2020 9:18 am

Until a few days ago, at garden centers across France, unsold Christmas trees piled up because it was illegal to sell them

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Pakistan’s fight with Macron has taken a humiliating turn

November 24, 2020 9:46 am

Imran Khan’s government has made a string of embarrassing foreign policy blunders in its dealings with France

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What we don’t yet know about the Oxford vaccine

November 23, 2020 1:43 pm

If one vaccine provides immunity lasting months and another years, the relative costs of each could shift dramatically

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Do some people have hidden immunity against COVID?

November 20, 2020 5:29 pm

Over 50 million cases of COVID-19 have now been recorded globally — and yet only a handful of cases of reinfection have been documented

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The EU’s muddled approach to encryption

November 19, 2020 6:46 pm

Encryption uses calculations which are easy to perform one-way round but almost impossible to reverse

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The march of the fascist mushrooms

November 19, 2020 9:07 am

The more absurd woke overreach becomes, the bigger the kickback at the polls

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The EU’s east-west divide spells trouble for Brussels

November 18, 2020 4:18 pm

The countries of central and eastern Europe cannot accept a federalizing and ‘progressive’ EU

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What is the Great Reset?

November 17, 2020 12:14 pm

It’s not everything it’s cracked up to be

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Sweden’s rule of eight marks a change in strategy

November 17, 2020 9:36 am

There never was a Swedish free-for-all: people worked from home, avoided public transport and hunkered down

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Is Macron following in the footsteps of de Gaulle?

November 15, 2020 12:21 pm

Certainly the General had no easy ride as French leader

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Brexit Britain will be the winner in the EU’s war on Joe Biden

November 15, 2020 11:47 am

His relationship with an aggressive, protectionist, anti-American EU will sour very quickly

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The West has left Armenia to fend for itself

November 12, 2020 10:43 am

After three decades of low-level war, and six weeks of shelling, the chances of multicultural harmony are remote

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Macron is preparing for intellectual battle against Islamism

November 12, 2020 10:35 am

‘I want France to become a country where we can teach the thought of Averroes and Ibn Khaldun’

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Macron alone: where are France’s allies in the fight against Islamism?

November 12, 2020 8:24 am

In the best traditions of the Republic, Macron stressed the non-negotiability of French secularism

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The ghastly ‘race’ to call the President-elect

November 11, 2020 5:07 am

It is exhausting and infantile and on a certain level demeaning too

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Boris gets Biden’s first European call

November 10, 2020 2:31 pm

The pair’s relationship has gotten off to a promising start

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In praise of Big Pharma

November 10, 2020 10:17 am

With a safe effective vaccine, a world that has been plunged into chaos can start getting back to normal

ireland

Joe Biden and the weaponization of Ireland

November 10, 2020 8:42 am

The President-elect’s Irish games could seriously harm Anglo-Irish relations

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Europe’s cowardly response to terror

November 7, 2020 2:02 pm

It says much about the endemic moral cowardice of Europe that Emmanuel Macron is being hailed as the savior of…

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Emmanuel Macron’s Trumpian transformation

November 7, 2020 12:41 pm

The French president’s retreat into the Trumpian promotion of the nation state continues unabated

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Berlin is banking on Biden

November 6, 2020 12:48 pm

Chancellor Merkel and her German officials have been put off by Trump’s erratic behavior

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Britain may benefit from a Biden presidency

November 6, 2020 12:37 pm

Biden fiercely opposed Brexit and those around him, like many on the American left, look to London and see a mini-Trump

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Europe’s cities are becoming a refuge for Islamist extremists

November 6, 2020 12:23 pm

That same, inseparable liberty to offend is also what allows European Muslims to thrive as citizens and believers

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The best response to Islamism is Christianity

November 5, 2020 2:18 pm

Christian freedom of conscience results in the value of free speech; to say what is in our minds and hearts

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France vs Islamism: how does Macron hope to prosecute his war?

November 5, 2020 2:06 pm

With the Revolution, France replaced worship of God with its own holy trinity: liberté, egalité and fraternité