Observations of an Expat: Macronian Clouds on the Horizon

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Tom Arms

All Hail Macron! All Hail Macron! The new French President is the latest international political darling, man of the hour and flavour of—well at least a month.

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Merkel and Macron agree to draw up roadmap to deeper EU integration

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Paul Carrel and Michel Rose

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on Monday to draw up a roadmap to deeper European Union integration and opened the door to changing the bloc’s treaties to facilitate ambitious reform.

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Macron wins French Election but is that good or bad news for British Brexiteers?

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Hazel Speed

Mr Macron has had a decisive victory in winning the French election. Marine Le Pen has also reminded everyone that she remains the official opposition Party.

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Merkel’s conservatives win Saarland vote in boost for national campaign

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Paul Carrel and Hakan Erdem

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives won a regional election in the western state of Saarland on Sunday, dealing a setback to their Social Democrat rivals and boosting her prospects of winning a fourth term in September’s national election.

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Observations of an Expat: Brexit Goes Nuclear

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Tom Arms

The EU is worried about losing their American nuclear umbrella. The UK is worried about losing their European market and their seat at the European top table. Britain has nuclear weapons. The EU has markets. Is there a fit?

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The Alleged Leaked Intelligence: A Classic Russian Playbook Move

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Cynthia M. Lardner

“The FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. And that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts,” testified FBI Director James Comey before the House Intelligence Committee (HIC) hearing held on Monday.

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