PARIS -- U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment is hard to explain to the French. They never understood why lying about consensual inter-office adultery was grounds for impeaching former President Bill Clinton. The French find sex interesting but professionally irrelevant, and lying about it when asked is considered perfectly normal, since ...Read more
PARIS -- After the U.S. military's assassination of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Iraq earlier this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the rounds on TV news shows. The perma-smirk on his face seemed oddly out of place considering that perhaps the only thing preventing the outbreak of a bloody war was Iranian restraint in its ...Read more
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Russian President Vladimir Putin called U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to thank him for America's help in saving Russian lives. And it's not the first time.
In both instances, two years apart, U.S. intelligence services provided their Russian counterparts with information that thwarted holiday terror plots ...Read more
MOSCOW -- In April 2018, President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to launch missile strikes against Syria. The president's son Eric told London's Daily Telegraph that the decision was influenced by Trump's daughter Ivanka, who was "heartbroken and outraged" by images of what appeared to be women and children suffering from a ...Read more
MOSCOW -- Images of U.S President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, have been prominently featured in Russian media lately after Giuliani's latest trip to Ukraine.
In Moscow, Trump's impeachment inquiry is viewed as the result of U.S. politicians on both sides of the aisle willingly wading into the mud bath of Ukrainian ...Read more
PARIS -- As France headed into a second week of mass transit paralysis due to a nationwide public-sector strike over proposed pension reforms, tensions ramped up among Parisian commuters, and protesters braced for more flying tear gas canisters as they prepared for another day clashing with riot police in the streets of Paris. Amid all of this ...Read more
PARIS -- French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's Grande Armée finally met its match when it encountered frigid winter weather in Russia. Perhaps cold weather could work in France's favor this time, as French public-sector workers have announced a massive general strike for this week just as temperatures are expected to plummet to near zero degrees ...Read more
PARIS -- The facts emerging in the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump paint clear picture of a president who used unofficial cutouts and official diplomatic envoys to pressure the leadership of a foreign country to announce the investigation of a political rival in exchange for unlocking foreign aid. It looks a lot like the solicitation of...Read more
PARIS -- Many of the people who voted Donald Trump into the Oval Office did so because they wanted a businessman's approach to Washington splurging. Voters were sick of bottomless spending for which they saw little in return. But there's a difference between the executive decisions that a CEO makes for the greater good of the company and its ...Read more
PARIS -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Germany last week for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which marked the end of communism in Europe. And yet, we're still awaiting the capitalist dream.
We still haven't seen what real capitalism -- a truly free market with limited government control -- can do for the ...Read more
PARIS -- One of the more remarkable things about the Trump presidency is the number of self-serving clingers that it attracts. The president addressed the issue earlier this week when referring to a lobbyist who has leveraged claims of close ties to the Trump White House to attract clients.
"Many people say they know me, claiming to be 'best ...Read more