With his popularity ratings in freefall, French President Emmanuel Macron is counting on a rebound in family purchasing power to keep voters from turning against his reforms. Macron’s government has lined up several tax cuts taking effect in the coming months that should boost the closely tracked measure of disposableContinue Reading

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Monday during a one-day visit to the country to discuss migration and the situation in neighboring Libya. Algeria’s official APS news agency reported the meeting happened in the presence Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia and other government members. The discussionsContinue Reading

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin say they have reached an agreement that averts a looming military offensive on the Syrian rebel-held Idlib enclave. “We will prevent a humanitarian tragedy which could happen as a result of military action,” Erdogan said after Monday’s talks atContinue Reading

President Donald Trump on Monday reaffirmed Washington’s support for a business summit that aims to boost connectivity in Eastern Europe and improve ties between the region and the U.S. and European Union. But the West is not the only major player in the region. Shortly before European Commission President Jean-ClaudeContinue Reading