Ontario Premier Doug Ford leaves a meeting with federal and municipal officials on the Toronto mass shooting.
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If Ontario's NDP and Liberals want to undermine Doug Ford's agenda, they'll need to learn from other centrist and left-wing politicians who have successfully challenged right-wing populism.
Trump and Merkel: Friends, foes or frenemies?
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The president, who called the European Union a 'foe' following a series of meetings in Europe, may not realize just how much Americans have gained from their relationship with Europe.
EU leaders ended their June summit in unanimous agreement, but implementing their conclusions on the ground will be much harder.
French President Emmanuel Macron scolded a teenager for calling him by his nickname, ‘Manu’.
Could an Aussie high schooler say to our prime minister, "How’s it goin’, Mal?", and get away with it? Probably.
The French National Assembly, which is debating a law that would allow “fake news” to be banned in the pre-election period.
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France’s parliament is debating a law that would allow “fake news” to be censored. While the outcome is uncertain, the precedent is dangerous.
Malian migrant Mamoudou Gassama met French president Emmanuel Macron on May 22, 2018. He was officially given French citizenship soon after.
What is a hero? If President Macron really likes heroes, shouldn’t he revise his idea of what he calls “economic migrants”?
Trump against the world?
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International trade policy requires three traits to be successful and lead to mutual prosperity. Trump's is missing all three, as he showed at the G-7 summit.
Trump answers questions before departing the White House on his way to the G7 in Quebec.
A political scientist and economist explores the causes and consequences of Trump's scattershot trade policy.
Seven world leaders with axes to grind are preparing to sit round one table. Sparks will fly.
Man the lifeboats!
Miriam Doerr Martin Fromherz
The new coalition's spending plans will ramp up Italy's annual budget by over €100 billion a year.
With heroism, comes citizenship.
Citizenship is increasingly becoming something that must be 'earned', but this undermines basic rights.
The 50th anniversary of major student unrest was perhaps not the ideal moment to propose controversial higher education reforms.
French President Emmanuel Macro arrives at the Tallinn Digital Summit, September 28, 2017.
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Since his election, Emmanuel Macron has emerged as a man of the "liquid" society, where finance, labour, politics and people shift and flow. What matters is change, not the direction one is taking.
Malcolm Turnbull would do well to take his lead from Emmanuel Macron on climate change.
An uncertain world and a possible free trade agreement are among the reasons the French president's visit is an important one.
Finding the optimal route to benefiting from AI is like navigating a maze for most governments.
Most businesses are only just starting to figure out how to put artificial intelligence to work. But governments are also increasing their focus on this prediction enabling technology.
Macron visits a migrant centre in Croisilles, northern France, in January.
France’s new immigration bill exposes the flaw in fixating on numbers rather than people's lives.
Macron and Trump, seen here meeting in September 2017, have reportedly developed a good working relationship despite their many ideological differences.
Trump is rolling out the red carpet for Macron's visit to Washington. But the French president has some tough talks ahead, as the two leaders discuss thorny issues like trade and the Iran deal.
The absolute best at international intervention, believe him. So, so good at intervening.
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Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May all have something to prove at home by bombing Syria.
Emmanuel Macron is driving through his neoliberal agenda by relying on French police forces renowned for their violence against ethnic minority citizens, protestors and migrants.
Marine One arrives in the Alps.
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The Conversation scholars analyze a few of the key themes and speeches that punctuated the three-day gathering of global elites in the Alps.