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Latest update : 2018-06-19

Ten days to save Merkel? German leader under pressure over border policy

It's a sit-down in a castle north of Berlin that was supposed to finally get eurozone reform on track, but the migrant crisis again stole the show. Angela Merkel and her cabinet hosted Emmanuel Macron's team as she fends off fresh challenges from Donald Trump and her own interior minister. Where does it all leave Macron's lofty call for more Europe? Can they strike a bargain and sell it to their respective constituents?

Produced by Charles WENTE, Alessandro XENOS, Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By François PICARD

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Roland TICHY

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Leopold TRAUGOTT

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2018-07-17 François PICARD

Collusion? Backlash after Trump praises Putin in Helsinki

Is it collusion? Donald Trump returns home to a political storm after his summit in Helsinki with Vladimir Putin. What to make of his praise for the Russian president and his...

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2018-07-12 François PICARD

More than a game: France face Croatia in World Cup final

Exactly 20 years ago today, host nation France won its only World Cup, prompting mass celebrations to the tune of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive". A nation embraced the...

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2018-07-11 François PICARD

With allies like these... Trump guns for Germany at NATO Summit

Will meeting Putin really be the easy part? That quip by Donald Trump raised the curtain on a European tour that began in Brussels with a NATO summit where the Atlantic...

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2018-07-10 François PICARD

France vs Belgium: Neighbours meet in open-ended World Cup semi-final

Les Bleus versus the Red Devils. The heavyweights square off in Saint Petersburg in the first World Cup semi-final. It’s a chance for us to talk sports as well as a bit of...

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2018-07-09 François PICARD

Cabinet crisis: Johnson, Davis resign over PM's Brexit plan

David Davis out. Boris Johnson out. Did Theresa May clear the air or is the UK prime minister circling the wagons? The resignation of her foreign and Brexit ministers follows...

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