Macron Calls for a Stronger, Greener Europe: a ‘Renaissance’

In a wide-ranging call for a “European renaissance,” French President Emmanuel Macron says Europe must take control of its future by spending more on its own defense and technologies, tightening its borders, standing up to the world’s superpowers on trade while also fighting climate change and protecting European jobs.

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France Fears More Riots; Museums, Eiffel Tower to Close

Authorities across France braced Thursday for the possibility of more riots and violence at anti-government protests this weekend, holding emergency meetings and deploying tens of thousands of police and security forces. Museums, theaters and shops in Paris announced they would close Saturday as a precaution — including the city’s famed Eiffel Tower.

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