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French Puzzle Over Macron as Their New President Gathers Up Power

French Puzzle Over Macron as Their New President Gathers Up Power

President Emmanuel Macron of France at a military ceremony at the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris on Friday. Mr. Macron has concentrated power since his election in May.
Marine Le Pen Is Charged in Inquiry Into Misuse of E.U. Funds

Marine Le Pen Is Charged in Inquiry Into Misuse of E.U. Funds

Marine Le Pen, the former presidential candidate in France, was charged with breach of trust over accusations that she put her chief of staff and her bodyguard on the European Union payroll at various
In Lofty Versailles Speech, Macron Tells the French to Prepare for Change

In Lofty Versailles Speech, Macron Tells the French to Prepare for Change

President Emmanuel Macron addressing a rare joint session of the French Parliament at Versailles on Monday. He gave a lofty outline of his five-year term, setting a tone but largely eschewing
‘You Are Ridiculous,’ E.U.’s Juncker Tells European Parliament

‘You Are Ridiculous,’ E.U.’s Juncker Tells European Parliament

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, before a debate at the European Parliament in May. Only about 30 of the 751 members of Parliament attended a meeting Tuesday morning.
Right-Tilting Poland Welcomes Trump as Europe Watches Warily

Right-Tilting Poland Welcomes Trump as Europe Watches Warily

Posters advertising President Trump’s planned speech at Krasinski Square in Warsaw.
How ‘Brexit’ Could End the European Parliament’s ‘Traveling Circus’

How ‘Brexit’ Could End the European Parliament’s ‘Traveling Circus’

The European Parliament in Brussels. Under proposals now circulating, the European Parliament would concentrate its work in Brussels and abandon the monthly chore of packing up the contents of
Theresa May Offers ‘Great Repeal Bill,’ and Opponents Promise ‘Hell’

Theresa May Offers ‘Great Repeal Bill,’ and Opponents Promise ‘Hell’

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and King Felipe XI of Spain on Thursday.
Ruling Threatens Hong Kong’s Independence From China

Ruling Threatens Hong Kong’s Independence From China

Nathan Law, center, at a rally last year after winning a seat on the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. He is one of the four lawmakers removed from office on Friday.
The Breakdown: Senator Who Made Headlines for Breast-Feeding Resigns. Also: Malcolm Turnbull’s Theatrical Security Announcement.

The Breakdown: Senator Who Made Headlines for Breast-Feeding Resigns. Also: Malcolm Turnbull’s Theatrical Security Announcement.

Senator Larissa Waters breast-feeding her daughter in May at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia.
Australian Senator Who Breast-Fed Daughter in Parliament Resigns

Australian Senator Who Breast-Fed Daughter in Parliament Resigns

Larissa Waters, a senator and deputy co-leader of the Australian Greens, announced her resignation in Brisbane, Australia, on Tuesday.
In Poland, an Assault on the Courts Provokes Outrage

In Poland, an Assault on the Courts Provokes Outrage

Protesters in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw on Tuesday urged the Polish president to reject a bill changing the judiciary system.
India Picks Ram Nath Kovind, of Caste Once Called ‘Untouchables,’ as President

India Picks Ram Nath Kovind, of Caste Once Called ‘Untouchables,’ as President

Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi last month. He was elected India’s 14th president on Thursday.
Poles Hope to Sway President From Curtailing Court’s Independence

Poles Hope to Sway President From Curtailing Court’s Independence

Lech Walesa, the former president of Poland, spoke to protesters near the Monument of Fallen Shipyard Workers in Gdansk on Saturday.
Poland’s President Vetoes 2 Proposed Laws Limiting Courts’ Independence

Poland’s President Vetoes 2 Proposed Laws Limiting Courts’ Independence

President Andrzej Duda of Poland in Warsaw on Monday.
E.U. Rebukes Poland Over Vetoed Bills, but Backs Off Harsher Threat

E.U. Rebukes Poland Over Vetoed Bills, but Backs Off Harsher Threat

People protested on Tuesday against the proposed judicial changes in Wroclaw, Poland.
Imran Khan, Strongest Contender to Lead Pakistan, Is No Shoo-In

Imran Khan, Strongest Contender to Lead Pakistan, Is No Shoo-In

Imran Khan, center, has been at the forefront of political opposition to Nawaz Sharif, the Pakistani prime minister who was ousted on Friday.
Jacinda Ardern Takes Over New Zealand Opposition as Election Looms

Jacinda Ardern Takes Over New Zealand Opposition as Election Looms

Jacinda Ardern, the new leader of the Labour Party in New Zealand, after her first news conference at Parliament in Wellington on Tuesday.
Zuma to Face No-Confidence Vote, This Time by Secret Ballot

Zuma to Face No-Confidence Vote, This Time by Secret Ballot

A protest against President Jacob Zuma of South Africa in Cape Town on Monday. He has come under increasing pressure over accusations of corruption in his administration, most recently with a series
Australian Leaders Plan Vote on Same-Sex Marriage, One Way or Another

Australian Leaders Plan Vote on Same-Sex Marriage, One Way or Another

A march in support of same-sex marriage in Sydney this week. Polls show that the majority of Australians believe same-sex marriage should be legalized.
Jacob Zuma Beats Back No-Confidence Vote in South Africa

Jacob Zuma Beats Back No-Confidence Vote in South Africa

Opposition members in Cape town marched to support a no-confidence motion against President Jacob Zuma of South Africa on Tuesday.