‘A real crisis of democracy’: France enters a political deadlock | Emmanuel Macron News

Paris, France – In France, legislative elections are an opportunity for voters to give the president a strong majority in the country’s parliamentary body, the National Assembly, and thus a powerful political mandate. But two months after President Emmanuel Macron was re-elected against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, the French did not turn out in … Read more

France reshaped: Election emboldens Le Pen, undercuts Macron

PARIS (AP) – France faced an ecstatic Marine Le Pen on Monday after her party’s far-right candidates sent shockwaves through the political establishment and helped deny President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist alliance a majority in parliament. The surprising breakthrough for the far right – alongside a surge in support for hard-left candidates – undercuts Macron’s leadership, … Read more

Russia declares gas war on EU – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing hardball with the European Union – cutting off gas deliveries to some of Russia’s best customers in a howl of rage at the sanctions imposed after invading Ukraine. It’s putting enormous political pressure on governments, threatens to leave Europeans freezing if this … Read more

Russia declares gas war on EU – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing hardball with the European Union – cutting off gas deliveries to some of Russia’s best customers in a howl of rage at the sanctions imposed after invading Ukraine. It’s putting enormous political pressure on governments, threatens to leave Europeans freezing if this … Read more

Russia puts the gas squeeze on France and Italy – POLITICO

Russia’s Gazprom has cut gas deliveries to France and Italy, just days after their leaders were in Kyiv to formally back Ukraine’s bid to join the EU. That’s raising alarm that a slowdown in deliveries could derail EU efforts to build up supplies ahead of next winter and protect the bloc from Russian energy blackmail. … Read more

Russia again cuts natural gas exports to European countries

PRAGUE (AP) – Russia reduced natural gas to Europe again Friday, including cutting flows by half to Italy and Slovakia and completely to France, as countries have worked to ease their dependence on Russian supplies amid the war in Ukraine. It marks the third day of significant reductions to the fuel that powers industry and … Read more

Russia puts the gas squeeze on France and Italy – POLITICO

Russia’s Gazprom has cut gas deliveries to France and Italy, just days after their leaders were in Kyiv to formally back Ukraine’s bid to join the EU. That’s raising alarm that a slowdown in deliveries could derail EU efforts to build up supplies ahead of next winter and protect the bloc from Russian energy blackmail. … Read more

Meteorite that landed on Earth 200 years ago upends previous theories of how Mars formed

A meteorite that hit Earth more than 200 years ago could fundamentally change our understanding of how Mars was formed. Most of what we know about the Red Planet’s interior comes from three space rocks that landed on our planet after being blasted off Mars by impacts. They include the Chassingy meteorite, which came down … Read more

Queen, 96, reaches extraordinary milestone as she becomes world’s SECOND longest-serving monarch

The Queen has reached an incredible new milestone after becoming the world’s second longest reigning monarch. Her Majesty, 96, will take over Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who reigned for 70 years and 126 days between 1946 and 2016, from today. Earlier this month, the Queen surpassed John II of Liechtenstein, who reigned for 70 years … Read more

Joy, sadness intertwine at Normandy’s D-Day commemorations

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) – Joy and sadness in acute doses poured out Monday on the beaches of Normandy. As several dozen D-Day veterans – now all in their 90s – set foot on the sands that claimed so many colleagues, they are thankful for the gratitude and friendliness of the French toward those who landed … Read more