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News Analysis: How France’s ‘Yellow Vests’ Differ From Populist Movements Elsewhere

PARIS — Too little, too late: That was the reaction of the so-called Yellow Vest protesters to the French government’s sudden retreat this week on a gas tax increase. The Yellow Vests, who have thrown France into turmoil with violent [...]

News Analysis: Netanyahu’s Obsession With Image Could Be His Downfall

Mr. Netanyahu broke up his government rather than let that bill become law, he later asserted. But in forming a new, more staunchly right-wing, coalition after his 2015 re-election, he insisted that he be given control over the Communications [...]

News Analysis: U.S.-China Clash at Asian Summit Was Over More Than Words

BEIJING — The tensions were already high. At a major international gathering in Papua New Guinea over the weekend, the United States wanted to end with a group statement emphasizing free trade. China objected. But instead of working [...]

News Analysis: Macron Hopes WWI Ceremonies Warn of Nationalism’s Dangers. Is Anyone Listening?

But some of Mr. Macron’s isolation is also a function of his favored self-image as a solitary warrior, creating a stark choice between himself and the French far right for next May’s elections for the European Parliament, which are [...]

News Analysis: Diplomacy Appears Stalled With North Korea, Despite Trump’s Declarations

WASHINGTON — The goal of a diplomatic meeting set for Thursday seemed simple: Nail down a plan for a second summit between President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. But finalizing the meeting itself — between Mike [...]

Election Day 2018 live updates, analysis, results and latest reaction

You may remember Conor Lamb as the Democratic special election winner in southwestern Pennsylvania earlier this year. He won again tonight in a different district (long story) by knocking off Republican incumbent Keith Rothfus. He’s now run [...]

Analysis: Dems whiffed in 2016, so what if they fail again?

WASHINGTON (AP) – For Democrats, the midterm elections have been a beacon in the dark, a chance to re-emerge from the political wilderness and repudiate a president they view as a dangerous force. But on the cusp of Tuesday’s vote, [...]

News Analysis: Trump May Revive the Cold War, but China Could Change the Dynamics

Most European leaders — especially the Germans — believe other weapons systems deter the Russians, including air- and ground-launched missiles. For them, Mr. Trump’s decision to abandon one of the few remaining treaties controlling [...]

Analysis: Trump tries a different strategy on assault claim

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump went there. Republicans for days have been trying, with some success, not to blame the accuser in the high-stakes he-said-she-said roiling the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. They [...]

News Analysis: Pope Francis Embraces Silence as Calls Grow for Response to Allegations

ROME — As a clamor builds for Pope Francis to respond to the stunning allegations by his former ambassador in Washington that he covered up abuse and lied about a meeting with a prominent opponent to same-sex marriage, the pontiff [...]