Macron Faces First Big Street Protests, a Challenge to His Labor Reforms

Rallies were held in several cities, and union workers went on strike, to oppose the French president’s planned changes to the employment code. Source: World

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron Unite Behind Paris Accord

The German and French leaders were joined by others in saying they would fight climate change regardless of the American decision to withdraw from the agreement. Source: World

Emmanuel Macron Embraces E.U. to Put France ‘Back in the Picture’

In his presidential campaign, Mr. Macron linked the future of France with the success of the European Union, but the bloc still faces several urgent problems. Source: World

Macron to Take Over as President of France on Sunday

The former economy minister, who has never before held elected office, will assume the presidency on May 14 after easily defeating his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. Source: World

Macron Campaign Says It Was Target of ‘Massive’ Hacking Attack

A trove of internal campaign documents was posted online, campaign staff for the French presidential candidate said. Source: World

After French Vote, a Question: How Were the Polls So Right?

French pollsters avoided the criticisms made of their counterparts in Britain and the U.S. by accurately predicting the first round of the presidential election. Source: World

The Interpreter: Western Populism May Be Entering an Awkward Adolescence

Populism has been growing since the 1960s, and research suggests it’s not slowing down. Four recent elections show how this dynamic can play out. Source: World

European Leaders Reject Trump’s Refugee Ban as Violating Principles

“Open society, pluralism, no discrimination. They are the pillars of Europe,” Italy’s prime minister said, reflecting a stance taken across the Continent. Source: World