FROM Peggy Hollinger
Protests Heat Up in France over Pension Reform Millions took to the streets in France over this weekend and a general strike is planned for tomorrow. Meantime there was rioting today in the suburbs of Paris. It's all about President Sarkozy's plan to fix the economy by changing the pension system. Peggy Hollinger is Paris Bureau Chief for the Financial Times .
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?