Alissa Johannsen Rubin

New York Times

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Alissa Rubin is Paris Bureau Chief and former Baghdad and Kabul Bureau Chief for the New York Times.

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French president Emmanuel Macron is in Washington for three days of meetings with President Trump.

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On Sunday -- just days since the murder of a policeman on the iconic Champs-Élysées stirred fears of terrorism -- voters in France will choose between 11 candidates in the first round…

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As of today, a ban on body-covering burkinis for Muslim women has been overturned in one beach town on the French Riviera.

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As of today, a ban on body-covering burkinis for Muslim women has been overturned in one beach town on the French Riviera.

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