Macron: Hegelian hero of EU history?

His election victory in May against far-right leader Marine Le Pen was greeted with sighs of relief in EU capitals and especially in Brussels.

Read more: https://euobserver.com/europe-in-review/139773

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Iran, North Korea, Time’s Up: Your Tuesday Briefing

Good morning. Security forces were out in large numbers in Tehran on Monday, a day after armed protesters were repelled from storming military bases and police stations. At least 13 people have been killed since last week, according to the state news media. Hundreds have been arrested.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/02/briefing/iran-north-korea-times-up.html

German far-right MP investigated over anti-Muslim social media posts

Beatrix von Storch, deputy leader of AfD party, could be charged with incitement to hatred, and was temporarily banned from Twitter and Facebook A far-right German MP is under police investigation over inflammatory anti-Muslim comments she made on social media on New Year’s Eve.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/02/german-far-right-mp-investigated-anti-muslim-social-media-posts