Bloomberg Politics

Macron’s Pension Push May Herald End of His Domestic Agenda

President Emmanuel Macron forced through his unpopular plan to raise the French retirement age by executive fiat after failing to rally a majority of the French people or their representatives in parliament, underscoring the difficulty he’ll have enacting any other domestic policies during his remaining time in office.

Thailand Heads for Elections as PM Orders House Dissolution

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha has ordered the dissolution of the nation’s parliament, paving the way for elections to be held in May as the former coup leader seeks to extend military-backed rule despite his widespread unpopularity.