French President Emmanuel Macron, right, drives an electric golf car with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the garden of the Versailles Palace. (Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Emmanuel Macron, the new president of France, has emerged as one of the strongest voices for the old world order of, among other things, open borders, free movement of labor, and multilateral agreements like the Paris climate accord.

In a videotaped speech partly in English after Trump's Paris withdrawal, Macron offered a warm home to any American climate scientist or activist who wants to work in France, and concluded, "Make our planet great again."

Get smart: Macron is playing the pragmatist, delivering rebukes not just to Trump, but also Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Ian Bremmer, president of the political risk firm Eurasia Group. And he's awarding the grievance-filled Putin his most cherished thing -- recognition of Russia's importance on the world stage. Macron wants to work with pretty much everybody. That's a comfortable place to be, given that all of his serious problems are close to home.

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President Trump's rhetoric on China has tended to run hotter than his actions — until now.

Why it matters: Even at the height of Trump's trade war, his administration never hit China as hard, as fast, and on as many fronts as it is right now.

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Jerry Falwell Jr. will take an “indefinite leave of absence” from his roles as president and chancellor of Liberty University after posting a photo of himself with unzipped pants and an arm around a woman on social media, according to the school.

The state of play: The picture, which has since been deleted, drew backlash and charges of hypocrisy from conservative political figures because the university's honor code strictly prohibits students from having "sexual relations outside of a biblically-ordained marriage," and recommends they dress with“appropriateness” and “modesty."

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 19,189,737 — Total deaths: 716,669 — Total recoveries — 11,610,192Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 4,917,050 — Total deaths: 160,702 — Total recoveries: 1,598,624 — Total tests: 59,652,675Map.
  3. Politics: White House recommends Trump issue executive orders on coronavirus aid.
  4. Education: Cuomo says all New York schools can reopen for in-person learning.
  5. Public health: Surgeon general urges flu shots to prevent "double whammy" with coronavirus.
  6. World: Africa records over 1 million coronavirus cases — Gates Foundation puts $150 million behind coronavirus vaccine production.