Heat Wave, Mike Pence, Venezuela: Your Monday Briefing

Our Paris correspondent took a close look at Mr. Macron’s plans to overhaul the labor code. Mr. Macron’s “success or failure may be the single most important test of his mission to renew France,” he writes.

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• In Washington, Republicans including Vice President Mike Pence, above, are maneuvering to succeed President Trump in 2020. Mr. Pence denied our report.

Meanwhile, a small group of renegade thinkers on the right is trying to create a new conservative movement built on Mr. Trump’s populist appeal.

Separately, America’s top diplomat, Rex Tillerson, is facing criticism over how he manages the State Department. He has not yet filled some of its highest-ranking positions, leaving many critical departments without direction.

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• In Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu’s position as prime minister is increasingly precarious, his critics say, amid two graft inquiries. The latest setback was his former chief of staff’s turning state’s witness.

Separately, Israel’s government said it planned to ban broadcasts and operations of Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based news network.

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• In soccer, the Netherlands beat Denmark, 4-2, in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017.

At the world track and field championships in London, the American sprinter Tori Bowie won a surprise gold medal. And Justin Gatlin beat Usain Bolt, who finished third in what he said was his last individual race.

There was also an awkward righting of at least some of doping’s wrongs.

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• “Designed in Germany. Built in Chattanooga.” A Times reporter went to the U.S. state of Tennessee, where foreign investment has helped drive the jobless rate to a record low.

• In Transylvania, an intrepid local brewer challenged Heineken, and prevailed.

• Washington is looking on with alarm as Qualcomm, the U.S. chip-maker, is providing money, expertise and engineering for China’s master plan to create its own technology superpowers.

• A Volkswagen executive pleaded guilty to federal charges

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