The use of rubber bullets by security forces has become a source of controversy in France because of dozens of injuries to people during violent demonstration by "yellow vest" protesters
The imminent fall of the Islamic State's caliphate in Iraq and Syria has left many countries grappling with what to do with jihadists who want to return.
European Union member states have adopted a Franco-German compromise allowing Berlin to remain the lead negotiator with Russia on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe.
The EU member states have reached an agreement on Nord Stream 2 pipeline, that allows Russia to supply Europe with natural gas across the Baltic Sea.
The EU did not approve of the proposed merger between the German company Siemens and the French Alstom in order to maintain the competition in the European market.
France's agriculture ministry says it has traced the remainder of the suspect Polish beef imported into the country, adding that some of it had been sold to consumers.
The Treaty commits the two neighbours to increased cooperation on foreign and defence policy, crime and terrorism, international development and research and economic integration.