German companies have positioned themselves well on the booming Asian markets. But construction machinery maker BOMAG's biggest market is right next door - in France.
A group of young African rappers is challenging the use of the common currency, saying the CFA franc is a remnant of colonialism and should be abolished. But members of the African elite don't seem interested in change.
One kiosk owner said a group of pro-Erdogan activists threatened to set fire to his establishment if he didn't remove posters of the magazine. The French president has condemned the protesters' actions as "unacceptable."
A week after Chancellor Angela Merkel paid a visit, her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron made his first trip as president to Russia. Macron highlighted plans to work on joint initiatives.
In a bid to save the Iran nuclear accord, Germany, France, Britain, Russia and China will meet in Vienna this week. But one major player in the deal will not be attending.
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