France is a founding member of the European Union and one of the strongest economies in the bloc. It is one of the world's wealthiest nations.
France is situated largely in western Europe, but also comprises several overseas regions and territories. Its capital is Paris. France is one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and also belongs to NATO, the World Trade Organization and the Group of Seven major industrialized nations. This is a collection of DW's latest content on France.
Libya's Prime Minister Serraj and General Hifter have agreed to a ceasefire and speedy elections after a day of peace talks in Paris. Their joint statement provides a glimmer of hope for the war-torn nation.
The long flat course of Tour de France' stage 19 lent little drama in the race to take the yellow jersey from defending champ Chris Froome. The real action was up front with the breakaway group, where a snap decision late in the race made all the difference.
While the quest for the yellow jersey has been tighter than usual, some things haven't changed. Chris Froome will probably win the Tour again, but the reason for this has less to do with his own efforts than in the past.