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.
This week marks one hundred days since French president Emmanuel Macron took office on a wave of optimism, discontent with mainstream politics, and opposition to far-right nationalism. His popularity, however, has dropped faster than any other president of the Fifth Republic. Reporter Jake Cigainero in Paris tells us some of the reasons why the French are falling out of love with Macron.
French authorities have shot and detained a man suspected of slamming his car into a group of soldiers in a Paris suburb, injuring six. The suspect was driving the same car he is thought to have used in the attack.
The 34-year-old Spaniard is considered one of the best riders of his time, but despite the success, some will remember him for his 2012 doping scandal. Contador will park his bike after next month's Vuelta in Spain.
The carrier has taken "precautionary measures" after a North Korean ICBM last week fell just 100 kilometers from a flight's trajectory path. Air France has already banned its planes from flying directly over North Korea.