Under-pressure French conservative Francois Fillon apologised to his supporters Sunday for the fake jobs scandal that threatens to sink his presidential bid but said he was sure he would be proved innocent.
Politicians and finance industry representatives are meeting to discuss how to promote green investments to fight global climate change. The summit is taking place on the second anniversary of the Paris climate accord.
Thousands of protesters have rallied in Paris, demanding reduced jail sentences for members of the Basque separatist group ETA. They say the government needs to make concessions if it's serious about a peace process.
France's main opposition party has chosen conservative hard-liner Laurent Wauquiez as its new leader. The move is expected to push the party further to the right after poor showings in recent elections.
Thousands of voters braved rainy weather to express support for the beleaguered conservative candidate Francois Fillon. He vowed to continue his candidacy, even as many in his party seem to be abandoning him.
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