German President Gauck in Paris
Iran has insisted its satellite-bearing rocket did not violate the nuclear deal, but western nations disagree. They have said last month's launch was a 'threatening and provocative step.'
On his last official visit, outgoing French President Hollande visited Chancellor Merkel in Berlin, bookending his first official foreign visit. The two have shared some good times and some not so good times.
The German and French leaders have said they support extending sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine. Merkel cited the 'very sluggish' implementation of last year's peace deal as reason for the renewal.
Iraq's prime minister has said that the courts will decide if 16-year-old Linda W. should face the death penalty for her involvement with IS. The German teen ran away last summer after talking with extremists online.
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