The French President, Francois Hollande, is in Algeria. He did not apologize directly for France's brutal colonial rule over the North African country. But Hollande did acknowledge Algerian suffering under his country's rule.
Algeria's denial of entry visas to two French journalists over French "Panama Papers" coverage has prompted a French media boycott. Heading for Algiers, French premier Manuel Valls said he "regrets" Algeria's stance.
Several agreements with a combined worth of more than 2 billion euros have been signed between French companies and the Egyptian state. French President Francois Hollande is in Cairo as part of a regional tour.
French President Francois Hollande has ordered an additional 3,000 security professionals for the football tournament. Surveillance will be tightened in light of the recent attacks in Paris and Brussels.
Global business and politics are on US President Barack Obama's agenda in Hanover. And he's tacked on a security summit with Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leaders of France, Britain and Italy.
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