Police in Paris clashed with demonstrators protesting proposed labour laws. Hundreds gathered at the Place de la Republique despite a ban.
Famed French director Luc Besson has been accused of rape by a French actress. Police said they were investigating the allegation, which Besson has categorically denied.
America's National Football League has issued new guidelines forbidding players from "taking a knee" or showing any other form of "disrespect" when the US national anthem plays before games.
Marking one year since the president's inauguration, the far-left France Insoumise (France Unbowed) called for rallies in Paris, Toulouse and Bordeaux to protest reforms. A carnival atmosphere dominated the events.
Violent protests in a city in southern Iran have once again showed the growing public discontent with the way the Middle Eastern country is governed. Observers anticipate more anti-regime demonstrations.
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