France's fledgling political party 'La République en Marche' has recorded another dramatic victory - this time in the second and final round of parliamentary elections. According to projected results, LREM wins 361 seats.
The European Union has formally recognized the government in Tripoli. However, French officials seem to be playing both sides. Many Libyans want France's government to butt out — and General Haftar continues to advance.
Answering a call from French president Emmanuel Macron to donate funds for the reconstruction of the fire-ravaged Paris landmark, two of the country's wealthiest families have stepped forward offering millions in aid.
The initial conclusions of France's "grand national debate" showed enormous exasperation over taxes from French citizens. President Emmanuel Macron is expected to present new policies later this month.
While Angela Merkel met only with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, France's president also met his election rival. Merkel came under criticism for not meeting with the novice politician, who is tipped to win.
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