Is there a possibility that Paris can still head off the downturn? We'll talk to economist Ansgar Belke of the University of Duisburg-Essen about Franco-German economic relations and about opportunities to jumpstart France's economic engine.
The ruling 5-Star Movement and League coalition are split over a multibillion-euro rail link with France. League supporters see the project as a source of jobs and growth, while the M5S has called it a waste of money.
Local French authorities reported that two buildings have collapsed in the port city of Marseille. At least two people were injured, with pictures showing several fire crews at the scene.
The mayor of Marseille is under pressure to resign after two buildings collapsed, killing seven people inside. At least 6,000 properties are "at risk" of collapse in the port city, most in lower-class neighborhoods.
France is leading a 10-country defense initiative in a bid to "face new threats" outside existing structures. Germany is wary that the project could entangle its military in foreign interventions and undermine the EU.
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