France's national Bastille Day celebrations unfolded against a backdrop of recession and record unemployment.
India's opposition has accused Modi of corruption over the 2016 Rafale jet deal. The charge comes after French ex-President Francois Hollande said Modi asked Paris to pick an Indian billionaire as partner in the deal.
French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has announced he will step down and run for mayor of Lyon in 2020. President Emmanuel Macron has already seen two cabinet members walk out in the past three weeks.
France is gearing up for the national Bastille Day holiday and the World Cup final against Croatia. Authorities said they would deploy a massive police presence to ensure "peace of mind" during the festivities.
France's Emmanuel Macron has drawn fresh criticism for telling an aspiring gardener he could easily find work in hospitality or construction. "I can find a job by crossing the road," Macron told the young jobseeker.
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