France is a founding member of the European Union and one of the strongest economies in the bloc. It is one of the world's wealthiest nations.
France is situated largely in western Europe, but also comprises several overseas regions and territories. Its capital is Paris. France is one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and also belongs to NATO, the World Trade Organization and the Group of Seven major industrialized nations. This is a collection of DW's latest content on France.
Brazil is facing global pressure to contain an 80% increase in wildfires in the world's largest rain forest. Berlin has called for guarantees for the Amazon to be included in the upcoming EU-South America trade deal.
Sea, sun, sand and surf - as holiday destinations go, the south-western French city of Biarritz pretty much has it all. But this weekend it's playing host to the G7 meeting. While that might move the political compass, it certainly isn't do much for business in the city.
Reconstruction at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is set to start again. Officials closed the site after finding high levels of lead particles in the church after the fire. Environmental, health and labor groups accuse the government of downplaying the risk of lead contamination for locals and tourists. Jake Cigainero reports from Paris.