French voters go to the polls on Sunday, May 7, to choose former banker Emmanuel Macron or right wing nationalist Marine Le Pen for President. Across the European Union the result is seen as pivotal.
Here you can find a chronological compilation of DW content dealing with the French election.
Paris does not want them — the wives of 'Islamic State' fighters and their children languishing in Syrian jails. But refusing to allow them to return to France will ultimately backfire, says DW's Luisa von Richthofen.
Donald Trump's four years as US president shook the trans-Atlantic relationship. On Friday, the Munich Security Conference brings together Biden, Merkel, Macron and Johnson for an event that could help to rebuild ties.
In a joint statement, six world leaders including Angela Merkel issued an appeal for multilateralism, calling the coronavirus pandemic one of the biggest challenges of modern times, which endangers other recent progress.
The German chancellor called for greater international cooperation, and assured developing countries of financial support. France's Emmanuel Macron and Britain's Boris Johnson were also set to attend the online talks.