France has launched a program to create jobs for young people without qualifications. It's hoped that thanks to "Garantie Jeunes" some 100,000 jobless youths will be working by the end of 2017.
Successive governments have tried to find answers for France’s disaffected banlieues — a code word for the high-crime suburbs that surround Paris. Can French President Emmanuel Macron succeed where others have failed?
The alleged rape of a black man by police has sparked outrage and violence in France, drawing attention to the gritty banlieues. In one Paris suburb, however, youngsters have helped clean up the mess the mayhem caused.
French champions PSG are set to face third-division side Les Herbiers in the French Cup final as they look to complete a domestic treble. For star striker Kylian Mbappe, a reunion with a childhood teammate awaits.
Chancellor Merkel is headed for Algeria to find ways to boost trade with the Mediterranean nation. But the complicated issue of migration will loom over her talks as Berlin looks for ways to stem irregular migration.
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