Around twenty thousand demonstrators have marched in cities across France to protest President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies and public sector reforms. The demonstrations were organized by labor unions and the political left.
The French president has addressed a joint session of parliament in Versailles. Some right- and left-wing lawmakers boycotted the event, criticising his "monarchical" style.
In the aftermath of France's World Cup win, hasty parallels have been drawn with 1998, the last time "Les Bleus" won the trophy. But DW's Matt Ford says that's history; this was a modern triumph for a modern France.
Tens of thousands of Russians have been protesting against a government pension reform proposal that includes raising the retirement age for both men and women. DW's Miodrag Soric reports from Moscow.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron are meeting to discuss the future of the EU. Both have presented their proposals and DW shows where they see eye to eye — and where they are at odds.
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