France is bracing for Tuesday's nationwide strike as millions of public sector workers threaten to close down public transport, schools, the post office and other institutions in protest of the ambitious reform programs of President Emmanuel Macron.
The man who became synonymous with Germany's insistence on austerity during the eurozone debt crisis wants the bloc to have a common budget and finance minister. He also thinks decision-making should be streamlined.
Germany is prepared to compromise its arms export guidelines to facilitate joint defense projects with France, according to an internal government document. France wants to continue selling weapons to Saudi Arabia.
France is struggling to deal with an uptick in anti-Semitic acts. Some blame the yellow vest movement for fueling hate crime against Europe's largest community. Elizabeth Bryant reports from Saint-Geneviève-des-Bois.
The copyright law reform requires companies to filter content to prevent unauthorized work appearing on their platform. Smaller firms would exempt, but critics worry it will hurt the free exchange of information.
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