Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron walked hand-in-hand on Paris' Champs-Elysees on Monday "to send a message of confidence to the French economy" amid coronavirus.
Paris is keeping French-made protective masks inside the country amid a coronavirus-inspired shortage. But it's proving awkward for its loyalist customers.
After surviving two no-confidence votes, the French government can now go ahead with reforms to pensions and retirement ages.
France is the main beneficiary of EU agricultural subsidies. After Brexit there's a large hole in the EU's budget but the French president says he'll oppose any subsidy cuts.
French President Emmanuel Macron spent the day shaking hands with farmers and tasting regional specialities
The French president spoke of what he described as the fight against "separatism" in a speech given in Mulhouse, eastern France.
The debate is expected to be heated after months of strikes and street protests in opposition to the reform.
Agnes Buzyn replaces Benjamin Griveaux as Paris mayoral candidate after sex video scandal
A local mayor said poor legislation allows "pseudo mountaineers" to put their lives and that of others in danger.
"Nuclear force is our final recourse, the cornerstone of our security, the guarantor of our vital interests," French president declared.
There's a foul smell spreading across the French capital, with garbage piling up across the city. The strikes which have brought much of France to a halt in recent months, are starting to affect rubbish collection.
French president said it was obligation of 'big European powers' to make Europe stronger, more sovereign, and more united.
The demonstrators gathered at Bastille and are expected to march to Opera.
French president Emmanuel Macron warned: "British people have chosen to leave the European Union. They will … no longer have the same rights.”
A small fire was quickly put out at La Rotonde restaurant in the early hours on Saturday after a string of demonstrations across the city over pension reform proposals.
Bears were responsible for 400 attacks against livestock in the border region in 2018, they say.
Macron wants the summit to help re-legitimize the French operation in the Sahel by sending a strong joint message.
But will it appease protesters and end one of the longest strikes in French history?
452,000 protesters hit the streets in France on Thursday as a transport strike entered its sixth week, according to Ministry of the Interior.
Paris pension protests continue
They oppose plans by the government to merge the country's 42 pension systems into a single scheme and to phase out certain civil service advantages.
The strikes over change to the French pension system are now the longest ever.
The strike is now the second-longest in French history and is on course to surpass the longest, which lasted for 28 days in the winter of 1986/87.
In Paris, half metro lines were announced to be running as normal, while many stations remained closed.
Colonialism was a "grave mistake" and a "serious fault made by the French Republic", French president Emmanuel Macron declared on Saturday from Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
French President Emmanuel Macron says he won't abandon his government's controversial pension reforms but was open to compromise with unions.