The use of rubber bullets by security forces has become a source of controversy in France because of dozens of injuries to people during violent demonstration by "yellow vest" protesters
The imminent fall of the Islamic State's caliphate in Iraq and Syria has left many countries grappling with what to do with jihadists who want to return.
French President Emmanuel Macron has urged a Franco-German push to make Europe a stronger and more confident global player that could prevent "chaos" on the world stage.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has warned Europe against undermining transatlantic ties, following a defence spat between US President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron.
Serbian and Kosovar presidents Aleksandar Vucic and Hashim Thaci are set to resume talks in Brussels after a summer that broke the taboo of possible border changes between the former war foes.
President Trump has left many allies wondering if the US would jump in to help in case of an emergency. Now the French President is calling on the EU to review its security and defence policies.