A judicial inquiry has been launched into the 2016 multi-billion-dollar deal between France and India, long shrouded in allegations of corruption, favouritism and involvement from the highest offices in both countries.
President Emmanuel Macron-affiliated candidates could not win a single regional poll, signalling that the upcoming presidential elections will be an uphill battle for the embattled leader.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi can't seem to shake off the accusations that the defence deal to purchase Rafale fighter jets was not done above board. Can his party recover before Indians go to the polls?
Indian political parties have been gunning for Narendra Modi over the 2016 purchase of 36 Rafale planes from Dassault Aviation estimated to be worth $8.7 billion, saying he had overpaid for the planes and had not been transparent.
What's behind Emmanuel Macron's courting of US President Donald Trump? At odds on a number of issues outside the sphere of Syria and the historical alliance of the two nations, this doesn't seem like a natural friendship
French President Macron addresses alleged police brutality against migrants in the northern port city of Calais, saying punitive action will be taken against the police for abuse.
The accusations emerged in 2015 after the leak of an internal United Nations document containing the testimony of six children who said they were sexually abused by French soldiers.
France has been in a state of emergency for nearly two years and law enforcement is using the measure as cover to target minorities and political activists completely unrelated to "terror".
The demonstrations are the fourth in a series launched in September that have done little to dent President Emmanuel Macron's ambitions of economic reforms, given his hefty majority in parliament.
French President Emmanuel Macron believes reforms will allow flexibility and create more jobs, while the protesters say they threaten labour rights.
Centrist Emmanuel Macron's popularity has dropped over labour reform and a standoff with the military and cuts to housing assistance.
French President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin admitted to some differences of opinion in the talks which covered issues including the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine.
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