Britain formally left the EU on January 31 but remains subject to EU laws and regulations during a transition period due to last until the end of this year.
Turkey on Monday blasted "unacceptable" and "impertinent" comments by the French foreign minister who accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of playing a "political game" over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
European leaders' plan to trade with Iran might not be enough to encourage businesses and banks to defy the US-imposed sanctions.
Jean-Yves Le Drian aims to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which US President Donald Trump has threatened to quit unless European allies help "fix" it by forcing Iran to change its behaviour.
French President Emmanuel Macron brings in new faces on key posts after three ministers from the centrist MoDem party - that helped bring Macron to power - quit over claims they misused European Parliament funds.
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