Rally organised by Collectif Contre l'Islamophobie en France two weeks after a man with far-right connections fired shots in a mosque in the southwestern city of Bayonne, wounding two elderly men.
Setting out his priorities for the second half of his mandate, French President Emmanuel Macron said his centrist Republic on the Move party risks being seen as "bourgeois" unless it tackles the issue of immigration.
Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini is confident his newly forged alliance will win a record number of seats at the May 23-26 vote. Parties from 11 countries attended the rally in Milan.
The new bloc would be called the European Alliance for People and Nations and would challenge the three centrist parties that have dominated the EU Parliament for more than 40 years.
The yellow vest movement is borne out of anger. It's also a movement that no political party controls yet.
The MSF vessel was stranded in Marseille, in the south of France, since October after Panama revoked the right to fly its flag following a request from Italy's far-right, anti-establishment government.
Sweden, long assumed to be safe from the draw of populism sweeping across Europe, is now on the cusp of its own populist dawn.
While the French football team symbolises the acceptance of migrants, the country is divided over the issue of refugees. Will a victory in the World Cup change that?
As the European Union grows further out of touch with its citizens, and with reality, Macron is attempting to position himself as the road that bridges the EU, the US and the Middle East.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was charged over claims her party illegally claimed millions of euros from the European Parliament to pay for party's France-based staff.
The centrist's emphatic victory, which also smashed the dominance of France's mainstream parties, will bring huge relief to European allies who had feared another populist upheaval to follow Britain's vote to quit the EU.
French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen traded insults in a heated TV debate ahead of this weekend's runoff elections for the presidency.
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