Historians and activists in France expressed disappointment that President Emmanuel Macron did not go further in his condemnation of the deadly crackdown in 1961 by Paris police on protest by Algerians, the scale of which was covered up for decades.
There were plenty of question marks over Didier Deschamps and his France side after their disappointing Euro 2020 campaign but their performance in a 3-2 comeback win over Belgium in the Nations League semi-finals on Thursday answered many of them.
France is set to sell 52 Caesar artillery guns to the Czech Republic in a deal worth 257 million euros ($301 million) as Paris pushes for greater European defence autonomy, an Armed Forces Ministry official said on Wednesday.
Germany joined France on Tuesday in berating the United States for negotiating a security pact in secret with Australia and Britain that cost Paris a lucrative defence deal, while the European Union's top official said such behaviour was unacceptable.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday rejected France’s accusations that Canberra lied about plans to cancel a contract to buy French submarines, saying he had raised concerns over the deal “some months ago”.
France on Friday recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Australia in a ferocious row over the scrapping of a submarine contract, an unprecedented step that revealed the extent of French anger against its allies.