French President Emmanuel Macron has held a summit in Pau, south-west France, with leaders of five West African states engaged alongside France in fighting jihadist forces in the Sahel when he announced a further 220 French troops would be sent to the region to join their 4,500 colleagues already on the ground and the creation of a joint command structure with regional states.
French president has described the fires as an 'international crisis' and pushed for them to be prioritised at G7 summit in French town of Biarritz.
France and Germany have reacted strongly at a decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw his support for the concluding joint statement issued by the Group of Seven summit in Canada of leading world economic powers, with a French presidential source calling it an act of 'incoherence and inconsistency' and the German foreign minister saying trust had been 'lost'.
French President Emmanuel Macron met with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the Sandhurst military academy on Thursday on his first official visit to the UK, when the two agreed increased British funding of border security measures at Calais, and increased security and defence cooperation, including British helicopter missions in Mali and French participation in reinforcing Estonia's frontier with Russia.
British prime Minister Theresa May meets with French President Emmanuel Macron in their first joint summit meeting at the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst in Berkshire on Thursday, when continuing Brexit negotiations, defence cooperation and the migrant crisis in Calais will top the agenda.
Delegates from 70 nations are expected to reaffirm support in Paris for a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict.
The talks between some 30 African states and France, which are being held in Mali's capital Bamako, will also cover the migrant crisis.
Paris and London to spend £1.5bn developing next generation of drones, as summit in France discusses security and Calais migrant crisis.
Paris agrees new global climate accord will not be called a 'treaty' and might not contain legally-binding emissions reduction targets.
Arriving at a Brussels summit of eurozone leaders on Sunday, President François Hollande vowed to do 'everything' to reach a deal within hours.
The French, German and Russian leaders will be joined by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for negotiations for a ceasefire in east Ukraine.
French president's trip to Baghdad on Friday aimed at underlining his support for fight against Islamic State ahead of Monday talks.
British immigration minister says fencing could replace the 'inadequate' barriers at the French port as tensions rise over migrant issue.