"I saw on social networks a few fools who appear next to burnt speed cameras. I do not wish for them to one day face the reality of a death on the road," said Christophe Castaner, France's interior minister.
Earthquakes, volcanoes, mass shootings, a royal wedding and some awkward handshakes—a look back at the first half of 2018.
Emmanuel Macron's presidential address was watched by more than 21 million people—a greater number than tuned in for France's World Cup Final victory last July.
Security forces were set to send in a dozen VBRGs, which had previously been deployed in Kosovo and the Ivory Coast; each VBTG can carry a 7.62 mm machine gun, a 40 mm grenade launcher and a bulldozer-like blade.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won't have to feel the brunt of her policy prescriptions—she can claim that economic regulation based on the threat of climate change will magically fix the world's problems.
"The French won't be satisfied with just crumbs. They want the whole baguette," one of the leading protesters responded.
The Late Show host Stephen Colbert took aim at President Donald Trump, who cancelled a trip to an American war cemetery.
"You are Madame Macron," a elderly woman told German leader Angela Merkel. "I am the chancellor of Germany," the head of state replied.
President Donald Trump called French President Emmanuel Macron's plan to create a united European army "very insulting."
President Trump, who was so impressed by a military parade he attended in France in 2017 that he wanted the U.S. to host one of its own, could face disappointment when he returns to Paris on Veterans Day.
"We need to remain true to our initial project, but we need a breath of fresh air," said a close ally of the French president.
"This video is shocking. Today we have the feeling that in Macron's entourage one is above the law," Laurent Wauquiez said.
French President Emmanuel Macron claimed, "If France wasn't listened to then there probably would be a war in Lebanon at this moment."
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that without "trust," Moscow and Washington may resort to "force," and "this might lead to tragedy."
"He made us realize that if you need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arm," wrote Donald Tusk, president of the European Council.
The missing sapling is simply in quarantine, as is required for all plants and animals brought into the U.S. from outside the country.
Europe is fighting to keep the deal. Trump wants to kill it. Meanwhile, Moscow and China will likely back Tehran.
"We have a very special relationship. In fact, I'll get that little piece of dandruff off, that little piece," Trump said.