France’s Macron meets with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg in Paris | AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Elysée Palace in Paris, to settle divergences, after Macron said the alliance was suffering “brain death”, a charge that has set the stage for a testy NATO summit next week. IMAGES

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Emmanuel Macron hosts Danish PM Mette Frederiksen | AFP

French president Emmanuel Macron welcomes Danish PM Mette Frederiksen to the Elysee Palace. IMAGES

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Tennis: Macron greets Fed Cup winners | AFP

The French tennis players who won the Fed Cup against Australia on Sunday, in Perth, are welcomed by Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée Palace. It is France’s first Fed Cup title since 2003. IMAGES

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Macron meets EU Council President Donald Tusk ahead of key summit | AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron meets EU Council President Donald Tusk for lunch at the Elysee Palace ahead of a key European summit on Thursday and Friday. IMAGES

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Chirac “very French” but “tried to bring people together”, says Clinton | AFP

Former French president Jacques Chirac was “very French” in his ways but, as a politician, tried to “bring people together”, American Bill Clinton, the former president of the United States, said at the Elysee Palace on Monday. Clinton was one of several dignitaries to visit the Elysee on the fringes of the funeral ceremony held for Chirac, who died Thursday at the age of 86. SOUNDBITE

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Macron welcomes world dignitaries on fringes of Chirac funeral | AFP

Former president of the United States, Bill Clinton, is among the dignitaries to visit French president Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace, as world leaders came to Paris to pay their final respects to former French president Jacques Chirac, who died Thursday at the age of 86. IMAGES

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French queue at Elysee Palace to pay tribute to Chirac (2) | AFP Images

French people line up at the presidential palace to pay their respects to former head of state Jacques Chirac, a giant of politics for three decades whose death sparked tributes to a complex but hugely charismatic leader. IMAGES

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Videographic on the Elysee Palace in Paris. French people lined up at the presidential palace to pay their respects to former head of state Jacques Chirac on Friday, a giant of politics for three decades whose death sparked tributes to a complex but hugely charismatic leader.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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French queue at Elysee Palace to pay tribute to Chirac | AFP

French people line up at the Elysee presidential palace to pay their respects to former head of state Jacques Chirac. IMAGES

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Macron meets Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel | AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron receives Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel at the Elysee Palace. IMAGES

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France’s Macron meets Malian Prime Minister Boubou Cissé | AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron meets with Malian Prime Minister Boubou Cissé at the Elysée Palace in Paris, as 4,500 French troops continue to be stationed in the African country as part of French military operation Barkhane. IMAGES

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Macron hosts international climate summit at Elysée Palace | AFP

Representatives of sovereign wealth funds and asset managers arrive at the Elysée Palace for an international climate meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. IMAGES

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Macron meets Ukrainian counterpart Poroshenko

French President Emmanuel Macron meets with Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko at the Elysee Palace in Paris, hours after meeting Ukrainian comedian and opposition candidate Volodymyr Zelensky, with both seeking international backing nine days before the run-off in a high-stakes vote. IMAGES

Macron, Merkel and Juncker greet Xi Jinping at Élysée Palace

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Elysee Palace in Paris for trade and climate talks. IMAGES

Macron hosts Georgian counterpart Salome Zurabishvili for talks

Georgia’s newly-elected President Salome Zurabishvili arrives at the Elysée Palace for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron. The former French diplomat has said her election is a step forward for women and a move closer to Europe. IMAGES

Police block demonstrators trying to march to Elysee Palace

Several hundred protesters yelling “Macron resign!” and singing La Marseillaise mass on the Champs Elysees and the Place de la Concorde, hoping to march toward the Elysee Palace, Macron’s official residence. Riot police blocked their path but several hundreds of people managed to get around them using side streets to get close to the Elysee Palace in the afternoon before being driven back by tear gas. IMAGES

French President welcomes heads of state at Elysee Palace

French President Emmanuel Macron greets foreign leaders at the Elysee Palace, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. World leaders are gathering in Paris to mark 100 years since the end of World War I at a time of growing nationalism and diplomatic tensions. IMAGES