The French President, Francois Hollande, is in Algeria. He did not apologize directly for France's brutal colonial rule over the North African country. But Hollande did acknowledge Algerian suffering under his country's rule.
Consular officials have rushed to an island prison in Indonesia, after officials gave final approval for the executions of nine foreign drug convicts. President Hollande warned of "diplomatic consequences."
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has arrived in France for his first visit to Europe. High on the agenda is a potential multi-billion euro deal for French fighter jets.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to buy 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets to modernize his country's fleet of warplanes. Speaking in Paris, Modi said that the "terms and conditions" of the sale are ongoing.
Aiming to boost trade and promote his "Make in India" campaign, Indian PM Narendra Modi is visiting France, Germany and Canada between April 9-16. DW examines the German leg of his tour and the state of Indo-German ties.