PARIS | The Latest: Germany confident calm will return to France

PARIS | The Latest: Germany confident calm will return to France

PARIS — The Latest on France’s response to violent protests (all times local):

11:30 a.m.
Germany‘s foreign minister says his country isn’t worried about anti-government protests in neighboring France and he’s confident the situation will calm down soon.

Germany and France have traditionally been the European Union’s leading powers. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday that “France is needed in Europe, and we know that focusing on such disputes in a country of course consumes energy, but that is completely normal.”

In Paris, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe was holding crisis talks with representatives of major political parties.

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