The Latest: Merkel wants 'new dynamism' in links with France

PARIS — The Latest on new French President Emmanuel Macron's first full day in office (all times local):

6:20 p.m.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for a "new dynamism" in German-French relations, saying that the two countries' interests are closely tied together.

Merkel told Emmanuel Macron during his first foreign visit as president Monday that "Europe will only do well if there is a strong France, and I am committed to that."

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