Emanuel Macron

French civil servants and students carry labor union flags and banners as they march in protest during a national day of strikes by public sector workers, in Paris, France, May 22

Changes to French public university admissions leaves more than 150,000 without a spot this fall

In France, the dropout rate at public universities is high — only 40 percent make it past the first year. That’s one reason the French government is overhauling its rules on higher education, but some say the changes “break the way universities work.”

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, and his wife Brigitte Macron tour Napoleon Bonaparte’s Tomb at Les Invalides in Paris, France, July 13, 2017.

Trump’s trip to Paris is filled with pomp and circumstance

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