Spain had challenged a requirement for applications to submitted in English, French or German.
The challenge for Europe is how to balance ties in the face of Beijing's growing global influence.
French Ambassador Anne-Marie Descotes warned that ever more companies were developing "German-free" weapons.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) warned that "urgent action is needed on all fronts."
Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador said "wounds are still open" from the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 1521.
In a bid to break Brexit deadlock, lawmakers in the UK Parliament have handed Theresa May another defeat.
A night of heavy fire in the Gaza border region has been replaced by a morning of tense calm.
Some Russians have urged the US to turn a new page in relations between Moscow and Washington after the probe.
After meeting in Paris, the Chinese and French presidents are to announce deals worth billions of euros.
The body is designed to implement the new so-called Aachen treaty and make proposals concerning Franco-German relations.
UK Prime Minister May says she is trying to build support for her Brexit deal, which has twice failed in Parliament.
Jewish representatives in Germany are demanding checks and an end to pensions still paid to elderly ex-Nazis.
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