Merkel wants to "maintain a high level of data protection."
PHOTOS | President François Holland visits the U.S.
Obama said Americans have grown to love “all things French."
Poll found 78 percent of people in the United States have a favorable view of the country.
The president declined to name a favorite between France and the U.K.
Obama said businesses should be wary of entering Iran until a final nuclear deal is done.
Obama will be the first president to attend D-Day ceremonies twice during his time in office.
White House called climate change a key theme in U.S.-French relationship.
More than 100 French companies traveled to Iran’s capital of Tehran this week to do business.
Sources blamed "incompatible schedules," not a deliberate snub.
The spokesman said the French president's separation won't pose logistical challenges.
The separation comes two weeks after a report that he was having an affair.
The French president’s burgeoning sex scandal is emerging as a diplomatic headache.
Hollande vowed to choose between his partner and his mistress in time for a state dinner.
The state visit comes as France is clashing with President Obama over Iran.
The Israeli prime minister praised France's “courageous stance” against Iran.