"We want to understand what the United Kingdom needs this extension for, and what are the political surroundings around Theresa May to have this extension", she told reporters.
Britain's Parliament has passed a law created to ensure the country does not leave the European Union without a divorce deal.
European Union rules say that any extension to the Brexit deadline needs unanimity among the 27 other member states, and even if smaller member states would be hard-pressed to do it on their own, France has never shied away from being an European Union leader - even at the expense of Britain.
Earlier over a "working lunch", Mrs May and Ms Merkel had agreed on the importance of an "orderly withdrawal" from the EU, Downing Street said.
The French leader has taken the lead in pushing for the bloc to be ready to show Britain the door if Westminster can not not ratify a withdrawal deal.
Earlier on Tuesday, an aide to French President Emmanuel Macron said France was not opposed to extending the Brexit deadline but would push for strict conditions to be attached, adding that a year would be "too long".
France and other capitals are anxious that if Britain accepts a long delay, and even elects a new batch of MEPs, its representative could disrupt European Union budget planning and reforms during indefinite Brexit talks.
He refused to suggest areas where the government could cross its red lines, such as on a customs union, in order to meet Labour's demands and stressed again that the government believed numerous benefits of a customs union were already outlined in May's proposals.
Meanwhile the cross-party talks seeking to break the Brexit impasse will resume on Thursday, with Labour saying the Government had not yet made a "clear shift" in its position.
"We are in a very, very frustrating situation here", said Germany's minister for European affairs Michael Roth, as he and fellow EU officials arrived for Luxembourg talks on the eve of the summit.
As it stands, that's when Britain would leave the bloc without a deal - a scenario all sides say they want to avoid.
EU leaders will meet tomorrow to discuss Brexit issues, but with the EU elections closing in and European-wide discussions around the reform of the EU there seems to be little appetite in Europe to debate Brexit again.
Support from the opposition Labour Party was key to May's victory, with only 31 percent of votes in favour coming from members of her own Conservative Party.
If a cross-party deal can not be reached, MPs are expected to vote on a series of Brexit options proposed by the government in the near future.
Each country would use its own channels, said Maas, adding that Italy and France had direct contacts with Libya. Both the Libyan National Army and the United Nations -backed government have various militias supporting them.
Bill Polian , who created the league with television and film producer Charlie Ebersol , pinned the blame on Dundon . I sincerely regret that many that believed in this project will see their hopes and efforts unrewarded.
Brady, who turns 42 in August, has addressed the subject of retirement before, saying he hopes to play until he is 45. Some Patriots fans forgot April Fool's Day is the internet's holiest of days, and took the joke seriously.
Texas Tech held Michigan State, a team who many considered worthy of a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, to 21 first-half points. Last night's NCAA Tournament Final Four games delivered all the compelling and controversial action that we could have asked for.
The Trump administration has rallied behind Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the veteran right-winger faces a tough election. Hamas-backed attacks in the Israeli-occupied West Bank would also cease, the official said. "Every week they say that".
The governor says the president's rhetoric disregards the Constitution, the justice system "and what it means to be an American". And if they apprehend people at their southern border where they don't have to walk through, that's a big home run.
However, it will be interesting to see how some fans treat him given his comments about Real Madrid being a "dream" club. We came away with a win , that is great, but I think everyone knows we can perform better.
In his second season in the league, Bell is averaging three points per game with one assist and 2.7 rebounds in 12.8 minutes. Unfortunately, the team will be without forward Jordan Bell, who is slated to miss the game.
Asked if the missile has been in the making for some time now, he said, "Some of the basic technologies were being developed". The idea began around 2014 and development started in 2016 with a go-ahead from the government.
He ignored the red lights as he raced down Slauson Avenue - the South Los Angeles street that he and Nips were working to uplift. Local news reports said he was being kept in solitary confinement in jail for fear he might be attacked by other inmates.
Here is how you can do that: head to Settings / Swipe action , then, choose the swipe options that better fit your usage style. You can decide if you want to mark a message as read, movie it to a folder or delete it outright, among other options.
CNN also reported that there could be additional high-level removals at DHS in what one unnamed source described as a "purge". The Secret Service does not determine who is invited or welcome at Mar-a-Lago; this is the responsibility of the host entity.
Kupcho's bogey-free run finally came to an end, but the American hung on for a one-stroke lead after the second round. Maria Fassi fired another 70 Thursday in the second round of the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur.
Hyper-wired South Korea's networks advanced their launch by two hours in order to take a leap ahead of the U.S. network carrier. But the implications of the new technology have pitted Washington against Beijing in an increasingly bitter standoff.
Verizon, the Pixel 2's exclusive United States carrier, ended sales back in October upon the announcement of its successor. If you're in the market for a new smartphone , then it's absolutely worth considering the Google Pixel lineup of devices.
At about 1.30am on Friday, authorities say, Josephson got separated from friends in Columbia's Five Points bar district. The crime shook Columbia, the state capital where the University of SC is one of the main economic engines.
On Monday, the Justice Department said in a letter to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that the entire ACA should be invalidated . I imagine Trump will tell us why the Republican plan will cost less than Obamacare: "Mexico will pay for it".
FlightAware , an airline tracking website, said Southwest had delayed 775 flights, or 18 percent of its US flights on Monday. Airlines were recommending that flyers check their flight status online or with the airport they would be traveling out of.
Amazon unveiled Twitch Prime in 2016 , two years after it acquired the leading game-streaming service for close to $1 billion. Sadly, it seems that those of you with family accounts are being left out in the cold this time around.
McIlroy closed out Matthew Fitzpatrick 4-and-2 in his last group match on Friday shortly after Woods beat Patrick Cantlay 4-and-2. McIlroy was on the verge of squaring the match on the 16th hole when he had a short iron for his second shot into the par-5 16th.