Paris

Global Scan

Paris wants all of you lovers to stop putting locks on its bridges

Paris is the city of lovers, but maybe a little less today. Paris bridges have long been a spot people publicly declared their love — with a lock. But a new effort seeks to stop that trend. Meanwhile, an account from the New York Review of Books looks at the day in the 2000s when the NSA metadata gathering program nearly died. That and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The French style of music "Bal Musette" fell out of favor in the 1960s for being un-hip. Now one French band is changing that. The World's Adeline Sire has today's Global Hit.

Global Politics

Grand plans for Paris

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is following a French presidential tradition of developing a grand architectural project in Paris. The World's Gerry Hadden has more on Sarkozy's proposed �Grand Paris� project.

Sports

Olympic torch controversy

The World's Alex Gallafent on the controversial history of the Olympic torch relay: the modern tradition of the relay started on the eve of the 1936 Olympic Games, hosted by Nazi Germany.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit Soha

Thomas Marzahl profiles young French singer Soha. She was born in Marseille to Algerian immigrant parents. Now she has a multi-lingual album that reflects a range of rhythms from Cuban son and French chanson to jazz and soul.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Queens, New York. That was the location of Louis Comfort Tiffany's glass furnaces. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Rosalind Pepall about a new exhibit of Tiffany's art that's just opened at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris.

Conflict & Justice

The Wikileaks fallout continues

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is in a British jail awaiting a hearing next week regarding his possible extradition to Sweden. The fallout from WikiLeaks' disclosure of hundreds of US State Department cables continues. The World's Clark Boyd reports.