Dominique Pinto's new album is everything her stage name represents, delicate, very simple acoustic songs that could almost be lullabies. And they come with history. Pinto was born in Brazil, but at a young age moved to Argentina by herself, before making her way to France, where her political career really took off.
Mark Schneider is a big deal among the war re-enactor set. He's often tapped to play the role of Napoleon, and he's in the running to play Napoleon in the biggest re-enactment in years: the 200th anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo.
Mara Kanté, a French Muslim soccer player, found himself in jail for nearly two years after an anonymous witness claimed he saw Kanté firing a gun during riots in largely Muslim suburbs back in 2007. The witness eventually recanted, and Kanté was freed, but he's still trying to pick up the pieces.
Scientists, naturalists finding increasingly large number of undiscovered species in unexpected place
Europe has a long history of searching for and cataloging its indigenous species. But, surprisingly, a number of species still went undiscovered. Now, there's a renewed effort to find the insects and other small creatures previously unknown — before humans unknowingly force them into extinction.
There's an emerging scandal, or scandal, around horse meat across Europe. In some cases, inedible horses not fit for human consumption were passed into the food chain. In another, horse meat was passed off as ground beef -- tricking consumers.
Spain has long been disconnected from the high-speed rail network that crisscrosses Europe. But no longer. A new line connected Madrid, Barcelona and Paris opened last week.
The ongoing conflict in northern Mali has forced France to increase their troops in the former French colony. But as France increases their force and the UN prepares African troops, immediacy of the troop increase has become a concern.
Since 9/11, outreach to Muslim communities around the world has been a U.S. diplomatic priority. Perhaps nowhere else is that more in display than in France, where Ambassador Charles Rivkin has made visiting the largely minority suburbs a major focus of his public diplomacy.
The World Kora Trio took Paris's Africolor music festival by storm recently. The musical group is comprised of a Frenchman, an American and a Malian, together performing modern, funky music with traditional instruments.
France has the largest Jewish population in Western Europe. It also has the largest Muslim population. Those two mix to form a volatile population that's seen deadly violence and a growing level of anti-Semitism.