Vivienne Walt, who writes for Time Magazine in Paris, says even though French public opinion is strongly in favor of gay marriage, there have been massive demonstrations against it over the past few months in the French capital.
Fighting erupted near the Serena Hotel and the presidential palace. Afghan President Karzai says security has now been restored. The Taliban said 20 of its fighters took part in the attack. The World's Matthew Bell reports on the brazen Taliban attack.
Natalia Antonova is acting editor-in-chief of The Moscow News.She says the government has been conducting a series of raids against several NGOs. One of them, Memorial, researches the dark past of the Soviet Union.