The World's Adeline Sire was born in France, and she plans to vote in this weekend's French presidential election. She has a snapshot of going to the polls in Massachusetts for the first round election two weeks ago.
A 200-year old law prohibiting Parisian women from wearing trousers has been revoked. The law was started in November 1800 to prevent women from dressing like a man unless they receive permission from the local police.
Correspondent Laura Lynch in Mali describes the time she's just spent with a French army convoy on the road to Gao, Mali. Islamists extremists have been pushed out of Gao, but there are still dangers on the road.
Oil-rich Qatar invests extensively around the world. France is one of the largest recipients of Qatari money. But a plan for Qatar to fund business opportunities in the heavily Muslim suburbs near Paris is controversial.