In the latest Snowden leaked records revelation, France was the target of the NSA. The French newspaper Le Monde reported that the National Security Agency swept up about 70 million phone records over a 30-day period. And the French have their own special reason for being angry.
The death of Michael Brown and the protests in Ferguson have provoked lots of conversation about the militarization of the police in the United States. France has its own history of racial tensions and riots, and the week's events have reminded some French people of tenser times.
The attacks in Paris last week were carried out with automatic weapons, including a variant of the AK47. These kinds of weapons are very difficult to obtain legally anywhere in the European Union, which has led many to wonder where the accused attackers got their weapons.
American photojournalist Shane McMillan was one of the first photographers on the scene of the attacks in the 11th district near the Bataclan concert hall on Friday night. He continues to cover the scene Saturday in Paris.
This week is a solemn anniversary in Paris. January 7 marks the one-year anniversary since jihadist brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi gunned down 12 people Charlie Hebdo in and around the Charlie Hebdo office building. Other coordinated attacks followed. Charlie Hebdo released a special edition this week with a typical thumb-in-the-eye cover: A gun-toting God figure in sandals stands with a Kalashnikov slung over his shoulder.
Supermodel-turned-singer Carla Bruni can now add First Lady of France to her resume. Bruni married France's president Nicholas Sarkozy over the weekend. But her recording career is not over. Anchor Lisa Mullins has today's Global Hit.
Americans may grumble about the high cost of filling up their cars, but imagine paying more than $9 for a gallonï¿½that's the latest price in France where Parisians are finding their standard of living is not what it used to be
Airline passengers are not used to getting something for free. But Amsterdam's Schiphol airport has its own library. Travelers can now kick back with one of its 1,200 books - for nothing - while they wait. The World's Clark Boyd reports.