It's been just over two years since the revolution that toppled Egypt's longtime dictator. The transition to democracy has been anything but smooth and is affecting the country's economy in drastic ways. Local businesses are feeling the pinch.
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.
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