French President Francois Hollande has called for a 75 percent income tax on top earners in France to help lower the country's deficit. The hope is to stave off contagion from other faltering euro zone countries, but the proposal has received harsh criticism from France's business class.
Egypt has a new strongman. Posters of General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are now ubiquitous. But he remains relatively unknown. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Christopher Dickey, Middle East editor for Newsweek and the Daily Beast.
Paris is the city of lovers, but maybe a little less today. Paris bridges have long been a spot people publicly declared their love — with a lock. But a new effort seeks to stop that trend. Meanwhile, an account from the New York Review of Books looks at the day in the 2000s when the NSA metadata gathering program nearly died. That and more in today's Global Scan.
Drones flew over Paris landmarks last night, unnerving a populace still reeling from the Charlie Hebdo attacks. But it shouldn't come as a surprise: One of the top selling drone manufacturers calls Paris home, and they're a hit in the French capital.
Remember the 1986 film 'The Fly,' by David Cronenberg? Or the 1958 original, with Vincent Price? Well, now "The Fly" has landed on stage in Paris . . . as an opera. The World's Gerry Hadden caught a performance.
It's likely that the French government's plan to raise the minimum retirement age to 62 will become law. Labor unions are now saying it's time to do something to help French people over 50 find work or keep their jobs. Correspondent Anita Elash reports.