China's love with copies is well-known. There are the fake Apple stores, the fake landmarks and, it turns out, fake whole towns. In China, though, imitation is really more a sign of appreciation, than a lack of creativity.
200 staff members walked out for the day at The Louvre, essentially shutting the museum down. They were protesting against having to put up with pickpockets who've been targeting staff and tourists at the museum.
Madonna has announced plans to auction off a masterpiece painting "Three Women at the Red Table" that she's owned for over 20 years. She says she's doing it to raise money to support girls' education in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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.
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.
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.